Last weekend, we went to St Pauls in Bristol to celebrate the annual St Pauls Afrikan Caribbean Carnival. It was our first time as a family and as individuals and none of us really knew what to expect, but we had such a great time that we have already decided that we will be back next summer.
St Pauls is a part of Bristol that often gets negative press due to it’s multi-cultural background and the problems that can come with it, but the community managed to make visitors forget about the stereotypes that surround their neighbourhood.
Little ones enjoyed the shade and a quick lunch…
… and made friends with the people around us. But most of all, we learned that stereotypes are just the fear of getting to know something or someone new.
We aren’t afraid of the unknown, we thoroughly enjoyed our day at St Pauls Carnival and will be back next year, when St Pauls celebrates multiculturalism and variety for the 43rd time.