New look for Hull International Carnival

Hull International Carnival (HIC) will hit the road this year with a new look, a new date and a new route. Hosted by Hull International …

Do you have what it takes to be Miss Barbados UK...

The team behind the annual Miss Barbados UK competition are back and scouting for appropriate candidates. The application deadline for the opportunity to be crowned Miss Barbados UK 2017 closes this Tuesday 15 November, 2016.

A deadly peace – the 1919 race riots

Well-read Soca News readers will know that London’s Caribbean carnival

The land of many rivers, Dominica is 38

Dominicans at home and abroad celebrate their island’s 38th anniversary of independence today 3 November

Party leader donates to Bahamas Junkanoo groups

Bahamas’ Junkanoo groups were not spared by Hurricane Matthew

Squibs and flambeaux light up Bridgwater and Lewes

Notting Hill Carnival may be proudly trumpeting its 50th anniversary but the Guy Fawkes carnivals of southern England

Samba bands discuss their future

South London’s delightful Horniman Museum, in Forest Hill, will be the venue for a meeting of the UK’s samba school community

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