VIVA Carnival Club (Valuing Individuals, Valuing All) is a disability-led group from the Isle of Wight that brings people together to create costumes and performances. They have worked in close collaboration with Rio’s largest disability-led samba school, Embaixadores da Alegria, to ensure an authentic Brazilian style.
Commissioned and supported by the Unlimited programme, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England and British Council. Presented by the New Carnival Company and VIVA Carnival Club.
11.30am – 1pm: Workshop
Drop in to make simple costume pieces and shakers for the parade.
12.30pm – 1pm: Touch Tour
As the parade lines up, some costumes are available for a touch tour and a one-to-one chat and audio description with the performers.
1pm – 1.20pm (approx): Parade
Join the parade or simply enjoy the view with music from Alegria's live samba band.
2pm – 2.30pm and 4pm – 4.30pm: Performance
At 12.30pm, as the parade lines up, some costumes are available for a touch tour and a one-to-one chat and audio description with the performers.