If all the hype, mayhem and madness of the Olympic Games is beginning to weigh you down, then why not take some time away from the Olympics and experience a touch of Latin America in London? On Saturday August 18 the Carnival del Pueblo 2012 will be taking place in London Pleasure Gardens, the largest single Latin American festival in Europe.
This one-day event is simple ‘unmissable’ as the whole of the London Pleasure Gardens comes alive with music, colour, Latin flavour, crowds and noise. In typical Latin style, parade floats will make their way around the park with true Latin dancers whipping the crowd into a frenzy of joyousness and elation.
Also true to traditional Latin culture, Carnival del Pueblo 2012 will see entertainers from the likes of Brazil, Cuba, Paraguay and other Latin American countries entertaining the throng of festival revelers that are there for one reason only, to have a good time!
The Carnival del Pueblo 2012 is a free event and is suitable for all the family, as activities, shows, music and food is put on to cater for every age and taste.
The concept of pleasure gardens dates back to the seventeenth century when these types of gardens were popular summertime venues for people of all classes and ages to converge and admire artwork, walk, drink and listen to music.
This was certainly the essence being the creation of the London Pleasure Gardens, which is a new riverside arts and entertainment destination that has been transformed from a former industrial site in The Royal Docks into what has been described as being a “waterside, urban festival ground to celebrate the very best of cutting-edge London culture.”
And the Carnaval del Pueblo can certainly be described as being the very best of “cutting-edge London culture”, which, since being launched in London in 1999, has attracted huge audiences from diverse cultural. In fact you would be pushed to find a Latin festival this authentic and traditional whereby Londoners from many communities come together and share this ‘intense cultural experience’ outside Latin America itself!
For more information on this truly unique and what promises to be a memorable event, log on to the Carnaval del Pueblo’s official website.