Hanwell Carnival is an independent, volunteer-run event, organised entirely by the community for the community. Hanwell Carnival, which attracts up to 30,000 visitors each year, will be taking place on Saturday 20th June 2015.
Believed to be London’s oldest, first taking place in 1898, it gets under way with a noisy and vibrant procession from Hanwell Community Centre to Elthorne Park, where music, food, dancing, animals, fun fair rides and much much more awaits.
Bookings are now open for the 2015 carnival. Use the Book tab to book charity and trade stalls. Or apply for a space in the artisan food and craft tents, or for a catering concession in Elthorne Park. These spaces are always popular, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Enlist for the carnival crew
The more, the merrier. Join the Hanwell Carnival crew and help organise your local carnival this year. There are loads of jobs, whether you want to book acts for the performance stages, run our website, put together our carnival programme, find sponsors or advertisers, join our procession art workshops or help on the day itself. The list is endless, so give us a shout. You won’t regret it.
Support carnival as a sponsor/advertiser
Become a major sponsor of the carnival itself or sponsor a specific area. With 30,000 visitors last year, the carnival is a great opportunity for your company. Firms can also advertise in our carnival programme, which is delivered to homes prior to the festival and also handed out on the day.
Join the procession
This year’s theme is Historic Hanwell, so there will be plenty of material to draw inspiration from. Everyone is welcome - individuals, sport teams, community groups, schools, creches, bands and dance troupes. People’s creativity will be rewarded with prizes for first, second and third place, and there is also a cup for the best turned-out school. There are art workshops at the Hanwell Community Centre in the run up to the procession, to provide help with staging and costumes. Contact Mike, to book a place now via the Join In tab above.
Come along and Beat the Bounds
Join this historic circular walk around Hanwell on bank holiday Monday, 4 May. Checking the boundary stones for another year and keeping this age old tradition alive. Register now to attend at the Join in tab above.