“The carnival is a colourful display of Black-British culture and exuberance and a celebration of the successful use of culture to end racial tensions from the 1950s.”
“for one night only this September, the vibrancy and sound from west London’s annual celebration will be making its way to central London. Notting Hill Carnival will be teaming up with Time Out Direct from Carnival will be Mangrove Steelband, providing blissful hits at the start of the night over on the Canal Stage – a floating stage housed on a barge that’ll be moored on the Regent’s Canal. The steel pan band were recently crowned UK champs at the Panorama Steelband Competition, and they’ll be following up this warm-up show with a hit-packed performance later on during the celebrations, to help bring a serious party atmosphere to proceedings. “
“People with learning disabilities have lots of potential and they love music. It’s important that they are given the opportunity to be part of the community.”
"Its an explosion of colour, noise and flavours" "Its the biggest street party in Europe, and not to be missed"
“By introducing steel pan music to the young Saint Lucians in the UK, they have proved that this evocative sound can bring generations together. I have also been so impressed with the speed that the children here in London learnt how to play.”
The Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s largest street party. A celebration of black British culture”
“A people's art is the genesis of their freedom.”
“THERE IS nothing like going back to your roots to make you rediscover why you do something. That is what Carnival does for me.”
“Rum is always a big deal at Notting Hill Carnival, so it’s only natural that Bacardi would sponsor the festival’s Powis Square Stage, where Major Lazer headlined along with Mr Eazi, Giggs and Stefflon Don.”
“Notting Hill Carnival clean up helps generate electricity and heat, An estimated 200 tonnes of rubbish, including packaging waste, has been collected from the Notting Hill Carnival and sent to Veolia’s SELCHP Energy Recovery Facility.”
“92-year-old granny who went viral at the Notting Hill Carnival living her best life at a very wet and rainy Notting Hill Carnival. “She ate some corn, she drank a rum cocktail and she had a very good time,”
“Most people who come to carnival come to enjoy themselves, and we want that spirit of safety and unity,” said Notting Hill Carnival Limited executive director Matthew Phillip”
“The second Carnival held since the Grenfell disaster, felt very compassionate. There were moments of silence held, green for Grenfell draped all over, and plenty of graffiti commemorating the victims.”
“The Mayor wrote "The Notting hill Carnival is one of the biggest street festivals and has become a firm london tradition over many decades. It was born out of the African-caribbean immigrant community in Nrth Kensington in hte `1950's and its only right it remains its home"
“Crowds dancing in the street during Notting Hill Carnival paused to observe a minute’s silence in memory of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.
At 3pm on Monday sound systems stopped blaring and the carnival procession paused for 60 seconds to remember the at least 80 victims of the devastating tower block fire.
The firefighters were then embraced, congratulated and thanked by carnival goers, posing for photos with them.
Around half a mile away from the charred high-rise, firefighters lined up, removed their helmets and bowed their heads outside North Kensington fire station.”
“Notting Hill Carnival drums fall silent to honour Grenfell Tower fire victims. Hundreds of thousands of revellers attending London’s annual Notting Hill Carnival fell silent for 72 seconds yesterday to honour the 72 people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire last year. The Notting Hill Carnival, whose route passes near the site of the fire, is a symbol of interracial tolerance which dates back to the 1960s and celebrates the Afro-Caribbean community.”
“A performer takes part in the Children's Day Parade of the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain, on Aug. 26, 2018. The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in the 1960s as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions”
“Speaking to Notting Hill Carnival’s first all-female sound system - “We talk to women from the stage, we want to empower them. ‘Girl you look good,’ I’ll say” – Marilyn Dennis”