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contents AUGUST 2017 | ISSUE 122

regular 07. NEWS 24. EVENTS

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features 09. leeds west indian carnival 12. notting hill carnival still making history VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE

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notting hill carnival 2017 14. panorama

THE POWER AND THE GLORY OF STEEL

16. J’ouvert

THE SECRET CARNIVAL AT DAY BREAK

18. children

THE LIFE BLOOD OF NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

20. adults day

IT’S CARNIVAL AGAIN

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EdITOR’s Letter Beat the drum, sun or rain why? Its Carnival time again. The true spirit of the Caribbean is reflected in two days that we call Carnival. Those two quotations say so much the first is from Brother Marvin’s Carnival Time Again and the second from Winston ‘Gypsy’ Peters Caribbean Spirit. I say these lines at this time of the year because to me they embody all that its Carnival. It’s that time of the year when you bounce up old friends you haven’t seen in a long time. You exchange numbers although you may never call, but you know if you meet again next year it will be the same greeting. It is that time of year when for a couple days you forget all of your worries and troubles and immerse yourself in the spirit of Carnival. It’s a time when men may lose their women or women lose their men… but I won’t say too much about that! Most of all it’s a time to enjoy yourself. Don’t overdo it, though have care for those around you and your surroundings. We wish you a happy and safe Carnival. The next issue of Soca News is available in October but we would love to hear your carnival stories so email us news@socanews.com or to advertise contact us on 0333 012 4643. YOURS IN SOCA. Joseph Charles EDITOR

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Carnival Messiah film to premiere in Leeds WORDS | STEPHEN SPARK

Years after audiences were dazzled by Carnival Messiah, there’s a chance to watch a film of Geraldine Connor’s epic reimaging of Handel’s great oratorio. This is a chance to recapture the excitement of a performance that took place at Harewood House in 2007 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the passing of the Act to abolish the slave trade. It includes fascinating glimpses behind the scenes as well as high-definition footage of the costumes, which of course drew on Carnival masquerade traditions and styles. In a trailer for the film, Connor described Carnival Messiah as bringing together Western European and West Indian cultures. “It’s about bringing people together of all races… it’s a message that this world really needs to take on board.” Carnival Messiah was first performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds in 1999, so it is fitting that the film will be shown at the same venue at 7pm on Saturday 16 September. Tickets, at £10, are available from the Playhouse website, www.wyp.org.uk. Be sure to check out the What’s On section which has details of several Leeds Carnival-related events.

Celebration time for Calypso in Britain UK-based calypsonians and their music will finally get the recognition they deserve in October when a special commemorative book will be published to celebrate 25 years of the London Calypso Tent. The project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Westway Trust, will include an archive, workshops for adults and school children, talks and live performances. Since 1992, the Tent has been run by the Association of British Calypsonians (ABC), now known as the Association of Calypsonians UK (ACUK). It has become a much-loved Carnival institution, delighting audiences every Friday evening in August, first at the Yaa Asantewaa Centre and since 2008 at The Tabernacle in Powis Square. As the opening night of the 2017 season proved, calypso in Britain is in very good hands these days, attracting growing and enthusiastic audiences. Both the book and the archive will be officially launched at The Tabernacle on Thursday 26 October. SN AUGUST 2017 07


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Leeds West Indian

Carnival – Golden 50! The UK carnival season reaches a double peak on August Bank holiday in London and Leeds. WORDS & IMAGES | ANGELA CHAPPELL

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eing a northern lass I am heading to Yorkshire for the golden jubilee of Leeds West Indian Carnival (LWIC). I played mas in Leeds back in the 80s and it’s always pleasure to visit this vibrant event, with its strong traditions and great family-friendly atmosphere. Leeds was the first Caribbean-style carnival in the UK (the opening parade for the 1966 Notting Hill Fayre was multicultural, not specifically Caribbean). From its start in 1967 LWIC incorporated all three essential elements of authentic West Indian carnival – costumes, music and a masquerade procession. Its claim of being Europe’s longest-running Caribbean carnival parade was endorsed by Notting Hill Carnival chair Pepe Francis and author Michael La Rose at the Power, Performance and Play International conference

