Notting Hill Carnival offers a special expression of unity; all are
welcome and there is a role for everyone. In Fox Carnival
Band, too, no experience is required. Adults help
with face painting, serve the food and drink, hold the rope around
just to dance, bringing
more joy and expression to the band.
Our players come from all over the UK, so
at the beginning of Carnival day we don’t all know each other.
But that soon changes as the day goes on, and teamwork plays a central
part in our Carnival.
At Carnival, we also become part of the larger spectacle. People take photos, film, and generally cheer us on. Sometimes the crowd following us will join in our dance routines. Plus, passing before the judging stage is always the high point.
Each Carnival Band also has its own policemen, who accompanies their
float throughout the day. This provides added security and peace
Each year we choose a theme and decorate our lorry accordingly. We
also make our standards and customise our costumes. We believe
that no one should be encumbered by wearing anything large or unwieldy.
We also feel that no one should have to spend ages making
Therefore, most Fox participants wear a T-shirt designed exclusively for the day. They carry our standards rather
than managing cumbersome costumes. This makes the experience of taking
part in Carnival child-friendly
and easy for everyone. Please CLICK to
see our previous Carnival themes and join us on the day to "play
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