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Carnival 2013

webpage updated: Mon 24 Jun 2024

photo: George Mobley

Take part in Carnival

Carnival is something we do together.

So come to our dance classes or percussion workshops to learn or improve and meet the others who will be taking part in our Carnival.

Paraiso steward

Not into all that dressing up ...

You can still join the parade as a Steward in the Ala Apoio. This is fun but important - you keep the parade moving together without gaps, keep the drummers & dancers fuelled with refreshments. You will help look after an Ala and, if you have a friend in one of the Alas, help look after them.

Carnival Teamwork

Other ways of getting involved

There are many ways you can get involved. If you have any of these skills that's good. If you don't, come & learn from those who do.
Construction, sound systems, driving, painting, costume making, float building, electrical, structure, health & safety, admin...

See Paraiso at Notting Hill Carnival
on Monday 26 August 2013

How to catch Paraiso's parade



1   Look at the costume designs and see which one you would like.

2   Come to a Paraiso dance class or percussion workshop and speak to the President of the ala (costume group) you wish to join. They will tell you all about the plans for their ala and what you need to do. Do this soon as places go quickly!

3   You must be registered on this website to be allocated to an ala (costume group). Once you have been allocated, you will see confirmation of this together with a payment link when you log in to this website.


Come to a dance class or percussion workshop and speak to Luke or Richard, or email us.

about last years carnival

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