on Caribbean carnival cultures hosted by Leeds Beckett University in May. LWIC was started by a group of students who missed the mas from their islands and shared a dream of bringing carnival to the streets of Leeds and Chapeltown. Arthur France MBE, Ian Charles MBE, Hyacinth and Calvin Beech, Rashida and Willie Robinson and Professor Patrick Watson were the original founders. At the time they were considered young rebels, as some within Leeds Caribbean community doubted that a carnival was appropriate. Now, 50 years on, they’re still “on de road”. Leeds West Indian Carnival is the biggest carnival in the north of England. Thanks to financial support from Leeds Council and Arts Council England (ACE) via Yorkshire Arts Association, the carnival has CONTINUES OVER...

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become a core event in the city’s cultural calendar. The council has made the carnival a key part of its campaign for European Capital of Culture 2023. This year the carnival season began in May with a launch and civic celebration at Leeds Town Hall followed by an international carnival conference at Leeds Beckett University. LWIC ran a free touring photo booth, “I’m carnival happy”, where visitors could have their portrait taken wearing one of four spectacular carnival headdresses designed by artists Hughbon Condor, Lorina Gumbs, Melissa Simon Hartman and Renata Gordon. Other activities have included open carnival workshops in the city and Leeds carnival troupes touring to carnivals in Preston, Derby, Leicester and Manchester. Plus there have been mini pop-up carnival events and a carnival choir initiative. These activities all benefited from grants from ACE, which has also supported many individual artists and troupes, bands performing at pre-carnival shows, the park and parade events, and those working with local communities beforehand. Three Arts Council national portfolio clients are supporting LWIC50: West Yorkshire Playhouse hosting shows and community workshops; RJC Dance, whose young performers regularly jump up in the parade and park stage; and EMCCAN, which will present touring work by carnival artists from the East Midlands.

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LWIC’s heritage is being celebrated in a Heritage Lottery Fund-supported exhibition at the Tetley Gallery from 12 August to 29 October. Carnival Chronicles gathers the reminiscences of local mas pioneers and participants, collated by acclaimed writer Zodwa Nioni, and will be performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse. Renowned Leeds carnival artist Hughbon Condor will be re-creating LWIC’s first carnival queen costume, Sun Goddess. The main celebrations start with the Carnival Prince and Princess Show on Sunday 20 August at the LWI Centre. The Carnival King and Queen Show at West Yorkshire Playhouse on Friday 25 August is already sold out, and the following day it’s the Soca Monarch Show at the LWI Centre. Bank Holiday Monday kicks off at 6am with Jouvay morning events at the LWI Centre, followed by the parade and events at Potterton Park, Chapeltown. Don’t think it stops there. LWIC50 continues celebrating with activity in the autumn: West Yorkshire Playhouse 11-15 September, Leeds Light Night illuminated carnival on 5 October and the Tetley Gallery show continues until 29 October (www. thetetley.org). • More details of Leeds West Indian Carnival events are available at www.leedscarnival.co.uk on 0113 3070001 and Twitter @CarnivalLeeds using #CarnivalHappy


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Notting Hill

Carnival

still making history THE HISTORY OF NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL IS A LOT HARDER TO PIN DOWN THAN YOU’D IMAGINE FOR AN EVENT THAT’S ONLY IN ITS 51ST YEAR. WE’LL TRY TO SHED A LITTLE LIGHT ON ITS MYSTERIOUS PAST! WORDS | STEPHEN SPARK IMAGE | KOLA GRAFFIX

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any of people who left the Caribbean to work on London’s buses, trains and hospitals after the Second World War settled in Notting Hill and North Kensington. In the 50s and 60s it was a slum area the flats were cold, damp and draughty and the landlords rapacious. Local white youths accused the incomers of stealing ‘their’ women and attacked them, which in late August 1958 led to days of rioting.

