Urban Touch Carnival Group formed in 2007 and is based in Hackney East London. Urban Touch was primarily formed by a group of people who shared a common interest in the local community. We wanted to address some of the issues faced by the local community such as Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and the relationship between young people, adults and the older generation. Whilst at the same time celebrating the Caribbean Arts.
We encourage young people to make positive contributions to the community they live in and dismiss some of the myths associated with young people. We empower young people to make the right choices in the environment in which they live in. We involve our young people in all stages of the Carnival preparation process, from deciding on a theme, to creating music for dance routines and deciding on promotional campaigns. Urban Touch is not just a mas band, we educate our young people about the Caribbean Arts and encourage them to utilise and develop their skills in all that we do.