Acton Carnival Celebrations this Weekend

Procession leaves Woodlands Park at midday


Carnival vehicle

Image from Acton Carnival 2008

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Hundreds of local people will be partying in the streets to celebrate Acton’s eighth carnival this Saturday. 

Acton Community Forum and Ealing Council will be kicking off this year’s carnival with a procession leaving Woodlands Park at midday. The ‘We Are Family’ procession will be packed with hundreds of people dressed in colourful costumes, all celebrating Acton’s diverse community.  

The procession will travel to Acton Park, where celebrations will continue with live performances from Reggae superstars Sandra Cross, Don Campbell and many more. There will be more than 20 singing and dancing acts on the stage during the day. There will also be a dedicated family area, a multi-cultural one and a multi-faith one - that is, something for everyone (including a dominoes tournament).

The carnival will continue all afternoon throughout the park with an Old Skool tent, a Family area, the Food Village, a funfair and much more.

Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa, Cabinet Member for Customer and Community Service, said: “After months of planning and hard work, the carnival is guaranteed to be a sensational fun day out for all the family.   With lots of activities for young people, great live performances from local talents and a huge selection of foods from around the world, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”

The Churchfield Community Association is currently  hard at work organising a stall for the carnival. They are always looking for contributions, so

The CCA is having a stall and will be contributing 50% of the profits to the children's charity APPLE, also in the park (in the Art Block).

They are still looking for things to sell on their stall and welcome the following:

  • second-hand costume jewellery
  • good bric-à-brac (no electricals or clothes, please)
  • books
  • prizes for the tombola
If you have any of these, please contact

The CCA is always has room for volunteers to help on the day. They will be setting up from about 10.30am and taking down from about 6pm. In between, it would be great to have at least 3-4 volunteers on duty at all times. People willing to help out for stints of a few hours would be particularly welcome.





July 6, 2009