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Hands-on Activity

New Carnival

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Making workshop: for children 5 years or older: Memorial Kites

Michael West Gallery

Come along and make a kite, decorate it with images and words from your own personal memories, happy or sad, inspired by Mr Dick’s kite in Charles Dicken’s David Copperfield story. The story has many characters in it who were based on real life people from Bonchurch Isle of Wight.


Materials will be provided but if you want to bring personal photos or letters etc
you are most welcome.

New Carnival is a pioneering Arts Organisation specialising in celebratory outdoor arts. Creating exciting, vibrant art projects which are inspired by the natural environment, heritage, and the world we live in. Cultivating a sense of pride, place and belonging. Engaging communities bringing people together. An Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). A not for profit community interest company(CIC).

Only children attending need a ticket; the accompanying adult does not need a ticket.

New Carnival Co

Memorial Kites Friday 16 February 12.30

Children under 12 must be accompanied.

PLEASE NOTE: the Ad Astra exhibition is currently running in the Michael West Gallery. Due to space restrictions we ask that only one adult accompanies your child/children. Do enjoy the wonderful costume exhibition, but please be mindful that they are pieces of artwork, and ask that children do not play with them.

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