Notting Hill Carnival: The A-Z of Elimu Carnival Band 1980 – 2014

Wednesday 5 – Saturday 29 August, 10.00am – 6.00pm 

Each year, Paddington Arts is home to the Elimu band members in the lead up to carnival, while they plan, choreograph, rehearse, design and make costumes in preparation for the final performance at Notting Hill.  The exhibition follows the history of the Elimu Carnival Band exploring themes such as creativity and family, and includes band members and their relatives’ memories and artefacts. The exhibition is an archive of the band’s past including photographs and ephemera, as well as costumes and costume designs, whilst providing an overview of the history of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Free admission.


Also, enjoy family fun and take part in our Mini Mas Carnival Takeover – Family Arts Workshops in August. 


Photographer: Joanna Krause Photography

Model: Dorothy Wong

Designer: Melissa Simon-Hartman