This year, Notting Hill Carnival will be moving online after the event was forced to cancel its street party due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
For the first time in its 54-year history, the west London summer staple will be streamed over four channels online over the bank holiday weekend between August 29 and 31.
Notting Hill Carnival is a proudly community-led significant event in Black British culture , its ever-increasing popularity over the last 5 decades has seen it become a wonderfully diverse and vibrant event it is today.
It is an annual event has taken place in London since 1966 on the streets of the Notting Hill area of Kensington.
With over a million visitors London’s NHC is second only to Brazil's Rio Carnival in size, and is now one of the globe's largest annual arts events. NHC is considered to be the largest street event in Europe.
Whilst Notting Hill Carnival is rooted in Caribbean culture, with its Windrush-generation influence remaining strongly evident, it is at the same time characteristically ‘London’ – today's modern London.
We were lucky to join the Notting Hill Carnival in 2017 (see picture)