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

Carnival Network South: Conference on Carnival & Learning
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April 2016
from lunchtime Friday to lunchtime Saturday. Saturday afternoon showcase in Guildhall Square.
The Guildhall, Portsmouth
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Inspiring speakers, case studies, latest news and opportunities, discussion and debate. Learning, sharing and networking. Social event Friday evening, Carnival Showcase in Guildhall Square Saturday afternoon.

For individuals, policy makers, education and training providers, organisations working with and/or supporting young people, arts organisations, carnivals and carnival practitioners, creative employers.

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Latest News

02.02.2016 - Heritage Lottery Fund to support Shakespeare Mardi Gras 2016!
The New Carnival Company has been awarded a grant of £20,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund toward the research and... read more

17.11.2015 - Shakespeare Mardi Gras launched!
The New Carnival Company officially unveiled the theme for its 2016 Mardi Gras parade at an evening event at The... read more

18.09.2015 - Newchurch Lantern Trail: Thursday 22 October
Some enchanted evening….. More ‘Down to the Coast’ fun and creativity promised for October when the New Carnival Company produces... read more

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