August 7th, 2011
Mas Fusion this year has been taken to greater heights by Artistic Directors Sharon George and Jill Wade-Smith.
Sharon was chosen as Artistic Director for the Opening Parade of the 14th NatWest Island Games which enabled her to produce a story book in 20 Chapters of the Isle of Wight’s history from the time of the Dinosaurs to Carnival Island. This was an amazing feat and welcomed 4,000 athletes to the Island on the 25th June. Mas Fusion were invited to perform in the opening ceremony of the Island Games our theme choice reflects the colours of the Olympic flag. Aptly named Pure Colour an array of red, blue, yellow, green and black costumes representing the rings of the flag will be complimented by a collection of elaborate white and gold costumes symbolic of the white of the flags background. Many hours of work have gone into making more than 70 costumes that will appear in the carnivals this year, and weeks of dance practice.
We are now pleased to announce that the 2011 photographs are uploaded with more to come.
August 24th, 2010
We now have our photograph galleries on line for both the Sandown Main Carnival and the Ryde Main Carnival processions.
Sandown was a lovely balmy evening and there are some wonderful photographs of the troupe having a wonderful time. Ryde Main Carnival started off with the threat of rain and unfortunately it decided to rain all evening. Despite the inclement weather there are some nice photos of the troupe enjoying the evening.
July 28th, 2010
Claire has uploaded an album of photographs from the Newport Carnival last Saturday 24th July.
As usual if any member would like a copy of a particular photograph if they let Claire know she will get them printed for you at cost price plus postage. This offer is only available to Mas Fusion members and the order need to be placed via Sharon or Jill.
July 28th, 2010
Once again MAS FUSION, the Islands BIGGEST voluntary community based Family Carnival Mas Band, will be performing at many of the Island carnivals this year, including Newport Carnival for the first time. The group of more than 100 members, young and old, will dance and perform their way around the streets of Ryde to some well known dance tracks in what can only be described as costumes big and small.
Our theme for 2010 is called Flights of Fancy. The inspiration for this has been taken from the iridescence and vibrancy of a rainforest environment. We hope the crowd will delight in the spectacle of the costumes and movement, joining with us in a journey of discovery.
Feel the passion of the pulsing rhythms as you move along with us!
MAS FUSION is a voluntary group who raise all their own funds and make every single one of their amazing costumes. They would like to thank everyone who has supported them this year, the volunteers who give up their time to help with the costume making and helping with the hundred and one things needed to do in order to put the show on the road and finally our fabulous performers.
August 2nd, 2009
Mas Fusion is often asked to supply launch event entertainment and hosting at corporate events.
Just recently we provided entertainment and hosting for the new Isle of Wight company Nova Lifestyles Limited.
Nova Lifestyles has just recently launched a specialist Well Being Directory covering all aspects of health from exercise to health eating. The directory is available from local doctors, dentists, complimentary therapists to name a few.
This is some of our members at the Nova Lifestyles Launch
August 2nd, 2009
This year Mas Fusion was second in the line up for Brighton carnival 2009.
We had a wonderful day with plenty of sunshine and large crowds.
You can see what we got up to here Brighton Carnival
June 8th, 2009
Just to let everyone know after a rather mad rush I’ve put an album of 32 photographs up on the website – hope you all like what’s on offer this year.
May 26th, 2009
The Carnival Season 2009 is rapidly approaching so, Mas Fusion are pleased to announce their 2009 Launch Party.
The Carnival Learning Centre
4th June 2009
For anyone interested in joining Mas Fusion please come and join us on this evening.
Download a poster to advertise the Launch
Mas Fusion is a non-profit community group that supports all ages and abilities of person who is interested in Carnival on the island.
September 16th, 2008
This is such wonderful news, after being nominated for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Web awards our brilliant website has been short listed down to one of Ten in the most accessible section.
Lets keep our fingers crossed that we will get into the final!
August 21st, 2008
Just to let everyone know our wonderful website has been nominated for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Web Awards.
Keep our fingers crossed that we get through to the finals