King Carnival begins his ‘irresponsible reign’ — Brighton Carnival programme, 1923

Cover of Brighton Carnival programme, 1923
Cover of Brighton Carnival programme, 1923

On 13 June 1923, Brighton Carnival opened. Carnivals have traditionally been unruly events, playfully inverting the norms of everyday life. Brighton Carnival was no exception, and this was celebrated in the programme.

Interior page of Brighton Carnival programme, 1923
Interior page of Brighton Carnival programme, 1923

 

Brighton Carnival, 1923.

Official Programme.

Issued by the decree of King Carnival, in which he sets forth in order his wishes

For the Enjoyment,

Entertainment and

Happiness of his

Merry Subjects

During his irresponsible reign,

13th, 14th, 15th & 16th June, 1923.

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