The Land of the Butterflies Carnival Project for 2022 was launched on Saturday 20th August 2022. The carnival project is part of the Green Time Crafts in the Park initiative and the launch was in the beautiful grounds of Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin.
The session started with the Green Time Project Lead showing members of the carnival team around the garden.
The group then repaired previous carnival costumes, part of Kim our komodo dragon and prepared the butterfly costumes that will be used in the carnivals this year.
Team members shared ideas and took the first steps in practising the dance routine for this year.
The sessions rounded off with a drink, homemade cake and ice-cream funded from the Green Time project.
We took some photos:
This year Equals IW will be at
Green Time - The Land of Butterflies Carnival Project 2022, uses crafts, arts and dance to enhance positive emotional well-being and mental health.
A grant of £200 has been award to Green Time - Land of Butterflies 2022 Carnival Project to enable the group to showcase the entry in Ryde Main Carnival on Thursday 1st September 2022 and Ryde Illuminated Carnival on Saturday 3rd September 2022.
Mark Cox, who is the Green Time Project Lead, was delighted to receive the Ryde Carnival Community Grant. It will be used for costume decoration and creation of the
with lighting for the illuminated carnival.
The Green Time - Land of Butterflies carnival entry will be on foot and the team are currently putting it together throughout August. The entry will have special guests ‘Asian Pageant Queens’ from Asian UK. The High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight, Kay Marriott JP, will also be visiting the team at Ryde Main Carnival.
The Green Time and The Land of Butterflies projects are being filmed by Daisybeck Studios who are producing a programme about the Isle of Wight. This is scheduled to be shown on a national television channel. The filming will include the team preparing for Ryde Carnival and being visited by Kay Marriott JP. Filming will also take place at the main carnival procession.
Green Time - The Land of Butterflies focuses on nature and the importance of looking after it within our local community,. It covers butterfly conservation and the need to make us all aware of protecting insects such as butterflies and ladybirds as in our carnival feature, .
Integrating this project into our wider Green Time Project lets us bring people together from different backgrounds and culture.
The project uses crafts to promote and enhance people's emotional well-being, mental health, self-confidence, self-esteem, team working skills and provides a sense of belonging and togetherness.
Green Time - The Land of Butterflies is delighted to be taking part in the oldest carnival in the country Ryde Carnival 2022.
The Friendship Group for Friends and Family came together on Sunday 19th June 2022 to explore the Eastern Yar as part of the Green Time, Walk Your Way to Health walking programme.
The group took a gentle walk to explore Sandown Community Orchard before joining the dismantled railway path alongside the Eastern Yar River. The group then left the Red Squirrel Trail at Alverstone Village to explore the rich habitats of Newchurch Moors Nature Reserve and mixed woodland of Martin’s Wood Nature Reserve.
Heading back through Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve they viewed and listened to kingfishers, herons, great tits and blue tits. The group then walked through the raised walkway beneath a canopy of trees and into the woodland. They saw a red squirrel leaping from tree to tree before returning back to Sandown Railway Station.
As part of the learning element the group found out about Sandown Community Orchard and the Sandown Water Works. The group also spent time learning about the estuary wildlife and river birds by using the Wildlife Watch Spotter Cards.
The Friends on the walk had a lovely time out in the natural outdoors and took lots of photos
7.5 miles round trip, 16,205 steps, 700 Kcalories,
Green Time - The Natural Way to Good Emotional Well-being and Mental Health
Equals IW with its Friendship Group are taking part in the St Helens and the Ryde Carnivals taking place just before the schools return.
The project is going to be filmed by Daisybeck Studios who are producing a programme all about the Isle of Wight. Daisybeck Studios is an independent television company producing quality factual, factual Entertainment and event programming for national television channels since 2013.
We would like you to come and join the following
To join this project text or call Mark 0785 485 2518 to get your Green Time Carnival Entry Form.
You must complete the form by 7th August 2022
Members of Equals IW recently met with Colin a Producer from by Daisybeck Studios, to learn about a programme being produced during this summer on the Isle of Wight. The programme will be shown on national television and will be all about people living and working on the Island.
Colin spoke with each person to learn more about how they came to Isle of Wight, what they do for work or spare time, and how they find life on the Island. Colin also found out more about the many activities of Equals IW over its history. Colin was keen to learn about the current Green Time programme and past involvement in Island carnivals.
Afterwards the production team confirmed that they wanted to include the Equals IW Green Time Programme and group members in their television programme.
Daisybeck Studios is an independent television company producing quality factual, factual entertainment and event programming since 2013 for national television channels. Programmes include well known to us all
Green Time - The Land of Butterflies, Carnival Project 2022 is going to be filmed as part of this programme. Filming will feature friends meeting the Isle of Wight High Sheriff, Kay Marriott JP. She will visit the group preparing for the Ryde Carnivals 2022 on Tuesday 23rd August 2022.
The group will also be filmed taking part in Ryde Main Carnival on Thursday 1st September 2022 as the procession makes its way through the streets of Ryde.
Kerry Baker visited the Green Time Green Skills, Food and Culture Workshop that took place on the 10th June 2022. Kerry is the Adult Community Learning Quality Officer from the Isle of Wight Council Community Learning Centre and her visit was part of the ‘Quality Assurance’ requirement. Her aim was to
Green Time was given an overall Grade 2 Good with elements of Outstanding Practice. Kerry provided positive feedback on some small steps to improve the programme even further.
Kerry enjoyed her visit and meeting everyone. Her feedback highlighted the contribution of one of the group members working in partnership with Mark. This has been noticed and is of particular interest to the Isle of Wight Council Adult Community Learning Centre Team. We wait with excitement for more details on this.
The workshop comprised group members
The food was enjoyed over lunch.
The afternoon element of the workshop looked at key elements of a health life style with handouts issued to take home and read. The workshop concluded with an Equals IW guest speaker giving a presentation on growing your own food based on Korean natural farming. This focuses on organic growing and sustainability.
We took alot of photos on the day
And a short video