NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL Coloured fabrics & vibrant music. The largest street festival in Europe (first in1964) as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their cultures. August Bank Holiday, the carnival is an amazing array of sounds, sights & social solidarity. The Caribbean carnivals of the early 19th century were about celebrating the abolition of the slave trade. The costumes mimic the European fashions of their former masters - the tradition continues in today’s costume-making.
August Bank Holiday, Yarmouth. Artist: Campbell A Mellon.
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This August Bank Holiday, Alexandra Palace will be home to The Beast, the world's largest bouncy castle, as well as live music and street food.
NatWest CricketForce Fundraiser was launched in 2010 to encourage clubs to make the most of the August Bank Holiday weekend to raise all important funds which can be reinvested in short or long-term projects taking place over NatWest CricketForce weekend the following year. In 2012, over 200 clubs participated and hosted activities ranging from quizzes, cricket matches and barbeques to raffles, 10k runs and welly throwing competitions.