Hackney One Carnival returns
This popular community event is set to see out the summer in style this Sunday
BANGING beats, colourful costumes and daring dance moves are set to take over the borough’s streets as Hackney One Carnival returns on 13 September.
The Council-run event brings together hundreds of performers from carnival and community groups in celebration of the different cultures and creativity that thrive in Hackney.
Last year, over 7,000 residents came out to watch the carnival procession, which starts and ends in Dalston, and live stage showcases.
Performer Jacqueline Green, who took part in the parade, said: “I love to see everyone enjoying themselves while I dance and entertain the crowd. It is nice to see that something is given back to the community.”
The procession will leave Ridley Road at 2pm, working its way south along Dalston Lane, Richmond Road and Mare Street towards Hackney Town Hall, before heading up Amhurst Road back to Ridley Road for 5pm.
Hackney’s best young musicians will be performing in the Town Hall Square between 12noon and 3.10pm. A children’s play area will also be open in Gillett Square until 6pm.
A grand finale is set to take place at Ridley Road, from 5pm, featuring reggae, dub and Brazilian music and delicious food until 8pm.
Residents and businesses with a property on the parade route are also being encouraged to decorate their buildings. Tweet and share photos on Facebook or Twitter using #HackneyOneCarnival.
Click here for a full list of road closures and a detailed map of the route.