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

Isle of Wight Mardi Gras: Reflections of India
Saturday 1 July 2017
from 3pm
Parade starts Ryde School, Queens Road for High St, Union St, Esplanade
The NCC's flagship event. Over 800 children, young people and community members masquerading in spectacular carnival costumes, with music and dancing. For full information, visit our Mardi Gras page on this site.

More Events

Latest News

21.04.2017 - May Day! May Day! All Along the Riverbank!
The New Carnival Company is working closely with other heritage and environmental organisations within the East Wight Landscape Partnership ‘Down... read more

30.03.2017 - We are Unlimited!
The New Carnival Company’s disability carnival club VIVA CARNIVAL has received a prestigious International award from Unlimited to develop its... read more

27.03.2017 - IW Mardi Gras uncovers live Heritage link
The celebrated Indian Architect Bhai Ram Singh’s great granddaughter was the guest of the New Carnival Company this week as... read more

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