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

All Along the River Bank
Saturday 2 May
11am - 4pm
The Yar Riverside Walk, Sandown - Alverstone - Langbridge (cycle way)
FREE
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

07.11.2019 - Opening the Road to Carnival
The New Carnival Company (NCC) are delighted to announce an exciting new national project, supported by Arts Council England (ACE)... read more

02.07.2019 - Celebrating IW UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status at Mardi Gras
The New Carnival Company’s (NCC) colourful Mardi Gras on Saturday (29 June) brought a carnival atmosphere to the streets of... read more

25.06.2019 - Join the Biosphere Island Mardi Gras celebration
On Saturday June 29 from 3pm, more than 1000 participants will take to the streets of Ryde for New Carnival... read more

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