Welcome to the New Carnival Company’s Virtual Carnival Club.

This is a digital ‘how to’ library which we have put together in order to share resources for National Children’s Carnival Week 12 – 18 July 2021.

At the end of these sessions we hope you will have some fantastic handmade costumes and groovy dance moves to make a brilliant carnival parade – at home, at school, in your garden or on the playground.

With social distancing still very much in place for the foreseeable future, the New Carnival Company accepts that the Mardi Gras  carnival, on the streets of Ryde, cannot go ahead.

We are currently working with national carnival partners to create the first National Children’s Carnival Week 12-18 July 2021. All schools, youth and community organisations are invited to join us, by creating and presenting pop up carnivals in their playgrounds, on sports fields and outdoor community spaces.

We are also offering artist support packages for those groups who would like us help you do this, with live face to face workshops, dance sessions and even singing the NEW carnival song…

(all very safely, of course! Full risk assessments provided)

Our theme will be: Colours of the Rainbow

For those of you that don’t want to take up the artist support package, please see below links to resources that will enable you to get involved either at home or at school.

The videos and resources below will enable you to make, dance and sing! 

News and updates will be posted here and on our Virtual Carnival Club Facebook page


Health and Safety Disclaimer 

Please be aware that we cannot be responsible for your safety whilst you undertake creative activities without our supervision and guidance. Please ensure children are supervised when undertaking creative activities and when they are accessing online content.

We recommend

* Children are supervised with scissors and using staplers. Please use rounded tip scissors with younger children. Demonstrate good practise when cutting using scissors and using the stapler.

* Be careful using copydex glue, it contains latex which some people are allergic to and does not come off clothes, carpet, or hair. Use protective coverings and tie back long hair.

* When dancing make sure that there is enough space around people, wear loose comfortable clothing and suitable footwear. Drink water and remain hydrated.