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.

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. Most of the videos which Global Carnivalz has been responsible for all the post production are on this page, on  Love Hackney websites and on Hackney Carnival Facebook thereby allowing carnival lovers and residents to be treated to an earlier, and longer version of the event which traditionally takes place over one day.

Hackney Council commissioned  carnival groups to deliver films which best reflect their usual activity and help bring some uplifting carnival spirit into the home and we hope you will find them inspiring and informative as well as entertaining.

Soca Aerobics With
Tropical Isles Mas Band

How To Make A Creative Dragon Bag by Jun Mo Generation

How To Play The Calabash by BLEMA Dancers

Carnival Workout by Dimensions Dance Group

African Acrobat Juggling Demo by Gahu Dramatic Arts

Pantonic Steel Orchestra Lock Down Performance – Year of Love

Carnival Costume Upcycling with Soca Saga Boys

Carnival Junk Factory – Making a Newspaper Headdress