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★   All Along The Riverbank 1st May. Get your Trail Map 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 River Bank
May Day Bank Holiday Monday, 1 May
11am to 4pm
Sandown Waterworks to Langbridge, Newchurch, along the Squirrel Trail former Sustrans route 23
A new and very exciting environmental action day all along the 2 mile East Yar river section between Sandown to Langbridge old railway line. Lots of family activities, guided walks, entertainment, installations, history, railway stories, outdoor arts and landscape. So much to learn and do! Refreshments at Gaslight Cafe, Sandown Station, Community Orchard (by waterworks) at Arreton Old School Hall (WI Teas) and Pedallers field (licenced Bar & BBQ)

Kathakali meets Carnival: The Exhibition
opens Saturday 13 May at 1pm
Southampton Art Gallery
Final Show of NCC collaboration with Kala Chetana Kathakali Co, charting and celebrating the heritage and journeys of two remarkable art forms to contemporary Britain
Also on show Isle of Wight at Dimbola Lodge Freshwater from 21 July.

More Events

Latest News

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

30.03.2017 - We are Unlimited!
The New Carnival Company’s disability carnival club VIVA CARNIVAL has received a prestigious International award from Unlimited to develop its... read more

27.03.2017 - IW Mardi Gras uncovers live Heritage link
The celebrated Indian Architect Bhai Ram Singh’s great granddaughter was the guest of the New Carnival Company this week as... read more

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