Hackney Carnival Awards 2017
At a colourful ceremony in Shoreditch Town Hall on Friday 29 September, announcements were made for this year’s winners of the Hackney Carnival awards.
Over 100 people involved in making Hackney Carnival its biggest and best year yet came together for the awards event, which is now in its fourth year.
Helen Yearwood from Pantonic, winners of Best Music on de Road, said: “The award event was the icing in the cake. Such a great end to the Hackney Carnival. It was wonderful to see councillors come out and join in the presentation of the awards ceremony. It’s certainly felt that they were very proud of the artists and the talent that loves and represents our very special and unique community.”
Carnival band of the year 1st prize went to local group Tropical isles. The judge’s choice for highly commended newcomers went to Carnival Elders & St Joseph’s Hospice, whose wonderfully decorated double decker bus drew one of the biggest cheers from crowds.
This year’s Hackney Carnival was a resounding success, with a record breaking 30,000 people coming out to enjoy the spectacular parade and events.
Best Music on de Road
Pantonic Steel Orchestra
Best Music Runners Up
Best Theme Interpretation
Gahu Dramatic Arts
Best Theme Runners Up
Best Movement (Choreography/Dance)
Best Movement Runners Up
Caporales San Simon / Jamboulay
Best Band on the Road (Design)
Best Band on the Road Runners Up (Design) Jointly awarded to
Taru Arts & St Mungo’s
Carnival Band of the Year 1st Prize
Judges’ Choice Best Visiting Group
Judges’ Choice Best Visiting Group Runners Up
Paraiso School of Samba
Sound System Award
Judges’ Choice Highly Commended Newcomers
Carnival Elders & St Joseph’s Hospice