The People Behind The Costumes

Due to the extended COVID restrictions in the summer of 2021 the planned live event to celebrate the groups and artists of Luton International Carnival couldn't go ahead.

To celebrate these amazing groups, this series of specially recorded interviews and performances were produced and shared on the UKCCA social media channels to shine a light on the people behind the costumes.



Movers & Shakers

Meet some of the ‘Movers & Shakers’ who have contributed to the development of Luton Carnival, discover their stories, and celebrate their work and talent!


We are still exploring our extensive archive and gathering stories, we will be adding more groups and individuals so watch this space!


To share your memories of Carnival with us, send your pictures, videos and stories to