Wednesday, 27. November 2019, The Ark T Centre, Inclusive Carnival Practice: Training Day with the New Carnival Company

from 27. November 2019 - 10:00 till 16:00

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A one-day practical, fun, ‘carnival in a day’ workshop - highlighting inclusive carnival principles and practice and facilitating skills-share and experience. There will be practial activities, discussion and plenty of time to try new ideas and techniques and plan ways to take these forward in a project. We will cover:


What is carnival? What are some of the key barriers to carnival participation?


Samba rhythm workshop.


Making a carnival headdress. How can we ensure the activity is accessible?


Making a fancy collars or waist piece. Making a flag or something to wave. How can we ensure the activities are accessible?



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Try out some carnival dance moves - easy steps and memorable actions for the road.


What are the barriers and challenges of including our disabled performers in mainstream carnival? What solutions can we propose?


Who is it for?
The workshop is designed for: SEN teachers and teaching assistants; facilitators and playworkers in inclusive settings; creative learning practicioners and arts workers interested in introducing carnival skills to groups with an without disabilities. The workshop is hosted by Cowley Road Carnival and Ark-T Centre in collaboration, funded by Arts Council England, as part of a year-long inclusive carnival programme.
Who are New Carnival Company?
The New Carnival Company is a professional arts organisation based on the Isle of Wight, specialising in the production of carnival and outdoor public celebrations. They are an Arts Council England NPO, and a leader in the field of carnival and inclusivity.
How / why get involved with Carnival arts?
Carnival arts are great ways to develop creativity, dexterity, practical skills, confidence and self-esteem. Being a part of carnival is a great way to get involved in the local community. Cowley Road Carnival 2020 aims to be more inclusive than ever before - with our inclusive practise led by the Roarsomes, a group of emerging young carnival artists with disabilities.
Next year we want to work with as many Oxfordshire SEN schools, inclusive groups, arts organisations and partners as possible to get your young people involved in carnival. Come and give us your feedback, let us know what you need from Carnival 2020 and what you'd like to see, and get your group involved in carnival arts.

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