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The committee meeting planned for Thursday 12th April 2018 at the Newport Police Station has been CANCELLED.



Date and Time of Next Meeting and Venue to be announced shortly.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at the Riverside Centre in Newport (11.30am - 2pm) on Saturday, 24th March 2018.

Would You Like A New Exciting Challenge for 2018 then come and join the Equals IW Committee.

We are looking for people to volunteer and develop the work of Equal’s IW:

  • Secretary – work includes typing committee minutes, organising committee meetings, taking meeting minutes, organising meeting venues, replying to Website and Facebook enquires, sending official correspondence on behalf of Equals IW.
  • Press Secretary – work includes promoting Equals IW's local meetings, activities and events in the local press, local magazine publications, online and on the local radio. Also prepare and issue statements about relevant affairs on behalf of Equals IW.
  • Grants and Funding Co-ordinators – to work in a team to seek out and propose funding sources and make funding applications.
  • Education and Training Co-ordinators – to work in a team to promote equality and diversity in the community and the work of Equals IW. Deliver awareness training of equality and diversity, facilitate and deliver talks and presentations on equality and diversity in the community. Delivery of formal and informal programmes involving equality and diversity activities to schools, colleges, community groups, adult learners and staff associated with businesses.
  • Fundraising Co-ordinators – work in a team to plan, organise, facilitate and run fund raising activities and events for Equals IW.
  • Equals Development Co-ordinators – work in a team to develop new opportunities for Equals IW, develop partnership working opportunities, identify, suggest and co-ordinate events for Equals IW to be involved in.

To find out more contact Mark via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can learn more about Equals IW on Facebook or

download and display our flyer.

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.

Apolgies for the poor display of this table on a mobile phone. We are working to correct this.

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

10 am to 4pm

tbc

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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The next few meetings of the Equals IW Ladies Friendship Group are planned for

  • 20th February 2018 at the WoW centre in  Newport 6pm to 8pm
  • 21st February 2018 at the Cowes Scouts Hut 10am to 12pm
  • 28th February 2018 at the Cowes Scouts Hut 10am to 12pm Mardi Gras Meeting

January's meeting covered mostly administrative and planning activities for the coming year.

The next meeting will be held on the Thursday 22nd of February at 6:30pm in the Police Station.

1 January – New Year's Day
2 January – Local Bank Holiday
3 January – Classes Resume
16 January – Trust Board Seminar to endorse LCB reco to be ratified at the Trust Board
27 January – Equals Committee ‘Oriental Night’
27 January – Holocaust Memorial Holiday

9 to 19 February Spring Half Term
13 February – Shrove Tuesday and Maha Shivaratri Hindu holiday
14 February – Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day
16 February – Chinese New Year

8 March – Women’s Day
11 March – Mothering Sunday
25 March – Daylight Savings Time starts
29 March to 16 April Easter School Break
30 March to April 7 – Jewish Passover

1 April – Easter Sunday

4 to 8 May – May Day Holidays
7 May – Monday Bank Holiday
25 May to 2 June – Summer Half Term holidays
21 May – Diversity Day
28 May – Spring Monday Bank Holiday

14/15 June – Eid al-Fitr Muslim Holiday
30 June – IW Mardi Gras Festival. The theme is Global Biospheres - ‘Connecting people with nature and cultural heritage’

21 July – UK Pride in Ryde
29 July – Asian Day 2018 at Arreton Barns

4 to 11 August – Cowes Week
18 August – IW Wildlife Themed Event for Kids
27 August – Bank Holiday
30 August – Main Ryde Carnival Parade


10 to 11 September – Jewish holiday
18/19 September – Yom Kippur Jewish fast day

24 October – United Nations Day
28 October – Daylight Savings Time ends

5 November – Guy Fawkes Day

2 to 10 December – Hanukkah
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December – Boxing Day

Equals IW committee meetings are announced on this website..

 

Food, Raffle and Entertainment

Please join us for a fundraising event

  • When: Saturday, 27th of January 2018 from 6pm to 10pm
  • Where: Wootton Community Centre, Brannon Way, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, PO33 4NW

Tickets cost £7 for adults, £5 for 6-12 yrs old and free for children under 5

For tickets and further details contact either

  • Anna 07795578849
  • Niviera 07807156229
  • Cecilia 07885764727 or
  • Aireen 07514805961

Here is our flyer (pdf) for the event

Come and Join our New Equals Men’s Friendship Group. Our next informal meet and greet session is on

  • Monday 12th February 2018
  • Time 19:00 to 21:00
  • At the Isobel Community Centre Café, Furrlongs, Newport PO30 2AX.

Free parking front and rear of centre.

Come and find out how you can get involved with the following island events, Mardi Gras Parade, IW UK Pride and Asian Day and other group activities for men. We are particularly keen to have members coming from an ethnic background. You can purchase refreshments from the café throughout the evening.

To find out more or confirm you are attending contact

The Equals Men’s Friendship Group Coordinator Mark Cox

  • Mobile: 07854 852518 
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/equalsmensgroup
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Here is our pdf flyer for the current event.

Main points of interest

  • For the 2018 Mardi Gras by the New Carnival Company, Equals Group has been allocated the theme of Unique Places - Komodo Island BR Indonesia.
  • The Equals New Year’s Oriental Night Party will be a wonderful way to start the year 2018. We will hold the event on 27th Jan. 2018 from 6 pm - 10 pm at Wootton Community Hall. The tickets will be £7 for adult and £5 for children.
  • The next Mens' Friendship Group meettingg is to be held on Monday15th January 2018, at the Isobel Community Café Furlongs Newport from 7pm to 9pm.

 

The Ladies' Friendship Group meetings are to be held at

  • Wednesay 10th January 2018  in Cowes from 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 17th January 2018 at the WoW Centre Newport from 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 24th January 2018 in Cowes from 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at the WoW Centre Newport from 6pm-8pm in the evening
  • Wednesday 31st January at the WoW Centre Newport from 10am-12pm

Next meeting will be held on Saturday 20th of January 2018 at 2.30pm at Newportt Police Station