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All Along the River Bank
Dates May Day Bank Holiday Monday, 1 May
Times 11am to 4pm
Venue Sandown to Horringford, along the Squirrel Trail former Sustrans route 23
Cost Free
Description A new and very exciting environmental action day all along the 3 mile Yar river section between Sandown to Horringford old railway line. Lots of family activities, guided walks, entertainment, installations, history, railway stories, outdoor arts and landscape. So much to learn and do!
Starts with a 'Grand Pedal Out' from Sandown end at 11am sharp! Get your environmental passport stamped at sites all along the route.
Kathakali meets Carnival: The Exhibition
Dates opens Saturday 13 May at 1pm
Times daily
Venue Southampton Art Gallery
Cost Free
Description Final Show of NCC collaboration with Kala Chetana Kathakali Co, charting and celebrating the heritage and journeys of two remarkable art forms to contemporary Britain
Also on show Isle of Wight at Dimbola Lodge Freshwater from 21 July.
Isle of Wight Mardi Gras: Reflections of India
Dates Saturday 1 July 2017
Times from 3pm
Venue Parade starts Ryde School, Queens Road for High St, Union St, Esplanade
Cost Free
Description The NCC's flagship event. Over 800 children, young people and community members masquerading in spectacular carnival costumes, with music and dancing. For full information, visit our Mardi Gras page on this site.
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