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Windrush Tales: ‘Windrush monument should be in Brixton’

At a well-attended Zoom meeting called by the Windrush Foundation on 16 June, the near unanimous view was that the government’s proposed monument to the …

Caribbean Food Week comes to Brixton

Hot on the (cow?) heels of Jus’ Caribbean at Clapham Common, Caribbean Food Week

Notting Hill Carnival – still making history

The history of Notting Hill Carnival is a lot harder to pin down than you’d imagine for an event that’s only in its 51st year

Carnival Messiah film to premiere in Leeds

Years after audiences were dazzled by Carnival Messiah

Groovy Soca Monarch – Santiago’s the daddy!

In a thrillingly hard-fought, close-run contest at The Tabernacle last night, Santiago emerged the victor with Feteing Fathers

Leeds West Indian Carnival – Golden 50!

The UK carnival season reaches a double peak on August Bank holiday in London and Leeds

Jus’Caribbean – food, drink and music in the sun

The first day of the Jus’Caribbean expo ended in the golden light of a summer evening

Slap in the face for Met’s carnival surveillance plans

Police plans to use facial recognition software at Notting Hill Carnival have prompted a strong rebuke from civil liberties campaigners

Carnivalgoers urged to wear green for Grenfell

The frantic revelry, noise, colour and excitement of Notting Hill Carnival will be stilled briefly on Monday 28 August

Junior Panorama – The best it’s ever been

The UK Junior Panorama on Monday 14 August in St Mark’s Park, Notting Hill, was a fantastic showcase of young talent

Explore the road made to walk on Carnival Day

Ever wanted to know more about the history of Carnival and the Notting Hill area but were afraid to ask?

Glitter on the outside, glitter on the inside

There’s a new health hazard at Carnival. No, not nitrous oxide; that balloon’s already burst. The villain is glitter

London’s Calypso Semi-Finals

The audience at The Tabernacle on Friday night was surprisingly small, but what it lacked in numbers it made up for in enthusiasm

Notting Hill Carnival bands discuss new controls with police

At what was described as a “lively” meeting which took place last night, less than two weeks before Carnival

Police chief claims Bahamas Carnival “cost more than Trinidad Carnival”

The seemingly endless arguments over public funding of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

Zimbabwe promises ‘mother of all carnivals’ in Harare

With more than 100 local acts set to take part and 30 overseas countries “showing interest”

Bahamian Junkanoo comes to Hull Carnival

Every carnival worth its salt these days seems to be going global, and the north-eastern port city of Hull is no exception

Police place new curbs on Notting Hill Carnival bands

Notting Hill’s mas and steel bands face ID checks, security inspections of trucks and stringent entry and exit restrictions this year.

Notting Hill Carnival trucks face tighter security checks

New measures are in hand to protect revellers at Notting Hill Carnival from the horror of terrorists deliberately driving a vehicle into crowds

Rotterdam’s loss is Notting Hill Carnival’s gain

Rotterdam’s loss is Notting Hill Carnival’s gain Small Island Unity (SIU)

Stiffy wins Tune of the Crop with Tip An Ben Ova

Stiffy (Shane Atkinson) song Tip An Ben Ova is the 2017 Tune of the Crop

Red Bull brings Bunji and Ola to Notting Hill Carnival

“Unlike anything Notting Hill has seen before” is a bold claim – London’s Carnival has seen and heard a lot over the past half century

Calypso season kicks off at London Tent

Calypso fans flocked to The Tabernacle in west London on Friday for the first night of the Association of British Calypsonians’ (ABC) London Calypso Tent

Britain finally recognises its African and Caribbean war heroes

On Windrush Day, in Windrush Square, a longstanding injustice was finally addressed with the official unveiling of a memorial commemorating the sacrifices made by African and Caribbean soldiers, sailors, airmen and auxiliaries in the two world wars.

Notting Hill Carnival to fall silent for fire victims

The horns, whistles and thundering sound systems of London’s exuberant annual carnival will be silenced for one minute this year.

Kaiso Calling!

Calypso in London takes on a silvery sheen this year as The Association of British Calypsonians (ABC) celebrate a Silver Jubilee

Soca Royale 2017 results

Here are the results of the 2017 Soca Royale competition

Belvidere Estate – Fedon’s House, by Herman G Hall

Sometimes a newspaper headline tells you all you need to know about a story

Red signal for the soca train

“All aboard… for the rail replacement bus.”

Party Monarch and Sweet Soca Finals scheduled for Sunday at Bushy...

The finals of the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca competition will take place this coming Sunday 30 July at Bushy Park in Barbados

Calling time on mas at Notting Hill?

Masquerade bands and steel bands at Notting Hill Carnival may be told to shut down and get off the road hours earlier next year.