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New Carnival Company launches Virtual Carnival Club!

The New Carnival Company (NCC) has launched a new FREE digital carnival club for families with children stuck at home during the Covid-19 crisis. Called the Virtual Carnival Club, it delivers an on-line weekly class or tutorial showing how to make simple yet colourful costumes, create percussion music and enjoy carnival dancing, in your own […]

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Mardi Gras 2020 cancelled

New Carnival Company’s annual Mardi Gras parade has been cancelled for 2020, it has been announced. The event, which heavily involves local schools, will now take place on Saturday 26th June 2021 – effectively missing a year between the last and next parade. Schools and organisations that are already working towards this theme will retain […]

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Mardi Gras 2020 – The Story of Carnival

New Carnival Company (NCC) launched next year’s inspiring Mardi Gras theme, ‘The Story of Carnival’, at Ryde Academy Theatre on Thursday November 21. Many representatives from participating local schools and community groups attended the launch, where the Mayor of Ryde, Councillor Michael Lilley, talked about the benefits Mardi Gras brings to the local community. NCC […]

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Illuminating Dark Nights

New Carnival Company lit up the dark November night last Saturday (November 16) with a spectacular presentation of Dark Nights at the Villa. More than 500 people came along to this free community event, which began with a magical illuminated parade from Brading Primary School to Brading Roman Villa and was followed by a fairy […]

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New Carnival Company run workshops in Bulgaria

The New Carnival Company’s (NCC) carnival arts development worker Hannah Ray recently travelled to Plovdiv, Bulgaria to run a lantern-making workshop with local schoolchildren. This was for an event called Horov SKLAD, held in the historic SKLAD building, once a tobacco warehouse but recently transformed into an arts centre. Hannah was tasked with decorating three […]

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