Through the CCC programme of events, strong, lasting and meaningful connections have been forged between Leeds Beckett’s Centre for Culture and the Arts and other arts, cultural and academic organisations and charities, which has helped our organisation to develop its reach and its impact.
It has also helped Leeds Beckett to develop by opening up carnival-related artistic and academic activity to young people studying at our university. Students from the school of Cultural Studies and Humanities have helped to facilitate numerous CCC events and have presented the very best aspects of our university to the public. CCC research also underpins modules at Undergraduate, Masters and PhD level designed and taught by Emily Zobel Marshall.
All key contributors regularly publish on carnival and Leeds Beckett has a fully-funded PhD student in carnival cultures and aims to provide further opportunities to enhance research in the field.
CCC aims to reach beyond the academic institution and support local, national and international carnival communities. Community is at the heart of carnival and the team are dedicated to creating and nurturing community links to enhance the perception and understanding of carnival globally.