Ryde Carnival Association has listed various web site links below that you may find interesting or useful if you are visiting the island. We do not guarantee the content of these web site links.
Ryde Carnival Past Queen’s and Attendants – This is our Facebook page with original photographs of previous floats and the young women who were the Senior and Junior Queen’s and their attendants.
Carnival Learning Centre – The Carnival Learning Centre is the 1st Dedicated carnival learning centre in the UK. Officially known as “The Carnival and Celebratory Arts Learning Centre”.
I Love Ryde – a new website dedicated to Ryde, it’s shops services and living an island life.
Taylermade – Taylermade Entertainment Agency is based on the Isle of Wight, they supply a huge variety of acts which are suitable for all types of venue’s including corporate events, masonic, weddings, jewish weddings and anniversaries.
Historic Ryde Society – a new society for Ryde, who are raising funds to open a local heritage center for Ryde.
Ryde International Film Festival – the 1st ever International Film Festival for Ryde is being held this summer from 20th – 25th September 2010.
Sandown Carnival is one of the biggest on the Isle of Wight. We promote fun with safety, and help to bring the Sandown community together all year round
Mas Fusion Community Carnival Group – is a voluntary family orientated community carnival group based on the Isle of Wight. The group welcomes individuals of all ages from across the Island and currently has approximately 70 members aging from 2 to 65 years.
Sassy Productions – Sassy Productions specialise in making short films about local people and events. Much of their work focusses on evaluation and promotion of events and projects.
Davenport-Designs – Helen Davenport is a Freelance Artist who is based on the Isle of Wight, producing large scale artworks, murals and paintings. She delivers carnival workshops to local groups, designing and producing carnival costumes flags and backdrops.
Viareggio Carnival – a new web site dedicated to the link between Ryde and Viareggio in Italy
Eve Designs Limited – The designer of this web site, they are specialists in accessible web design and members of the Guild of Accessible Web Designers and Trading Standards Buy with Confidence scheme.
Ryde Arts Festival – This wonderful annual artsevent in Ryde, come and join the people and artist of the Isle of Wight in a community celebration of art.
Isle of Wight Council – The local Council Web Site
Isle of Wight -the Isle of Wight is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. Over half of this Wight Isle is a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty.
Isle of Wight Tourist Board – The Isle of Wight Tourism web site, contains all the holiday information you require to visit this beautiful Island
Isle of Wight County Press – The local County Weekly Newspaper. Full of local stories and information; it’s worth a read.
Ryde Extreme Performers – Ryde Extreme Performers are the Isle of Wight’s leading agency and workshop providers in traditional & ethnic circus skills – with an EXTREME twist.
Fusion – Fusion are specialist suppliers for Creative Arts and Crafts, Carnival Materials and Fancy Dress Costumes
Masqueryde – This new company is owned and run by Sally and Robert Kennedy they supply Costumes and various other items for parties as well as Carnival.
Platform 1 – is an independent, not-for-profits youth arts organisation specialising in the development and delivery of arts initiatives and training opportunities for young people on the Isle of Wight.
Raw Samba – the island largest samba band who play at ryde carnival. This web site requires a flash plugin to use it.
Unidos – another local samba band
Wight Images – Limited edition photos and prints by Neil Hunt
Wight Agents – Wight Agents gives you instant access to over 80% of Isle of Wight homes and properties through our unique search, giving you instant access to the property data of the majority of Isle of Wight Estate Agents.
Activ Isle of Wight – activities on the Isle of Wight search portal
Web Sites of Carnivals, Clubs and Groups around the UK and World
Fox Hill Carnival Club – Based at Fox School, Kensington Place London, This club mixes carnival cultures from all over the world producing a fun, bright and exciting display.
PureLime – Started in 1991, PureLime have been performing “Dirty Mas” with chocolate as an alternative to it’s Trinidadian roots. We are pleased that they joined us in 2007 in conjunction with the Isle of Wight Arts Unit and Carnival Centre.
Rampage – Rampage Carnival Club of Luton produces and performs in Caribbean style walking costumes. The group has a rich cultural mix with representatives from most of the Caribbean Islands, Great Britain, Fiji and Norway. There is even representation from the indigenous Red Indians of North America. They also run specialist tutoring courses under the banner of Renegades of Mas.
Carnival of Europe Viareggio – this is one of the largest carnivals in Europe
Luton International Carnival – The UK’s biggest one day carnival Procession starts at Wardown Park and moves around through the town and back to the park!
National Carnival Centre- The national centre for carnival arts and the future national carnival archive will be based in Luton, Bedfordshire in the near future
Best Free Events in the UK – information on all the UK’s best free of charge Carnivals,Festivals, Parades and other outdoor events.
Whats On 2 Day – Welcome to What’s on 2day. A completely free events listing for the whole of the UK.
TnT Island Rogers Trinbago Website – this web site is about the Islands of Trinidad and Tobago with loads of information about the world famous carnival there. It also covers other facinating facts about the islands.
Pan Jumbie – Daily Pan News, the ultimate online portal for steel pan lovers
Carnival Net – Arts Council of England Carnival Web Site
Culture Mix Arts – CultureMix Arts provides culturally diverse music education, training, employment support, professional career development and creative industry mentoring with an emphasis on cultural and urban event management and steel pan music development.
SOCA New – the UK’s only SOCA online magazine with articles, music and other items of interest for carnival fans.
Google Earth – This site allows you to find villages on the Isle of Wight and it’s free to download!