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100 miles of Island Carnival!

Great news just in! Successful application by IW Walking Festival to Arts Council England’s GfTA scheme (Lottery Funds) means The Carnival Trail Project is go, go, go, for May Day Bank Holiday 2014.

This is a public 100 mile, 5 day walk across the Island, stopping at 9 carnival towns and villages for a display, performance and flag handover ceremony to celebrate 125 years of Island Carnival traditions. (think Olympic Torch Relay)

The route is being planned to link all carnival ‘stops’ with iconic places and landscapes on the island, and the project will collect and record carnival stories, reflections and visual images to create a complementary digital experience for walkers and ‘remote’ audiences via their smartphones and tablets.

The Carnival Trail is being coordinated by The New Carnival Company with Ali Pretty outdoor artist, and Richard White, digital artist. Carnival makers, performers, marching bands, schools and carnival organisers, past and present, are being invited to take part.

If you want to walk, you can do all 100 miles, or just a day, or half day, or join in at designated stops to capture the performances and handover ceremonies. The walk starts Saturday 3 May 9am at Appley, Ryde and ends with a grand finale performance on Ryde Sands 6pm Wednesday 7 May.

To see one Ali and Richard made earlier go to www.whitehorsewalk.co.uk

Find out more about the Carnival Trail at our PROJECT LAUNCH at The Learning Centre, Westridge, Ryde on Saturday 15 Feb @ 10.30am

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