Enriching lives, connecting communities

★   Dark Nights coming soon! 26 and 27 October   ★

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

Mardi Gras 2019 Launch: BIOSPHERE ISLAND
Tuesday 30 October
Anthony Minghella theatre, Quay Arts, Newport
The Official Launch of the theme for next year's parade. Everything you need to know about taking part. Special Guests from the UNESCO UK Man and Biosphere Committee.

Dark Nights at The Garlic Farm
Friday 26 & Saturday 27 October
The Garlic Farm, Mersley Ln, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NR
Free entry, but voluntary donations welcomed
A magical guided lantern walk filled with surprises! Through open countryside, fields and woods. In the dark! Bring a lantern or a torch and dress up warm!
Refreshments on sale at the Garlic Farm afterwards.

More Events

Latest News

18.10.2018 - Dark Nights to come alive at Lantern Walk
Take a magical evening walk with the New Carnival Company (NCC) along an animated lantern trail at The Garlic Farm,... read more

08.08.2018 - Mardi Gras Exhibition opens in Ryde
The New Carnival Company (NCC) hosted the launch of its Mardi Gras Exhibition of Costumes and Learning at Ryde Library... read more

12.06.2018 - Head of Arts Council England to visit Isle of Wight for Mardi Gras
Chief Executive of the Arts Council, Darren Henley, will be visiting the Isle of Wight later this month for the... read more

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