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A carnival mask used in 2006 on the theme 'Mask of Marigold Queen'. There were twenty people in the band and this mask was the queen's. The 2006 Carnival theme was 'Festival Mania: World of Celebration'.

Steve Fletcher founded SWICA (South Wales Intercultural Community Arts) in 1990. SWICA grew out of community plays (1986-1990) originally based in the Gujarat centre. In April 1990 two workshops were held, one of which was the first ever samba drumming workshop to be held in Wales. From this beginning, Steve created the Cardiff School of Samba. It was felt that Cardiff needed a free, participatory workshop-based carnival. The first South Wales International Carnival was held in August 1990. The last one was in 2014.

Cardiff Story Museum, CARCM: 2011.34
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