August Bank Holiday weekend can mean only one thing - Notting Hill Carnival, a time to celebrate Britain's Caribbean community.
With the street festival sadly cancelled once again this year, we have partnered with Notting Hill Carnival, to bring the spirit of Carnival to the TikTok community through a series of in app celebrations, creator LIVEs and bespoke community events; bringing together the vibrant and diverse creativity of TikTok with Black British culture.
Don't miss out on any of the Carnival action and show your support for Britain's Caribbean community by using this dedicated Notting Hill Carnival hashtag: #CarnivalReady and follow all of the action at @nhcarnivalldn as we celebrate everything that makes Notting Hill Carnival truly iconic - from food and fashion to music and dance.
So here's what to look forward to this week on TikTok . . .
22 August - 5pm: Exploring sound system culture with soon to be revealed prolific Carnival DJs
24 August - 6pm: Creator @masonblakee will be teaming up with a Carnival Mas band costume creator to discuss how Carnival's intricate costumes are made, the history behind them and body positivity
25 August - 5pm: A one of a kind workshop and tutorial with Carnival make up artist and creator @shavonte_dill
26 August - 5pm: Afro-Caribbean beats and amazing dance moves are integral to Notting Hill Carnival, and with this dance workshop with @reginaeigbe you can learn key dance moves to celebrate the spirit of Carnival from your home
27 August - 5pm: It wouldn't be Carnival without the smell of jerk chicken, roti and pepper pot wafting through the air. Follow this LIVE cook-along with @chanellawallace who will be sharing delicious Carnival inspired recipes
28 August - 8pm: Tune in to see the Steel Pan bands rehearse for their performance at the UK National Panorama steelband competition, being streamed LIVE from the iconic Tabernacle building!
On top of all of this, we will also have an exclusive #CarnivalReady playlist, curated by Notting Hill Carnival available, featuring soco music, dancehall, reggae and all the sounds that you would expect to hear on the Carnival route - Bringing the sounds of Carnival directly to your For You Feed!
And after what has been a trying 18 months for the arts and culture community, and the impact of Carnival being cancelled for the second year in a row, we will also be running a Carnival specific donation sticker in-app for Carnival Village Trust, London’s development agency for Carnival Arts. Carnival Village Trust host strategic arts venues and work with carnival arts organisations, including Notting Hill Carnival. Just tap the icon in-app to donate.
Lola Oyewole, Creator Community Manager "This year, although we can't be together on the streets of Notting Hill, we'll be using the power of TikTok to celebrate and educate the community on what Carnival really means, through an amazing creator LIVE series, the #CarnivalReady hashtag and playlists curated by Notting Hill Carnival.
We are inviting everyone on TikTok to come together, share their creativity and celebrate Britain's Caribbean community and the spirit of Notting Hill Carnival."