NOW is your chance to get involved with Huddersfield Carnival.
The town's Beaumont Street Studios are offering five courses that people can complete if they want to take part in the event on July 9.
The courses last between six and 10 days, with people attending for two days a week.
They can help people to do the following:
* Work as part of the carnival organisation team
* Design and make costumes for the parade and Carnival Queen's Show on July 8
* Make and broadcast radio programmes including a live broadcast at carnival
* Be a carnival performer in Greenhead Park
* Make a film, take photos and build a website that captures all the events of the carnival.
The courses will run throughout this month and have been organised by BSS, Huddersfield Carnival Committee, Huddersfield media production firm Ruffneck Productions, Huddersfield theatre company Proper Job and Batley digital communications business Artimedia.
Huddersfield Carnival is one of the largest African Caribbean carnivals in the north of England, pulling in crowds of up to 40,000 people.
Before the main parade day on July 9 there will be a Queen's Show the day before.
This involves women and girls modelling extravagant costumes in a bid to be chosen as Carnival Queen and Junior Queen for the parade.
This will be the 21st Huddersfield Carnival.
The BSS courses will also help people get involved in celebrations for Black History Month in October.
Ruffneck Productions is staging shows as part of Black History Month, including short films and a theatre production.
Auditions are taking place for the shows.
* For more information on the carnival phone the committee on 0870 990 5118 or visit www.huddersfieldcarnival.com
To get involved in workshops, phone BSS on 01484 452013.
To audition for Black History Month shows, contact Ruffneck Productions on 01484 487947.