Photography Sophie Jones

what does notting hill carnival mean to you?

Rain doesn't stop Europe's biggest street party. We went down and posed the question "What does carnival mean to you?" to a handful of the one million revellers.

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Aug 30 2018, 2:06pm

Photography Sophie Jones


Nicole, 26, London
"Carnival means community, love, celebration and basking in the energy of the Caribbean community -- food, music, costumes, sound systems and the people."


Gulliver, 19, Bristol
"Carnivals on another planet!"


David, 26, London
"For me, carnival is the essence of what it means to be a Londoner."



Khloe, 20, London


Connor, 23, Mitcham
"Don't get arrested."



Chidera, 23, London
"Carnival is a celebration of black people as the iconic cultural innovators that we are."

Dylan, 26, Hastings
"Carnival is a place that you can all go and do what you want with no judgement, with the best people from all over."

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Photography Sophie Jones