Dark shadow of Grenfell looms over carnival Notting Hill revellers pause the party to stand in silence for 72 seconds to remember the 72 lives lost in 2017 tragedy

A dark shadow hangs over Notting Hill Carnival: Notting Hill revellers pause the party for 72 seconds to remember the 72 people who died in 2017

After a two-year break due to Covid, revellers get close and personal with red-faced police officers at Notting Hill Carnival.

A reveller dances next to a police officer at Notting Hill Carnival in London today

A reveller dances next to a police officer at Notting Hill Carnival in London today.

Large crowds enjoy the music on 'Childrens' day - Notting Hill Carnival returns after the covid hiatus

Large crowds enjoy the music on ‘Childrens’ day – Notting Hill Carnival returns after the covid hiatus.

The carnival is normally an annual event on the streets of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, over the August bank holiday weekend

The carnival is normally an annual event on the streets of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, over the August bank holiday weekend.

Dancers got into the raucous spirit of Notting Hill Carnival this afternoon as Europe's largest street festival hit the streets of London

Dancers got into the raucous spirit of Notting Hill Carnival this afternoon as Europe’s largest street festival hit the streets of London.

A woman tends to another reveller during today's celebrations in Notting Hill

A woman tends to another reveller during today’s celebrations in Notting Hill.

Outlandish costumes with peacock feathers and bright colours adorned the streets as revellers celebrated in their own unique way

Outlandish costumes with peacock feathers and bright colours adorned the streets as revellers celebrated in their own unique way.

A young girl raises a flag in a Native American themed float during today's Notting Hill Carnival

A young girl raises a flag in a Native American themed float during today’s Notting Hill Carnival.

A performer presents her colourful costume during Children's Parade of the Notting Hill Carnival

A performer presents her colourful costume during Children’s Parade of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Two million partygoers are expected to participate in Notting Hill Carnival over two days

Two million partygoers are expected to participate in Notting Hill Carnival over two days.

Children got into the party spirit as they marched through the streets of London in brightly-coloured floats for today's carnival

Children got into the party spirit as they marched through the streets of London in brightly-coloured floats for today’s carnival.


The Notting Hill Carnival

Europe’s largest street party, took to the streets of London this afternoon with dancers showing off their dance moves to police officers. A 72-second moment of silence was held to commemorate the Grenfell fire disaster.

The Grenfell Tower fire killed eight people and injured many more. Carnival attendees remembered the victims of the fire, and two police officers wore green scarves in reference to the fire.

At least 72 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14, 2017. A 72-second moment of silence will be held at the Notting Hill Carnival today and tomorrow.

After a three-year hiatus due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Notting Hill Carnival is making its personal comeback today and tomorrow.

Police have begun making arrests at the Notting Hill Carnival, but there have been no “significant problems” so far.

At the opening of the carnival, organizers remembered the 72 people who died in the Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017. A 72-second moment of silence will be held at 3 p.m. today and Monday.

Yesterday, five steel bands played to kick off the Notting Hill Carnival in west London.

The Notting Hill Carnival is back after a three-year hiatus, and visitors sprayed colors and powder into the air at the opening event.

Marelle Steblecki, 29, is designing costumes for this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, and Pepe Francis MBE, 79, is glad the carnival is returning.

The Notting Hill Carnival returns to west London this weekend and will be closed to traffic as a mark of respect for the victims of the London bombings. Thousands of police officers will line the streets to keep order.

Claudia Jones organized the first Caribbean Carnival in 1959, which was televised by the BBC and included dancing, music and a beauty pageant.

The Notting Hill Carnival has its roots in an indoor celebration organized by Trinidadian communist Claudia Jones. It was held for six more years after the 1959 event. In 1976, dozens of arrests were made when rocks, beer cans and bottles were thrown at police.

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