Acton Gets Ready To Party
Procession, live music and lots of entertainment planned
The spirit of Acton will be celebrated this Saturday (5th July) in a colourful and lively carnival.
It's now in its twelth year and hundreds of people are expected enjoy the day - donning their Mardi Gras-style costumes and joining the procession.
The colourful parade will leave Woodlands Park at 12 noon and will get to Acton Park via Crown Street and the High Street.
The main stage, hosted by Westside FM, will keep residents and visitors entertained with live music from Tippa Ire, Loose Ends and Omar. The day is packed full of carnival vibes and the sounds of summer with dance performances from three local schools, Youth Street Beats and Dance Carib. With funny man Geoff Schumann announced as this year’s compere, the day will be full of plenty of laughter to keep the main stage audience entertained.
Leader of the council, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “I am always really amazed at all the hard work that goes into the costumes, production and choreography of the carnival procession – it’s such a beacon of the love and pride the residents of Acton have for their community. The carnival is known for its great atmosphere and fiesta feel and I’m sure this year will be no different.”
The families’ area includes a circus workshop, drum making and pebble painting workshops. The kids will be able to make their own carnival hat or mask in the arts and crafts workshops. There will also be lots of games and sporting activities keeping kids of all ages occupied while the adults chill out in the parents’ zone.
Acton Carnival will be held in Acton Park, W3 from 12 noon to 7pm on Saturday, 5 July. Entry is £2 per adult and children aged 12 and under are free. A family ticket is £5, which covers entry for two adults and up to three children aged between 12 and 16 years. Go to www.ealingsummer.com for performer profiles, venue information, news updates and the full Ealing Summer Festivals line up.