Wow, this season has been a busy one!
Here a little update for you to see what we’ve been up to this season.
Shademakers we’re involved in the celebration of RAMM 50th Anniversary. On April 21st, Carnival of the Animals took to the streets of Exeter along with music, performances and activities in the park. A little bit of an insight of what was happening in Exeter on the day of celebrations found on YouTube.
A successful journey for our very own event Hullabaloo, in it’s second year. Thousands of people flocked into Sandown Bay over the course of 2 days to come and explore at Hullabaloo.
Here is a short re-cap video.
This leads us into June.
This year we were invited back to the Isle of Wight Festival. Over the weekend we had involvement within the Kidzone and were part of Strongbow’s Epic Entrance for a second year running. We once again had the pleasure to work with local samba band, Batala Portsmouth.
Douai – Festival of Giants 8th July
A group of ten Tigers travelled to Douai, in Northern France and performed in this traditional carnival involving Giant puppets, known locally as Les Gayants. After a long, hot prowl in 30 plus degrees, the tigers had a rest!
Rhythmtree Festival : 13-15 July
This July at Rhythmtree we ramped up our involvement on the event. So much so, we were involved in writing an Arts Council Grant and curating a new area at the festival.
We took ‘Carnevale’ to the site and created a new world for festival-goers to explore! The Shady Lady also had a seperate world full of performances taking place.
On Sunday of the festival we also took to the field with a parade of costume, samba and smiles. We led the parade with Batala Portsmouth and Dance Vibez.
Isle of Wight Pride:
This summer Ryde hosted the national Pride event. For the Isle of Wight it was a massive deal to gain that status. For us as a company we felt it was important for us to be a part of the event. Therefore we took part in the pride parade.
Camp Bestival under the sea parade on Friday! Samba by Batala Portsmouth