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RIO and Island Carnival Groups unite in Unlimited Ways!

The New Carnival Company is playing host this month to an internationally significant project which could change the face of integrated and disability-led carnival in this country. In a ground breaking new programme, backed by Unlimited, a British Council and Arts Council England funding scheme which supports the development of disabled artists across the country, […]

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ALEGRIA is Jumping for JOY!

The New Carnival Company is delighted to announce that its newest project ‘Alegria’, a partnership with VIVA Carnival Club in Ryde and Embaixadores de Alegria in Rio, has been awarded a major grant from Unlimited – an arts commissioning programme that aims to embed work by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors, […]

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IW Mardi Gras 2018: A global celebration!

The New Carnival Company is set to launch the narrative for the annual Isle of Wight Mardi Gras at a celebration event at Ryde Academy Studio Theatre on Thursday 16th November at 17:30. The IW Mardi Gras always adopts a relevant and educational theme allowing school and community groups to undertake a programme of research […]

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Dark Nights at the Garlic Farm

The New Carnival Company has been working with local schools and community groups to light up the ancient site of Mersley Farm at Newchurch (present day site of The Garlic Farm) for a night time ramble with a difference. The site, which has played host to generations of farmers for over 6000 years, has been […]

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15-month NCC arts development programme for Ventnor Carnival announced!

Arts Council England has approved a grant to Ventnor Town Council for over £13,000. The project, developed with the New Carnival Company and Ventnor Carnival Association is for a 15- month programme of workshops, masterclasses and leader training – in the production of a theatrical carnival presentation based on the mythology of the Isle of […]

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