Pumpkin Lunch

Have a look at the photos from the pumpkin lunch on our Facebook page.

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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 trip to London which was due to take place on 26th November 2016 has been cancelled.

This was due to lack of target number to pay the advance deposit.

Apologies to those who wanted to go.

The next Equals IW Management Committee meeting will be held

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

The next Equals IW Management Committee meeting will be held

  • 10.00 am on Saturday 26 November 2016
  • at Newport Police Station
An Open Invitation to Equals Group members to join Shirley, Sam and I with Justin and Team at the Land Project on Monday 20th June 2016 for a BBQ and Fun Evening 6pm to 8pm. Welcome to bring the Children and Dads. Shirley and I will be meeting in Newport around 5.15pm with others to travel over to Shanklin. Please come along and join in the fun. Donations would be appreciated to help cover the cost of food etc. There will also be plants and veg (hopefully), eggs etc. for sale so don’t forget your money! Kind regards Mark.

Large Scale Equals Event Proposed

It was suggested having a large scale Equals multicultural event sometime next year.

  • The title to be generic including all ethnicities
  • Late July next year
  • Provisionally at County show ground
  • Equals to have a stall to raise awareness of diversity on the Island
  • Opportunity to raise fund for Equals.

Friendship Group

An idea was discussed as to whether the Friendship Group can do cookery classes to raise funds.

  • People could bring ingredients
  • Learn cooking
  • Enjoy eating variety of dishes.

Next Equals meeting 09:30 on 22 October 2016 at Newport Police Station

EqualsIW is to support the New Carnival Committee in their request for Heritage Lottery Funding Mardi Gras 2017 - India - 'Colour and Chaos'.

EqualsIW are interested in the India/Osborne HouseDurbar Room project which will highlight diversity through the heritage of Queen Victoria’s Indian staff.

 

EqulsIW is considering a Gentleman’s Friendship Group to complement the successful Friendship Group for Ladies. Discussion included

  • Where to held meetings
  • How and where to advertise
  • Launch date

EqualsIW continues to be involved in supportinng the New Carnival Committee in their request for Heritage Lottery Funding Mardi Gras 2017 - India - 'Colour and Chaos'.

EqualsIW are helping research the India/Osborne House Durbar Room with the aim of highlighting diversity through the heritage of Queen Victoria’s Indian staff.

Update:

The next committee meeting is January 28th at 10.00 at Newport Police Station

A Men’s Friendship Group has been formed and the next meeting is to be held on 23rd March 19.50 to 20.00 at the Isobel Community Centre Café, Pan Newport IW.

Equals is interested in supporting the UN sponsored World Diversity Day held traditionally on the 21st of May. There was a hope that St Thomas's Sqquare might be available but on enquiry to the IW Council it appears that such an event would be classed as a "Market" and so subject to a whole host of regulation and charges.

Equals propose to come up with an annual calendar of activities to include for example the Holocaust Memorial Day and World Diversity Day. The calenar would be submitted to the Council and organizations involved for approval prior to publication.

It was  noted that Womens' Friendship Group has a lively programme of activity over the next few months.

The next committee meeting date has been changed to 25th March from 10.00 to 12.00 at Newport Police Station but has yet to be confirmed.