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Head of Arts Council England to visit Isle of Wight for Mardi Gras

Chief Executive of the Arts Council, Darren Henley, will be visiting the Isle of Wight later this month for the New Carnival Company’s annual Mardi Gras in Ryde which showcases the very best of children and young people’s carnival. The New Carnival Company is one of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio Organisations – the collection […]

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Disabled IW carnival troupe lead the way at Britain’s Biggest one-day Carnival

The New Carnival Company was delighted to show its newest work – ALEGRIA Samba School – at Luton International Carnival last weekend. Despite local weather warnings, the event dodged the thunder and the rain, leaving the Alegria team to take the carnival by storm! Alegria Samba School is a specially created carnival collaboration, involving costumes, […]

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WOW! What a Scorcher!

The New Carnival Company, organisers of the ‘All along the Riverbank’ event last May Bank Holiday have proclaimed it a ‘scorching success’ after over 3000 people were recorded participating along the 2 mile stretch of the event beside the Eastern Yar. This unusual linear event, which took place along the cycleway from Sandown to Langbridge, […]

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May Day Fun, All Along the Riverbank!

The New Carnival Company is working closely with other heritage and environmental organisations within the East Wight Landscape Partnership ‘Down to the Coast’ project to put on an exciting outdoors family-friendly festival called All Along the Riverbank on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7th, from 11.am to 4.pm. The riverbank in question is the two-mile stretch […]

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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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