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New Carnival Company attend 2019 EuroMAB conference

The New Carnival Company (NCC), from Ryde, Isle of Wight recently travelled to Dublin to present last year’s IW Mardi Gras project ‘Global Biospheres’ at the 2019 EuroMAB. This four-day biennial conference is for countries that participate in UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, and its World Network of Biosphere Reserves. NCC’s Chris Slann […]

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Cyanotype workshop for All Along the Riverbank event

A successful cyanotype workshop hosted by the New Carnival Company (NCC) resulted in some beautiful artwork produced by fourteen local ladies. This will be displayed at NCC’s All Along the Riverbank event in May.  The group collected a variety of flowers and other natural materials from the nearby riverbank event site, before arranging them on […]

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Spring into All Along the Riverbank

All Along the Riverbank is a completely free family-friendly arts and countryside festival, encouraging people to get outdoors and explore the local environment. It takes place on May Day bank holiday (Monday 6 May), over the two mile stretch of cycle track running alongside the River Yar between Sandown and Newchurch. Partners from local environmental […]

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Oakfield Primary School pupils visit Brading Roman Villa for Mardi Gras inspiration

On June 29, the New Carnival Company’s (NCC) Mardi Gras will take place in Ryde, and preparation for the ‘Biosphere Island’ theme is now underway. All participating school and community groups will partner with an expert organisation to help research their Island-based subject, and last week (Thursday 17 and Friday 18 January) Oakfield Primary School […]

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Launch of IW Mardi Gras 2019

The New Carnival Company (NCC) launched 2019’s Mardi Gras theme, Biosphere Island, and date, June 29, to a packed theatre at Quay Arts last night (30 Oct). Once again supporting IW Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s (AONB) bid for the IW to become a UNESCO biosphere reserve, Biosphere Island will follow on from last year’s […]

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