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In response, activist and journalist Claudia Jones promoted an indoor ‘carnival’ in St Pancras Town Hall in January 1959 as a showcase for Caribbean talent. It was a huge success that was repeated in different venues each year until Jones’s untimely death in 1964. The baton was picked up by a social worker named Rhaune Laslett, who wanted a way of bringing the area’s diverse communities together. She hit on the idea of a week-long ‘Notting Hill Fayre’. Luckily, she came across the Russ Henderson trio playing in the Coleherne pub in Earl’s Court. Henderson was a steelpan player who had come over with TASPO, the first steelband ever to visit England, in 1951. The first outing for his pan-round-the-neck side was in 1964 for a small children’s event, but the panmen made a bigger impact playing at the opening parade of Laslett’s ‘Fayre’. Homesick West Indians streamed out of their houses as they heard the distinctive strains of a steelband. The parade began to turn into a carnival. After Laslett pulled out in 1970, it became more overtly Caribbean in style. Leslie Palmer introduced

Jamaican static sound systems and the number of mas bands (costume groups) and steelbands grew. So did he crowds grew and controversy after the riot of 1976. But despite the tensions, this was an exciting and creative time for Notting Hill Carnival, as competitions for steelbands, mas and calypso began and steelpan was introduced into London schools. After a period of mismanagement, barrister Claire Holder took over leadership of the carnival in 1989. She professionalised the organisation and brought in title sponsors, which helped finance the pre-carnival costume gala and prizes for competition winners. Since her departure in 2002 (another controversy!), some people feel Notting Hill may have lost its way, with too many powder and T-shirt bands and not enough ‘real mas’. But fashion is fickle and Carnival is resilient, so all that may change again. Like Japanese knotweed, the more you try to beat it down, the stronger Carnival grows up again! So let’s add a little more to Notting Hill’s history this year. In the words of Brother Marvin, “We havin fun, sun or rain why? It’s Carnival time again!” SN AUGUST 2017 013


PANORAMA NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

IMAGE | JAIMOL NOTTINGHAM

SATURDAY 26 AUGUST

Panorama

the power and the glory of steel IMAGE | JAIMOL NOTTINGHAM • WORDS | SHAREEN GRAY

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ing, ting, ting… the anticipation is like an electric current passing through the crowd in Kensal Road as, after months of dedicated practice, a mighty steelband rings out its first beats. Panorama is the UK’s national steelband competition, which has been held on Carnival Saturday evening since time immemorial (well, 1978). It’s an event that for many is the real start – or even the climax – of London’s carnival season. This year, eight steelbands will be competing – and that competition is fierce. The current holder of the Panorama honours is Ebony, which will be playing Far From Finish, arranged by Duvonne Stewart. Looking to unseat them will be Croydon Steel Orchestra, playing Good Morning (arr Brent Holder), Endurance SO (Good Morning, arr Marlon Hibbert), Impact SO (Pan Up There, arr Joseph Boyde), Mangrove SB (Full Extreme, arr Andre White), Metronomes SO (Full Extreme, arr Lero Clarke), Phase 1 SO (Hold that Pan Stick, arr Stephon Phillip) and Southside Harmonics SO (Rumble in the Jungle, arr Eustace Benjamin). You’ll notice that some bands are playing the same tune, giving you a chance to compare how different arrangers have interpreted the music for steelpan. Be sure to arrive early, not only to soak up the atmosphere and get some food from the stalls, but also to listen to the bands practising before they reach the judging point. In the past you could stand opposite the players, but this view is now restricted to the judges and you’ll only be allowed to stand around the sides, so the practice period is your best chance to get up close to the bands. Still, there is nothing like a big steelband at full throttle – you don’t just hear the music, you feel it in your very core. If you have never been to Panorama before, prepare to be overwhelmed!

