A third Carnival Workshop for Seychelles civil society.
The Citizens Engagement Platform Seychelles in collaboration with the Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company have for the third consecutive year organised a Carnival workshop for civil society organisations.
Through three different presentations the seamstresses and designers who were in attendance, learnt of the various skills and techniques that are applied when designing carnival costumes.
Alongside the presentations on costume designs, participants also had the opportunity to understand how the various themes and creations are used as part of self expression during the carnival parade. For this purpose elements of music and dance were also introduced in the workshop. For this purpose the group brought their still band who interpreted various soca numbers.
The interactive session was held over 3 hours and was attended by over fifteen participants..
The Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company Limited was formed in 2001. It is a registered charity and company limited based in the UK.
The company’s ethos is that Carnival is a celebration of the freedom of the individual and the people. This freedom can be celebrated and expressed through music, dance and masquerade based around the culture(s) of any community in any country.
After many years of designing, developing and managing the systems and the people that enabled the phenomenal growth of the Notting Hill Carnival, the management and staff of the Roadshow are able to provide their services in relation to the design, development, management and successful implementation of any carnivalesque event (carnivals, opening ceremonies, community parties etc.) to meet the objectives of that event’s management and organising team. These objectives can be about a celebration of freedom, a celebration of the diversity of the people, a celebration of who you are, entertainment, marketing, publicity, economic development, tourism etc.
In addition, the company is able to provide teachers and performers from the Carnival disciplines of Masquerade (Mas), Steelband, Sound Systems, Live Bands, Samba and Soca Dancers to enhance any celebratory event.