Carnival Village opens the Tabernacle. London’s iconic music and arts venue The Tabernacle has opened its doors to the general public under the management of Carnival Village following approval by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. In its history the Tabernacle has hosted many famous performers including Aswad, R.E.M, Damon Albarn, Courtney Pine and Santana.
Carnival Village runs a broad based arts and music programmes. This includes live music, music production, comedy, and theatre. Meeting rooms and facilities at The Tabernacle are available for community use. The dance studio will be home to a wide range of activities including Yoga, Capoeira and Ballet.
Expressing its commitment to the long term maintenance of the Tabernacle, Carnival Village will be investing in much needed improvements to the historic Grade II listed building.
Carnival Village is an amalgamation of four of the biggest Carnival groups in London (Yaa Asantewaa, Mangrove, Ebony Steel Band Trust and Association of British Calypsonians). Carnival Village runs two building and will develop its carnival arts and practice including training and business development at The Yaa Centre (Chippenham Mews W9) where major refurbishment work will take place.
CEO of Carnival Village Shabaka Thompson says “Acquiring the Tabernacle has allowed Carnival Village to harness its vision to provide a quality arts and entertainment venue within West London as well as focus on the development of Carnival Arts and its industries”