The effervescent Carnival: Performance, context, and mediation at Notting-Hill

Carver, Gavin P. (2000) The effervescent Carnival: Performance, context, and mediation at Notting-Hill. New Theatre Quarterly, 16 (61). pp. 34-49. ISSN 0266-464X. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The Notting Hill Carnival is now Europe's largest street festival, celebrating the music and popular arts of a variety of cultures. Not so long ago, the event-which sometimes culminated in violence between the police and carnival goers-was widely perceived as both threatening and marginal. But more recently the size, success, and high media profile of the carnival have given it a 'responsible' image-and won sponsorship from a variety of commercial concerns. In this article, Gavin Carver explores these developments in the mediation and context of the carnival, transforming a socio/cultural event into mere decorative spectacle.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 1914 11:09
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 15:35
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16244 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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