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Kites truckThe New Carnival Company will be out and about in the heart of the community next week with a spectacular Kite Makers Roadshow. 

Working from their mobile outreach facility – The Carnival Truck, the company will be delivering 10 kite making workshops in 10 different locations in 6 days to get ready for the Island’s Kite Festival in September.

Frankie Goldspink, Participation and Learning Manager explained:

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“We want to give as many people as possible the chance to make a kite, so rather than asking them to come to us, we’re going to them. Many of the locations we are visiting have no community facilities, so working from the Carnival Truck in play parks or community gardens is the only option”.

The Kite Festival itself is themed ‘Sea and Shore’ and will highlight environmental issues relating to our Island coastline and the wildlife within it. Many of the kites will be made from bio-degradable materials so if they do break free on the Festival Day then will not cause any environmental damage.

Look out for the Carnival Truck and the Kite Team on Monday (12th) afternoon at Slade Road, Ryde; on Tuesday at Haven Close, Whippingham (am), East Cowes Pavillion (pm); Wednesday, Nelson Road, Newport (am), Hookes Way, Newport (pm) Thursday; Gunville Methodist Church (am), Lanesend School, Cowes (pm), Friday; Preston Close, Ryde (am) and Tandy Close, Binstead (pm). Morning workshops run 10.30 – 12.30 and afternoon 1.30 – 3.30 and are all free of charge..

The Kite Festival itself will be on Saturday 21st September at Fort Victoria County Park and will be part of the Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea celebrations.

The Kite Festival and Roadshow has received financial support from Spectrum Housing Association and West Wight Landscape Partnership.

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Up to date information about the Roadshow including contingency plans if the weather is poor can be found at The New Carnival Company’s Facebook pages or by ringing 716095

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