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Notting Hill Carnival. Notting hill carnival is a fantastic annual event that takes place over 2 days in London at the end of August....summer needs to hurry up!

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Our resident reggae lover Bee discusses its sound system culture in the UK and how it has blossomed over the years. Keeping things seasonal here at Sampleface, I want to pay homage to the seminal s

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Notting Hill Carnival: the early years

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August Bank Holiday Weekend in London

Been most years and plan to continue going, was taken as a child and will take my children one day, when they come along. Bucket list tick

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1958: A West Indian man and his white girlfiend walk through Notting Hill Gate after the race riots. Photographer not credited

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PYZINE

GROUP of girls grooving on the corner at Notting Hill Carnival, London, 1975 Richard Braine/ PYMCA

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Go: Notting Hill Carnival 2014

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL Coloured fabrics & vibrant music. The largest street festival in Europe (first in1964) as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their cultures. August Bank Holiday, the carnival is an amazing array of sounds, sights & social solidarity. The Caribbean carnivals of the early 19th century were about celebrating the abolition of the slave trade. The costumes mimic the European fashions of their former masters - the tradition continues in today’s…

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