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ESSENTIALS Location Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance, Kensal Road (Westbourne Park LT). Time 7pm. Cost Free


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JOUVERT

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

IMAGE | KOLA GRAFFIX

SUNDAY 27 AUGUST

J’ouvert

the secret carnival at day break WORDS | STEPHEN SPARK

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veryone knows about Notting Hill Carnival. Over a million revellers cram into the streets of west London over the August bank holiday. Pictures of the colourful costumes and massive sound systems are splashed all over the world’s media. But it has one secret that only a few get see: J’ouvert. The name means ‘opening of the day’, and there’s one reason why you don’t hear much about it – J’ouvert starts at 6am. It’s the traditional opening for Carnival in London, just as it is in Trinidad. Appropriately for something that begins in the half-light of dawn, the tradition goes back to the dark days of slavery, when revellers would literally unleash the demons. Devils, men in chains, bats, near-naked bodies smeared in oil or molasses made a graphic public display of past private torments. This ‘ole mas’ is the dark side of Carnival, the antidote to glittery, feathery ‘pretty mas’. London’s J’ouvert is distinctive. There are no sound systems, no guest artistes, no grandstanding celebrities, hardly any police and very few onlookers beyond a few sleepy residents watching from their windows and doorsteps. Music is strictly steelpan and ‘bottle and spoon’, the atmosphere anarchic and fun, the dress code relaxed – because you’re going to get covered in powder and paint as you ‘chip’ behind the steel band. This is the joy of J’ouvert. It’s a precious couple of hours when you’re freed from your everyday cares and can get as messy as you want, all to the sound of seductive steelpan music. But shhh...keep the secret to yourself. 016 SN AUGUST 2017

ESSENTIALS Starts/ends Sainsbury’s roundabout (junction of Ladbroke Grove and Canal Way). Route Out and back along Ladbroke Grove. Time 6am to 9am. Music Steelpan. Cost Free, though J’ouvert packages are available.


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CHILDRENS’ DAY NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

IMAGE | KOLA GRAFFIX

SUNDAY 27 AUGUST

Children

the life blood of notting hill carnival WORDS | STEPHEN SPARK

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hildren get Carnival. They know what it’s for. After all, they’ve been looking forward to it ever since the last one finished. They’ve been making costumes and practising their dance routines. So while the adults fret about this and that, the kids are concentrating on making the most of a day that promises to be the highlight of their year. For the past few years Carnival Sunday has been increasingly dominated by huge adult paint-and-powder and T-shirt bands. The organisers regularly say they want to reverse that trend and return the day to children’s masquerade bands. But will they succeed, when Jouvert-style bands are such a huge commercial success? We’ll have to see how it turns out on the day, but children have been at the heart of Notting Hill Carnival since the very start. It was the lack of play space in the then deprived districts of Notting Hill and North Kensington that prompted Rhaune Laslett and others to create a community festival back in 1966. Today, when the community again faces huge challenges, it’s the children who should be allowed to have the stage to themselves for one day of the year. After all, they are the lifeblood of Carnival. They are the masqueraders and designers, the organisers and artists of the future. So let’s give them the space and the freedom they deserve. Carnival kids – the road is yours!

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ESSENTIALS Route Great Western Road, Westbourne Park Rd, Chepstow Rd, Westbourne Grove, Ladbroke Grove Judging point Great Western Road (access may be restricted). Time Officially 9am to 8.30pm. However, few bands are likely to pass the judging point before 11am. Music On the move soca, steelpan, sega, zouk and bouyon. Static sounds play a variety of music from old school reggae and ska to bashment, dancehall, garage, grime, R&B, ragga, hip hop, Latin sounds and Afrobeats. Cost Free to watch; £50 and upwards for a child to participate as a member of a mas band


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ADULTS’ DAY NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

