Carnival Fever Kicks Off In Acton
Re-Union theme celebrating diversity and culture on July 9th
Community, culture and diversity are being celebrated at this year’s Acton Carnival on Saturday, 9 July in Acton Park.
Acton Community Forum and Ealing Council will be kicking off this year’s celebrations with a colourful carnival parade leaving Woodlands Park at midday. The ‘Re-Union’ themed procession will be accompanied by music and dance, setting the tone for the afternoon’s celebrations in Acton Park.
Singers Janet Kay, Sandra Cross, Sylvia Teller and Caroll Thompson take to the stage in the park, alongside a host of dance and live music performers to entertain the crowds until 7pm.
With festival favourites, family fun, face painting and plenty of food and drink to keep everyone satisfied.
Leader of the council, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “Acton Carnival is always a very popular event. The colourful costumes, which must take forever to make, the music and food are all a great reason to go along and celebrate with the residents in Acton. The live music, performances and activities in the park really give Acton a carnival feel for the day – there’s always something for everyone.
Steve Flynn, Manager of Acton Community Forum, said: “The carnival gives local talent and families something to focus on. This year’s ‘Re-Union’ theme is all about friends and family getting together.
“We’ve had a brilliant response from residents and want to encourage people who have never been, to give it a go. The atmosphere is contagious and you might be surprised at how much you enjoy yourself.”
Acton Carnival, midday to 7pm, Acton Park, Acton W3 Carnival procession scheduled to leave Woodlands Park at midday
£2 entry, children 12 and under free
For more information about the festivals and a full list of line-ups (listed performers are subject to change), log on to www.ealing.gov.uk/ealingsummer .