Enriching lives, connecting communities

★   All Along the Riverbank. May 7 2018. Map and Guide here!   ★

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

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.

IW Mardi Gras 2018
30 June, 2018
from 3pm
Ryde Town Centre
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

17.01.2018 - RIO and Island Carnival Groups unite in Unlimited Ways!
The New Carnival Company is playing host this month to an internationally significant project which could change the face of... read more

20.11.2017 - ALEGRIA is Jumping for JOY!
The New Carnival Company is delighted to announce that its newest project ‘Alegria’, a partnership with VIVA Carnival Club in... read more

07.11.2017 - IW Mardi Gras 2018: A global celebration!
The New Carnival Company is set to launch the narrative for the annual Isle of Wight Mardi Gras at a... read more

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