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

Newchurch Lantern Trail
Thursday 22 October
from 6.30pm
Start All Saints Church Newchurch Isle of Wight
An evening walk around Martins Wood and the Bee Fields by lantern light.

More Events

Latest News

18.09.2015 - Newchurch Lantern Trail: Thursday 22 October
Some enchanted evening….. More ‘Down to the Coast’ fun and creativity promised for October when the New Carnival Company produces... read more

31.07.2015 - The Art of Democracy: new exhibition opens
The Art of Democracy,  Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight Saturday 1 August  to mid September 2015.  The New Carnival Company joins... read more

17.06.2015 - Magna Carta Mardi Gras, Ryde, 27 June
Final Line up confirmed. 30 entries from schools and community groups telling the story of the British People towards Democracy. Meet... read more

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