Barking and Dagenham Carnival to return this summer

Carnival revellers join the procession of junior entrants in the Notting Hill Carnival's children's

Carnival scenes similar to this are set to return to Barking (archive photo) - Credit: PA WIRE

People will be able to get into the carnival spirit in Barking again this summer.

Barking and Dagenham Carnival is taking place next month live and online from Town Square and Barking Learning Centre.

Organised by Ukon Careers, the event will run from 1pm until 6pm on Saturday, July 9.

It will feature performances from international carnival artists, community groups and street dancers.

There will also be steel pan, African drumming, Tamboo Bamboo, Samba and carnival craft-making workshops.

The carnival, which was initially began by Ukon as Barking Carnival in 2014, aims to raise awareness of carnival arts.

A Ukon spokesperson said: "This year’s carnival will be like no other - showcasing talent in Barking and Dagenham, nationally and internationally."

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It is looking for volunteers and to enquire about this or find out more information about the carnival, contact Cleon Lord at info@ukoncareers.com.