Enriching lives, connecting communities

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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

Isle of Wight Mardi Gras: All the World's a Stage
25 June 2016
3 to 7pm
Ryde Town Centre
Spectacular young people's street parade, themed on the life and works of William Shakespeare to celebrate his 400 Anniversary this year. Costumes, music, dance, supported by 6 month carnival in education programme, Heritage Lottery supported. Unmissable.

More Events

Latest News

13.05.2016 - Carnival group recreates Shakespeare scene in the woods
If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise!   44 children from Newchurch Primary School... read more

25.04.2016 - “As merry as the day is long”. Over 30,000 people enjoy Shakespeare Lives on The Isle of Wight!
On the occasion of his 400 Anniversary, William Shakespeare enjoyed the party of a lifetime as he visited the Isle... read more

12.04.2016 - Shakespeare Lives on The Isle of Wight!
The New Carnival Company will be bringing William Shakespeare back to life on Saturday 23 April on the occasion of... read more

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