Coming to the Notting Hill Carnival this Bank Holiday? We’ve got a treat lined up. Red Stripe have collaborated with the legendary photographer Pennie Smith to capture the ‘makers’ of Notting Hill preparing for the big weekend.
You can get down to see the exhibition of Pennie’s work at Carnival itself, showcased on the wooden chipboards covering the corner of Portobello Road and Lancaster Road, and also visit the different ‘makers’ in situ.
Adrian Luckie, manager of Mama’s Jerk Chicken, will be cooking up a storm on Portobello Road; Bert Clement, TFL’s station supervisor at Westbourne Park, will be opening its doors to the general public; Lionel McCalman, steel band leader, will be drumming out some tunes under the Westway; Rosaria Gracia, dancer and choreographer, will be sambaing her way down Ladbroke Grove; and the infamous Norman Jay MBE will pumping out tunes from his Good Times soundsystem at the far end of Portobello. See the Red Stripe map for details.