The results are in and young people from Tottenham’s People’s World Carnival Band had a winning theme at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival.
The theme entitled A-F-R-I-C-A-N – ‘A Free Race In Culture And Nobility’ took second place on Sunday and first place on Monday in the category Historical/Traditional. The Band were place 2nd overall in the Carnival on points.
This follows a fabulous year when in 2012 they attained 1st and 2nd places with the theme ‘Fire and Ice’ – 30 Years on the Road and counting…’ which commemorated the riots and the rebirth of Tottenham symbolised by a Phoenix rising from the ashes.
People’s World is based at the Old Brewery in Tottenham High Road and 90% of it’s members are under 25 years. They operate year round activities for young people including weekly workshops in bicycle maintenance, dance and drama, arts and crafts, costume design and construction, computer and film clubs, as well as after school homework/project club and youth club.
Sally Sturgeon, Co-ordinator of People’s World said “We take our cue from the young people and try to provide activities that they enjoy and at the same time at the same time promoting a positive community ethos. We encourage young people to be the best they can be with whatever they chose to participate in. We try to make every day a memorable experience for our young people.
Funding is always an issue, and we are looking for regular funding or sponsorship to continue our activities’”.