The New Carnival Company are an integral part of Ryde Carnival and have been for many years. During the run-up to Carnival season, they run fantastic workshops for children and adults. These workshops involve the local community in creating the stunning costumes and props needed to take part in the carnivals.
The Isle of Wight Festival returned in September 2021 following a one year break. With 2020 being the year of strange global pandemics, the festival unsurprisingly cancelled and many of us wistfully looked forward to a time when things may start to resemble ‘normality’ again.
Ventnor Fringe Festival 2021 made a triumphant return following 2020’s lockdown-infused-hiatus. Entertaining all with a solid ensemble of theatre, spoken word, music, poetry and circus antics, the Fringe team lit up the town of Ventnor (our hometown) with gusto.
Keira and Sam were married in May 2021. They were unworried about the current Covid-19 restrictions as they had always planned a small, intimate wedding. The couple, as well as all of their family and friends, live in Worthing, but had chosen the Island for their wedding as it was where Sam had proposed.
Pam & Jon’s wedding took place under a the cloud of 2020’s Covid-19 restrictions. They had decided early on in the year that they wanted to go ahead with their nuptials regardless. Nevertheless the days preceding the wedding were on a knife edge, with the rules set to change again at any time. Fortunately, Pam & Jon’s wedding was able to go ahead with a maximum of 30 people in attendance.