The sun shone as the Equals IW Green Time Land of Butterflies carnival entry gained second prize in their category.

Our colourful car lead Asian Queen Ms Sandown, Nit Cook, and 14 glittering butterfly dancers around the streets at this year’s main Ryde Carnival.

We featured six different species of butterflies created by the Gift of Nature Team

  • Peacock  (Low)
  • Brimstone Yellow  (Chitladta)
  • Red Admiral  (Aireen)
  • Chalk Hill Blue  (Mark)
  • Glanville Fritilary (Jayne)
  • Orange Tip (Karina)

We were delighted to have with us the High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight Kay Marriott JP as a special guest. She was filmed by Daisybeck Studios meeting the group while admiring the costumes and celebrating the second prize for their carnival entry.

Daisybeck Studios has been filming across the island in the recent summer months. They are producing a programme about the Isle of Wight that will be featured on channel 5 in the near future.

Daisybeck Studios is an independent television company producing quality factual entertainment and event programmes since 2013 for national television channels. Their programmes are well known

  • The Yorkshire Vet
  • Made in Britain
  • The Highland Vet
  • Alton Towers A Roller Coaster Year
  • Spring Time On The Farm
  • Friday/This Week On The Farm

Mark Cox as the Green Time Project Lead said “Green Time The Land of Butterflies focuses on nature and the importance of looking after nature within our local community, butterfly conservation and the need to make us all aware of protecting insects. Integrating this project into our wider Green Time Project enables us to bring people together from the different backgrounds and culture, through using crafts to create the carnival entry.”

We took some photos


Green Time - The Land of Butterflies Carnival 2022 Project, using crafts, arts and dance to enhance positive emotional well-being and mental health, self-confidence, self-esteem, team working skills and gain a sense of belonging and togetherness. 

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