Sheffield Carnival

Our Mission

Our mission is to create and coordinate an annual carnival in Sheffield.

A free, family friendly inclusive event incorporating vibrant costumes, a street parade, music, food and cultural activities which reflects the diverse range of international cultures within the city.


We aim to:

  • Increase access to and participation in carnival arts
  • Nurture interest in the diverse cultural heritage of carnival
  • Bring the community together by providing a conduit to promote community cohesion.
  • Strive for excellence in the development of skills and knowledge of carnival arts
  • Developing strategic partnerships with local arts and culture organisations to develop their skills and knowledge of carnival arts enabling them to promote and sustain carnival artist skills
  • Engaging with the local community, schools, colleges and universities to increase access to and participation in carnival arts in order to develop and showcase local skills and talent
  • Encouraging participation of people both young and old, from a range of diverse backgrounds to get involved in carnival activities and express themselves through the medium of carnival arts, in order to foster community cohesion
  • Share, celebrate and promote the heritage and culture of carnival in order to engage and excite diverse audiences and participants.

Who We Are

Sheffield Carnival

We are Supreme Origins a not-for-profit group whose aim is to promote lasting culture, heritage awareness and opportunities for diverse communities to come together and celebrate their differences through the means of carnival.

Supreme Origins was formed when a few friends whose lasting friendships were built on their shared involvement and experiences of previous Sheffield Carnivals, which ran throughout the 1980’s to 1990’s.

The group perceive that cultural diversity is becoming more fragmented in the city, although cultural diversity is growing, and want to create and coordinate a carnival event that could bring people together, to share and celebrate the many cultures in Sheffield.
Most of our group have fond memories of Sheffield Carnival which took place during the 1980’s but sadly came to an end by the early 1990’s. You can find out more from the Sheffield carnival history page.

Supreme Origins has been set up as a Company Limited by Guarantee and we offer our time on a voluntary basis, we are keen to recruit more volunteers to assist us in achieving our goals.


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Important News

'Due to the COVID19 outbreak and following the Government's guidelines we have cancelled the Sheffield Carnival event this year. We will be back in 2021 for an amazing celebration'