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Since 1980, Elimu has participated in every Carnival except 2020

As a group of nationals from Trinidad and Tobago resident in London, we came together to recreate the Carnival we knew and loved

In the early years we copied everything we remembered about Mas, danced to the Road March of that year and created the band according to the best of Trinidad

After 40 years we have become an organisation that is truly diverse and inclusive 

We are not afraid to experiment    We are not timid in trying out different things

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  • Cutting 2014

    Press cutting about students from Paddingtion Arts taking part in Sunday’s opening procession at Notting Hill Carnival under the themes “Carnival Mayhem” and “Black in the Union Jack”. The band Elimu collaborates with the organisation every year to join “London’s biggest street party”. A photograph of the students dressed in white is added.
  • West End Extra 2013

    Newspaper cutting about Paddington Arts’ participation at Notting Hill Carnival with the slogan “under the sea.” It was published in West End Extra. In 2013, many costumes were inspired by the four elements earth, water, air and fire and Paddington Arts chose water as its topic for creative costumes, such as jellyfish or octopuses. On …

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  • Wood & Vale 2013 #2

    Press cutting, published by Alistair Kleebauer in Wood & Vale on the 29th of August, 2013, about the Paddington Arts’ children’s costumes at the Notting Hill Carnival. The kids and adults prepared their outfits, inspired by earth, water, air and fire, over a very long time and were happy to finaly show their costumes to …

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  • Wood & Vale 2013 #1

    Newspaper cutting about the colourfulness of Notting Hill Carnival, including a picture of colourful dressed participants at Paddington Arts carnival showcase. It was published in Wood & Vale on 1 August 2013. In this year, the carnival’s theme was “callaloo”, a Caribbean dish blending different ingredients. This led to various coloured and exotic costumes, some …

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  • Wood & Vale 2011 #2

    Press cutting, published in Wood & Vale on the 1st of September, 2011, about the youngsters from Paddingtion Arts representing Westminster at the Notting Hill Carnival. The five to 15-year-olds were dressed in red outfits, because of the current topic “It’s a Red ‘Ting'”, and had a lot of fun. A photograph, by Polly Hancock, …

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  • Wood & Vale 2011 #1

    Newspaper cutting about the costume-making for Notting Hill Carnival, published in Wood & Vale on 28 July 2011. The carnival’s theme for 2011 was “It’s a Red ‘Ting” and consequently many outfits were of red designs. This article features the Elimu Carnival Band and includes a picture of the dancer Lynda Da Cova in a …

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