LONDON'S NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL West London
Saturday 28 August National PANORAMA Steelband Competition.
Emslie Horniman's Pleasance Park, Kensal Road, London W10 5DB
Sunday 29 August Notting Hill Carnival Children's Day procession
Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London
Join RASPO's steel pan music and free carnival head dress workshops in Reading throughout June, July and August and take part in events in Reading and London.
Any age welcome. Contact us for more info.
• PLAY PAN
The RASPO Panorama Orchestra is working with winning arranger Bubbles to master a 10 minute calypso arrangement for the National Panorama Steelband Competition which kicks off Notting Hill Carnival. Are you a drummer or a percussionist? Or perhaps you already play steel pan music and want to join RASPO at the UK's prestigious championship.
• PLAY MAS
Masquerade workshops will take place throughout July and August in South Reading. Make your own head dress at free workshops, bring your family and friends to share in Reading's carnival spirit. Wear your head dress and dance with RASPO's float at London's Notting Hill Carnival Children's day procession.
• GET INVOLVED!
We welcome volunteers, helpers, sponsors and supporters to show off Reading at it's best at Europe's biggest street carnival. Contact us for more information.
What is Panorama:
The UK Panorama Steelband Championship is a national competition which kicks off Notting Hill Carnival on the Saturday of August Bank Holiday. The event features up to ten steel bands from across the UK. Each band of 30 to 75 players rehearse with the top pan arrangers to learn a ten-minute arrangement of a popular calypso performed to a panel of judges for the title of National Champions of Steel.
More on Panorama...
Notting Hill Carnival:
Held each August Bank Holiday weekend since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe's biggest street festival spread over twenty miles. A procession of vibrant colourful costumes and fabulous floats surround over 40 static sound systems, hundreds of Caribbean food stalls, over 40,000 volunteers and over 1 million Notting Hill carnival revellers.
London Notting Hill Carnival web site
Join RASPO at London's Notting Hill Carnival
Join RASPO workshops to learn to play Bubbles' arrangement of de Fosto's 'Pan on Fire'. Orchestra captain Zash, vice captain Kisha and artistic director Mary will be there to welcome you.
Location: Watlington Hall
44 Watlington St, Reading
UNTIL 6 AUGUST
FROM 9 AUGUST
Location: The Hexagon Queen's Walk, Reading
Monday - Friday
4pm - 12 midnight
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