Saturday 17th June 2017


A charity promoting your aims or a local business selling your products, there’ll be thousands there on the day waiting for you.


A couple of hours on the day – or helping during the run up – we’d love you to come and muck in.



Helping us with some sponsorship will give you some great publicity and the knowledge you’re helping create a great event.


Join our parade, put your pooch in the dog show, do a turn o stage, protect Hanwell’s boundaries. Come and join in.

Carnival Latest

Monday 13th Feb: What a great start to the week – London Farmers’ Markets are coming on board as a sponsor!  Thanks Guys we really appreciate it.


Sunday Feb 12

We are VERY short of people …..

Can you help with any of the following areas?

Treasurer / we have one person who has said they’ll help but we probably need two. Keeping tabs on the finances, invoices / receipts plus ideas as to improving business savvy.

SPONSORS – we really need some sponsors – it’s an expensive event. Attendance is usually around 20-25 thousand, there are 10,000 programmes printed, plus social media and web site, so any business getting involved does receive good publicity. All suggestions welcome!

TUG OF WAR We’re really keen on a TOW – pubs versus pubs, builders versus plumbers – you could do loads! Is that something you fancy organizing? Find the teams, maybe source a prize – oh and find a rope!

PROGRAMME: 1) we need someone with Photoshop/InDesign knowledge to help for when we sell an advert to a local biz but they have no artwork, and other assistance to the person who does the layout, proofing etc. 2) Help with selling adverts. These pay for the printing costs and give a little surplus, which does into the general “pot”.

GENERAL HELP – not only on the day itelf (and the Friday when we have to put up all the gazebos) but now … there is tonnes to do, and we always want people with ideas for making the event better.Sadly there won’t be a carnival Queen this year as we just don’t have enough people on the team. Hopefully it’ll be back in 2018.


SUNDAY Jan 22nd

We’re already hard at work planning this year’s event (June 17th if you haven’t already put it in your diaries).

Why not come and help? You may have ideas that would make the day even better.

In particular:

Could you help us attract sponsors and help us spot fundraising opportunities?

Have got marketing ideas?

On the day we can always use help on the stages – especially if you can operate a mixer…..

On the Friday (16th) we need extra pairs of hands putting up tents ….

Help us on the day as a steward ?

Send us a message – or come to the Viaduct on the first Monday of the month and say hello we are usually in the upstairs room (where the comedy is) unless its very cold in which case we are downstairs :o)



Jan 11th

Lights, camera action! The theme for this year’s parade is …….“Hanwell the Movie”. What do you fancy? Romcom, thriller, spies, cowboys …. It’s your choice. Get thinking about your costumes now….



Thurs 24/11  Huge congrats to Sunil Birdy from Pace – you probably saw him demonstrating the paralympic sport Boccia on the Community Stage this year – well he’s in the running for a major award as Community Coach!


Weds 16/11

we are on the look out for:
Someone with business and marketing acumen to come on board and help us get sponsorship and identify any money-making opportunities
Help with the programme – both with the layout (InDesign/Photoshop) plus writing and subbing
Sports Zone Manager to liaise between carnival and the clubs making sure they have the space etc they need and we have the logos, info and photos for the programme and social media.
All are voluntary positions of course.
Fuller job descriptions are available !

leave us a message here on on Facebook

Would you like to come and help us make 2017’s carnival even better??

We’re always on the look out for enthusiastic people to come on board but we have some specific “gaps” that we urgently need to fill.

A Treasurer – to be  responsible for all invoicing and record keeping, ensuring carnival’s shared drive on Google is accurate. Managing receipts and chasing debtors etc.

Help with some of the bookings – loos, security etc. Source and book insurance

Advise on possible fund raising/sponsorship that we might be missing.

Get our annual accounts to the auditors on time.

Loads more help needed too – details will follow but we are also after:

Someone to oversee and book food and drink,

A manager for the Sports Zone,

The Programme: someone with Photoshop/InDesign to assist with layout, an editor to do the flat plan and keep the project on track, writing and subbing,

Interested?leave a message here on the site or on Facebook or twitter


Pathways is a not-for-profit organisation working to help communities and individuals through the provision of housing, youth and community projects and grant funding. This year that includes carnival as they have given us a grant to help replace worn out marquees and get some badly needed signage. Thank you!




Carnival VIPs 2016

Hanwell Carnival has chosen its three VIPs to lead the 2016 procession.

The new Queen is Lovely Vaid, princess is Holly Fitzgerald-Munro and Alex Chudek was crowned prince.

The judges – Mayor of Ealing Councillor Harbhajan Kaur Dheer and consort Councillor Ranjit Dheer, Councillor Joanna Camadoo and former carnival queen Jo Evans – had a tough job deciding between the applicants at the selection event in Hanwell Community Centre on Sunday 24 April.

The mayor said it was a very difficult decision and paid tribute to the organisers of Hanwell Carnival.

Ms Camadoo said: “There was a great range of candidates, all very enthusiastic.”


Comfy shoes at the ready …. This year’s Beating the Bounds is on Monday May 2nd. It’s is a very traditional (as in Anglo Saxon) stroll around the parish boundaries of Hanwell to protect them from neighbouring insurgents. It’s great fun. The walk takes around three hours. Everyone meets at the Fox pub in Green Lane, at 12pm and meets again at the Fox – when they get back!


Thank you to the lovely people at Heathrow Airport. We have a grant from their ‘Communities Together’  scheme. On our shopping list are some replacement tents and some new signs. So thank you ……

Heathrow Community Fund


Hanwell Carnival is an independent, volunteer-run event, organised entirely by the community for the community.

The Carnival which attracts up to 30,000 visitors each year, will be taking place on Saturday 18th June 2016.

Believed to be London’s oldest, Hanwell Carnival first first took place in 1898, it gets underway with a noisy and vibrant parade from Hanwell Community Centre to Elthorne Park, where music, food, dancing, animals, fun fair rides and much, much more awaits.

Book now

Bookings are now open for the 2016 carnival!

Enlist for Team Carnival

Join our team and help organise your local carnival this year. There is loads of stuff you can help with, whether that’s just on the day or in the run up too. And we love ideas on how we can make carnival even better.

Community Stage

Our Community stage puts on music, dance and sports that represent as much of Hanwell’s diverse community that we can squeeze in. Contact us if you want to be considered.

Dog Show

Loveable Labradors, sprightly Spaniels, personable Pugs. We love them all and want to see your pooch in our dog show. No need to pre register, just come along on the day at 12.00.

Support carnival as a sponsor/advertiser

Without help from local businesses carnival could not happen. You don’t have to have thousands (though that would be nice!) a small amount can anchor your help – and get you some great marketing. Find out more here.

Beat the Bounds

Protect Hanwell’s historic boundaries by Beating the Bounds. No weapons required, just comfy shoes.

Join the Parade

In 2015 there were over 400 people  on the parade. They included schools, community groups, cycles – even mobility scooters. Let’s make it more! Find out more here.


Everyone is welcome – individuals, sport teams, community groups, schools, creches, bands and dance troupes.