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Crossing the Bar

The New Carnival Company (NCC) has created an original programme of 13 short and longer walks celebrating the Island’s coastal footpath, as part of 3-year arts and walking project linked to the opening of the new National Trail -The England Coast Path – and a designated national ‘Year of the Coast’ festival planned for 2023. […]

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Carnival Legends are a Rather Bewildering Spectacle!

A community carnival performance like no other is planned for Ryde on Thursday 26 August celebrating the history and heritage of IW carnival, as seen through the eyes of our children and young people. The New Carnival Company (NCC) has been working hard throughout the pandemic to deliver its 2019-awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund project […]

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National Children’s Carnival Week is here!

The Summer Holidays are almost upon us – and the New Carnival Company (NCC) has been busy working with children and young people across the Island to celebrate the end of a very challenging academic year by putting on their own carnival events, as part of National Children’s Carnival Week 12-18 July. This six-day programme, […]

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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 organisations all over the country in the simultaneous UK-wide Launch Event for this summer’s National Children’s Carnival Week. The company’s ‘live’ outdoor event took place on Thursday at Brading Roman Villa, with a restricted invited audience, […]

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MARDI GRAS PRESENTS ‘COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW’ FOR NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL WEEK 2021

The New Carnival Company (NCC) has been working with Isle of Wight schoolteachers and national carnival organisers to bring the joy of carnival to children, teachers, and families at the end of what has been an extremely difficult and challenging academic year. The National Children’s Carnival Week will replace annual Mardi Gras celebrations this year, […]

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