This year’s Hackney Carnival parade may be on hold due to the pressures of Covid-19, but that hasn’t stopped the borough’s loyal carnival collectives coming together to create a virtual version of the infamous festivities called Hackney Carnival At Home.
12 local carnival groups who regularly contribute to the annual September parade, have made a collection of films which showcase the creativity and local pride Hackney Carnival is known for. The films will be hosted on the Hackney Carnival Facebook page as well as the new Love Hackney website and GlobalCarnivalz.com in early summer, meaning residents will be treated to an earlier, and longer, version of the event which traditionally takes place over one day.
Hackney Council is funding carnival groups to deliver films which best reflect their usual activity and help bring some uplifting carnival spirit into the home. It will complement a series of online cultural activities being funded by the Council which also includes the forthcoming Windrush Generations Festival and Discover Young Hackney, as they support Hackney’s artistic community during lockdown and the challenges of social distancing.
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