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28 August 2010

Attend the Notting Hill National Panorama

It's carnival weekend, and the first major event of the weekend is the National Panorama Competition, an annual competition of the UK’s top steel bands, which this year takes place in Horniman’s Pleasance Park, Kensal Road, London W10.

It is free and runs from 6pm this evening through to 10pm, involving around a thousand performers and some of the best steel bands in Britain, or anywhere.

For the past five years, it has been won by Ebony, the carnival legends who have been playing in and around Notting Hill since 1969, so it will be interesting to see if they can take the prize for another year, to set them up for their performance in the carnival parade on Monday.

For more, try http://www.itzcaribbean.com/steelbandpanorama.php

^Picture by David Hawgood^


  1. is there an admission?

  2. Eh? It's free, if that's what you mean...

  3. I was there and watched Ebony rehearsing for an hour just prior to the event and they were truly amazing...as were the rest of the Steel Bands. A great place to be and what a buzz...