First Fridays: Designing Carnival with Sam Carnival

07/06/2024, 7.30pm

Museum of Making

Silk Mill Lane off Full Street




Museum of Making at Derby Silk has undergone a £18m refurbishment and welcomed its first visitors in May 2021. Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands…

Derby Museums welcomes artist and designer Sam Carnival to First Fridays, for an artist talk and pop-up exhibition ahead of this year’s Derby Caribbean Carnival
Sam Carnival is a campaigner, performer, workshop facilitator and public speaker with over 30 years of experience in the grassroots voluntary sector. She was the previous winner of the Miss East Midlands Regional Caribbean Carnival, Derby Caribbean Carnival Queen & Leeds West Indian Carnival Queen competitions. She has performed internationally including in China, Brazil, Barbados and Ghana, West Africa.

Sam secured a BA Hons degree at the University of Derby in Applied Community & Youth Work and Carnival Studies in 2005 and Attended St. Augustine’s Trinidad University of the West Indies (UWI) to complete a dissertation on Carnival.

Sam was the founder of UKLICK, and the recipient of The Jamaican Birthright Ambassador Award and The Jamaican National Hero’s Award for services to Derby Caribbean Carnival and Youth Work

Previous exhibitions include Carnival: Man Behind the Mask, QUAD Derby (2019) and The Purple Pheonix Queen for DWICA & Derby Museum Windrush exhibition (2022).

In 2022 Sam was named lead costume designer for Derby Caribbean Carnival, winning best troupe costumes.  Sam is currently at the university exploring carnival studies.

Suitable for those 18+.

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