Hackney One Carnival 2016


The Hackney One Carnival returns on 11 September 2016 with spectacular costumes, energetic dance, sound systems and live music from around the world.

The Council-run event will fill the borough with colour with hundreds of performers from carnival and community groups joining residents in celebration of Hackney’s thriving cultures and creativity.

With a procession that will weave its way throughout the borough, the carnival will feature Hackney’s best young musicians, an all-day play area in Gillett Square and a carnival party at Ridley Road with global food, arts and crafts.

Residents and businesses on Ridley Road will also be invited to dress the front of their homes and shops in the most vibrant carnival decorations they can find, or create, to be in with a chance of scooping a prize.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council
The Hackney One Carnival is one of east London’s stand-out events, jam-packed with a fantastic variety of costumes that will brighten up the borough and music to everyone dancing. I want to see as many people lining the route to make this year’s carnival the best ever celebrating all that is great about Hackney. Get the date in your diary and join in the fun.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Culture, Hackney Council

Volunteers are also wanted to help steward the procession, assist with the registration of carnival groups and other jobs on the day. There are also some great opportunities to get involved with helping to make costumes and other tasks. To register your interest in becoming a volunteer please contact Brian Cleary by email: info@sygmasafety.co.uk

Any individual or group, wanting to be part of the Hackney One Carnival 2016 as a performer should contact Pax Nindi, Creative Director by email: pax.nindi@hackney.gov.uk. The deadline for expressions of interest is 13 June.Please visit the website for further information: hackney.gov.uk/carnival

Keep a look out for further information about carnival and the route which will start at Ridley Road and ends at Cecilia Road.

Free training for volunteer stewards will be provided and no previous experience is necessary.