Enriching lives, connecting communities

★   MARDI GRAS 2022: OUR WORLD, OUR FUTURE! Mark the date - Saturday 9 July, Ryde   ★

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 Launch event!
Tuesday 25 January
4.30 to 6pm
Anthony Minghella Theatre, Quay Arts, Newport
Find out all about our LIVE Mardi Gras Parade (Sat 9 July), the themes and info on how to take part/get involved. Special Guest Speakers and NCC creative team on hand to answer all your questions and get your creative juices flowing! Live Calyspso and refeshments.

More Events

Latest News

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

15.11.2021 - Its ‘Our World, Our Future’ for 2022 Mardi Gras Spectacle!
As COP26 draws to a close, The New Carnival Company is announcing its theme for IW Mardi Gras 2022 and... read more

21.10.2021 - Crossing the Bar full of colour and carnival spirit!
The New Carnival Company was delighted with its first Crossing the Bar three-day event last weekend. Walking, art Installations, performance... read more

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