(Sunday 28th July 2019) London Road, Croydon, CR0
The Croydon Carnival formally know as the London Road Carnival is an established community street festival held on London Road, West Croydon. This family fun event which is organised by the London Road Business Association will take place on Sunday 28th July 2019, featuring a colorful Caribbean style parade, plenty of tasty street food, kids' zone, arts, crafts and community stalls, live music stage, cultural dance, community performances, DJ's, young emerging artists and much more!!!
The main objective of the Croydon Carnival is to:
- provide an accessible, family-friendly cultural carnival for everybody to enjoy which is free to attend
- provide entertainment for children and families in the school holidays
- encourage young musicians from the local area by running the "Croydon's Young Performers Competition"
- attract new visitors to West Croydon and raise the profile of this great cultural shopping destination
In previous years the Carnival has attracted over 5,000 people throughout the day and we are looking to grow attendance this year.
Abdul Wahab grew up in South London, finding his calling in the anti-establishment message of reggae and Jamaican soundsystem culture while developing his own sound system, Fantasy Sound. After making an impact on the reggae scene in the ‘90s with debut singles, ‘No Poll Tax’ and ‘Bogle Rock’, Abdul Wahab fell in love with the rough, rapid, DIY sound of early 90s jungle
Formed in August of 1967, after changing their name from The Spectres and Traffic to STATUS QUO, Quo went on to change the face of rock, psychedelia, pop rock and boogie with 50 years of great headbanging.
Nicole Dennis, currently understudy to 'Effie White' in the hit West End show, Dreamgirls, invites you to Crazy Coqs for her first solo concert. Join Dennis as she takes you through her favourite songs, both musical theatre and mainstream pop/jazz, with musical arrangements and piano accompaniment by Chris Guard. She will share stories about shows, inspirations, mental health, spirituality and, of course, love.
Nicole is in the ensemble of Waitress in London's West-End.
When Roger Samuels sings, you are compelled to listen. You listen because every single word that proceeds out of his mouth is carefully delivered with purpose.
Kelly is a Singer and Actor from Croydon, London. She is an all round performer and is experienced in TV, Film, Commercials, and Musical Theatre. She has just finished performing in The Book of Mormon West End and before this originated the role of May in the new musical Baddies at the Unicorn Theatre. Previous to this she was in the UK and International tour of Disney's the Lion King.
Kelly is in the ensemble of Waitress in London's West-End.
SILVASTONE is one of the UKs most active Afrobeats artist/producer/songwriter. Born in London to parents from Ghana and Sierra Leone he describes his music as, “a creative hybrid of African Beats and UK Street Sounds marinated in Global Melodies”. The multi-talented SILVASTONE has been making noise on the scene since 2015 when he first broke through after earning his stripes in previous years as a producer and songwriter for some of Africa’s and UK’s biggest talents and hit records.
We are a live art and music experience showcasing the best of Croydon's creative community.
We're bringing together local Rappers, Musicians, Beat-Boxers, Street Dancers, DJ's, Singers, Illustrators, Photographers & Filmmakers...you name it: all under one roof for a unique opportunity to vibe, jam and create.
The idea of composing music for a thriller was......thrilling but once I started working on it I realised how difficult it was to create suspense. Nevertheless, it was a good challenge and I learnt a lot from it. The film is directed by the talented Nathalia Syam and features the angelic voice of Vidushi Pradhan in the soundtrack. If you have not seen the film yet, here is the link:
PROSPECT, is a positive force to be reckoned with. He is one of the UK’s leading young entrepreneurs in the game right now, nominated for the most inspirational young person of the year award 2018, for his personal ambitions and his own business ‘ProspectFTF’s’ - Prospect Training -(empowering young people, renewing minds and igniting passions) he is just getting started.
With his slogan ‘Same Vibe Different Message’, he certainly isn’t stopping in 2019 and is destined for great things. Introducing himself not just as a prospect but the one and only ‘MR PROSPECT’ creating waves of good energy and cementing his place as a respected rapper in the UK music scene.
“It is only those who authentically work to achieve their aspirations that actually achieve their aspirations” ~Mr. Prospect.
Mish Mash Mangment (Latin Dancers)
With the football World Cup and the Olympics coming up in Rio, Brazilian culture is now everywhere, from tropical juices to beautiful beach bodies and hypnotic rhythms… so why not add a true carnival flavour to your next event?
The Brazil Troupe have more than 10 years experience performing at a range of events, everything from corporate events through to festivals and private parties. Nothing is too big or to small!
Element specialise in salsa, samba, afro cuban and afro brazilian dance forms. They use the dances of the Orixa within their work, and try to incorporate the elements in particular of four gods: Oxum/Oya/Oxossi/Xango. These four gods also represent the four elements (Earth/Air/Fire/Water).
They also use elements of other dance styles such as waacking, house, breaking and contemporary dance alongside or within their work, as well as concepts of embodiment taken from Yoga in their teaching.
The Tropicana Company are the ONLY Multi Award Winning Latin Ensemble in the UK. They have been awarded with 3 LUKAS (The first and only recognized Award by public vote for Latino Culture in the UK) for:
“Brazilian Dance Performers 2011” “Brazilian Dance Performers 2012” “Brazilian or Portuguese Act 2012”
Since 2003 the Tropicana Dancers are the only ensemble in the UK providing the Best and Most unique Latin Brazilian Show Entertainment including live music, singing and dance with up to 20 or more Musicians, Singers, Dancers and Performers available to entertain you.
Thanks to their accuracy in preparation, enthusiasm on stage and quality of entertainment, their reputation has grown significantly over the years. At present the Latin Dancers are the Capital’s leading show business dedicated to this kind of entertainment supplying top class agencies, blue chip companies as well as promoters throughout the UK and abroad.
Shade & Beauty
Russian Community Dancers Bejamin Brown
Bollystreet Dancers Hair Show
Virgo Well Versed
Lovonne Richard Ashdon Jazz Academy
J. Dolpihin DJ Elz
Adam Hughes Hare Krishna Group
Carnival Drumming Band Skillosophi Band
Rock band Communities groups
Carnival Dancers See Our 7 Hair show
Russian Community Dancers Harris Academy Dancers
Bollystreet dancers LFK Sabura
Kizomba and Line dancing SFK Team performers
Kenetica Blocko Indian Dancers
Chines Dragon dance Magic show
Carnival Drumming Band Stilts Dancers
Costumes parade Benjamin Brown
Krishna Kirtan Band Music relief
Ashdon Jazz Academy Apsara Arts
Upahaar Dance Kinetic Bloco
Thank you to our sponsors!
Contact number - 020 3004 4176