Carnivals – Carnival Welcome to the time honoured tradition of St Helens Sports and Carnival. In 2019 we celebrate our 120th anniversary of the first carnival, making our carnival one of the oldest carnivals in the Country. Held in the village of St Helens on the Isle of Wight every August Bank Holiday Monday, the village sports offer something for everyone (and by everyone, we really do mean everyone from tots to centenarians!). The relaxed, family, fun atmosphere makes for a great afternoon’s entertainment. Feeling energetic? Our annual tug of war always has makes for some surprises along the way with a combination of organised teams (from local families, businesses, organisations… and pubs!) and scratch teams put together on the day. In the evening we hold the annual carnival procession. Although it’s one of the shorter routes in the Isle of Wight’s carnival diary, it is still well attended. We’d love to see you on the day – for more information on the events, advertising in our programme, or if you’re interesting in joining us in delivering the events on the day, visit the contact page.
Cowes Men’s Shed is open to everyone aged 18 and over not just men! We have a large carpentry/joinery workshop, a (relatively) sawdust-free break and activity room and a well-equipped kitchen area with an oven, hobs, a microwave, fridge and (most importantly) a kettle.
Car Boot Sales – Car Boot Sale – Car Boot – Car Boots Chale Car Boot is located opposite the Wight Mouse Inn (postcode is PO38 2JF, Chale Recreation Ground) It is £5 per car and £8 per van for sellers who need to be there from 8.15 am. Buyers are usually let in between 9 – 9.30 am weather depending. Usually held on selected Sunday’s and Bank Holiday’s. Kindly take all rubbish home. (As with all Car Boot Sales which are subject to the weather and other changes, it may be a good idea to check it is still running before attending) Prices: £5 Cars, £8 Vans Phone:01983 730660
A group of us who share a love for dance, meet every Monday to do some contemporary dance technique and explore some choreography. If you’ve a little dance experience, not necessarily contemporary, and would like to give this a try, then do pop along to one of our sessions.
A guided fossil walk by Dinosaur Isle at Shanklin beach
DanceSense is a gentle dance programme designed specifically for people living with neurological conditions which have affected their movement. It gives participants the opportunity to develop confidence and strength and express themselves creatively in a supportive environment. It is also a chance to socialise with others living with similar conditions.
A friendly social afternoon on the last Monday at Winter Gardens from 2pm – 4pm. Don’t be shy, pop in for a friendly welcome. Chat and put the world to rights, make new friends! Contact Nina for more information or transport on 07736 151 630
Pan and Barton Older Voices are inviting all over 50’s to a Coffee Afternoon on the last Monday of the month 2 pm – 4 pm. Come and meet us and we will show you how we enjoy our get-togethers once a month. Held at Downside Community Centre, Everyone Welcome