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Carnival: stay organised and have fun!

PLENTY TO DO AT CARNIVAL: Make sure you plan your day

EVERY YEAR we head to Carnival but few of us know what to expect. For some of us that might be OK but for the rest, who like to have some semblance of what’s occurring throughout the weekend, here are a few pointers.


The Association of The British Calypsonians welcome all to the London Calypso Tent to engage and be entertained by the fantastic performances of UK Calypsonians and visiting international artists.

An electrifying showcase of storytelling, poetry, political commentary, humour and much more creatively presented by the sweet Calypso or Soca rhythms of the Caribbean.

• Time and date: 8pm to 11pm, August 26, 2017

• Venue: Carnival Village, Tabernacle, Powis Square, off Portobello Rd, W11 2AY


A fabulous, free open air evening for the entire family, steel band lovers, general music lovers or anyone looking to enjoy a great evening in a Caribbean style atmosphere.

The evening consists of a competitive performance by national steel bands and other entertainment.

• Time: 6pm to 10pm, August 27, 2017

• Venue: Emslie Horniman Pleasance Park, Bosworth Road, W10

• Entry: Free


A jubilant Childrens' Parade as they showcase their flamboyant costumes dancing along the carnival route to the hypnotic rhythms provided by the mobile sound systems or steel bands.

A fabulous display of vocals, on the 'World Music Stage' at Powis Square. Features calypso and soca performances by the Association of British Calypsonians, visiting international calypsonians, emerging artists of other genre and various other performances.

A haven for a range of music styles and astounding stage performances exhibited by the static sound systems. Over thirty systems are strategically located around the footprint of the carnival. Family workshops at Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance, a variety of tasty Caribbean foods, drinks and lots more.

• Time: 9am to 8:30pm


A fun, fun time to mark the opening of the carnival be adventurous. Get dirty or even come along with a carnivalesque or comical presentation. Dance along the streets to the pulsating rhythms of steel bands, riddim bands and African drummers.

Procession begins and ends at Canal way, Ladbroke Grove W14 next to Sainsbury’s car park.

• Time and date: 6am to 9am, August 28, 2017


The Grand finale showcasing a sea of vibrant colours as 60 bands in magnificent costumes dance to the tantalizing rhythms of the mobile sound systems or steel bands.

Enjoy the magnificent continuation of vocals on the 'World Music Stage' at Powis Square. Come and be entertained by UK Calypsonians, soca artist, visiting international artists and other emerging acts.

See how many of the 38 static sound systems you can visit as they entertain you with diverse genres of music and stage performances which contribute to the Carnival’s vibrant atmosphere. Sample the diverse attractions of food, music, and additional activities.

• Time: 9am to 8:30pm

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