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Carnival In Pictures: 2014 & Through the Years

Throughout the 2 days at Carnival we got in amongst the camaraderie to snap locals, visitors, antics and music, pretty much anyone with a whiff of Carnival spirit. Take a look at our full Carnival pictures here: Corner Mag at Carnival 2014

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Carnival 2014, Sophie Newstead

As the sound of steel drums and someone cracking open a cold one pierced our ears on Sunday we knew it was that time of year again. Hundreds of thousands taking to the streets to celebrate one of the most vibrant events of the capital- CARNIVAL.

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Allan ‘Capitan’ Thornhill: Untitled

Culturally embedded in the very cobbles of Notting Hill’s streets, Carnival has been going strong for a hearty 50 years, rendering this annual celebration not only a historical marking in London’s culturally diverse calendar, but a traditional means for West London’s community to share music with the masses, no holds barred.

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Allan ‘Capitan’ Thornhill: Untitled

We’re sure the humble beginnings of Carnival – the polka dot 1960’s family who held an al fresco gathering one afternoon – would have never comprehended the mind-boggling tassel-tastic bohemeth its now become, the largest street party in Europe in fact.

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Allan ‘Capitan’ Thornhill: Untitled

It has evolved and expanded tenfold in quantity but the quality, has always stayed the same. The freedom of music now, then, and every year since has generated a rhythmic wall of sound that gives Carnival goers an excuse to shake their rum-induced tail feathers well into the night.

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Allan ‘Capitan’ Thornhill: Untitled

Carnival: A Photographic and Testimonial History of the Notting Hill Carnival; Ishmahil Blagrove Jr and Margaret Busby; Rice n Peas Publishing

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