Enriching lives, connecting communities

★   All Along the Riverbank - New Gallery Added!   ★

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

IW Mardi Gras 2018
30 June, 2018
from 3pm
Ryde Town Centre
FREE
Our Carnival in Education flagship event. A fantastic themed parade. 800 children and young people, spectacular costume, colour, choreography (and lots of embedded learning!). Theme: Global Biospheres

More Events

Latest News

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

31.05.2018 - Disabled IW carnival troupe lead the way at Britain’s Biggest one-day Carnival
The New Carnival Company was delighted to show its newest work – ALEGRIA Samba School – at Luton International Carnival... read more

14.05.2018 - WOW! What a Scorcher!
The New Carnival Company, organisers of the ‘All along the Riverbank’ event last May Bank Holiday have proclaimed it a... read more

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