Since its inception in 2002 Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR), which consists of musicians, music professionals, educators and anti-racism campaigners, has been instrumental in using music as a tool to bring people together against bigotry and hatred.
This summer LMHR aims to spread our positive message and make a big splash at Notting Hill Carnival with a float in the parade, in collaboration with veteran band Smokey Joe Roadshow and the National Education Union (NEU). We need to raise £10,000 for LMHR to secure a carnival float. You can help us make this a reality and pledge to join our procession on the day.
The carnival since its birth in Britain has been an important beacon of resistance against racism. It has pulled communities together in celebration at times of rising divisions. In 2019 Love Music Hate Racism wants to rediscover the parades antiracist roots with our band theme ‘carnival of resistance’; highlighting the contribution of figures such as Claudia Jones ‘the mother’ and one of the founders of the parade.
We are asking for your help to make sure Love Music Hate Racism gets on the road at Notting Hill Carnival this year. Can you help us fund the following;
- Carnival music float 44 tonne lorry fitted with PA system, generator, scaffolding, banners and Portaloos.
- Resources specially themed LMHR tote bag and tshirts for each participant with an education pack highlighting the contribution to carnival of a number of historical figures. We would also like to produce branded whistles and horns.
- Security team to staff the band’s procession on the road making sure the event runs smoothly.
- Costumes masquerade carnival costumes will ensure we keep the tradition of carnival alive and allows us to offer this option as economically as possible.
- Refreshments Caribbean themed catering ensuring everyone on the road with LMHR is looked after throughout the two days.
In March 2019 Love Music Hate Racism ran a positive campaign called Beautiful Resistance creating video content with some of the UK's leading artists.
These included Ed Sheeran, Ann-Marie, Rudimental, Jorja Smith, Dave, Niles Rodgers, Mahalia, Ramz, Tinie Tempah, Kojoy Radical and more.
Take a look at our awesome rewards allowing you to share with us the fantastic multicultural spectacle that carnival is, by joining up with the LMHR band during the parade (25th- 26th August).