This group is for women of any ethnic background to meet other women in a safe environment. The Friendship Group offers training, socialisation, cultural celebrations, fun and most of all friendship! Phone: 01983 300423 Email: info-WOW@btconnect.com Website: https://www.wightdash.co.uk/new-index/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IsleofWightWomensCentre
Do you or your carer want somewhere to hangout? Need somewhere warm and accessible? Come to The Active Living Room. We will be opening our doors from 4pm – 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for you and your carer to drop in, chill out and enjoy! £6 entry to come and go as you please. Phone: 01983 539371 Website: http://www.communityactionisleofwight.org.uk/ Email: Ireid@actioniw.org.uk
Drop In Sessions Monday to Thursday 10am – 2pm (Wednesday also 5pm – 8pm) At our drop in sessions you are welcome to use the computers and telephones at WOW! whether you want to write a letter, bring your CV up to date or telephone your electricity company please drop by. We can support you with this as well as form filling and appointment making if you would like us to. You are also able to book appointments to see one of our team members who is experienced at supporting women to respond to job applications and give mock interview practice. Of course you can just drop by for a cup of tea and a chat! Phone: 01983 300423 Email: info-WOW@btconnect.com Website: https://www.wightdash.co.uk/new-index/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IsleofWightWomensCentre/
Tuesdays and Thursdays 24th July – 30th August, 10am – 10pm Robin Hill’s got Jungle Fever this summer! We’re bringing our woodland ‘jungle’ to life every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 24th July to 30th August, with the park open until 10pm! See life-sized animal puppets, including the roar-some king of the jungle, a towering giraffe and beautiful tropical birds; really giving you the feeling of being lost deep in a jungle. Plus, there will be live music, character meet and greets and special jungle-themed performances… you can enjoy a wild evening at Robin Hill. As dusk sets, venture into the wild forests and discover elephants, tigers and monkeys creatively brought to life. So take the whole family on safari this summer, and bring your little monkeys to meet ours!
Newport is our longest running Alzheimer Cafe on the Isle of Wight. It takes place on the last Thursday of the month (except December) at 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm. There are often external guest speakers and of course a delicious light supper. Maggie Bennett and her team of volunteers would love to welcome you to the cafe. We look forward to meeting you there! The Newport Alzheimer Cafe takes place in the Church Hall of St John’s Church, on the corner of Terrace Road and Drake Road (opposite the former Nodehill School) Phone: 01983 220200 Website: https://www.alzheimercafeiow.org.uk Email: email@example.com
Walking Netball is now held every Thursday from 7pm – 8pm at Ryde Academy Sports Hall, Pell Lane, Ryde. The cost is £3 and there is no need to book, just turn up. No experience required. (First come and try it session is FREE! To find out more contact Ann Selby on 07785 750 266 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org This is a slowed down version of the game designed so that anyone can play regardless of age or fitness levels.
Gallybagger Folk Music Nights The Gallybagger Inn, The Reading Room, Main Road, Chillerton The folk music night will be held on the last Thursday of every month from 8pm till 11pm. Please come along for a social evening with musical entertainment along with the usual local ale and cider. Phone: 01983 721924
The Storeroom have opened a new Men’s Shed. It is is open to everyone 18+ and membership is free. They have longer hours than other sheds on the island (Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm) and have a good sized building with carpentry workshop, outside horticulture area with raised beds and polytunnels, also kitchen with cooker. People can have a go at tiling too as plenty of tiles and plasterboard.
Yoga leads to much more than just physical well-being. Yoga can relieve emotional, physical and mental tensions. Practiced regularly, Yoga can break vicious circles of negativity such as anxiety, anger and depression, transforming irrational negative thought processes into rational positive ones. Yoga can help you improve your self esteem, self confidence and self awareness. Classes are held every Thursday morning 10.15am – 11.45am at Newport Methodist Church, Quay Street, Newport. More more information please call 07779 424 018 or visit embraceyourworld.co.uk
Pilates at Riverside – every Thursday, 5.45pm. Come and join this friendly group – which includes men and women – contact Lisa 07917 127 004 “Lisa is an excellent teacher and makes the Pilates technique accessible for everyone, with all our different aches and quirks and issues. I find it excellent for helping me with my chronic back problem. Anyone can come along; it does look deceptively easy, but is really effective. We also have a laugh, which is almost as good as the relaxation, stretches and exercises.” Comment from Helen who attends the class.