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This letter from Mark Jones of the Charles Street Arts Foundation to Carnival Organisers advises that the 1987 Charles Street Community Arts Festival will commence on 4 July with the Charles Street Carnival. The theme will be 'Americana', inspired by the date (Independence Day). The letter requests carnival organisers to contact the Events Organiser if they would like to contribute to the Carnival in any way or arrange events of their own to coincide/tie-in with the Carnival.

The Carnival Organisers to whom the letter was sent are not identified, but an aim of the Charles Street Community Arts Festival was to bring communities together.

In June 1977, Cardiff Community Concern started the Charles Street Carnival as a community groups' alternative celebration of the Queen's Silver Jubilee. This became an annual event and grew into a separate organisation, Charles Street Arts Foundation. The Foundation came to employ artists and staff but was founded and run by volunteers. Cardiff Community Concern, also founded and run by volunteers, was an alternative advice and information centre for young people, based at 58 Charles Street. Both organisations were founded by Ian Horsburgh.

Glamorgan Archives, D20/4/1/1

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