British Carnival comes to Olympic Park

The Paraiso School of Samba. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive

The Olympic Park will host its first ever British carnival today. The event starts at midday and continues til 9.30pm. They'll be three separate stages showing the best and brightest talent from the UK carnival scene. Acts performing will include the Paraiso School of Samba and CarnivalXtra.

In the heart of carnival village, people will be given the opportunity to make their own costumes and take part in dances. They'll also be impromptu parades and a spectacular finale.