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News bulletin, featuring report on preparation for the Notting Hill Carnival and August Bank Holiday. (1984)

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15 minutes

Last on

Sun 26 Aug 1984 22:00

Did You Know?

The concept of the Carnival began in Trinidad, where the first event was held in 1833 to mark an end to slavery in the Caribbean. The first Notting Hill Carnival took place in 1964, encouraging people of all races to take to the streets and express themselves socially and artistically. By 1976, this distinctly Caribbean event was attracting around 150,000 people and it is now Europe's largest carnival.


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