Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

In Pictures: Rained-on revellers keep Notting Hill Carnival colourful

Heavy rain soaked the Notting Hill Carnival but it did not stop the determined revellers who were out for a party.

Participants in this year’s Notting Hill Carnival brave heavy rain during Family Day (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Participants in this year’s Notting Hill Carnival brave heavy rain during Family Day (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Notting Hill Carnival revellers kept up the colourful spirit of the annual event, despite a spate of bad weather over the capital.

The London tradition, which is regarded as Europe’s biggest street party, kicked off on Sunday with the Children’s Day parade.

Umbrellas and colourful plastic rain macs became the costumes of choice for some (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Dancers come from across the capital to participate (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Skies were slightly overcast and gentle waves of rain hit as the sound systems started to kick in (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
The first carnival was organised in 1966 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
The community celebration carved its way around west London in a mass of music, dancing, bold costumes and floats of soaked entertainers (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
At 3pm the music stopped for a 72-second silence in tribute to the 72 people who died following the fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
The event is expected to attract more than one million revellers to its floats, food stalls and music (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Some 13,000 officers have been deployed to the bank holiday weekend event – around 450 more than last year (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Meanwhile Alexandra Burke was also named the event’s first ever ambassador.

Press Association

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph