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 ……
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.
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.
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.
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.