Past Events

St Leonards Festival 2019, Carnival Parade
Saturday 29 June, 2019, from 2.30pm
St Leonards on Sea
FREE
Carnival fun along St Leonards Sea Front. With lots of local schools and community groups involved. This year's theme is The Colours of St Leonards.

Produced by 18 Hours Events
IW Mardi Gras 2019
Saturday 29 June, 3pm
Ryde Town Centre
FREE

Isle of Wight Mardi Gras ‘Island Biosphere’ Saturday 29th June from 3pm Ryde.
Find out more on our website. 

Produced by the New Carnival Company

Hastings Storytelling Festival Children's Day Parade
Sun 11 November, 2018, 12 noon - 4pm
The Stade, Hastings
FREE
A week of stories for adults and children on the theme of Reimagine India, culminates in a fun-filled parade for children around Hastings Old Town.
Produced by 18 Hours
IW Mardi Gras 2018
30 June, 2018, from 3pm
Ryde Town Centre
FREE

Our Carnival in Education flagship event. A fantastic themed parade. 800 children and young people, spectacular costume, colour, choreography (and lots of embedded learning!). Theme: Global Biospheres.
Produced by the New Carnival Company

Dark Nights at the Garlic Farm
Fri 27 and Sat 28 October 2017
The Garlic Farm, Mersley Ln, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NR
FREE
Evening Lantern Trails around the delightful Garlic Fields and ancient sites around Mersley Farm. Opportunities to participate in workshops and get involved with making surprise installations for the site.
Produced by the New Carnival Company
 
Hastings Storytelling Festival Children's Day Parade
Sat, 12 November, 2017 time tbc
The Stade, Hastings
FREE
A week of stories for adults and children on the theme of Reimagine India, culminates in a fun-filled parade for children around Hastings Old Town.
Produced by 18 Hours
India: transforming perceptions - the journey begins
31 March to 2 April 2017
101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space (Greenham Common)
A collaborative research, training and prototyping project for artists and teachers from three regional centres (Ryde, Hastings and Milton Keynes) to gain high level carnival production skills in the creation of high quality mas-bands to transform popular perceptions of contemporary India. These will be touring to carnivals in the 2017 calendar at each of the centres, plus a regional mela.
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Produced by 18 Hours and the New Carnival Company
Hastings Storytelling Festival Children's Day Parade
Sun 6 October, 2019, 12 noon - 4pm
The Stade, Hastings
FREE
A week of stories for adults and children on the theme of Reimagine India, culminates in a fun-filled parade for children around Hastings Old Town.
Produced by 18 Hours
St Leonards Festival 2018, Flying Together Parade
30 June, 2018, from 2.30pm
St Leonards on Sea
FREE
Produced by 18 Hours and Hastings Thrives
All Along The Riverbank 2
May Day Bank Holiday, Mon 7 May 2018, 11am-4pm
Cycle path: Sandown to Newchurch. Along the Eastern Yar river
FREE

A host of environmental and outdoor countryside activities, displays, arts and crafts, installations and entertainments along a 2 mile stretch of the riverbank. Part of Down to The Coast project, led by NCC and delivered with a wide range of partners.

Produced by the New Carnival Company

Carnival Network South - Training Event and AGM
Sat 17 March 2017, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Oxford Old Town Hall, Oxford Old Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX
FREE

Carnival Network South invites you to an dynamic and interactive day of carnival training and information sharing. Food and drink (buffet style) will be provided, by our hosts Cowley Road Works, free of charge to delegates.

There will be a range of creative workshops, information sessions and collaborative opportunities for participants to take part in: -

  • Cowley Road Carnival and Emergency Exit Arts will lead a keynote session supported by officers of Oxford City Council and Richmond Events looking at best practice Local Authority engagement. This first session will also be exploring opportunities for joint commissioning of event management functions and joint commissioning of new creative product or joined up touring opportunities. Everyone will get a chance to speak and contribute to this important subject
     

  • Notting Hill carnival artist Kamal El Alaoui will be leading a fun and hands on creative carnival workshop
     

  • High Wycombe based ‘School of Steelpan’ will be offering an introduction to the steelpan, with opportunities to try your hand
     

  • Mandy Curtis from Brighton University will be sharing current best practice ‘Risk’: Crowd Control and Crowd  Management 
     

  • The New Carnival Company, Isle of Wight, will be sharing their presentation first offered at the ‘Power, Performance and Play’ Caribbean carnival conference in Leeds last year: Access All Areas: why are disabled artists currently underrepresented in the carnival sector?  

 

This event is designed to offer sharing and learning opportunities for the carnival sector, by the carnival sector. New workshops and presentations are being added all the time so please get in touch if there is an opportunity your organisation would like to contribute.

 

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Over lunch we (CNS) will hold our AGM which everyone is invited to attend.

 

This event is free and brought to you by Cowley Road Works in association with Carnival Network South

 

Please register your attendance asap by emailing carnivalnetworksouth@gmail.com

 

More details to follow

Carnival Network South