FAQ

The Nottingham Carnival Day 2018 will be held on Sunday 12 August  

The whole of the Nottingham Carnival Weekend – the Music Festival on Saturday and Parade on Sunday – will be held at the Visctoria Embankment, NG2 2JY. By locating at The Meadows/Victoria Embankment we have lots more space for the parade, room to accommodate the troupes and provide them with hospitality and a safer, easier parade route.

We’d love to hear from you if you think you can make a contribution to the Nottingham Carnival, check out this page on our website for more information.

Many people get involved in helping to make the carnival a success. However, there is an Event Management Team comprising about 20 enthusiastic people who oversee the delivery of the event. The troupes have their own committee and meet separately to organize the artistic aspect of the parade.

Preparing for Nottingham Carnival is a yearlong project and the troupes are known to start designing their costumes straight after the previous Carnival.

We always try to engage with local schools and this year is no exception. We have members of the organising team who will liaising with schools. If your school would like to be involved then please contact the team on carnival@tuntum.co.uk or call 0115 916 6066.

Email carnival@tuntum.co.uk for information or call 0115 916 6066.

There are no formal elections to be on the Carnival organising committee. To run the event successfully we need enthusiastic volunteers who bring necessary skills and experience to the table and welcome people with relevant skills. Find out how to get involved on the website.

For security. We want everyone to be safe at Carnival and to keep it a positive, family friendly event. This means keeping an eye on who enters and requires only one point of entry. It is also a requirement of the relevant bodies to grant the necessary licenses.

The Police actually classify this event as a ‘low risk’. That is why most of the police you will see are community support officers. However, safety and security are the responsibility of the organizers which is why you will see many local trained security personnel on duty there.

Yes. Secure parking is £5 for the day. A map of the site is available on the website – click here.

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The gates open on both days at 12pm and close at 8.00pm .

Food: There will be a wide range of world food stalls available on both days of the Nottingham Carnival for you to try. You can bring also bring your own food on to the site. Drinks: There are several licensed bars on the Carnival site selling both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. You cannot bring your own alcohol on to the site – your bag may be searched and any alcohol found will be confiscated so please don’t try to bring it with you!

The Nottingham Carnival receives money from a diverse range of sources. This includes the Arts Council of England, Nottingham City Council, sponsors and advertisers, stallholders and the invaluable contribution of the Carnival goers through the entrance fee.

This will be the 17th Carnival that has been organized with the support of Tuntum Housing Association since they helped to revive the event in 1999.

If you wish to become part of a carnival troupe or you would like to help with making costumes, then please visit the website for the people to contact.

We do and over the years we have had financial support from a diverse range of businesses. This year we’d like to thank our main music sponsors (in alhabetical order): Arts Council; BBC Radio 1 Xtra;  Confetti; EMCCAN;  Nottingham City Council; Nottingham Express Transit; One Nottingham; Robin Hood Energy; Supermalt ; Tuntum Housing and the many organisation who have supported the printing of the programmes which are given out over the weekend.  

There are lots of ways to get to the Nottingham Carnival site. This year for the first time you can catch the NET Tram to the Carnival site. Find out more by clicking here. Uber taxis are also offering a discount for Nottingham Carnival goers. Find out more by clicking here. You can use the Nottingham City Council’s Journey Planner to look at bus routes. Nottingham Train Station is just one mile away from the Carnival so you could walk along London road, hop in a taxi or catch the bus to the site.