Our mission is to build on Notting Hill Carnival's continuing successes to produce a spectacular and safe Notting Hill Carnival 2018.
Established in 2007, Carnival Village Trust or C.V.T. is a registered charity that is located in the heart of Notting Hill’s remarkable and diverse community.
As London’s development agency for Carnival Arts, C.V.T. has championed the traditional Caribbean carnival art forms that spawn the artistic expression at the epicentre of Europe’s largest street event: Notting Hill Carnival.
C.V.T. is an independent organisation receiving primary funding from Arts Council England (“A.C.E.”) and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (“R.B.K.C.”) to deliver an integrated programme of carnival arts across two venues: The Tabernacle and the The Yaa Centre.
C.V.T. operates all year round delivering a diverse programme of Carnival Arts and African Caribbean events including workshops, classes, theatre productions, music performance, dance performance, mas band launches, book launches, art and photographic exhibitions, comedy and film. C.V.T. aims to deliver artistic productions and educational programs of high standard, seeking to expand the boundaries of Carnival Arts and promote their delivery to a wide and diverse audience.
The Tabernacle also hosts a restaurant and bar and serves as a communal hub for the local community – a home from home. Both venues offer dedicated and well-equipped arts spaces for hire at subsidised rates. For generations these two venues have been central spaces for the operational coordination and artistic showcasing of the Notting Hill Carnival and its artistic expressions as well as being the base, meeting place and registered addresses of the five Carnival Arts arenas and previous Carnival organisers – London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust (“L.N.H.C.E.T.”).
For further info on C.V.T. and its activities please visit: http://carnivalvillage.org.uk/
Click below to view C.V.T.’s Notting Hill Carnival 2018 proposal document in full:
After a successful bid to be the official organisers of Notting Hill Carnival 2018, C.V.T. incorporated Notting Hill Carnival Ltd. on January 8th 2018. Notting Hill Carnival Ltd will develop, create and implement the structure and strategy to deliver on all that is set out in the C.V.T. bid for N.H.C. 2018.