THE BIG MAKE   

This year we are seeking to work with the incredible artists from the New Carnival Company to deliver workshops with community groups to build extraordinary illuminated lanterns.  

The New Carnival Company have recently returned from Rio working with groups of people with disabilities to access the Rio Carnival. We are really excited that they want to come to Worthing to share their knowledge. This means that skills learnt can be shared year on year to our own community groups who can then be supported to take part in the event. We have made sure our route is fully accessible and short so that everyone can take part.  

Our vision for this year is to see the most wonderful structures paraded by the people who have made them over the course of the next few months. We have ensured our new parade route is accessible to all including those on wheels and we would actively be encouraging community groups with disabilities to take part in the making of the structures and participating in the parade.

 

We are really proud to be working with  

Dad La Soul – is a monthly run,  Saturday morning club for dads, step-dads, male carers, granddads and their kids. Activities include everything from film, music and zombie mask making, to DJ and circus skills workshops soft play, science lessons, crafting, games and adventures from the TotRockinBeats broom-cupboard. Most importantly each of the events is staffed on a voluntary basis and taught by the dads themselves.

Blueprint 22 – We are a youth organisation for 16-25 year olds operating from Brighton to Bognor-Regis. We run 22 projects a year for young adults. We are run by a team of Youth Trustee Directors aged 16-25 and dedicated adults over the age of 26.

Superstar Arts was founded in 2012 to create new and exciting opportunities for people with learning disabilities. Superstar Arts is a registered charity based in Worthing, West Sussex. We are committed to delivering high quality, meaningful creative projects for young people and adults with learning disabilities.

YMCA DownsLink Group runs Worthing Foyer, an affordable, high-quality accommodation option for young people in housing need aged 16-25 years. Our aim is to provide a safe, supportive and enabling environment in which young people can be helped to reach their full potential. We provide training and support with an overall goal of helping those young people reach independence.

Sight Support Worthing – Most importantly Sight Support Worthing reduces social isolation for those with sight impairment by providing transport to organised social events, by creating opportunities for social interaction, friendship building and reassurance. The longstanding and experienced team of staff are also able to provide support, advice and sign-posting to other linked services where needed, and access to other professionals such as ROVI’s (Rehabilitation Officers for the Vision Impaired)

Tide of Light Kids Council – is our team of young people who are helping us to shape the event for this year and into the future. The Kids Council meets once a term for 2 hours in an evening, locally in Worthing. We usually do an educational or arts activity together and then start brainstorming ideas about the event which takes place in November. This group will also be helping to make a giant structure with the New Carnival Company for the parade in November

If you have a community group or a group of friends and would like to get involved please contact us.

These groups are always looking for helpers, if you would like to join us or find out more please contact us at info@tideoflight.co.uk 

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Thank you to all you amazing people who braved the weather to come and celebrate our community lanterns, dancers, singers, choir and Robbie Williams tribute x we made, we played, we danced and most of all we stayed warm and dry xxxx

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