British Culture Archive | August, 2019
Notting Hill Carnival is one of the largest and most famous street carnivals in the world. Set up in response to the Notting Hill race riots of 1958, it’s now a British institution and an important celebration of black British culture and equality in the UK.
Over forty years ago photographer David Hoffman captured the carnival in full swing. It was a year where tensions were high – just three years earlier during the hot summer of 1976 riots had broke out at the end of the carnival and a heavy police presence ensued at the event towards the end of the decade.
In our gallery below David still managed to capture the colourful scenes and positive carnival atmosphere, a spirit that unites generations of people coming together to celebrate culture, diversity and heritage.
Notting Hill Carnival | Gallery
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