To help celebrate the 130th year of Ryde Carnival we’re doing something special in and we’d love you to come and join us. Thanks to funding received from Arts Council England, Tescos Bags of Help and the annual grant we receive from Ryde Town Council, we have joined forces with Shademakers UK and the New Carnival Community to offer free community workshops that will enable more young people (and the young at heart) to take part in our Main and Illuminated Carnivals on 30th August and 1st September.  Participants can learn circus and carnival dance skills, help build a circus float and be part of one of these amazing performing groups that will wow the crowds on the streets of Ryde. For more details click on the links below or contact us at

NCC revised workshops

Ryde Carnival Circus Workshops with Shademakers UK