Enriching lives, connecting communities

March 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 work with disabled Island carnival practitioners and to build on existing links with its partner organisation Embaixadores da Alegria, Rio de Janeiro’s only disability-led samba school. The project called simply Alegria (which means ‘Joy’ in […]

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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 she visited the Island to support the 2017 Mardi Gras ‘Reflections of India’ education project.  The education project, funded by the Heritage Lottery, is investigating the Isle of Wight’s connections to India, through Queen Victoria […]

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Wanted: 1000 voices!

The New Carnival Company, in partnership with the IW Music Hub and Indian cultural organisation T-HOP, are looking for school and youth vocal groups to join together to create a 1000 voice strong choral presentation on Mardi Gras day, Saturday 1st July 2017. T-HOP have been working with pupils at Ryde Academy and Christ the […]

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UK Carnival Leaders join Trump at Italy’s Largest Carnival

February may be pancake season in the UK, but in many places in the world it’s Carnival time!  The pre-Lenten celebrations in Rio, New Orleans and Trinidad may be world famous, but the biggest floats of all are created in Italy at the spectacular Carnevale di Viareggio. The New Carnival Company organised a visit for a […]

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