The Caribbean Festival in London, the Notting Hill Carnival, has been held annually since late August since the 1960s. Prior to the epidemic, it often drew more than 2 million people to the streets of London to celebrate West Indian culture.
The first carnival in the UK was held by Trinidad-based journalist and activist Claudia Ons, who was the founder and editor-in-chief. West Indian Gazette:. Notting Hill was in the United States in the 1950s news for racial intolerance սպիտակ riots from the white working class և directed against members of the black community. Jones saw an opportunity to push back racist violence with revelry, organizing the 1959 uprising.
The event was organized in the 1970s by a young teacher named Leslie Palmer. “I was a school teacher at the time, I wanted to take a break from school.” he told Annel to Christ media company Ilovecarnivall 2019
Palmer urged people to rent food and drink stalls along the festival route. He also used loudspeakers to gather local steel bands and other musicians to sponsor the event. Palmeri says the event has been extended to include everyone in the Caribbean, not just West Indians. The event, which is attended by more than 1 million people a year, has clashed over the years. But in general, the festival remains as planned – a jubilee celebration of Caribbean culture and life.
“Notting Hill Carnival has always been the most beautiful of my summer, because every year brings with it a completely different experience, it never gets tired,” he said. Nadine Perso, Deputy Director Photo works, A London-based photography company UKBFTOG: a photographer who attended the carnival as a teenager. “When I was young, it was just an opportunity to have fun, but since I grew up and became a parent, attending became more interesting. 2019 was a wonderful year in an amazing way, և it was strange to think that no one there had any idea that the epidemic would end in two years is: It’s a huge party loved by many, but it’s far more important to the local community in West London as it is to the wider community in the UK and the Caribbean, so 2022 may not come soon. “
We look back on more than five decades of joy.