NPO status Renewed

We’re pleased to announce that Shademakers will continue to be a National Portfolio Organisation as announced by Arts Council England this week. Expect exciting things from us in 2018-2022! Thank you to ACE for continuing to support what we do, and congratulations to many other carnival colleagues and arts organisations who have sustained their funding. […]

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Royal IW County Show

A new and unusual setting for us to perform. A short dance set at the Royal IW County Show, Cowes, had our pigs, sheep and chickens performing side by side with the real creatures.

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EPIC Entrance for Strongbow

Shademakers joined Area 51 and Batala to create an Epic Entrance for Strongbow winners going to the Isle of Wight Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPMH1W0xKrM An afternoon of filming at Sandown Airport was followed by a parade at the IW Festival on Friday 9th June.

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Hullabaloo

Our first Hullabaloo went well, with unexpected crowds of up to 5000 people. Musicians, dancers, carnival performers and artists worked alongside charities, businesses and community groups to put on a free day of events and activities for local people. The Soap Box Challenge was particularly popular. There were 6 entries in all, doing two runs […]

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Tea Station Project

The Tea Station is a community project funded by the Big Lottery that aims to bring people together in the grounds of our workshop in Wroxall. Cyclists and walkers are encouraged to pop in for a cup of tea and a rest; information boards and leaflets are there to share information; workshops, talks and creative tea […]

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St Patrick’s Festival, Armagh

Paul & Sharon have just returned from Armagh, Northern Ireland, where they worked with the Armagh City  & District Council and local people to produce these Irish wolfhounds and perform in the St Patrick’s Day Parade. LAST POST Nice Carnival NEXT POST Tea Station Project RELATED POSTS Nice Carnival In the papers Paws & Claws Walk

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Nice Carnival 2016

Shademakers were invited by the Nice Tourism Board to take part in this year’s carnival celebrations on the Cote d’Azur. 18 of us spent the week in Nice, taking part in five parades with the Equida horse costumes. On our first night, we watched their first LGBT parade and got a feel for how the […]

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Newsletter

There has been a pause in updating our website, so please see our newsletter for an idea of what Shademakers have been doing for the last few months.

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