Enriching lives, connecting communities

★   Ryde Merry and Bright! street festival and lantern parade. Thursday 2 December! watch this space   ★

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

Ryde Merry and Bright
Thursday 2 December
5pm to 8pm
Ryde Town Centre
Seasonal treats! Outdoors street festival, late night shopping and Lantern Parade!
Contact us to take part or join in with lanternmaking.

More Events

Latest News

21.10.2021 - Crossing the Bar full of colour and carnival spirit!
The New Carnival Company was delighted with its first Crossing the Bar three-day event last weekend. Walking, art Installations, performance... read more

16.09.2021 - Crossing the Bar
The New Carnival Company (NCC) has created an original programme of 13 short and longer walks celebrating the Island’s coastal... read more

23.08.2021 - Carnival Legends are a Rather Bewildering Spectacle!
A community carnival performance like no other is planned for Ryde on Thursday 26 August celebrating the history and heritage... read more

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