Geraldine Connor, our namesake, was a friend to many, an inspiration to all and a force to be reckoned with on many occasions.

In 2021 we celebrated the 69th birthday of Geraldine (22nd March 1952), the 14-year anniversary of Carnival Messiah at Harewood House (14th-30th September 2007) and the 9th year of the Geraldine Connor Foundation (18th December 2012).

Creative Associate Artist Lara Rose shared her in-depth blog about Yoruba culture's influence on the arts in Leeds, using Carnival Messiah as a case study.

We shared special memories and moments on social media with the #RememberingGeraldine, so check our pages for ongoing celebrations.