Cuba Street Carnival
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The Cuba Street Carnival is a defunct street parade and creative celebration in Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand. It has not been held since 2009 due to a lack of funding. The festival will be held again in 2015 under a different name.
Founded by Chris Morley-Hall in 1998, the festival involves hundreds of artists, performers, street buskers, a night street parade, and a street market. The Carnival was inspired by the Notting Hill Carnival and other raucous street parades and fairs. While it ran, it attracted crows of approximately 10,000 to 20,000 people.
In 2011, the Creative Capital Arts Trust was established to run both Wellington's Fringe Festival and the Cuba Street Carnival. However, a date for the Cuba Street Carnival was not set. In 2012, the trust was approached by the Wellington City Council to formulate an event development plan to run the festival again.
- Thyne, Natasha (2 October 2012). "Cuba Street Carnival may stage a comeback". The Wellingtonian. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- Chapman, Katie (25 February 2014). "Council digs deep to restore carnival". The Dominion Post. Fairfax. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- Wellington City Council (25 February 2014). "Cuba Street Carnival returning next year, with $250,000 from the council". Scoop.co.nz. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- http://www.cubacarnival.org.nz/[dead link]
- Cuba Street Carnival on Facebook
- Footage from the 2004 Carnival at Te Ara
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