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Notting Hill Carnival


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

I don't see how this can be one of the best carnivals in the UK when you have the Somerset carnivals which are much, much more amazing! Everyone should visit Bridgwater Carnival on November 9th.

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2007-10-08 by dave from somerset


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

It's England's biggest annual street carnival which celebrates Caribbean communities and multicultural Britain!

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2007-03-30 by Angela Sewell from London


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

"an annual event that has stood the test of time" 21 years is hardly a long standing institution. If it is such a wonderful and well loved institution let it find it's own funding instead of tax payers money.

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2006-11-29 by susan sto helit from bedfordshire uk


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

A great party and celebration of multicultural Britain but no, no, and again no, it is not an icon of England. How many English people stuck abroad will mourn the Carnival? How many foreigners when thinking of England will think "ah yes, the English, England, .....Notting Hill Carnival". Put it to the vote.......I dare you.

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2006-11-29 by Pauline Sweetman from London


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

It may be a great festival but as an icon of the English or England it is certainly no such thing. Just the opposite - it is a festival of everything which isn't English. It's 'meaning' for me is just what it is - a festival of colour and music and costume imported from the Caribbean and Latin America. It's no worse for that and is very enjoyable. But English it is not!

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2006-11-11 by maggi lilienfeld from lincolnshire


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

Absolutely useless! Totally commercialised plus you rarely ever hear true caribean & brazilian tunes, mostly hip-hop and r&b. Too noisy, too busy & too dirty. This is my humble opinion as a resident living in the area and being gravely affected by this monstrous festivity for the past 4 years. Why can't it be rellocated in Hyde Park???

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2006-08-09 by Thanos Tsourapas from London


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

Even though it is a celebration of Carribean culture, to me it's an icon of how "Englishness" has, contradictorally, come to be defined by our ability to assimilate and celebrate the best that immigrants have brought to our society. It is this open-mindedness that I am most proud of when I tell people I'm English.

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2006-08-02 by James Whitehead from Nottingham


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

it represents the vibrance, colour and positivity of modern England. It shows how people can feel comfortable in England to express themselves and celebrate their identity, and not oppressed by a requirement to conform to some imagined norms. It also shows that everyone's welcome at the party in England.

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2006-08-01 by Mr A Khan-Gordon from London


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

This is truly the greatest gift that has been given to Britain, by their former colonies.

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2006-05-03 by gloria cummins from london


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

Why should this celebration of Carribean or Brazilian culture recieve the huge taxpayers funding, whereas British Festival Days - Helston Flora or Padstow Hobby Horse which have been around in Britain for centuries, get none? Stop the taxpayers funding and it will then be on the same basis as all our other British festivals - and then see if it survives.

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2006-01-26 by Colin D Curtis from Cornwall


Comment on Notting Hill Carnival

This is an annual event that has stood the test of time.

Comment on Notting Hill Carnival posted 2006-01-24 by Mike Kelly from London