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Notting Hill Festival

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Category: festival
Where: London (uk), United Kingdom
When: 26 Aug - 27 Aug 2017
Website: http://www.thenottinghillcarnival.com/

Notting Hill is the well-to-do area north of Kensiton and Chelsea. It evolved during the Middle Ages as an Area of agriculture but got swallowed up in London’s relentless expansion. By 1830 the village had vanished altogether and a fresh influx of immigrants in the 1950 saw it grow in size.

London’s world-famous Notting Hill Carnival takes place every year on the Sunday and Monday of the August Bank Holiday. It is a Caribbean street festival with floats and entertainment.  You’ll get steel bands, feather-boa costumes, heart-pounding reggae and a crowd of thousands. It is reputedly the world’s second-largest street carnival behind Rio de Janerio.

It was started up in the 1960s when race-relations between the regulars and the immigrant community had hit an all-time low. A major race riot ensued, and steps were taken to improve the mood.

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