3 Jun 2022. Queens Platinum Jubilee floral displays
Among the magnificent Queens Platinum Jubilee floral displays in Niton Parish Church were a beautifully decorated Norman Font and tributes by Niton WI and the Pepperpot Players who were 'delighted to be able to celebrate this joyous occasion'.
2 Apr 2022. Coffee Morning
A lively and well supported coffee morning was held on the 2nd April, which raised £175 towards the upkeep and running of the Village Hall with an additional £43 raised for a local WI supported Charity. Many of the groups that regularly use the hall put up displays, carried out demonstrations and were on hand to supply information for visitors and potential new members.
The photos show Tea and Rock Cake sales, Jams at the WI, displays of Photography, Woodwork Artistry, Arts and Crafts and some of the Yummy Cakes.
4 Feb 2022. Pepperpot Players. News of the latest production (IW Observer)
December 2021. Christmas Crafters
Following the recent success yarn-bombing Niton's telephone box during the Summer of 2021, the Niton WI ladies decided to demonstrate and showcase all forms of crafting creativity held within its group for a Christmas-themed village decoration. Crafting afternoons were held in the hall over a number of weeks in November with the swapping of ideas and help, support and encouragement to produce the many elements resulting in this cheerful display. Follow their progress in this slide show:
September 2021. Suncatcher Course
The New Carnival Company created an original programme of 13 walks celebrating the Island’s coastal footpath as part of a 3 year arts and walking project linked to the opening of the new National Trail 'The England Coast Path' and a designated national 'Year of the Coast' festival planned for 2023. The England Coast Path, approximately 3000 miles long, will be the world’s longest continuous coastal trail and there are planned events and celebrations in towns and villages all along the route during the festival.
The Isle of Wight, boasting one of the most beautiful and varied of coastlines to be found anywhere in the country, is naturally a highlight of the new National Trail. We wanted to showcase and share what beautiful beaches, cliffs and estuaries, wildlife, heritage, and culture we enjoy with people of all ages and abilities, residents and visitors alike.
The inspired walks bring together local artists, schoolchildren and communities, the IW Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the IW Ramblers in an innovative participatory programme to highlight special places along our route. In each of 6 selected locations, Wootton, Bembridge, Niton, Brighstone, Totland and along the Medina estuary, people were invited to join us for guided walks that connect to a site which had been interpreted by local people in a unique and creative way. Community Art installations and short performances engaged walkers at the crossover point of the short and longer walks in each location.
Here is a slide show of work in progress and some of the final pieces in situ recording the Niton group's participation in this event and the stunning results: