HUNDREDS of revellers will don vibrant Mardi Gras-style outfits to celebrate 12 years of pride in their area at the energetic Acton Carnival, Anand Patel writes.
The event will include live music, dance performances, and activities for all ages on Saturday.
The carnival will include a Spirit of Acton street procession which leaves Woodland Park at 12am and finishes at Acton Park, where the rest of the activities take place, via Crown street and Acton High Street.
There is guaranteed to be laughs as comedian Geoff Schumann has signed on to be this year's compere.
The main stage, hosted by Westside FM will see music from Tippa Ire, Loose Ends and Omar. There will also be dance performances from three local schools, as well as Youth Street Beats and Dance Crib.
The family area will consist of a circus and drum making workshop, pebble painting and various sports activities. There will also be the chance for children to make their own carnival hats and masks.
Parent zone will provide a space for the adults to relax.
Ealing Council leader Julian Bell said: “The carnival is known for its great atmosphere and fiesta feel and I am sure this year will be no different.”
General admission is £2 per adult with children aged 12 and under allowed in for free. A family ticket is £5 which covers entry for two adults and up to three children aged between 12 and 16 years. The event is expected to finish at 7pm.