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Peckham kids get ready for Notting Hill carnival

A group of kids literally looked sweet on Saturday when they launched their new confectionary-based carnival costumes.

The Pop Up Centre in Pentridge Street, Peckham was heaving with proud parents and supporters as the prototype ‘Neon Tuckshop’- inspired outfits were strutted in public for the first time.

Covered in Love Hearts, lollipops and Liquorice Allsorts, four children and young people are just a taster of the huge DD Projects group, ready to represent Peckham at Notting Hill Carnival this year.

First set up last year by Dara Houston, the group now has more than 50 children and their parents as members so there is a lot more sewing to do before the big day in August. “It’s about fun and enjoyment,” said Tammisha Fraser, one of the parents helping to organise the DD Project sessions now held at the Pop Up Centre three times a week. “And it’s about introducing the young people to the culture,” added the carnival veteran.

With so many children keen to take part, the costume launch on Saturday was partly a fundraiser to try and cover the costs. If you want to get involved or you can help with fundraising, contact Dara on dardar34.dh@gmail.com

The DD Projects carnival group launch their 'sweet' costumes
The DD Projects carnival group launch their ‘sweet’ costumes
The DD Projects carnival group launch their 'sweet' costumes
The DD Projects carnival group launch their ‘sweet’ costumes
Confectionary-inspired costumes for the DD Projects carnival group
Confectionary-inspired costumes for the DD Projects carnival group

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