The paper "Notting Hill Carnival" is a great example of finance and accounting coursework. The purpose of this briefing paper is to provide historical development of an event Notting Hill Carnival which has taken place for more than four decades in London. This paper suggests strategies to successfully manage the event which attracted more than a million tourists in the country. A Summary of the Facts In Notting Hill, London, England each August, over three days (a weekend and a bank holiday), there is an annual event taking place. Those members of the Caribbean population who have been living in the area since the 1950s have led the festival and managed the event for many years.
The festival has been rated as one of the biggest street festivals in Europe which has attracted more than 1.5 million people in the past years. The Notting Hill Carnival event involved other prominent art events in the country. Some arts events are several major live music events and the famous procession of masquerade bands. The event has attracted a huge number of tourists from the UK as well as abroad.
With its 40 years of tenure, the event has received iconic status. The status was gained due to the presence and contribution of communities of the roots in the Caribbean to London and the UK. The Notting Hill Carnival has grown from a small West Indian street celebration first held in 1964 to a two-day international event which at its peak attracted some 1.2 million visitors in 1999. It began in the wake of the 1958 race riots when Notting Hill was fast becoming one of the first of the new inner-city areas attracting immigrants from the old Commonwealth.
Both the Carnival and the area in which it is held have changed substantially over the past 40 years. Many of the original immigrants have moved out and the area has gentrified with more wealthy, younger residents replacing them. Yet the Carnival has evolved to become a national, indeed international, focal point for the celebration of West Indian culture and music but with the majority of its visitors no longer belonging to the ethnic communities which continue to organise and support it.
Local council website
London Notting Hill Carnival Ltd
Moving Map of Carnival route
Notting Hill Carnival Photos
Notting Hill Carnival Review Group, 2004 Report
Environmental Impact Report 2004
The 1976 Notting Hill Carnival Riots on peopleshistory.co.uk (currently down)
BBC News - Remembering the 1976 Notting Hill riot
Notting Hill Carnival