Medina Marching Band loses their heart & soul, chairman Kevin Hayward of 3 decades, having passed away aged 64
Kevin Hayward, chairman, leader and friend of Medina Marching Band, passed away on Sunday night (12th February 2023) aged 64 following a 4-year battle with Lymphoma. Lymphoma is a very rare type of cancer which was found to be within Kevin’s brain, which is hard to treat due to its complex location. (Article supplied by […]
Newport Carnival mourns the passing of Cowes Carnival’s Bob Hammond
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Bob Hammond of Cowes Carnival who passed away at the start of February 2023. This week the Island’s Carnival Scene lost one of the nicest guys around. Bob Hammond was a long-serving member, organiser and float builder of Cowes Carnival. Bob sadly passed away this […]
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from Newport Carnival
The team at Newport Carnival wishes you a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. We thank each and everyone one of you who made our 100th-year celebrations one to remember, it has been truly incredible. Let’s make 2023 just as spectacular as 2022 was! See you soon.
Newport Carnival Christmas Parade returns to Newport on Saturday 3rd December 2022 with Step into Christmas
Newport Carnival is returning for its first Christmas Carnival Parade since 2019 having had the last 2 planned events cancelled due to the pandemic. The team have been working around the clock to bring a new and improved Christmas Parade back to the streets of Newport in 2022. Following feedback from 2019, this year we […]
New Halloween Spooks Night comes to Newport in 2022
A new Halloween Spooks Night brought to you by Newport Carnival is set to take place on Friday 28th October 2022 at The Riverside Centre on The Quay. The event, which has been supported by Harwards Garage’s Forecourt & Community Action Isle of Wight, is set to take place between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. There will […]
Christmas Carnival 2022
Newport Carnival will be for the first time in 3 years holding their popular Christmas Carnival parade around Newport on Saturday 3rd December 2022. There will be a number of other activities going on throughout the day including a new market traders event. More details will be released in due course.
Newport Carnival Celebrates 100 Years of Carnivals
Newport Carnival celebrated its 100th year of carnivals in style with world famous Titan the Robot making an appearance and Island curatiors Shademakers who appeared at the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant in June. St Thomas’ Square saw an array of locals and holidaymakers who came to see Titan the Robot, who is no stranger to the […]
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant’s Shademakers & Ventnor Comic Jazz Band comes to Newport Carnival 2022
Shademakers, who performed at the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant, will be taking part with their 250-member group including the now world-famous, Ventnor Comic Jazz Band! You can watch a clip of Shademakers and Ventnor Comic Jazz Band below! Photographs: Shademakers UK/Facebook (photographer unknown) // Video: BBC Studios
Newport Carnival’s second car boot sale of 2022 a success with nearly £500 going to Wessex Cancer Trust
Newport Carnival & Community Events Association have held their second car boot sale of the year today (Sunday 8th May) at the Isle of Wight County Show Ground raising money for charity. The carnival association teamed up with Wessex Cancer Trust (Isle of Wight) to raise as much money as possible with funds raised being […]
TITAN the ROBOT is coming to Newport!
Titan the Robot is making his way to Newport to celebrate 100 years of Newport Carnival! The Titan the Robot’s wisecracking antics have become the stuff of legends and his show is unrivalled in the world today! Funny, fast-paced and full of surprises, Titan is the ultimate family entertainment show where you come to expect […]