Enriching lives, connecting communities

★   XTB: Crossing the Bar 14,15,16 October. Walks, Arts, Heritage, Community. FREE   ★

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

Upcoming Events

Crossing the Bar
14-16 October
afternoon (start times vary)
6 x Island Coastal locations
walks, arts, coastal heritage, free and fascinating! With IW AONB, The IW Walking Festival, IW Ramblers and Museums and Schools. Join us at:
Friday 14 Oct at Dinosaur Isle Sandown and at Ventnor Botanic Gardens
Sat 15 Oct at Classic Boat Museum and Fort Victoria
Sunday 16 Oct at Dimbola and Museum of Island History/Quay Arts Newport.

More Events

Latest News

20.09.2022 - New Carnival shines the light on IW Coastal Heritage
Crossing the Bar Project, 14,15,16 October 2022 New Carnival shines the light on our celebrated Island Coastal Footpaths – with... read more

27.01.2022 - OUR WORLD – its OUR FUTURE! IW Mardi Gras theme launched this week!
The New Carnival Company’s annual Mardi Gras parade is back on the streets after two years of absence due to... read more

26.11.2021 - Ryde goes ‘Merry and Bright’ this Christmas
The New Carnival Company (NCC) is bringing some joyous seasonal cheer to Ryde town centre this coming Thursday with a... read more

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