IMAGE | PETER HOGAN

MONDAY 28 AUGUST

Adults Day

it's carnival again WORDS | STEPHEN SPARK

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f you’ve never been to Carnival before, don’t worry: it’s not the monster you’ve heard about. The dominant vibe is friendly, open-hearted and fun. The visual attraction is the mas (masquerade) – the amazing structures built from glass fibre, steel and wire and covered with fabric in astonishing designs and vibrant colours. In the lively party bands, the daring wear bikinis, beads, feathers and sequins to transform themselves into Amazonian princesses and mythical warriors. Open your ears to the sheer variety of music. Dominating the Carnival route is soca, the irresistible high-tempo dance music of the Caribbean pumped from vast mobile sound systems. There will be live performers and PAs too. Listen out for the seductive strains of steelpan, zouk, bouyon, even Mauritian sega. Don’t forget the World Music Stage in Powis Square. On both days it showcases top UK calypso and soca artistes plus overseas guests. It’s the only live music stage at Notting Hill and is the perfect place to enjoy Carnival rhythms away from the crowds. When you’re ready to eat, don’t limit yourself to jerk chicken; be adventurous. Carnival offers a truly global spread of street food. And dotted around the streets are the static sounds, some almost as old as the carnival itself; others are at the cutting edge of music mixing, creating new genres of music while you listen.

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ESSENTIALS Route Great Western Road, Westbourne Park Rd, Chepstow Rd, Westbourne Grove, Ladbroke Grove Judging point: Great Western Road (access may be restricted). Time Officially 10am to 8.30pm. Silence Music will be switched off at 3pm for a one minute’s silence in memory of the Grenfell Tower fire victims and survivors – please respect it. Music As Sunday. Cost Free to watch; £100 to £400 to participate as a member of a mas band, often including food, drink, goody bag etc.


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You are strongly advised to check with the event promoter, as details sometimes change and cancellations may occur; all information was correct at the time of going to print.

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EUPHORIA COLOURS

LUSH CARNIVAL UK

CANDY MAS

@ Sway, 61-65 Great Queen Street, WC2B 5BZ. Time 6pm1am. Price £10, £15 & £25.

wed 23 Aug

CHAMPAGNE AND SOCA - AFTER WORK LIME

@ The Soca Temple, Undersolo 22 Inverness Street, NW1 7HJ. Hosted by Tiffanni Thompson & Whitney Husbands. DJs Clyde The Outlaw, CheInTheMiXX, DJ Cinde Rella, Movements Family, D’Transformerz & Mr General. Time 6pm-1am. Price Free.

ONE ISLAND

WELCOME WEDNESDAY @ Cargo, 83 Rivington Street City of London, EC2A 3AY. Time 7pm-9pm. Price 1st 100 tickets Free, £5.50 after.

ADDICTED 2 FITNESS

SWEAT IN THE CITY THE SOCA FITNESS FETE @ Cargo, 83 Rivington Street City of London, EC2A 3AY. Time 7pm-9pm. Price £12.

thurs 24 Aug

RISE - THE CARNIVAL BREAKFAST PARTY

@ Tereza Joanne Boat, King George V Dock, Woolwich Manor Way, E16 2QY. Live Act Mr Killa. Time 3am-9am. Price £15.

TRI ANGELS ENTERTAINMENT

THE GATHERING AN INTIMATE PRE-CONCERT ROOFTOP SOIRÉE

@ Rafayel on the Left Bank, 34 Lombard Road, SW11 3RF. Time 3pm-11pm. Price £15.

SOCAHOLIC & UCOM CARNIVAL

SUMMER TING CARNIVAL LIME

@ Mabel’s, 29-30 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7JS. DJs Franky Fyah, DJ Chris Vee & DJ Jamzy. Time 6pm1am. Price Free entry until 8pm.

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PURPLE DAZE

ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH CALYPSONIANS

CALYPSO MONARCH FINAL @ Carnival Village, Tabernacle Powis Square, W11 2AY. Time 8pm. Price £5, £10 & £12.

MANGROVE STEEL BAND

MANGROVE - LIVE STEEL PAN PRACTICE @ All Saints Road, W11 1HA. Soak up the vibes and listen to Mangrove Steel Orchestra go through their paces. This is the final polishing off of their pieces before the Panorama steel pan competition on Saturday; well worth a listen and a lime. Time 7.30pm. Price Free

D’REMEDY

AMNESIA

@ Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2JH. Time 7.30pm. Price £30.

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events SOCANEWS.COM/EVENTS SYNC PARTIES

SUNSET - THE ULTIMATE CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE @ Tiger Tiger Decadia, 29 Haymarket, SW1Y 4SP. Time 9pm-3am. Price £15.

