Notting Hill Carnival guide
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Watch elaborate floats and colourful costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music, and visit the tempting food stalls along the route. The Notting Hill Carnival dates are 25 and 26 August , with more celebrations on the eve of the carnival on 24 August. A post shared by britishtexaninlondon on Jun 14, at am PDT. Join the parade or watch on as revellers march through the streets covered in mud and coloured powder between 6am and 9am. Family Day Sunday Parade takes over from 10am, continuing well into the evening. Enjoy performances at the live stages and make sure to visit some of the static sound systems, delicious food stalls, and Emslie Horniman Pleasance Park for family workshops. See colourful dancers, performers and steel bands, as they fill the streets of Notting Hill for the Grand Finale Monday Parade from 12pm.
The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has taken place in London since  on the streets of the Notting Hill area of Kensington , each August over two days the August bank holiday Monday and the preceding Sunday. It is led by members of the British West Indian community, and attracts around two and a half million people annually, making it one of the world's largest street festivals, and a significant event in Black British culture. The roots of the Notting Hill Carnival that took shape in the mids had two separate but connected strands. A "Caribbean Carnival" was held on 30 January  in St Pancras Town Hall as a response to the problematic state of race relations at the time; the UK's first widespread racial attacks, the Notting Hill race riots in which people were charged,  had occurred the previous year. The event, held indoors and televised by the BBC , was organised by the Trinidadian journalist and activist Claudia Jones often described as "the mother of the Notting Hill Carnival"  in her capacity as editor of influential black newspaper The West Indian Gazette , and directed by Edric Connor ; showcasing elements of a Caribbean carnival in a cabaret style, it featured among other things the Mighty Terror singing the calypso "Carnival at St Pancras", The Southlanders , Cleo Laine , the Trinidad All Stars and Hi—fi steel bands dance troupe, finishing with a Caribbean Carnival Queen beauty contest and a Grand Finale Jump-Up by West Indians who attended the event. The other important strand was the " hippie " London Free School -inspired festival in Notting Hill that became the first organised outside event, in August The prime mover was Rhaune Laslett ,    who was not aware of the indoor events when she first raised the idea.
Culture; artistic talents and creativity; enhancement of community spirit and. Sunday, Children's Day is recommended for families as the smaller crowds and kid-friendly floats create a fun vibe. Travel to and from Notting Hill on Carnival weekend will be restricted and heavily congested, so work out your best route by using the journey planner below. It comes every summer. London sets aside the days encompassing their 'bank holiday' for one of the world's largest street carnivals, Notting Hill Carnival.
And for any party lovers, the Carnival weekend is a vital date in the calendar. What is Notting Hill Carnival? The Carnival takes places over two days and features a parade and fantastic live music, including reggae, dub and salsa. There are also 36 static sound systems, soca floats, steel bands and a whole lot of delicious Caribbean food. Where does Notting Hill Carnival take place?
Notting Hill Carnival 2019 at London