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Jump up! Celebrating Legends Of Carnival – exhibition

Launching at The Muse Gallery on Portobello Road, YOUTH CLUB and Street Event Company announce a groundbreaking new photography exhibition celebrating 50 years of Notting Hill Carnival, supported by the Arts Council England.

Celebrating over 50 years of London’s most revered gathering, “Jump Up!” is a groundbreaking exhibition of photography and ephemera taken by authentic 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s partygoers and local heroes capturing the energy, togetherness, and resilience of Notting Hill Carnival.

“Jump Up!” brings newly digitised heritage photography, flyers and film documenting the fashions, Carnivalists, steel pans, sound systems and artwork, securing Notting Hill Carnival as a vital piece of London’s eclectic history. During its two week residency at The Muse, a programme of talks and workshops will enlighten, engage and educate the general public by local heroes sharing their stories of Carnival, from costume design throughout the decades to memories of Notting Hill and its community.

Featuring work by Carnival legends such as Carl Gabriel, whose traditional wirebending sculptures lead the parade every year to renowned photographers who have documented Europe’s largest street festival across the decades. Photographers include Carnival regular Giles Moberly, Magnum’s Chris Steele-Perkins, and ex-NME photographer Peter Anderson.

“Jump Up!”, represents the extraordinary kinship, unity and creative energy fueled by Notting Hill Carnival every year. This groundbreaking exhibition is a call to action encouraging the next generation to drive this iconic tradition forward and preserve the future of Carnival culture across the nation.

“Jump Up!” runs at The Muse Gallery, 269 Portobello Rd, London, W11 1LR from Thursday 20th to Sunday 30th September, with a private view on Thursday 20th September 2018, 6-9pm.

Photo Credit: Peter Anderson

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