Notting Hill Carnival 2011
There is a god or at least there is a god of Carnival. A secular god though; keen on a bit of spliff, a drink or two and steel pan.
Having been forbidden to practice in All Saints Road Mangrove Steelband played in the Tabernacle courtyard. Wow. The rain stopped, the sky turned blue and we were treated to carnival of our own. A brilliant event.
The god of Carnival turned out to be a Mangrove fan. Our resident (at the Tabernacle) Steelband won ‘Panorama’; a battle of the bands held annually. For 12 months they are now ‘ The best steel band in the UK. Well done Matthew Phillip (manager and drummer) Arranger Andre White and everyone involved. It is a 12 month labour of love for the whole team.
Photographs: Christopher Scholey