Learn With Us


Here at New Carnival, we offer training and support to suit a wide range of skills based, educational and professional development needs. We offer a range of in school workshops for single classes or larger groups that can be tailored to individual needs, including short inspiration sessions, whole day ‘carnival in a day’ workshops and projects that run over a series of weeks.

We offer Inset training and CPD sessions to teachers, teaching assistants and adult volunteers to demonstrate how to deliver Carnival arts, linking with the curriculum whilst having a lot of fun along the way. We can come to your school or community setting, or alternatively can offer small group training at our office base, The Coaching House, in the heart of historic Ryde. With our extensive team of freelancers and professional networks we can also help schools and colleges access visiting and international artists.

If you want specialist carnival calypsonians, steel pannists, wire benders, stilt walkers, float and puppet builders, samba and African drummers and dancers we can help.

Digital legacy - COVID 19

As a result of the impact of COVID and the move to become more digitally proficient, we are pleased to have a range of online resources to support learning. Like many organisations, the team at New Carnival had to find new ways to deliver during the pandemic.

Whilst we love to see people in person, we are very happy to discuss learning that can be delivered in a digital or hybrid way, to suit your needs.