Tina Engstrom

Notting Hill Carnival 2015: 29 – 31 August

First held in 1964 as an offshoot of the Trinidad Carnival, the Notting Hill Carnival has remained true to its Caribbean roots, bringing a spirit of diversity to London. When it first started, around 500 people attended the Caribbean festival.  Today, the carnival attracts lots of people to London, and continues to grow in popularity. Expect some 50,000 performers, nearly 40 sound systems and more than 1 million spectators over the bank holiday weekend.  

Notting Hill Carnival

Photo: © Donald Chambers via Notting Hill Carnival.

Key events for this year’s carnival includes:  

29th August  2015 – Panorama:  A fabulous, free open air evening for the entire family, steel band lovers, general music lovers or anyone looking to enjoy a great evening in a Caribbean style atmosphere.

30th August 2015 – Sunday Parade / A Family Day:  A jubilant Children Parade as they showcase their flamboyant costumes dancing along the carnival route to the hypnotic rhythms provided by the mobile sound systems or steel bands.

31st August 2015 – Monday Parade / The Grand Finale: The Grand finale showcasing a sea of vibrant colours as 60 bands in magnificent costumes dance to the tantalizing rhythms of the mobile sound systems or steel bands.

For more information, visit the website for Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

Photo: © Donald Chambers via Notting Hill Carnival.

 

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