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This special Acton Carnival warm-up event will include live music,  films and Q&A panel  discussion taking place in the cinema and lounge of ActOne Cinema and cafe.  Come along and spot yourself in carnivals past!  

This year we are delighted to include  Mas Resistance:The film is a portrait of the Williams family, whose lives revolve around Notting Hill Carnival as they strive to keep traditional mas culture and characters alive. It also is a poetic experience, visualising the magical essence of Carnival through rich images, iconic music and original poetry from Forward Prize Winning Poet Malika Booker. The film features the traditional mas of several high-profile designers, including Alan Vaughan’s Moko Jumbies and Soca Massive’s Fancy Sailors, as well as more contemporary works such as the 23-year old, 12ft tall East Meets West, the final masterpiece of Vernon Williams, Symone’s late father and founding member of Notting Hill Carnival. Symone is the Executive Producer and the film includes her recent creation The Midnight Jumbie, a hybrid of two traditional characters, Moko Jumbie and Midnight Robber.And to give you another opportunity to watch   The PanMan:Russ Henderson‘s journey of preserving/spreading Steelpan music in the UK, Notting Hill Carnival, from poverty to receiving an MBE. “The PanMan” documentary is a must see to gain insight to how Notting Hill Carnival started. Winner of best origins film at the Portobello film festival.Tickets are free for the event  but, please, book your place to ensure you get a seat for the screenings. 

  • Pan to open the Mas screenings. 

  • Mas Resistance screening - Director: Alex Urquhart

  • Acton Carnival history screening edited and produced: Erduan Xhaferi

  • Russ Henderson The PanMan  screening - Director: Mike Mckenzie

  • 2 short films celebrating our Carnival


Event Details

Doors Open at 1:00PMStarts at 1:30PM

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