Is Notting Hill Carnival Treated Unfairly By The Press And Police?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.08.2017 | UK

The sensitivities around hosting the Notting Hill Carnival in the same borough as Grenfell Tower has dominated coverage in the lead-up to Saturday’s...

Notting Hill Carnival And The Purge

Maria Khan | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK
Maria Khan

A few days before the carnival, I was warned that I should possibly get out of the neighbourhood with my young daughter. "It's going to get dirty and there is a lot of violence...shops are locked down," said a stranger waiting behind me at Gails. "You're better off going somewhere safe." I was curious to face the looming carnival and coming out alive.

24 Flawless Notting Hill Carnival Queens

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Style

Notting Hill Carnival sees the streets of west London filled with the feather crowns and bejewelled bikinis of our dreams, and the 2016 festivities di...

A Guide to Rio Carnival

BarChick | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In Britain the start of Lent is marked with paltry pancakes. In Brazil, the whole country throws one of the biggest parties known to this planet, and we are quivering like a whippet at a racetrack in excitement. Baby, it's carnival time, and here's how to do it.

Get to Know and Enjoy the World's Biggest Carnival

Vicente Neto | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicente Neto

In Rio de Janeiro, a city of beautiful beaches, one of the main characteristics of Carnival is the involvement of inhabitants from the poorest communities, who make this festival one of the main events of the year.

In Restrospect, Notting Hill Carnival Was Actually Quite Disappointing

Vicky Chan | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

Houses boarded up, a mixture of soggy bits of paper, puke and cigarette butts carpeting the streets, people in all kinds of bad states passed out in shop fronts if they were lucky... That's the sight I was met with when I arrived at the Notting Hill Carnival in the early afternoon of Bank Holiday Monday.

A Jamaican Twist at Notting Hill Carnival

Jane Egginton | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

London's Notting Hill Carnival has its roots firmly in the culture of the West Indian island of Trinidad, but since 2003, Jamaican Twist - the only Jamaican float to take part - has been an integral part, winning a host of awards.

How to Tell a Riot From a Rebellion

Vincent Brown | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
Vincent Brown

Every year at this time, the UK celebrates its Caribbean heritage at the Notting Hill Carnival. The country also holds its collective breath, many worrying that the mass revelry could turn into a violent street fight. The event had its origins in trouble.

Vice, Virtue & Sardines (Barcelona Carnival & Beyond)

Andrew Matthews | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

For starters let's get the terminology right. Don't be running around asking the good people of Barcelona about Carnival, it's Carnestoltes. As a side note, Catalan is widely spoken in Barcelona so no one really expects you to use anything but your own language.

The Carnival of Venice Unmasked

Andrew Matthews | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Something very special that happens every year without fail and without any doom nor gloom, just plenty of elegance, colour and tradition. It is the event of the year in Venice's calendar and it explains why you'll find rows and rows of masks in the souvenir shops and how you will find the magic of Venice is still alive.

Thanksgiving Day Parade Brings Carnival Atmosphere To New York (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK


Greek Carnival Revives the Spirit of an Ancient City

Simon Johns | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Johns

Despite the constraints they face, Baklahorani demonstrates that, at least on the street level, Greeks are more comfortable about expressing their identity. Istanbulites have in recent years begun celebrating the city's native culture.

For Some People, EVERY Tuesday Is Fat Tuesday

Amy Lamé | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Lamé

Until now, the issue of obesity has been very much an "us" and "them" dynamic- think Supersize vs Superskinny writ large. Burger Queen is asking everyone - regardless of body size - to step into a pair of wide width stilettos and try our chubby lives on for size.

Rio Carnival 2012: Is This What Brazilians Think Of Britain?

Huffington Post UK | Liam McLaughlin | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK

The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the biggest in the world and is held before Lent every year. It is known for its outrageous floats, streams of dance...

WATCH: Human-Powered Ferris Wheels In India

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

In a world without electricity, how do you go about powering a ferris wheel? At a carnival in New Delhi, India, you simply get on board and do it your...

Stabbing Incident At Otherwise Peaceful Notting Hill Carnival

Posted 29.10.2011 | UK

Scotland Yard may well be breathing a sigh of relief, as the Notting Hill Carnival passed relatively peacefully over the bank holiday. Police made...

PHOTOS: Notting Hill Carnival Lights Up London

Posted 29.10.2011 | UK

The second day of London's Notting Hill Carnival is underway today. Here are some of the best pictures from the biggest celebration of its kind in Eur...

Rihanna's Skimpy Barbados Carnival Outfit | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK Style

Rihanna celebrated her return to Barbados by joining in with the Kadooment Day carnival in a skimpy outfit. The traditional Bajan event saw Rihanna...