Sunday, 30 August 2015

Up to one million set to descend on Notting Hill Carnival

Up to a million people are expected to descend on west London for the annual two-day Notting Hill Carnival which is under way.
One of the largest street festivals in Europe, it includes huge processions of Calypso dancers, floats and sound systems as well several music stages.
Notting Hill Carnival
Family Day on Sunday will see the children parade through Notting Hill's streets
Children's Day take place on Sunday which is followed by the adult Grand Finale parade on Bank Holiday Monday.
Notting Hill Carnival
Image captionNotting Hill Carnival is believed to have started some time between 1964 and 1966
The event this year has come in for criticism after demanding journalists and photographers pay £100 for accreditation and share their work on the festival's website.
But organisers said it was necessary to meet the requirements of a modern sustainable carnival.
There is also some discrepancy over the year the carnival officially started.
The Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust said some people thought the first carnival dated back to 1964 while others argue it started two years later in 1966.
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