Blue Moon on Halloween: A once in 19 years event taking place this month

blue moon team and lanterns

This family-friendly event from The New Carnival Company has inspired local artists, schools and communities, who have been busy preparing and making illuminations for the outdoor spectacle

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 3:34pm

By Chris Slann with one comment

Isle of Wight visit by CEO of Arts Council England during Mardi Gras

Darren Henley cropped colour photo 2017

The top man at Arts Council England will be heading to the Isle of Wight at the end of the month for the New Carnival Company’s annual Mardi Gras in Ryde.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 5:48pm

By Chris Slann with one comment

The Carnival Trail Companion: A new App for walkers and carnival fans

Richard recording Jeni reading Tennyson on the Trail:

To coincide with the opening of the IW Autumn Walking Weekend, 24 to 27 October, the New Carnival Company will be launching an App which celebrates the rich carnival heritage of the Island.

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014 5:39pm

By Chris Slann

Get a taste of Brazil at this year’s Mardi Gras in Ryde

Brazilian Samba :

Forget the football, turn off the telly, come on down to the New Carnival Company’s annual Mardi Gras event and experience samba, costume, colour, dance and music on Saturday 28 June.

Thursday, 19th June, 2014 2:49pm

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Don’t miss Oakfield’s Lantern Magic this Friday

Lantern making

Don't miss the lantern parade on Friday from 6pm for your chance to see some of the wonderful lanterns made this year.

Thursday, 12th December, 2013 11:12am

By Chris Slann

Award night for Carnival stars

Carnival stars

Students recognised for putting in over 40 hours of work to learn new skills.

Friday, 27th September, 2013 9:09am

By Chris Slann

The New Carnival Company will perform in the Olympic Park

The New Carnival Company will perform in the Olympic Park

The New Carnival Company’s much acclaimed Blue Touch Paper Project has been contracted to wow the crowds in the Olympic Park as the Paralympic Games draw to a close.

Tuesday, 4th September, 2012 12:38pm

By Chris Slann

The New Carnival Company Featured In London Olympic Torch Celebrations

The New Carnival Company Featured In London Olympic Torch Celebrations

The New Carnival Company's Blue Touch Paper collaboration led the spectacular carnival parade to welcome the Olympic Torch into London at the weekend.

Tuesday, 24th July, 2012 10:24am

By Chris Slann

Rio Carnival Collaboration Opens Ryde Arts Parade This Saturday

Rio Carnival Collaboration Opens Ryde Arts Parade This Saturday

Rollup for the parade on Saturday in Ryde, featuring over 100 disabled and non-disabled performers in amazing costumes. Parade sets off at 3pm.

Thursday, 28th June, 2012 11:10am

By Chris Slann

Any Portuguese Speakers On The Island?

Any Portuguese Speakers On The Island?

Anyone out there speak Portuguese? Translator needed during 17th-23rd April at The New Carnival Company.

Friday, 13th April, 2012 2:06pm

By Chris Slann

New Carnival Links With Italy

New Carnival Links With Italy

The New Carnival Company has just signed a formal Twinning Protocol with the Fondazione Carnevale di Viareggio in Italy.

Friday, 2nd March, 2012 1:24pm

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NatWest Island Games: Take Part In Opening Ceremony

NatWest Island Games: Take Part In Opening Ceremony

Carnival Group looking for more 13-15 year old volunteers for NatWest Island Games grand opening ceremony

Tuesday, 31st May, 2011 2:36pm

By Chris Slann with one comment