Category Archives: Notting Hill Carnival News

Samba Queen to lead Brazilian delegation in Seychelles Carnival – eTurboNews


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Samba Queen to lead Brazilian delegation in Seychelles Carnival
eTurboNews
The group is currently in the UK and will be flying into Seychelles alongside the Notting Hill Carnival delegation. The Brazilian delegation was a great hit at the 2011 Carnival in Seychelles, and their arrival for this year’s carnival is greatly

Diamond Jubilee River Pageant ‘will rival Notting Hill Carnival’

From: Evening Standard
“It will probably be one of the biggest events the city has ever seen – bigger than last year’s royal wedding.” – Richard Turk, Turks Launches

A 1,000-strong flotilla will sail along the River Thames in a celebration of the Queen’s diamond jubilee

Organised by the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation, chaired by Lord Salisbury the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, on 3 June 2012, will be one of the main events of a four-day bank holiday weekend marking her 60-year reign.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said the pageant would not only provide a “terrific focal point” for the commemorations, but would “demonstrate to the world London’s pride in its heritage and traditions”.

“I cannot conceive of a more fitting celebration of Her Majesty’s 60 years on the throne than a majestic flotilla of vessels, large and small, winding their way along the iconic River Thames and showcasing our proud maritime history,” he said.

The Queen will reach her 60th anniversary on the throne on 6 February 2012.

The celebrations will be focused around an extended weekend, from 2-5 June.

The government has designated Tuesday 5 June 2012 as a bank holiday for the jubilee, while the late May bank holiday has been moved to Monday 4 June, to enable a four-day weekend of events.

Lord Salisbury said it would be the “greatest Thames flotilla for 350 years”.

“I believe that we should recognise [the Queen's] 60 years of selfless public service with an event that can properly express our admiration and gratitude. The pageant is just that.”

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant will be like the “Notting Hill Carnival on the Thames”, according to the boss of one of the river’s oldest businesses. Turks Launches, founded in 1710 and based in Kingston, has two paddle steamers taking part in the … (more)

Video: London Mayor Boris Johnson announces Thames River Paegent to celebrate Diamond Jubilee

What do you think? Can this jubilee rival Notting Hill Carnival? Sound off below!

The greatest shows on earth – The Independent

The greatest shows on earth
The Independent
You don’t have to leave these shores to join in one of the world’s great carnival experiences, although you will have to wait until the August Bank Holiday (26 and 27 August). Notting Hill Carnival (thenottinghillcarnival.com) was introduced to the  

Jubilee pageant will be ‘Notting Hill Carnival on the Thames’ – Evening Standard

Jubilee pageant will be ‘Notting Hill Carnival on the Thames’
Evening Standard
The Queen’s diamond jubilee pageant will be like the “Notting Hill Carnival on the Thames”, according to one of the river’s oldest businesses. Turks Launches, founded in 1710 and based in Kingston, has two paddle steamers taking part in the June 3  

BLOG: Graham samples the flavours, sounds and colours of Andros… – TravelMole


TravelMole
BLOG: Graham samples the flavours, sounds and colours of Andros…
TravelMole
It is basically a street parade that crosses between Mardi Gras and the Notting Hill carnival. It is held throughout the Bahamas to celebrate emancipation from slavery. Before the event Peter, our local host, introduced us to Smithy’s local bar and  

Celebration of carnival organiser’s life – Kensington and Chelsea Chronicle


Kensington and Chelsea Chronicle
Celebration of carnival organiser’s life
Kensington and Chelsea Chronicle
Hundreds of family and friends gathered in Notting Hill to celebrate the life of one of the carnival’s original organisers. A crowd gathered outside All Saints Church on Thursday (26) morning, waiting for the coffin of Selwyn Baptiste, who died at home

Ready for Revelry: Cheapflights.com Releases Its Top 10 Mardi Gras and … – MarketWatch (press release)

Ready for Revelry: Cheapflights.com Releases Its Top 10 Mardi Gras and
MarketWatch (press release)
The festivities rounding out Cheapflights’ list of top Mardi Gras celebrations are: Carnival of Binche – Binche, Belgium; Mardi Gras – Sydney, Australia; Notting Hill Carnival – London, UK; Carnival of Venice – Venice, Italy and Carnival – Montevideo,

Why a Jamaican Republic Marks a dilemma for UK-EU Citizenship – Huffington Post UK (blog)

Why a Jamaican Republic Marks a dilemma for UK-EU Citizenship
Huffington Post UK (blog)
In response to the attempt to rewrite Britishness as being organically mono-ethnic and mono-lingual – anti-racism campaigns in various forms from the Notting Hill Carnival, Rock Against Racism to the Stephen Lawrence Campaign fighting for racial

R.I.P Jimmy Castor: We’re Gonna Go Back, Way Back – Sabotage Times


Sabotage Times
R.I.P Jimmy Castor: We’re Gonna Go Back, Way Back
Sabotage Times
After all, I was the one who grew an E-man tribute afro. Check out the photo of me in the gallery from the 1996 Notting Hill Carnival; hopefully it can serve as a personal tribute to a man who taught how much fun funk could be.and more »

Simulating safety: Research may tame potentially deadly crowds – Medill Reports: Chicago


Medill Reports: Chicago
Simulating safety: Research may tame potentially deadly crowds
Medill Reports: Chicago
The paper notes recent simulations of crowds used to unclutter the layout of London’s Notting Hill Carnival to minimize risk to more than a million pedestrians at the event and to unclog bottlenecks in everything from transportation to scheduling to  

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