By Richard Wright
Monday, June 30, 2014
Mardi Gras came to Ryde at the weekend thanks to the New Carnival Company. Picture by Laura Holme.
RIO came to Ryde on Saturday for the annual Mardi Gras.
Despite gloomy weather predictions the sun shone on the Isle of Wight party, organised by the New Carnival Company and sponsored by the Isle of Wight County Press, as part of the town’s arts festival.
More than 750 young people and adults from 25 schools and community groups took part in the main parade and at Eastern Gardens there was a range of entertainment.
Thousands turned out to watch, lining the centre of town as the parade made its way from Ryde School to the Esplanade.
For a full report and pictures, please see Friday’s Isle of Wight County Press, July 4.
FaT Samba entertains the crowds at Mardi Gras 2014. Picture by Laura Holme.
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