50 years ago to the month, Notting Hill was gearing up for its first community celebration of the century – apart from the odd bank holiday festival that was halted by the First World War – The Notting Hill Fayre.

This festival spread across Notting Hill, incorporating the range of people and communities that made Notting Hill their home. The Fayre became fundamental in bringing people together to celebrate; playing a role in shaping the Carnival that has drawn millions to North Kensington every year since.

To celebrate ‘the year the decade exploded’ in North Ken, the City Living, Local Life-supported Colville Community History Project are holding a talk and exhibition all about 1966 in the borough.

The exhibition runs from 27 September – 9 October at The Red Lemon Pub, 45 All Saints Road. For the early birds, there’s a free accompanying slideshow and talk on launch night from 6.30pm-8pm.

You can also download the latest Colville Community History newsletter which begins to reveal the historical, social and cultural changes that were going on in North Kensington that year.

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