David Lascelles

David Lascelles is a BAFTA winning producer of drama for television and the cinema, including Inspector Morse, Moll Flanders, and Shakespeare’s Richard III. In 2007 he was Executive Producer of Geraldine Connor’s legendary theatre show Carnival Messiah which ran for two weeks in a big top in the grounds of Harewood House, as part of the celebration of the bi-centenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade. He was one of the founders of GCF and is a regular contributor to our creative projects. On the death of his father in July 2011, he became the 8th Earl of Harewood.

Arthur France

Arthur France was born in Nevis in 1935. He arrived in Leeds in 1957 to join his sister, Elaine, who had emigrated some years earlier. He has been very active in Leeds community and political life and one of his most lasting achievements has been founding the Leeds West Indian Carnival in 1967. Arthur has received numerous awards in recognition of his valuable contribution to the local community. In 1985 he received the Hansib Award for his work within the black communities in Leeds. In 1995 he received the Voice Newspaper Community Honour and the CRE Race in the Media Award. On 14 June 1997 he was awarded the MBE.