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

All Along the River Bank featuring Bio Blitz
Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May 2019
11am - 4pm
The Yar Riverside Walk, Sandown - Alverstone - Langbridge (cycle way)
2 miles of animated river bank and countryside along the River Yar. Environmental and arts organisations, activities, installations, guided walks, Morris and Maypole dancing. Teas and licensed refreshments. Walk it, ride it or cycle it! Come celebrate the Great Outdoors with us.

Saturday 29 June
Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Our annual flagship event, a fantastic 'carnival in education' parade of colour, costume, dance, music, energy. Created by local schools and community groups on themes and topics celebrating the best of our environmental, heritage and cultural assets. Part of our AONB partnered work linked to the Island's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve submission.

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Latest News

22.01.2019 - Oakfield Primary School pupils visit Brading Roman Villa for Mardi Gras inspiration
On June 29, the New Carnival Company’s (NCC) Mardi Gras will take place in Ryde, and preparation for the ‘Biosphere... read more

07.11.2018 - Launch of IW Mardi Gras 2019
The New Carnival Company (NCC) launched 2019’s Mardi Gras theme, Biosphere Island, and date, June 29, to a packed theatre... read more

30.10.2018 - Magical lights at Dark Nights
More than 800 people took a magical lantern walk with the New Carnival Company (NCC) to experience Dark Nights at... read more

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