The iconic Notting Hill Carnival returns bigger and better this year on 25th August – 27th August. Starting with the Panorama event on 25th and the main event on Sunday 26th (family day) and Monday 27th August.
Notting Hill Carnivalis Europe’s largest free street festival and is a vital date in the diary for any visitor to London. It features a spectacular parade that showcases London’s rich and varied multicultural heritage with masquerade bands, steel bands and samba bands as well as live music stages, sound systems, children’s activities, and an array of delicious Caribbean food stalls to choose from.
Carnival Village Trust’s subsidiary, Notting Hill Carnival Ltd (NHCL) have been confirmed as the official organisers of the Notting Hill Carnival 2018. They have vowed to safeguard the future of the event by making it the most “successful, safe and spectacular carnival” to date.
As the central organisation for this iconic event, NHCL are dedicated to the arts and bringing together the carnival’s community to reinvigorate and celebrate the carnival’s rich heritage. They are ideally located at the centre of the Notting Hill community to make this happen.
The core team have been involved in Carnival for over 40 years, with the Carnival Village Trust organising and hosting Carnival arts events and classes for over 11 years including Moko Jumbie stilt walking, Mas-making, Carnival Make-Up, steel pan lessons as well as tea and cake mornings for local seniors at the both The Tabernacle and YAA Centre.
Notting Hill Carnival is an all inclusive celebration of Caribbean culture and symbolises the effect the Windrush generation and larger local community has had on Britain. These people are its heartbeat and not only laid the foundations of Carnival, but also the wider community groups that are now a vital part of Notting Hill.