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Ryde goes ‘Merry and Bright’ this Christmas

The New Carnival Company (NCC) is bringing some joyous seasonal cheer to Ryde town centre this coming Thursday with a fantastic family free night out! Merry and Bright will be bringing together lanterns, street entertainment, costumed walkabouts, late night shopping and the Official Christmas Lights Switch on, to make an unforgettable dark night’s celebration. The […]

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Its ‘Our World, Our Future’ for 2022 Mardi Gras Spectacle!

As COP26 draws to a close, The New Carnival Company is announcing its theme for IW Mardi Gras 2022 and demonstrating a firm commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its annual Mardi Gras parade at Ryde. ‘Our World, our Future’ is the theme for next summer’s parade, which will be held on Saturday 9 […]

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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 and community participation all came together under blue skies in a joyous celebration of the Island’s rich and diverse coastal landscapes. The event was the first of a 3-year programme leading to 2023, designated ‘Year […]

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Crossing the Bar

The New Carnival Company (NCC) has created an original programme of 13 short and longer walks celebrating the Island’s coastal footpath, as part of 3-year arts and walking project linked to the opening of the new National Trail -The England Coast Path – and a designated national ‘Year of the Coast’ festival planned for 2023. […]

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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 of IW carnival, as seen through the eyes of our children and young people. The New Carnival Company (NCC) has been working hard throughout the pandemic to deliver its 2019-awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund project […]

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