Hackney One Carnival 2017.
..Gets better every year
Congrats to all the women and men dressed in their carnival costumes, they looked fabulous. Stationed at the judging area, they gave their best (despite the chill) to the crowds and judges alike.
However, the real fire was further on down the road away from the judges, where the floats really did their thing for the crowd alone
Ahhh..Pantonic, of all Steel Bands you are emerging as my favourite. Simply cool, they don't miss a beat.... outstanding band.
Seriously... do you know just how much I love them?
The compare for the day summarised the themes well
Among the troops representing well were the Ghana and Gambia contingent
Nice to see the Para troop there, and some elders from St Josephs Hospice on their own Bus, representing well also, I hope they enjoyed the day x.
It was a cultural affair, a very inclusive affair, and fun.
Hackney's largest street festival, and largest cultural festival, opened with a few words from the Mayor.
and that... marks the end of Carnival season until next year...
Bring it on...... we love it!