The Notting Hill Carnival is a summer festival that celebrates Afro-Caribbean culture. It is celebrated the last week of August in Notting Hill and its surrounding areas and is the biggest street carnival in the world. Thousands gather on the streets to celebrate the colourful festival filled with parades, performances, food and more.
The carnival started in the 1960s as a response to racial tensions around Notting Hill, its purpose was to unite residents of the area together to celebrate the cultural diversity of the area. The event is significant in celebrating Black-British culture and heritage. The carnival has run for over 50 years but this year the carnival has been cancelled due to Covid-19, however, celebrations will resume online in a series of free live-streamed events running from the 29th till 31st of August. Visit the Notting Hill Carnival website to find out more: https://nhcarnival.org/.