We are a charity supporting carnival Arts in London, and internationally. The band come from a French Colonial tradition and have approximately 200 members. Members are encouraged to become involved in the making of the costumes and running of workshops, run outside of the carnival period, when many people join in the process of making costumes, doing make-up, sewing, wrapping structures, making templates etc.
The organisation is well known locally, as they also run a sports section; running after school clubs, summer projects including Carnival projects in local schools. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to become involved, and for those who cannot come to the premises - the project is taken to them.
Flamboyan have been involved in many location national and international events. We pride ourselves in our ability to offer the local community opportunities to become involved in all our projects. Flamboyan also offers access to a variety of educational projects. Access to an Archival library that houses many volumes in relation to the Black presence in London , and their involvement in Carnival. Flamboyan provide opportunity for the local community to become involved in the unique event that is Carnival. Flamboyan offers places for placements for students from Universities, colleges and has developed a very successful international exchange programme, currently this is between Trinidad and England , but steps are currently being taken to develop this to other islands and countries.
Address: 1 Fernhead Road, London, W9 3EU
Telephone: 02035322146; 02089690700; 07986761854