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Notting Hill Carnival: The creative projects celebrating this years street festival

  • Publish Date: Posted 9 months ago
  • Author: Handle Recruitment

Notting Hill Carnival 2023 | Handle Recruitment

Our guide to the Notting Hill Carnival 2023

‘Europe’s largest street party’ returns to West London this year to celebrate 50 years since sound systems were introduced

The annual coming together of Afro-Indo-Caribbean culture brings over 2 million people to the streets of London on the August bank holiday weekend to dance, eat, and show off their extravagant costumes

When is it?

Carnival takes place on the 27th and 28th of August 2023. Sunday is Families and Children’s Day and Monday is the Adult’s Parade, with larger crowds and a longer day.

Our highlights

  • Event group Love Music Hate Racism has partnered with the National Education Union to launch a float celebrating the role of carnival as a form of togetherness amid various social and economic crises.

  • Carnival's youngest-ever performer Linett Kamala, who played at Carnival at age 14 in 1985, has partnered with Guinness to launch a mentoring programme supporting women in sound system culture.

  • Clothing brands Patta and Cortiez have released special edition Carnival merchandise, celebrating the capital's vibrancy and the influence of Caribbean culture in London.

Our top tips

  • Be prepared to do a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

  • Arrive early to secure a great spot to watch the festivities.

  • Bring plenty of water.

  • Stick close to your group.

  • Take a fully charged phone and a portable charger.

  • Remember to take cash.

  • Visit the Notting Hill Carnival websiteto plan your day.

  • And be prepared to get messy!

And if you can’t make it to West London?

Amazon Music has partnered with Notting Hill Carnival to bring the Carnival experience to you. Visit the Amazon Music Twitch Channel for a live stream of the Rampage Sound Stage or check out the Notting Hill Carnival playlist.

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