THE sun was out and so were hundreds of revellers in Newport on a special day of fun to mark the centenary of the town's iconic carnival. 

In the run up to this evening's carnival procession — a highlight on the town's entertainments calendar — there was plenty going on. 


The common denominator was it was all fun.

Throughout the day around Newport, there has been plenty going on, featuring the world-famous Titan, as seen on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent — the robot who sounds uncannily like Irish comedian, Frank Carson — who drew big crowds in St Thomas's Square. 

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There were also market stalls from 9am this morning, Island magician David Randini, and a rousing performance by the Scots Guard Association at noon.

Organisers are calling the event the biggest carnival Newport has seen in a decade, if not ever!

Fast forward to this evening's main procession, which starts at 7pm.

Before that gets underway, there will be a vehicle-only parade from South Street.

Isle of Wight County Press: Children make a new mechanical chum in Titan.Children make a new mechanical chum in Titan.

During the parade, the 250-stong ensemble, Shademakers, who performed at the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant, will feature.

The Newport proccession will begin at Church Litten and will finish at Newport Quay, via South Street,Town Lane, Upper St James’s Street, Trafalgar Road, Carisbrooke Road, High Street and Quay Street.