Enriching lives, connecting communities


The team at The New Carnival Company is committed to the role that learning plays in our lives and our wellbeing. From the classroom to the street, for adults, young people and children alike, learning new skills increases our self-esteem, builds confidence, friendships and opportunities and helps us express ourselves in new and meaningful ways.

We try whenever possible to focus our learning programmes on events or sharing opportunities. This provides increased

  • motivation; a goal to work towards.
  • collaboration and team work; promotes a sense of belonging and being part of something much bigger and more significant than its individual parts.
  • pride and self-respect; playing a part in a prestigious high quality event builds confidence and self-value.
  • achievement; an opportunity to evaluate and reflect on ones work and see own work valued by others.
  • celebration; recognition of success embeds ambition to learn more.

We work closely with partners at Isle of Wight Council Adult and Community Learning Service, Isle of Wight College, our Cultural Education Partnership, Museums and Schools Partnership and of course our Bridge at Artswork. We are an Arts Award Centre, have 13 trained Arts Award Advisors and are an Arts Mark supporter.

Many of our current learning programmes, both informal and accredited, feed directly into NCC events like Isle of Wight Mardi Gras, Crossing the Bar, and Merry and Bright.

Our Current ACL Courses – November 2021 

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Willow Resources for our upcoming event ‘Merry and Bright’.

Willow Making Tutorial

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