Enriching lives, connecting communities

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The New Carnival Company is a pioneering arts development organisation based on the Isle of Wight specialising in carnival and outdoor public celebrations. 

We are a team of highly experienced carnival artists and producers, teachers and trainers, project managers and outdoor event specialists who believe that carnival and other forms of celebratory arts can make a real difference to people and places.

We are based at The Coaching House in Ryde, a creative workspace and administrative suite with facilities for production, teaching and small scale conferencing. We deliver an extensive community outreach and carnival arts training programme across the island, the South of England, nationally and internationally.

The New Carnival Company is a leader in the field of Carnival and Disability and in driving forward Accredited Learning opportunities supporting young people to enter the creative workforce

We are proud to be part of Arts Council England’s National portfolio and share their vision of Achieving great art for everyone.

Upcoming Events

Shakespeare Heritage Exhibition
throughout August
daily 9am to 5.30pm. Closed Thursdays
Ryde Library and Help Centre, George St, Ryde
Exhibition of work by 11 x IOW Schools which participated in the recent Heritage Lottery funded project - All the World's a Stage - for Mardi Gras 2016. Costumes, photos, drawings, research. Very colourful!

More Events

Latest News

04.08.2016 - Heritage of Shakespeare on Show
All the World’s a Stage, an Exhibition of work by 11 Schools taking part in The New Carnival Company’s Heritage Lottery funded Mardi... read more

27.06.2016 - The Tempest forces Shakespeare Mardi Gras off the road.
Saturday’s long awaited Mardi Gras was pulled at short notice on Saturday due to horrific weather conditions which posed a... read more

17.06.2016 - The Biggest IW Mardi Gras Ever! Saturday 25 June, Ryde
The New Carnival Company has announced the line-up for this year’s Shakespeare–themed parade with a record-breaking 34 entries.  The parade,... read more

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