Dear Yam Carnival family.
We are sorry to say that Yam Carnival will no longer be taking place this year. As you know we’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation, and after consultation with Lambeth Council we’ve agreed that this was the right thing to do to protect the health and safety of the fans, artists and the team who work on the show.
This was set to be an amazing celebration of African culture from across the world for London and we are incredibly disappointed but we will be back, stronger than ever to celebrate with you in 2021.
You are entitled to a refund, in accordance with UK law and your ticket seller will be in touch with you in the coming days to let you know when your refund will be automatically transferred into your account.
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and we appreciate all your support.
At Yam Carnival, indulge in the ultimate foodie paradise with eats from around the world. We will be hosting the top African influenced food trucks and chefs from across London. From contemporary and cutting edge cuisine to traditional home comforts, Yam has it all.
For the most distinguished carnival goers, we have created bespoke viewing platforms modelled on some of the most iconic landmarks and regions in the African diaspora. From New Afrika Shrine to the French Quarter of New Orleans, you’d have to see it to believe it!
The Masquerade culture is regarded as one of the strongest bonds of cultural commonality in Africa, binding the continent together. Masquerades or ‘masked plays’ celebrate the practice of ancestral reverence and worship. The masquerades represent the ancestral spirits return to bless the present with the divine presence of the past, in the positive influence of the future. Several communities across the diverse continent commonly exchange masquerade traditions.