Leeds West Indian Carnival chief honoured by Leeds Beckett University

The founder of Leeds West Indian Carnival is to receive an honorary doctorate from Leeds Beckett University.

Arthur France, 82, will be given the award for his contribution to the city.

Mr France founded Leeds West Indian Carnival, believed to be the oldest event of its kind in Europe, in 1967 and heads its organising committee.

He came to the UK in 1957 from the Caribbean island of Nevis and was made an MBE in 1997 for his community work.Read More..https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-44845382

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