October 23, 2019

Notting Hill Carnival

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UK: This Is What Carnival Looks Like in London Captured by photographer Alice Zoo By Lee Musho Photographs By Alice Zoo Every year, during London’s annual August bank holiday (British for “long weekend”), over a million people gather in Notting Hill for Carnival, a celebration of Caribbean culture. And for two days, the neighborhood, known as […]

Discover Caribbean culture in the UK

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From Visit Britain The Caribbean community has played a pivotal role in shaping British culture, since the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush 71 years ago. This is now celebrated annually on 22 June as Windrush Day. On that day in 1948, the vessel landed at Tilbury Docks, in London, bringing with it the first immigrants […]

UK: Notting Hill Carnival revellers strut their stuff in elaborate Caribbean costumes

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From Deccan Chronicle The carnival has been held every year since 1966 and one of the largest festival celebrations of its kind in Europe. IMAGES: Performers in costume take part in the carnival on the main Parade day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 27, 2018. The carnival has been held […]

Police activate stop and search powers for Notting Hill Carnival

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By Vikram Dodd From The Guardian UK Met says intelligence and recent violence in London prompted section 60 order Thousands of officers at Notting Hill carnival have been given the power to stop and search people without the need for reasonable suspicion in response to police chiefs’ fears of serious violence. The Metropolitan police said […]

A guide to Europe’s largest street party

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From Travel Pulse Steamy locales like Brazil, Colombia and Trinidad are typically the first spots springing to mind when the topic of Carnival celebrations comes up. England? Not so much. Turns out, one of the craziest Carnival gatherings on the planet—and Europe’s largest street party—takes place in the heart of London each year in August. […]

Carnival of Resistance and Resilience: How Notting Hill can help the people of Grenfell heal

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From Telesur For the Notting Hill district in West London, when masqueraders arrive for Carnival, they will do so in contravention of the attempts by the Tory-led council to use the Grenfell disaster to move the Caribbean-style event from its traditional Notting Hill home. Costumed masqueraders pose before taking to the streets as part of […]

Notting Hill Carnival

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The Notting Hill Carnival Held in August year the Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street party. The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. Taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend in the streets […]