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Ting Nice Agen for Vincy Mas 2022

In a press conference held by the Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) today, it was revealed that plans are underway to have a full-blown Vincy Mas …

Brighten up Leeds with a carnival headpiece

Mas designers have been challenged to create a headpiece for a Leeds Inspired commission called ‘I’m Carnival Happy’

Come to Kew for crafts, riots and Carnival!

The arrival of the Empire Windrush, the start of Notting Hill Carnival and the race riots of 1919

Power, Performance and Play – final call for papers

Have you got something to say about Carnival?

Unlimited opportunities for disability arts

Well, there are some limits – no funder has a bottomless pot of money but the Arts Council portal

Strategic review looms for Notting Hill Carnival

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is coming under intense pressure to hold a strategic review of Notting Hill Carnival

MP calls on Mayor to rethink Notting Hill Carnival

Kensington MP Victoria Borwick has written to London Mayor Sadiq Khan asking him to begin a formal review of Notting Hill Carnival

Major review of Notting Hill Carnival due in New Year

Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has announced that a major review of Notting Hill Carnival will be carried out by the police force

Time to sign up for London steelpan conference

Preparations are well under way for the sixth Biennial Steelpan Conference

Bees, Burrokeets and Bolivians give Kingston Carnival a buzz

Grey skies couldn’t dull the carnival atmosphere in the Thameside town of Kingston on Sunday 4 September

Hackney One Carnival

For more than four decades Hackney has been finding good reasons to celebrate on the streets, and this year is no exception

Mixed messages from Notting Hill Carnival 2016

Pleasure and disappointment were evident in statements issued by London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust (LNHCET)

UK Calypso Monarch – G-String’s the King!

It was hot, it was ram-packed and it was loud with so much energy in the house on Thursday 25 August the Tabernacle was in danger of overloading the National Grid

Sunshine & Nadiva are unstoppable as they were crowned London Calypso...

The 2016 edition of the London Calypso Tent Groovy Soca competition took place last night at the Tabernacle in Ladbroke Grove

Jo Money and Terrah new UK Soca Monarchs

The much-anticipated final of the Soca News - UK Soca Monarch competition in association with Caribbean Reunion Club took place at the Scala in Kings Cross last night, Sunday 7 August

Recognise Notting Hill Carnival’s cultural status, demand campaigners

A petition is calling for Notting Hill Carnival to be added to a global register of “intangible cultural heritage”.

St Lucia Jazz Festival turns 25

Latin music will take pride of place at the St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival 2016, with Marc Anthony headlining the event.

Remembering the Mangrove Nine

The National Archives (TNA) at Kew, south-west London, held a very successful free workshop on the Mangrove Nine on 28th January

Ah! Hard Rain preview

They stalked across the dry grass of the savannah, covering the ground in gigantic strides

Lyrikal says Don’t call him Skinny

They share a similar build, hairstyle and facial features.

Tate’s take on carnival misses the point

We’ve seen Carnival showcased in the Royal Opera House and the Victoria & Albert Museum

Carnival, by Ishmahil Blagrove – history and inspiration

For a world-renowned festival, Notting Hill Carnival has been poorly served...

Notting Hill Carnival book launch – creating harmony out of adversity

Book launches can be dry affairs, usually involving a thin crowd of rather bored people

St Vincent and the Grenadines celebrate 34th Year of Independence

St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a nation of 32 islands located between St. Lucia and Grenada

Death of a Hero

The subject of a film about a Trinidadian wartime flying ace who became a lawyer, TV producer, judge and diplomat, has died at the age of 96

Shooting a hero

Wartime flying ace, BBC producer, international adviser and distinguished diplomat – Ulric Cross certainly covered a lot of ground in his career

St Vincent & the Grenadines 33rd Year of Independence

The multi-island country of St Vincent and the Grenadines is a land of contrasts.

Rose for Dinner

It’s modern, shiny-metallic, stylish and still finding its feet.

Cleopatra cups the London Groovy Soca Monarch Title

She came, she sang, she conquered, London has a new groovy Soca Monarch in the shape of Cleopatra (Cleo Guiste).

Soca News – UK Soca Monarch 2010

The finals of the first ever UK Soca Monarch competition will take place this August. This event produced by Soca News will see a host of UK soca artists battling it out to be crowned UK Soca Monarch 2010; it is an opportunity for artists to showcase their talent on an appropriate platform, so that their music can be heard and appreciated.

Vivian Charlott Burkhardt, Miss Grenada World 2017

Vivian Charlott Burkhardt was crowned Miss Grenada World 2007 on March 31st....