Enriching lives, connecting communities

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The New Carnival Company is the leading carnival arts development agency in the South of England.

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 on the Isle of Wight, a creative workspace and administrative base with facilities for production, teaching and small scale conferencing. We retain use of the facilities of the IW Council’s Learning Centre at Westridge (formerly the Carnival Learning Centre) to deliver some of our core learning programmes.

The New Carnival Company is proud to be part of Arts Council England’s National portfolio and share their vision of Achieving great art for everyone.

Upcoming Events

Coco P (AKA Davis Dean) : Book launch ‘Tales of Survival’ Caribbean Stories and Poems
Wednesday 15 October
Aspire (formerly Trinity Church), Dover Street, Ryde
Meet the author, readings, songs, drumming

IW Mardi Gras 2015: Theme launch
Thursday 16 October
6pm to 7.30pm
Learning Centre, Westridge, Ryde
Presentation of new themes and sections. Guest speakers! JOIN NOW!

More Events

Latest News

20.06.2014 - A Taste of Brazil at this Year’s Mardi Gras in Ryde!
Forget the football, turn off the telly, come on down to the New Carnival Company’s annual Mardi Gras event and... read more

21.05.2014 - Wightlink to support Mardi Gras in Ryde
Thousands of Isle of Wight young people, family and friends will be enjoying the magic of carnival this summer, thanks... read more

30.04.2014 - Carnival Arts Partnership is Launched
30th April 2014: A pioneering partnership of UK carnival arts organisations was officially launched last night at an event in... read more

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