Friday, 15 September 2017

Friday 15th September: Notting Hill Carnival 2017, Soundsystems & Vibes

In addition to the carnival parade of costumes and mas there are the static sound systems mapped along the route.  Here is an overview illustrating the old-school original names such as King Tubby's & Glady Wax to the newer brands on the agenda such as BoilerRoom and Red Bull sponsoring stages.  It's absolutely mind-blowing that people travel from all over the world and across this country to gather in streets of W10 London for the unified love of the same thing.  Now why can't we all agree on politics and religion and live peacefully like this year's event proved is possible?!  80 languages are spoken in our city and we all communicate as one in the motion of music and dance............ just another reason I think Carnival is a model for humanity as a whole!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Monday 11th September: Notting Hill Carnival 2017 - Children's Day

We just need to take a moment to stop and appreciate how good this costume is and why it was the highlight of my Sunday at Carnival this year.  
Children's day is always my favourite for costumes, when I get to see tiny little faces immersed in feathers and covered in crystals.  This has to be one of the best yet.  Its a pearl baby in a clam shell pram.  Too much.  Look at her regal demeanour, sipping on her 'bena, being pushed along the route of cheering, adorning crowds totally endeared by her.  She looked the bomb, and she knew it.  Exactly what Carnival is all about........ celebrating feeling amazing.