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Tottenham Carnival band wins first place at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival

By Sally Sturgeon

People’s World Carnival Band is reveling in winning first place in the Historical category on both Sunday and Monday of this year’s Notting Hill Carnival.

The Rearing Cobra costume is of special significance as it was made for one of our long standing members who, because of mobility issues could only spectate from the bus in previous years.

We decided to build the costume around her electric wheelchair. She loved it and really enjoyed participating on the road.

Not only are we celebrating our carnival wins, but 2018 also marks our 36th year as a community group based in Haringey.

Children’s Day at Notting Hill Carnival 2018 Credit: DJ Sketch

People’s World Carnival Band is run by myself, Berkeley Gardner and John Roach, and we have a host of talented and committed volunteers in our team- but we are so much more than just a carnival band. We have evolved organically over the years to become a social hub in our community.

We love all that we do and we are looking forward to Notting Hill Carnival 2019!