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Magical lights at Dark Nights

More than 800 people took a magical lantern walk with the New Carnival Company (NCC) to experience Dark Nights at The Garlic Farm last weekend (October 26 and 27). Participants were treated to an array of impressive illuminated creatures and installations created around the theme of IW Dialect – our Verbal Heritage. A water-geal (double […]

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Launch of IW Mardi Gras 2019

The New Carnival Company (NCC) is delighted to announce that the next IW Mardi Gras will take place on June 29, 2019, and that’s not the only exciting news. The official launch of Mardi Gras 2019 will take place from 6pm on Tuesday, October 30 at Quay Arts, Newport and will include some very special […]

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Dark Nights to come alive at Lantern Walk

Take a magical evening walk with the New Carnival Company (NCC) along an animated lantern trail at The Garlic Farm, Newchurch, on Friday, 26 and Saturday, 27 October. The Dark Nights Lantern Walk begins at 6pm, and will follow ancient paths through fields and woodland. Participants can enjoy impressive illuminated sculptures, art installations, music and […]

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Mardi Gras Exhibition opens in Ryde

The New Carnival Company (NCC) hosted the launch of its Mardi Gras Exhibition of Costumes and Learning at Ryde Library last night (Tuesday, Aug 2). The exhibition brings together information about the research and design process that many of the schools and groups went through, to present their colourful Global Biosphere themes at this year’s […]

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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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