An earthquake followed by a tsunami caused devastation for Palu in Indonesia leaving hundreds and thousands of people in urgent need of clean water, food and shelter.

 You can make a donation by visiting the Disasters Emergency Committee website.

2018 Asian Day Flyer

The Totland Bay Mosaic Arts Company and Heart in my Mouth are working with Equals IW to Support Asian Day 2018.

The Isle of Wight Asian Day 2018 is a free event for everyone.

We would love you to come along and visit our stand where you can have ago at Indian Printing, Asian Arts, Glass Painting to create your own Asian Style Tea Light.

You can also have ago at Glass Painting to create your own Asian Style Tea Light.

Whilst visiting us why not take a look at lovely handmade craft items made by Helen and Lesley, include some special craft items with an Asian theme on sale just for this special day.

Treat yourself or buy as a gift for someone special to you.

2018 Asian Day Flyer

Come and see the best in Asian Culture in a fun family day out on Sunday 29th July at Arreton Barns. Entry is free and there will be plenty to see and things to do with Asian food, dancing, costumes and entertainment.

Programme for the Asian Day Sunday 29 July 2018

  • 10:00 - DJ Ann Abi Dance Vibez introduces the Hosts Cristy Arago and Theo Fernandez who will welcome Sponsors, Guests and Participants
  • 10:30 - Costume Parade
  • 11:00 - Uk National Anthem
  • 11:10 - Opening Remarks by Asian Day organiser Aireen Gauntlett
  • 11:15 - Speech by Gerry Panga for Philippine Tourism
  • 11:25 - Speech by Mayor Rajesh Patel
  • 11:40 - Entertainment with a song by Susan Lovejoy of Voice Uk
  • 12:20 - Dance Vibez
  • 12:50 - Speech by Isle of Wight Councillor Ian Ward
  • 13:00 - Special number by Shanelle Gauntlett
  • 13:25 - Igorot Dance
  • 13:45 - Filipiniana Dance
  • 14:00 - Mrs Asian Beauty Pageant
    Voice over by Kaycey Colleen Lim and Theo Fernandez
    Welcome to the beauty pageant guest Judges
    National Costume
    Casual Wear
    Talent 3 minutes per candidate
    Evening Gown
    Interview
    Serenade Song by Andy Gio
    Award Ceremony
  • 16:00 - Song by Ela Hidalgo
  • 16:30 - Harry Smith
  • 17:00 - Live Band Introders from London
  • 17:30 - Thai Dance with Nit Cook
  • 18:00 - Young Singer 3 Sisters Miss Sumang
    19:00 - Bollywood DJ Dr Gos Jilani
  • 19:30 - Harmonix Team Group
  • 20:00 - The End

The 2018 Isle of Wight Asian Day due to take place on the 29th July 2018 was cancelled due to the weather.

The organisers would like to apologise to all who were inconvenienced.

The next Equals IW July 2018 Committee Meeting details are

  • Date: Wednesday 18th July 2018
  • Time: 6.15pm to 8.00pm
  • Location: Seeds4change Family Therapy Ltd, 42 Quay Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BA


Seeds4change Family Therapy Ltd is located in Quay Street, Newport on the same side as the church at the top of Quay Street, High Street End. It is about half way along Quay Street just up and opposite the Island Courts.

Entrance is through the black gates that lead you into a small court yard car park. Take the first door on the right into the building.

This is the same venue as the last Committee Meeting.

Free Car Parking in Quay Street as of 6pm.

Please make every effort to attend as the following meeting will not be until September 2018.

Find out more on Wikipedia or read the article in the Metro.

Main Points of General Interest

Equals IW has made progress on several organisational fronts

  • Operational procedures around privacy
  • Links to other Isle of Wight organisations
  • Fund raising
  • Trustees and the Charity Commission
  • Finance
  • Equals IW Membership

The Women's Friendship Group membership has been falling so the group are considering a marketing drive after the summer.  The issue was raised that having Mardis Gras workshops in a venue restricted to Women, while cost effective, prevents male participation. Also the timing of workshops during the day prevents those in paid work from joining in.

The Men's Friendship Group has been dormant due to work commitments. The committee discussed whether focusing future meetings on a specific activity would increase interest.

Activities are currently being planned for

  • Mardis Gras Parade. Kimmy the dragon's framework has been created during a series of Women's Friendship Group meeting. Work continues on Kimmy and the costumes for the parade.
  • Asian Day. A gazebo has been promised for Equals IW promotion.

This is a very brief abstract from the minutes of the meeting.
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The May Committee meeting will be held as follows

  • Date:- Saturday 19th May 2018
  • Time:- 10am to 11.30am
  • Venue:- Seeds4change Family Therapy Ltd, 42 Quay Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BA.

The venue is on the opposite side to the court about halfway up/down Quay street.

Parking charges apply in Quay Street.

Mardi Gras Activities 

Here is a list of the activities involved with Mardis Gras costumes, there is a cost this year to attending the workshops and limited places.

We have started making costumes for Mardi Gras at Wow. Please anyone who would like to join the parade let Sandra know.

Apologies for the poor display of this table on a mobile phone.

Activity

DATES AND TIMES

VENUE

FEE

Notes

Basic Carnival Skills

Beginners Level

Thursday 22 February for 5 sessions

6pm to 9pm

The Coaching House

13 Union Road

Ryde PO33 2ER

£40 full fee

£25 concession fee for Mardi Gras Groups (limit of 2 adults per group)

Maximum of 12 people on course

Limited to 2 places per group

(Option to move venue, if necessary, to accommodate a larger group)

Backpacks and Structures for Carnival

Intermediate Level

 

Thursday 19 April for 4 sessions

6pm to 9pm

The Coaching House

13 Union Road

Ryde PO33 2ER

£50 full fee

£30 concession fee for Mardi Gras Groups (limit of 1 adult per group)

Maximum of 12 people on course

Limited to 1 place per group

Creative Leaders

for community group leaders, parent helpers or volunteers - to acquire a variety of skills needed to plan and manage a safe and stress free carnival  workshop!

 

Saturday 10 March

10am to 4pm

Salisbury Gardens

Dudley Road

Ventnor PO38 1EJ

£6 only

Maximum of 20 people on course

Limited to 2 places per group

Major Costumes and Individual pieces

For adults and older children, working with visiting carnivalist Ray Mahabir from Sunshine Arts London

 

Half Term week

Weds, Thurs, Friday

May 30/31/1st/2nd

10 am to 4pm

Ryde Youth Centre at 97 High Street Ryde 10-4 pm.

Free of Charge

Pay for materials used only

Space and support to create those show-stopping pieces! 

You will need to submit your designs and plans at least one week before the workshop.

For further detaills please contact Sandra Trigg by email at

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Kimmy

The programmed activities are now complete but work continues so for the latest details please see our Facebook page.