THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

Carnival’s Opening Ceremony

This year’s Notting Hill Carnival started on Sunday 27th August 2017 with an opening ceremony of contemplation and support for Grenfell. Thanks to the GLA for photography  

Monday Parade – The Grand Finale

Monday Parade / The Grand Finale The Grand finale showcasing a sea of vibrant colours as 60 bands, floats and Mas in magnificent costumes dance to the tantalizing rhythms of the mobile sound systems and steel bands. Enjoy the magnificent continuation of vocals on the “World Music Stage” at Powis Square. Come and be entertained by UK Calypsonians and soca artists visiting international artists and other emerging acts. See how many of the 38 static sound systems you can visit as they entertain you with diverse genres of music and stage performances which contribute to the Carnival’s vibrant atmosphere. Sample...
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Sunday Parade – A Family Day

Sunday Parade / A Family Day – Sunday 27th August 2017 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. A fabulous display of vocals, on the “World Music Stage” at Powis Square. Features calypso and soca performances by the Association of British Calypsonians, visiting international calypsonians, emerging artists of other genres and various other performances. Family workshops at Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance, a variety of tasty Caribbean foods, drinks and lots more. 9am to 7pm   Here’s a quick checklist if...
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NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL starts at the earlier time of 9.15am on Sunday 27th August 2017

25th August 2017 Notting Hill Carnival to start at an earlier time of 9.15am on Sunday 27th August 2017 with an opening ceremony in respect for those affected by Grenfell This year’s Notting Hill Carnival will start at an earlier time of 9.15am on Sunday 27th August 2017 with an opening ceremony of contemplation and support for Grenfell. Pepe Franicis OBE and Chair of LNCHET (London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust) says, “We support the suggestions of the local community and wider Carnival community to start this year’s Carnival earlier at 9.15am with a multi faith prayer and small performances by...
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PANORAMA – The world famous steel pan orchestra competition

PANORAMA – Saturday 26th August 2017 PANORAMA, the world famous steel pan orchestra competition.  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. The evening consists of a competitive performance by national steel bands and other entertainment. Venue: Emslie Horniman Pleasance Park, Bosworth Road, W10 Entry: Free Time: 6pm to 10pm

Visiting Notting Hill Carnival? Plan ahead for a better, safer Carnival

17th August 2017   Plan ahead for your visit to Notting Hill Carnival 2017 Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street event celebrating Caribbean colours, music and flavours.  The footprint of Carnival does get busy so plan for a better, safer and happy Carnival. Here are our top Carnival tips: Plan your journey ahead of Carnival, both there and back – it gets busy Know your way around the route, use a map Get there early Keep your essential valuables safely in a zipped bag Arrange to meet your friends and family beforehand and agree a location to meet up...
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Notting Hill Carnival announces, ‘Green For Grenfell’

17th August 2017   Notting Hill Carnival announces ‘Green for Grenfell’ Now in its 51st year, Notting Hill Carnival is an iconic London tradition, a vast two-day annual street party as British as it’s Caribbean and whose sense of community and sheer exuberance cannot be subdued.  Today organisers of Notting Hill Carnival announce its new initiative – GREEN FOR GRENFELL. Pepe Francis MBE and Chair of LNHCET (London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust) comments, “We are asking visitors to Carnival to show reverence and respect amidst the revelry and support ‘GREEN FOR GRENFELL’ by wearing or accessorising in the colour green....
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Plan Your Journey to Notting Hill Carnival

15 August 2017   PLAN YOUR JOURNEY to Notting Hill Carnival 27th August – 28th August 2017 The 51st annual Notting Hill Carnival brightening the streets of west London again this year with dance and music on August Bank Holiday weekend will be extremely busy. We advise visitors to check before they travel and plan their journeys to and from Carnival.  Check the best options available to travel both Sunday and Monday. As with previous years, the area will be closed off to traffic so the best way to get to the Carnival is by Tube, or bus or by...
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