Why not become a volunteer for Ryde Carnival and join our happy band
Ryde Carnival is an all-inclusive and joyous parade of colour and light marking the end of summer.
We put on three Carnivals each summer from late August into early September. The first Carnival is the afternoon Children’s Carnival, then we have the early evening Main Carnival and finally the late evening Illuminated Carnival, which is the last carnival to be held each year on the Isle of Wight.
All our carnivals are run by volunteers and are FREE to attend. We raise money all year round to put these carnivals on, but if everyone watching put just £1 into a collection bucket we would have all the funding required for the following year.
2020 Carnival Dates
Here’s the dates for all the Carnivals taking place across our beautiful Island this summer. Make a note of them in your diary.
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Ryde Carnival AGM 2020
Thanks to everyone who came along to the AGM for Ryde Carnival, which took place on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at The Simeon Arms, Simeon Street, Ryde.
The Committee were elected as follows:
Chair and Collections Officer – Simon Wyatt Tableau and Safety Officer – Ben Matthews
Vice Chair – Jo Morrison Royalty Wardrobe and Chaperone – Sarah Matthews
Treasurer – Heidi Allen Marketing and Processions Officer – Malcolm Ross
Secretary – Claire Brown Licensing Officer – Brian Treagus
We’re all looking forward to a very successful 2020 and seeing all your wonderful creations coming to life on Ryde’s streets during our fabulous Summer Carnivals. We’ve increased the budget for the Community Grants to help with the costs and to encourage more groups, families and not-for-profit organisations to get involved (recipients of the awards must take part in at least two of our three carnivals). Information regarding applying for the Community Grants will appear on the website soon.
We’re always looking for any volunteers who are interested in supporting us by helping out, even if you only have an hour to spare. You can contact us via email or message us on Facebook. Ryde Carnival has been run entirely by volunteers for over 100 years and we would love you to be a part of the team.