Enriching lives, connecting communities

★   2019 Mardi Gras film. Click here to watch!   ★

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

Towards a Greener Carnival
Friday 13 and Saturady 16 March
Friday 11:00 to 17:00, Saturday 9:00 to 16.30
Malcom X Centre Bristol
£25 per day, £40 for both days
Hosted by Carnival Network South

Join us for a lively and topical conference looking at how we, as carnival artists, producers and parade managers, can plan and implement for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly carnival culture.

All Along the River Bank
Saturday 2 May
11am - 4pm
The Yar Riverside Walk, Sandown - Alverstone - Langbridge (cycle way)
An outdoor arts and countryside festival for May Day. 2 linear miles of the River Yar animated with arts installations, soundscapes, traditional countryside crafts to try your hand, lots to see and do and learn, May Day entertainments, folk dancing and more.
Walk it, cycle it or ride it. Great Family Day out!

More Events

Latest News

13.12.2019 - Mardi Gras 2020 – The Story of Carnival
New Carnival Company (NCC) launched next year’s inspiring Mardi Gras theme, ‘The Story of Carnival’, at Ryde Academy Theatre on... read more

13.12.2019 - Illuminating Dark Nights
New Carnival Company lit up the dark November night last Saturday (November 16) with a spectacular presentation of Dark Nights... read more

13.12.2019 - New Carnival Company run workshops in Bulgaria
The New Carnival Company’s (NCC) carnival arts development worker Hannah Ray recently travelled to Plovdiv, Bulgaria to run a lantern-making... read more

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