RELEASE D RIDDIM

SOCA LOCKDOWN

@ Fire Club, 39 Parry Street, SW8 1RT. DJs Release D Riddim, DJ Bliss, Digga D, DJ Stephen, Vinny Ranks, DTee, Mr Redz, DJ Bajie & DJ Alitwizt. Time 10pm. Price £10 & £15.

SPECIALIST ENTERTAINMENT

SOCALICIOUS-THE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

@ Crystals Nightclub, 1 Poppin Business Centre, Southway, HA9 0HB. Time 11pm-5am. Price £10.

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SHIPWRECKED CARNIVAL LONDON

DUCK WORK LONDON

Time 12pm. Sails 1pm. Price £40.

ONE ISLAND

PON DE ROOFTOP THE CARNIVAL ROOFTOP PARTY & GRILL @ The Prince Of Wales, 467-469 Brixton Road, SW9 8HH. Time 3pm-12am. Price £20.50

TRI ANGELS ENTERTAINMENT

BUSS HEAD FEAT. MACHEL MONTANO & BUNJI GARLIN @ Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, E1 0HX. Hosted by Giselle Carter. Live Acts Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Ultimate Rejects & Mr Killa. DJs DJ Stephen & Ding Dong. Time 7pm. Price £33.

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ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH CALYPSONIANS

KING + QUEEN OF THE TENT

@ Carnival Village, Tabernacle Powis Square, W11 2AY. Time 8pm. Price £5, £10 & £12.

MANGROVE STEEL BAND

MANGROVE - LIVE STEEL PAN PRACTICE

BUSSPEPPER PROMOTIONS

BACCHANAL FRIDAY

@ Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ. Hosted by Patrick Anthony - The HYPE MAN. DJs Private Ryan, DJ Puffy, DJ Markee & Shep Beats. Time 11pm-5am. Price £15 & £20.

@ All Saints Road, W11 1HA. Soak up the vibes and listen to Mangrove Steel Orchestra go through their paces. This is the final polishing off of their pieces before the Panorama steel pan competition on Saturday; well worth a listen and a lime. Time 7.30pm. Price Free. Time 7.30pm. Price Free

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THE ROYAL LOUNGE

DJ TATE ENTERTAINMENT

CLUB ZOUK - DRESS UP FRIDAY

@ The Royal Lounge, 397 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AA. Time 9pm-5am. Price Free before midnight, £10 thereafter. Tel 07961 753 359.

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BASHMENT & CHILL SPECIAL CARNIVAL EDITION

@ Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LQ. DJs DJ Shakit. Time 10pm-3:30am. Price £12, £15, motd.

TRI ANGELS ENTERTAINMENT

DAYLIGHT - THE OFFICIAL BUSS HEAD WORLD TOUR AFTER PARTY

@ Central London Golf Centre, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AT. DJs DJ Markee, Riggo Suave, DJ Boots, Zoomer D, DJ Raskal, Trini Gladiata, Platinum Sounds, Ding Dong, DJ Stephen, DJ Jairo & Dr Jay. Time 10pm-5am. Price £15.

sat 26 Aug RUK-A-TUK

PREMIUM BREAKFAST CRUISE - NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL @ All Bar One VIP Lounge O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX. Time 8am-3pm. Price £45.

DREAMLAND JOUVERT @ Colesdale Farm, Cuffley Potters Bar, EN6 4QZ. Time 11am-6pm. Price £30.

ICE BOX ENTERTAINMENT

SUITS NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 2017

@ Dutch Master (North Greenwich Pier), North Greenwich Pier Peninsula Square, SE1O 0PE. Time 1pm-5.30pm. Price £25.

TRINI JUNGLE JUICE

C-SPOT LONDON

@Trade Union, Thomas More Square, E1W 1YW. Time 2pm8pm. Price £15 & £20.

SHIPWRECKED CARNIVAL LONDON

SHIPWRECKED IN TIME, BACK TO DE 70S!

@ Banking Hall, 14 Cornhill Exchange, EC3V 3ND. Time 6pm-12am. Price £75 all inclusive.

