Notting Hill Carnival 2020 – stay home and stay safe

25 August 2020

For the first time in its 54-year history, Carnival is moving from the streets to your screen this bank holiday.  To keep everyone safe, Notting Hill Carnival will be online only this year – via NHC Access All Areas.

Carnival organisers have worked hard to put together a programme of exciting online events that will span the bank holiday weekend - featuring a vibrant mix of music, performances and interviews for all to enjoy online, at home.

Residents are encouraged to dig through their old photos and share their past special carnival memories, to feature on Twitter and Facebook, with the hashtag #MyBestCarnival.

Councillor Margaret McLennan, Deputy Leader of Brent Council said:

“Coronavirus has not gone away and so I urge anyone considering going out to stay home and enjoy a celebration of Carnival culture and arts online. Please don’t risk bringing the virus back home to a loved one.

The police are now empowered to fine organisers of illegal gatherings such as raves, up to £10,000 and no unauthorised street events are permitted this year.

The Police and Brent Council officers will be on duty throughout carnival weekend and will take action to prevent anti-social behaviour and ensure social distancing measures are adhered to.

Please take care of you, to take care of others”.

Enjoy carnival online at home, and stay safe.  Visit www.nhcarnival.org and sign up for Access All Areas.

 

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