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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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It’s Mardi Gras Time!

On Saturday 1st July, Ryde will be jam-packed with colour, sound and infectious energy as the annual Isle of Wight Mardi Gras parade takes to the streets. Reflections of India – the theme for this year’s parade – celebrates 70 years of India’s Independence from British Rule, in line with National celebrations – UK-India, Year […]

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May Day! May Day! 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 offer an exciting outdoors family-friendly festival called All Along the Riverbank on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1st, from 11.am to 4.pm. The riverbank in question is the two-mile stretch of […]

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