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Events

Towards a Greener Carnival
Dates Friday 13 and Saturady 16 March
Times Friday 11:00 to 17:00, Saturday 9:00 to 16.30
Venue Malcom X Centre Bristol
Cost £25 per day, £40 for both days
Description Hosted by Carnival Network South

Join us for a lively and topical conference looking at how we, as carnival artists, producers and parade managers, can plan and implement for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly carnival culture.
All Along the River Bank
Dates Saturday 2 May
Times 11am - 4pm
Venue The Yar Riverside Walk, Sandown - Alverstone - Langbridge (cycle way)
Cost FREE
Description An outdoor arts and countryside festival for May Day. 2 linear miles of the River Yar animated with arts installations, soundscapes, traditional countryside crafts to try your hand, lots to see and do and learn, May Day entertainments, folk dancing and more.
Walk it, cycle it or ride it. Great Family Day out!
Isle of Wight Mardi Gras. The Story of Carnival!
Dates Saturday 27 June
Times 3pm
Venue Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Cost FREE
Description Our flagship carnival in education project a spectacular parade of over 1000 children and adults, with live music, choreography and colourful hand made costumes.

This years event will depict the Story of Carnival, from its early beginnings in Ancient Egypt to a Vision for the Future. Travels the world and back again. Contains a unique section of costumes inspired by IW carnival traditions, funded through the National Lottery Heritage fund.
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