Enriching lives, connecting communities

★   New Gallery added – Mardi Gras 2017   ★

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

Dark Nights at The Garlic Farm
Friday and Saturday 27 and 28 October
The Garlic Farm, Mersley Ln, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NR
Evening Lantern Trails around the delightful Garlic Fields and ancient sites around Mersley Farm.
Opportunities to participate in workshops and get involved with making surprise installations for the site.

All Along The Riverbank 2
May Day Bank Holiday, Monday 7 May 2018
11am - 4pm
Cycle path: Sandown to Newchurch. Along the Eastern Yar river
To coin a cheesy phrase - a Great Day Out for All the Family!
A host of environmental and outdoor countryside activities, displays, arts and crafts, installations and entertainments along a 2 mile stretch of the riverbank. Part of Down to The Coast project, led by NCC and delivered with a wide range of partners.

More Events

Latest News

24.07.2017 - 15-month NCC arts development programme for Ventnor Carnival announced!
Arts Council England has approved a grant to Ventnor Town Council for over £13,000. The project, developed with the New... read more

23.06.2017 - It’s Mardi Gras Time!
On Saturday 1st July, Ryde will be jam-packed with colour, sound and infectious energy as the annual Isle of Wight... read more

21.04.2017 - May Day! May Day! All Along the Riverbank!
The New Carnival Company is working closely with other heritage and environmental organisations within the East Wight Landscape Partnership ‘Down... read more

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