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events SOCANEWS.COM/EVENTS BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF STEELBANDS

UK NATIONAL STEELBAND PANORAMA FINALS 2017 @ Hornimans Pleasance Park, Kensal Road, W10 5EH. Time 7pm. Price Free.

BIG PAPPY

DE SOCA BOAT

@ MV Royalty, Festival Pier South Bank, SE1 8XZ. Time 7pm-11pm. Price £25.

ASHTON AND FRIENDS

DE BIG BAD SOCA BOAT @ Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames Street, EC3N 4DT. Live Acts Fay-Ann Lyons. Time 8pmMidnight. Price £35.

BUSSPEPPER PROMOTIONS LTD

TRIBE IGNITE LONDON @ Revolution (Leadenhall), 140-144 Leadenhall Street, EC3V 4QT. Hosted by Patrick the Hypeman. DJs Private Ryan, DJ Puffy, DJ Markee, BacktoBasics & DJ Raskal. Time 10pm-4am. Price £15 & £20.

GET MAD ENTERTAINMENT

SCANDALOUS SATURDAY @ Camden Centre, Judd Street, WC1H 9JE. Hosted by Headback. DJs DJ Puffy, Willy Chin (Black Chiney Sound), DJ Shakit, Headback, DJ Djahman, DJ Spawny & KD Sound. Time 10:30pm-4am. Price £12 & £15.

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CHILDREN'S DAY SEE PAGE 18.

ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH CALYPSONIANS

WORLD MUSIC STAGE @ Powis Square, W11 2AY. Live performances of calypso, soca and more. Time Midday-7pm. Price Free.

RELEASE D RIDDIM

THE NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL QUENCHER @ The Scala, 275 Pentonville Road King´s Cross, N1 9NL. DJs Release D Riddim, Dr Jay, DJ Payton, DJ Bliss, Bryan D Soca Lyon, High Score Sound, DJ Daiky, Shaker HD & Matchiz. Time 10pm-5am. Price £15 & £20.

GET MAD ENTERTAINMENT

sat 02 sept

@ Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LQ. DJs DJ Fearless, Bryan D Soca Lyon, DJ Shakit, Tag Tea & DJ Frey. Time 10:30pm-4am. Price £12 & £15.

TALK YUH TALK IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARNIVAL VILLAGE TRUST

CARELESS SUNDAY

GHOST PROMOTIONS AND THE CLASSIC

THE CARNIVAL LINK UP ANNIVERSARY

@ The Classic, 28 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PG. DJs Selector Face, Seen Up, Mr Marlon & Gal Flex. Time 9pm-4am. Price £10.

SUN BAILANTE

THE HOT CARNIVAL PARTY - BEACH EDITION

@ O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS. Time 11pm-6am. Price £12 & £15, motd. Tel 07921 891 611

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mon 28 Aug

KAISO LIME!

@ Carnival Village, Tabernacle Powis Square, London W11 2AY. DJs Soca Massive, DJ Fats, Zoomer D. Time 7pm-10:30pm. Price Free.

KINGS OF CALYPSO - RED PLASTIC BAG + CRAZY

@ Camden Centre, Judd Street, WC1H 9JE. DJs Smokey Joe & Martin Jay. Time 9pm-3am. Price £20, £25, £30 VIP early bird, £40 VIP. Tel 07956 523 296

FREE 2 EXPRESS ENTERTAINMENT

ST LUCIA MEETS DOMINICA

@ Starlight Suite, 300 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, E10 7LD. Time 10pm-4am. Price £12. Tel 07930 756 874 or 07956 510 143.

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ADULTS DAY

BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF STEELBANDS

ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH CALYPSONIANS

@ Sainsbury’s roundabout (junction of Ladbroke Grove and Canal Way). Time 6am-9am. Price Free. (see p16)

@ Powis Square, W11 2AY. Live performances of calypso, soca and more. Time Midday-7pm. Price Free.

sun 27 Aug JOUVERT

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SEE PAGE 20.

WORLD MUSIC STAGE

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CARNIVAL 2017

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Soca News Magazine | August 2017  

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