Enriching lives, connecting communities

★   2019 Mardi Gras Anthem: BIOSPHERE ISLAND. Click here to listen   ★

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

Saturday 29 June
Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Our annual flagship event, a fantastic 'carnival in education' parade of colour, costume, dance, music, energy. Created by local schools and community groups on themes and topics celebrating the best of our environmental, heritage and cultural assets. Part of our AONB partnered work linked to the Island's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve submission.

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Latest News

07.06.2019 - Cockerel-headed man to be revealed at Mardi Gras
Colourful costumes are currently being completed around the Island in preparation for this month’s Mardi Gras Biosphere Island parade in... read more

04.06.2019 - IW College performing arts students partner with Osborne House for Mardi Gras
Performing arts students from the IW College recently visited New Carnival Company’s (NCC) Studio in Ryde to develop costumes representing... read more

31.05.2019 - BIOSPHERE ISLAND Parade Anthem launched
The New Carnival Company in association with the IoW Music Hub are proud to launch the official recording of the new... read more

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