Barking & Dagenham Carnival is back


After being physically absent for two Covid-affected years, Barking and Dagenham Carnival will be returning this year with both live and online elements. It will take place at the Barking Learning Centre and in Barking Town Square.

The carnival was created by Ukon Careers in 2014 as a children’s celebration but transformed into a family event open to all, including senior citizens, children, young people and disabled persons.

Revellers can expect steelpan and soca performance, dance, performances from local and international carnival artistes, African drumming, tamboo bamboo, samba and carnival craft-making workshops.

Volunteers are welcome, so if you’d like to get involved, contact Cleon at

Barking & Dagenham Carnival takes place on Saturday 9 July 2022 from 1pm to 6pm.