Notting Hill 2019: 'Carnival should be taken as seriously as Glastonbury'

An estimated 2m people joined in west London’s latest celebration of Caribbean cultureNotting Hill carnival 2019 day two – photo essayWhen Aldwyn Roberts, better known as Lord Kitchener, stepped off the deck of the SS Windrush in 1948, he sang...

Notting Hill 2019: 'Carnival should be taken as seriously as Glastonbury'

An estimated 2m people joined in west London’s latest celebration of Caribbean culture

When Aldwyn Roberts, better known as Lord Kitchener, stepped off the deck of the SS Windrush in 1948, he sang a few lines of his new song, London is the Place for Me. It’s been more than 70 years since that fateful moment, when hundreds of Caribbean Commonwealth citizens made the UK their home, but Roberts’s spirit and that of the Windrush generation could still be felt at Notting Hill carnival, Europe’s largest street festival.

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