LONDON CARNAVAL 2005 -Notting Hill Carnival

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the  official 2005
 Notting Hill Carnival Trust site

detail of lion from the coat of arms on the gates of Kensington Palace

Notting Hill Carnival 2005
The Council works to ensure Carnival is safe and residents get a fair deal. For example the 2005 home page prominently proposes the Carnival pay for seaside trips for 40 deserving residents.
They have also been given permit authority for parade vehicles, sound systems, vending booths, and apparently veto power over the long proposed route changes
Notting Hill Carnival continues to fly in the face of recurring bureacratic road blocks and controversial management.  We tried to organize it the best we could here:




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Fri 05. DownloadLondon Calypso Tent Opens
Celebrating 50 years of Mighty Tiger
7.50 adv, 8 door, concession 7
Time : doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
Tel : 020 7286 1656

Opening Night Review

Yaa Asantewaa Arts Centre, 1 Chppenham Mews

Fri 05 Download

International Carnival Showcase
hosted by Leicester Caribbean Carnival

The Athena, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SA
Sat 06 DownloadLeicester Caribbean Carnival  
Sun 07 Download South London's big growing event starring Latin Carnival with Float Parade & 5 music stages  
Mon 08 academia_do_samba.jpgAcademia do Samba The Best of Brazilian Music DJ Rodolfo Axe with Ramon Live on stage - Paraiso Bateria & Dancers
 7.30pm Free B4 9pm 3 after
Bar Havana 17 Hanover Square London W1S 1HU Multimap
Fri 12 London Calypso Tent

Explainer, The TnT Junior Monarch, Wen'D (reigning UK Calypso Monarch), The Mighty Tiger, Alexander D Great, Lord Cloak, Admiral Jack, Totally Talibah, Mighty Explorer, Deloris Francis, Cleopatra, Helena B, Music Man, Peace & Love, H1, Clivus, G String and others.
Yaa Asantewaa Arts Centre,
Mon 15 Academia do Samba The Best ofacademia_do_samba.jpg Brazilian Music DJ Rodolfo Axe with Ramon Live on stage - Paraiso Bateria & Dancers
 7.30pm Free B4 9pm 3 after
Bar Havana 17 Hanover Square London W1S 1HU Multimap
Wed 17 DownloadCocoyea Soca Evenings Tobago Crusoe, Skunky, SW Storm, 2 Lees, Level Crew, Olatunji Yearwood, Sandra Grant, Coco P plus many more Cherry Jam
 58 Porchester Road London W2
Fri 19 London Calypso Tent

Supported by the 8-piece ABC Brass Band and The Soca Inspirations.
MC Coco Payorl.
Price : 7.50 adv, 8 door, concession 7
Tel : 020 7286 1656
The Association of British Calypsonians also hosts calypso workshops, guest appearances at Carnivals and shows around Europe with feature performers from Trinidad and Tobago.
Yaa Asantewaa Arts Centre,
Aug 20
Grand Carnival Costume Splash Come and enjoy a great family day out. Entertainment face painting mask making and the costume contest. *** Doors open 12 noon both day. Sat Aug 20th is Children showcase  ***** All tickets from Alexandria Palace 10.00 adults 3 for kids Info: 07913 702 311 Download

Alexandra Palace, .

Sat Aug 20 glow_poison.jpg
Shurwayne Winchester
From Trinidad & Tobago,  the Road March King of 2004 - The Band Coming and 2005 - Dead Or Alive. As Soca Monarch Runner-up in 2005 he is now a bonafide Soca superstar
Denise Belfon  famous for 1995 TnT Carnival anthem Kakalaylay Some say her middle name is "Saucy Wow
SE One Club, Weston Street, London
Sun Aug 21st  Grand Carnival Costume Splash, .  Adults showcase of masquerade costumes that will appear at the Notting Hill Carnival, hosted by the Notting Hill Mas Bands Association***** All tickets from Alexandria Palace 10.00 adults 3 for kids Info: 07913 702 311 Download
Alexandra Palace, Wood Green
Mon 22 Dominguinhos do Estacio at Academia do Samba One of Rio's greatest puxadors singing live on stage with Paraiso Bateria & Dancers, DJ Rodolfo, Axe with Ramon, , on stage - Paraiso Bateria & Dancers
 7.30pm Free B4 9pm 3 after
7:30pm at Bar Havana, 17 Hanover Square London W1S 1HUMultimap
Thu 25

London Calypso Tent  Calypso Monarch Finals

Yaa Asantewaa Arts Centre, 1 Chppenham Mews
Fri Aug 26th ABC London Calypso Tent
Yaa Asantewaa Arts Centre,.
Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm.
Trinidad born Explainer aka Winston Henry. Best known for his hit single Lorraine, which reached number 35 in the UK charts, Explainer has more than 30 years of musical experience under his belt and is considered one of the world's top Calypsonians
Fri 26th presents
Machel Montano & Xtatik, Destra Garcia & Atlantik, Shal Marshall, Maximus Dan, Jamsey P, Doug E. Fresh    25 - 35 in advance, 40 at the door, 50 V.I.P.
Time : 9pm till 2am
Tel : 020 7609 4545
The Forum, 9 - 17 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5

The concert will be broadcasted on Radio One and subsequently aired on 1xtra BBC


Sat 27th Junior Calypso in the Park Powis Square
Sat 27th
6pm onward
The 2005 National Panorama Championship
Ten of the UK's top steelbands, each comprising between 40 and 75 musicians, compete for the title 'National Champions of Steel'.

The event is jointly hosted by the British Association of Steelbands and the London Notting Hill Carnival Ltd.
 More about  the Pan orchestras
Emslie Horniman's Pleasance Park, Kensal Road, London, W10
Sun 28.
6am to 9am
starts at 6am at the junction of Ladbroke Grove and Kensal Road, five steelbands participate in a procession to mark the official opening of the 2005 Notting Hill Carnival
2005 Carnival Transit Planner
Sun 28 Nottinghill Carnival Children's Day
Carnival Route has remained the same
Annual Carnival Extravaganza
2005 Carnival Transit Planner
Sun 28
2pm - 6.30pm
Live World Music Stage Download
Powis Square
Mon 29 Caribbean Showcase new for the Bank Holiday and produced by the Mayor's Office. A family-friendly environment promoting Caribbean arts culture enterprise and cuisine.  [more] 12pm - 7pm FREE
North Hyde Park
Mon 29. Nottinghill Carnival Adults Day
Carnival Route has remained the same
Notting Hill Transit
2005 Carnival Transit Planner
Mon 29. Live World Music Stage Powis Square


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The Notting Hill Carnival actually began in St Pancras and moved around until it found its home. From town halls it has now grown to a huge event, which last year led the Jubilee procession down the Mall.  more at bbc