Rio Carnival comes to Notting Hill! Feathers, sequins, glitter, bikinis, huge spectacular floats and costumes, and the hypnotic sound of brazilian samba drums… The London School of Samba is a bonafide authentic slice of Brazilian carnival buried deep in the heart of Waterloo. Founded 32 years ago, they were the very first Brazilian “Samba School” […]
Notting Hill Carnival is London’s largest and most well known street festival, however there are many UK Carnival events taking place throughout the year. See here for Carnival event Dates for 2016
Find out more about Mas Bands Steel Bands, and Sound systems involved in Carnival events around the country.
Live from Notting Hill Carnival 2016 4 – 6pm SUN 28th & MON 29th AUG London Live, the capital’s TV channel, is delighted to announce that it will once again be broadcasting two special live programmes dedicated to capturing the spirit and atmosphere from Europe’s biggest street festival. Live from Notting Hill Carnival will be […]
Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Community Festival A musical tribute and celebration of the lives of the extraordinary people, past and present of the community of Ladbroke Grove, whose resilience and determination in the face of seemingly unsurmountable obstacles, have produced the wonder that has become the World famous Notting Hill Carnival!!!! Including special tributes to […]
A short history of Acton Carnivals Researching the history of Acton carnivals and festivals, we were interested to discover records going back as far as 1897. Newspaper coverage reports the 1897 Diamond Jubilee where 5,000 school children made a procession to Acton Park. Then, the Coronations of 1902 and 1911 also saw major celebrations in […]
Acton Carnival preparations Now in its 13th year of its current manifestation, there has however been an Acton Carnival for well over 100 years. This years theme is ‘Acton old town – new town’, which is an opportunity to reflect on the history of the event and its meaning for Acton people of old and […]