Caribbean news. A number of major groups linked to the London Notting Hill Carnival have invited the Malta Carnival to be their special guests in 2014. This invitation came as a result of a creative partnership between the Carnivals in Malta and London Notting Hill Carnival.

The Universal Carnival Queen, Sureya John, crowned in Luton in 2013, headed a performing group of Mas Players from Elimu Paddington Arts Mas Band, Xtreme St Lucia Band and Genesis as they participated in several Carnivals in various cities and  towns of Malta.

Photo courtesy www.gozoandmalta.com

Photo courtesy www.gozoandmalta.com

Malta was invited to come to London and experience the London Carnival in August 2014.

Under the patronage of the High Commission of Malta in London, His Excellency Mr Norman Hamilton, the visitors from Malta will include the 2014 Queen of Malta Carnival, Ms. Sabrina Spiteri and performers from various Maltese Carnival Companies. They are expected to be joined by Maltese students studying in the UK.

Mr Jason Busuttil, Chairman of the Malta Carnival and Mr Francis Ripard who was the liaison for the Notting Hill visitors in March will lead the Maltese delegation to London. Mr Busuttil said: “Our main objective is to promote Malta as a tourist destination, share our experiences with our host and strengthen the partnership with the London Carnival.”

Malta’s participation was made possible through the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Malta Council of Arts.

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Photo courtesy clubclass.com