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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

POP UP for Ryde Illuminated Carnival
Saturday 5 September
Meet at 7.pm for 8.30pm carnival start
The Coaching House Ryde
£5 contribution to costume, refreshments and sounds on the road.
A chance for everyone (over 16 years) to come on the day and wear an NCC carnival costume on the road with us! We will be performing with Sound Solutionz, so be prepared to dance your socks off and have fun!
Please let us know by Thursday 3rd so we can have a costume allocated to you. Wear all black base layer.

The Art Of Democracy
Saturday 1 August to mid September
daily Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight
The exhibition explores ideas of democracy through material culture, popular culture and participatory arts. Costumes from recent Magna Carta Mardi Gras on display here, supported through Heritage Lottery fund.

More Events

Latest News

31.07.2015 - The Art of Democracy: new exhibition opens
The Art of Democracy,  Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight Saturday 1 August  to mid September 2015.  The New Carnival Company joins... read more

17.06.2015 - Magna Carta Mardi Gras, Ryde, 27 June
Final Line up confirmed. 30 entries from schools and community groups telling the story of the British People towards Democracy. Meet... read more

31.03.2015 - Heritage Lottery Grant Success for NCC’s Mardi Gras!
The New Carnival Company has been awarded a grant of £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its 2015 Isle... read more

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