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★   2021: National Children\'s Carnival Week 12-18 July! Click here to access our amazing resources!   ★

The New Carnival Company is a pioneering arts development organisation based on the Isle of Wight specialising in carnival and outdoor public celebrations. 

We are a team of highly experienced carnival artists and producers, teachers and trainers, project managers and outdoor event specialists who believe that carnival and other forms of celebratory arts can make a real difference to people and places.

We are based at The Coaching House in Ryde, a creative workspace and administrative suite with facilities for production, teaching and small scale conferencing. We deliver an extensive community outreach and carnival arts training programme across the island, the South of England, nationally and internationally.

The New Carnival Company is a leader in the field of Carnival and Disability and in driving forward Accredited Learning opportunities supporting young people to enter the creative workforce

We are proud to be part of Arts Council England’s National portfolio and share their vision of Achieving great art for everyone.

Upcoming Events

National Children's Carnival Week
12 - 18 July 2021
all week
UK wide
NCC are coordinating a massive schools engagement programme on the Isle of Wight as part of this national programme. Online toolkit, live artists workshops, pop up Mardi Gras everywhere - including your own back yard! Join carnivals and schools in Luton, Derby, Hastings, Norwich, Northampton, Bristol and London - to name but a few! Replaces our regular Mardi Gras programme due to COVID.

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Latest News

26.04.2021 - This is OUR carnival!
  Launching the Isle of Wight’s National Children’s Carnival Week programme The New Carnival Company (NCC) yesterday joined other professional carnival... read more

The New Carnival Company (NCC) has been working with Isle of Wight schoolteachers and national carnival organisers to bring the... read more

07.12.2020 - Ryde all set for a Merry and Bright Christmas!
The New Carnival Company will be lighting up Ryde on Thursday 17 December from 5pm with a brand-new outdoor event... read more

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