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.

Update:

The Mardi Gras big costume workshop will be on 31st May , 1 &2 June at Ryde Youth Centre at 97 High Street Ryde 10-4 pm.

For the latest details please see our Facebook page.

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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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..

 

  • Not a native born British person?
  • Perhaps a recent immigrant to Britain?
  • Want to speak everyday English?

Then here is a place where you can learn English from the beginning like British children do.

This is not a technical grammar course, there are no examinations, you will learn at your own pace and go as far and fast as you want.