Saturday, August 23, 2003


It's Notting Hill Carnival weekend, when the streets of London's hippest neighbourhood are filled with the sights and sounds of one the world's most famous celebrations of Afro-Caribbean culture.

It's a fantastic event for the tens of thousands of people who cram into Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park Road -- but try telling that to the poor sods who actually live in Notting Hill.

This week I had a drink with former ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent, Charlie Glass, himself a W11 resident. He described Carnival as "ghastly...for a weekend you're a prisoner in your own home."

As for me -- after my V Festival experience last weekend I'll be staying well Birmingham to be precise.


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