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Nothing is impossible

it takes a community spirit... Unity!

Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.’ 

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We bring people together

community carnival spirit...

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Dwayne Smith

Tropical Mas Association

More than just a group of Masqueraders & Steel Pan-band players

Our Story

We come from humble beginnings, that have now prepared us to encourage members of the community to participate in tailored projects, events and activities.

Our community engagement programmes are designed to promote various art forms at a local and national professional level.

Tropical Mas aim is to provide facilitators, experts and high-level art facilities to promote high standards of art traditional, abstract, performance and modern art forms to name a few at our events and workshops.

How we came to be…

Tropical Mas Association was formed and later established in 2015 primarily to promote the advancement of the Arts, Culture and Heritage within the communities of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and in due course the rest of England and Wales.

Our aim

Tropical Mas Association aims to achieve several projects that will bring children, young people, parents, elderly people and families together.

Our vision and objectives are…

Tropical Mas Association’s vision is to provide a means of bringing members of the community together from diverse cultures and backgrounds and to promote their differences in a way that brings them closer together.

Tropical Mas Association aims to engage with community members through the provision of various activities and events that are focused on history, culture, diversity, street art, performing arts, creative arts, dance, drama, education, career opportunity, social activities and community engagement.

Social Inclusion 

Tropical Mas Association will promote social inclusion throughout the community by creating a platform for individuals and groups who may otherwise be socially excluded. For the purposes of our wedsite ‘socially excluded’ means to be excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of one of more of the following factors: unemployment; financial hardship; youth or old age; ill health (physical or mental); substance abuse or dependency including alcohol and drugs; discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, belief, creed, sexual orientation or gender re-assignment; poor educational or skills attainment; relationship and family breakdown; poor housing standards; crime

Tropical Mas Association will raise its awareness to the general public, which will in turn help to minimise prejudice, challenges and discrimination faced by the above outlined social minority groups and encourage cohesion in communities.

Collaboration

The benefits of Tropical Mas Association for the community include stronger collaboration amongst groups and encourages community cohesion.  This will open up employment opportunities for all and decrease crime rates as well as alleviate the pressure from public funds.

Working with young people

Tropical Mas Association will promote social inclusion by working with different groups in Royal Borough of Greenwich including young people between the ages of 16 to 30 years of age who are excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of one or more of the above social inclusion factors.

Providing opportunities

Tropical Mas Association provides opportunities for all through its voluntary programme.

Get involved today, sign up to be a volunteer below...

 

Meet Our Team

These guys will make it happen for you
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Dwayne Smith

Events & Artistic Director

The person with overall responsibility for the selection and interpretation of the works performed by Tropical Mas at all events.

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Harupindi Mandizha

Policies and Procedures Director

Relating to the activities of the organisation and service user. The role of the Polices & Procedures Director (PPD) is to facilitate and encourage long-term operation, investment and safeguarding.

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Symantha Grandison

Project Manager (Dskii Events)

The person who has the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of all projects.

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Judith Fredua

TM Carnival Band Manager

The person who represents Tropical Mas carnival band in all matters. Her role can involve numerous tasks, such as making travel arrangements and negotiating deals.

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Volunteers

We need your help and support

Providing opportunities

Tropical Mas Association provides opportunities that will aid different groups to better develop their skills and widen their capabilities, giving them functional experience within the Tropical Mas Association organisational operational structure.

Tropical Mas Association provides a platform for development, growth, learning and hands-on experience. We bring members of the community together through our diverse and cultural engagement projects, that’s designed and developed to make a positive impact in communities within the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the UK.

Volunteers

We are looking for creative, energetic, friendly, reliable support from volunteers to help us with a variety of roles and responsibilities.

On an annual basis, we give volunteers the opportunity to apply for different roles and responsibilities, from assisting with our day-to-day operations to providing support for our events and activities.

As a volunteer you will:

  • V.I.P access to Notting Hill Carnival, Hackney One Carnival & Woolwich Carnival.
  • Tropical Mas volunteers pack; T-shirts, Costumes, Food & Refreshment, ID badge and an end of season certification.
  • Practical hands-on experience in all areas of our organisation.
  • Transferable skills which would benefit many organisations.
  • As one of our volunteers, you will meet many industry professionals and be part of our team.
  • Plus, the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a vital difference to children, youths, adults and elderly people in the community.
  • Our work gives volunteers opportunities to develop cutting-edge artistic events and activities.

If you are interested in being a volunteer and would like to make a difference – Complete our application

Vacancies

We not recruiting at the moment...

Tropical Mas Association, We not recruiting at the moment, however... if you feel the need to do something productive, why not volunteer for us?

see details above regarding volunteers.

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