Next year IW Mardi Gras will be on Saturday 30th June 2018 and the theme is 

Global Biospheres ‘connecting people with nature and cultural heritage’

The Official Launch Event for IW Mardi Gras 2018 will take place at Ryde Academy in their new studio/theatre on

Thursday 16th November at 5.30pm.

Due to extensive construction works still taking place at Ryde Academy the former main car park at front of school is not in use.

Please use the temporary car park at the far end of site where access is via Pell Lane, past main entrance to the junction with Mountbatten Drive. The Car Park will be on your left and the way to the Studio Theatre will be signed from there.

As the site is restricted please allow extra time for parking up and car share where possible.

We shall be serving teas and coffees from 5.15pm.

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

  • Monday 2nd October and Monday 6th November 2017
  • 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 suggest ways to build the new men’s group and meet others from within your local community whilst sharing in a range of fun activities including a quiz. 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.

Asian Day

Enter free to enjoy

  • The best in Asian Cuisine
  • First-rate dance entertainement
  • Lovely traditional costumes
  • The Miss Asian IOW Beauty Pageant

and much more.

Call 07514 805 961 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the organizers to find out about good deals on ferry crossings, B&Bs and very nice hotels.

Supported by Equals IW

 

 

 

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

  • Date:Tuesday 20th June 2017
  • Time: 18.30 to 21:00
  • Place: Ryde LA Bowl Car Park (free parking)

Come and help develop the new group by taking an evening leisurely walk along the sea front.

Stopping for refreshments at Appley Café (bring own money) before joining in with some beach games such as footbal or cricket or just chill out with a game of frisbee.

Coming from an ethnic background, you may sometimes feel like you need a friend who understands and supports you within the community.

To find out more or confirm you are attending contact the Equals Men’s Friendship Group Co-Ordinator Mark Cox

  • Mobile 07854 852518
  • email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcenhancement

Here is our pdf flyer for the event.

 

Our Annual General Meeting will be held in the Fairlee Room at the Riverside Centre in Newport (10am - 12pm) on Saturday, 27th May 2017.

Our Annual General Meeting was held in the Fairlee Room at the Riverside Centre in Newport (10am - 11.30am) on Saturday, 27th May 2017.

The date of the next committee meeting has been changed.

The next committee meeting will be held int the Man in the Moon Restaurant on the second floor at 10am - 11.30am on the 22nd July 2017.

A table will be reserved for us.

The Man in the Moon Restaurant is at 16–17 St James Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5HB.

Here are the current and recent planned events for the Ladies' Friendship Group

  • Visit from Amey Waste to FG Cowes Group on the 1st of March
  • FG Cowes Group evening Out at WOW Centre on the 20th of Feb
  • Visit from Gina Dyer who is The New Carnival Company Lead Artist to FG Cowes Group on Wednesday 8th March
  • Visit from T Hop from London to FG Cowes Group on Wednesday15th of March (Mardi Gras)
  • FG Cowes Group visit to Osborne House on Wednesday12th of April from 10.00 to 12:30 (Mardi Gras)

 

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

  • Date:Thursday 23rd March 2017
  • Time: 19.15 to 21:00
  • Place: Isobel Community Centre Café, Furrlongs, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2AX (Map)

Come and share in fun activities designed to get to know one another.
Come and suggest ways to build the new men’s group and explore ideas and ways of future fun and cultural experiences.

Coming from an ethnic background, you may sometimes feel like you need a friend who understands and supports you in the community.

If so join the New Equals Men’s Friendship Group.

To find out more or confirm you are attending contact the Equals Men’s Friendship Group Co-Ordinator Mark Cox

  • Mobile 07854852518
  • email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcenhancement

Here is our pdf flyer for the event.

 

You're invited to join the Friendships Group team for  trip to London on 26th November 2016.

  • Christmas Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Tickets £25 Adult, 12.50 child

Pick up 6.45am at the Red Funnel Terminal Car Park in East Cowes.

Return to the same place by 23.55pm

A few seats are left. Booking deadline 15 October 2016

See our Facebook page for further details

The next Equals IW Management Committee meeting will be held

  • 09:30 on 22 October 2016
  • at Newport Police Station