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The Isle of Wight Mardi Gras is a wonderful themed parade and was held this year on Saturday 30th June 2018.

This year the theme was Global Biospheres in support of the Island's bid to become a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. 

Equals IW was represented through the work of the Equals IW Women’s Friendship Group with their entry themed around Komodo Island, Indonesia.

The very colourful parade brought joy to those watching in the streets of Ryde as the town basked in summer sunshine.

The event was a collaboration between Island-based event organisers, the New Carnival Company and the IW Area of Outstanding Beauty Unit.

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