by Tim Lamden
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Crowds lined the streets last Saturday to cheer on dancers and performers taking part in this year’s Hornsey Carnival.
The annual event kicked off with a performance from the marching band of the Wood Green and Hornsey Air Training Corps in Priory Park, off Middle Lane in Crouch End, ahead of the parade which wound its way through Hornsey and Crouch End from Alexandra Palace.
The parade route saw perfomers, from martial artists and Latin American-inspired Zumba dancers to Kurdish drummers, stop in succession for a short display in the shadow of the clock tower in The Broadway.
The parade then looped back along Tottenham Lane, passing through Priory Park to Alexandra Palace.
Organisers raised almost £600 from street collections which will be split between a number of charities, including the Haringey branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Action4Kids.
Gordon Rathbone, chairman of the organising committee, said: “The carnival is something that really adds a community atmosphere to Crouch End and Hornsey.”
Miriam Bracewell, vice-chairman of the organising committee, said: “The procession was wonderful and the support marvellous.”