2011 Photographs

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 flag’s 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.

Mas fusionRing CostumesPurity Costumes

Sandown and Ryde Main Carnival Photos

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.Emma “Bird of Paradise”

Fields of Flowers

Moon Moth

Flock of Birds of Paradise.

Golden Parrot

Latest Photographs

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.

Flights of Fancy

July 28th, 2010

Once again MAS FUSION, the Island’s 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.

Corporate Entertainment

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

Visit to Brighton Carnival 2009

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

Casion Royale photographs online

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.

Card Suit costumes

Joker Adult costume

Gambling Chips

Chandelier and small Jokers

Showgirl Costume

Pack of Card Costumes

Launch Party 2009

May 26th, 2009

Casino Royale logo The Carnival Season 2009 is rapidly approaching so, Mas Fusion are pleased to announce their 2009 Launch Party.

Casino Royale
The Carnival Learning Centre
4th June 2009
7pm onwards.

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.

We’re on the Hants Web Awards Shortlist

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.
Hantsweb awards shortlist

Lets keep our fingers crossed that we will get into the final!

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Web Awards

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