Enriching lives, connecting communities

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The New Carnival Company is the leading carnival arts development agency in the South of England.

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 on the Isle of Wight, a creative workspace and administrative base with facilities for production, teaching and small scale conferencing. We retain use of the facilities of the IW Council’s Learning Centre at Westridge (formerly the Carnival Learning Centre) to deliver some of our core learning programmes.

The New Carnival Company is proud to be part of Arts Council England’s National portfolio and share their vision of Achieving great art for everyone.

Upcoming Events

Magna Carta Mardi Gras Briefing (new groups)
Wednesday 21 January
The Coaching House, Ryde
Info on this year's theme and how to get involved for schools and groups who missed the Launch event last October. Its not too late! Come along!

International Women's Day event
Saturday 7 March
10.30am to 3.15pm
The Learning Centre, Westridge, Ryde PO33 1QS
£6 per workshop, £10 all day
Celebrating Mother Nature - mix and match workshops using natural materials inspired by arts and crafts from around the world.

More Events

Latest News

03.12.2014 - IW Mardi Gras – Learning through Carnival Arts
The New Carnival Company are proud to launch their new short film: IW Mardi Gras -Learning Through Carnival Arts. Filmed and... read more

23.10.2014 - The Carnival Trail Companion: A new App for walkers and carnival fans
The Carnival Trail Companion: A new App for walkers and carnival fans to be launched this weekend. To coincide with... read more

07.10.2014 - Mardi Gras to partner with Houses of Parliament historic anniversaries programme
On 16 October, The New Carnival Company will officially unveil the theme for IW Mardi Gras 2015, in association with... read more

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