WIGHT IN BLOOM 2018.

Because of the extreme dry and hot weather, the judging of this year’s WIGHT IN BLOOM was extended and took place between the 7th and the 20th of July. In total there were over 114 entrants across 11 categories, which was an excellent result but when one travels around the Island there are certainly many ... read more

RED goes GREEN!

‘Red Goes Green’ is the name given to Red Funnel’s new long-term environmental strategy. It seeks to showcase the environmental successes of recent years and highlight a wide range of new green initiatives, including measures to change consumer behavior in line with the company’s commitment to operate in an environmentally sustainable and sympathetic manner. With ... read more

SAVING LIVES AND THE WORLD’S OCEANS.

Chandelier made from plastic bottles in the Blue Marine Exhibition. On board Tall Ship Kaskelot special guests Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Miranda Krestovnikoff performed the official opening for the 50th anniversary of the Southampton Boat Show this year sponsored by TheYachtMarket.com. It coincided with Sir Robin’s 312 day circumnavigation in the Golden Globe Race ... read more

THEYACHTMARKET.COM SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 2018.

TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating, showcases a selection of beautifully designed yachts and power boats and takes place 14th-23rd September. This year celebrates 50 years of the show. Taking place in Mayflower Park and on Southampton Water nearby the show is easy to get to for Island residents just ... read more

CELEBRATING AGE FESTIVAL 2018

Age Friendly Island’s annual Celebrating Age Festival begins on Monday 1st October. This festival is for anyone aged 50+ and there are dozens of events across the Island for you to attend whether you want to learn something new, get fit, make friends or just have a good time for a morning or afternoon. There is ... read more

50 YEARS OF SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW.

Over the years several Island companies and organisations have attended the London and Southampton Boat Shows to present their products to the wider boating fraternity. Much new business has been secured for the Island which has maintained jobs here. Now British Marine, the owners and organisers of the London Boat Show, has announced that the ... read more

Red Funnel’s Red Kestrel is over 60% complete.

 Fabrication of Red Funnel’s new £10m state-of-the-art freight ferry is on schedule at Cammell Laird’s famous shipyard on Merseyside. Red Kestrel is being built inside the main construction hall in Birkenhead from 9 individual steel blocks. Work started in May this year and since then, the superstructure and Bridge have been completed together with 64% ... read more

2018 HERITAGE OPEN DAYS – IW VENUES

For the first time in its 24-year history, Heritage Open Days – England’s largest festival of culture and history – will take place over two consecutive weekends in September- 6th -9th AND 13th -16th. This year, in recognition of the centenary of the Universal Suffrage Act, there will be hundreds of events taking place on ... read more

Red Funnel East Cowes Terminal – phase 1 completed

Phase 1 of Red Funnel’s £10m terminal redevelopment at East Cowes has been completed on time and on budget by Isle of Wight based, Stoneham Construction. The newly extended marshalling area will accommodate one full ships worth of traffic at any one time and vastly improves the check-in process and embarkation time for private and ... read more

LENDY COWES WEEK 2018.

View from 100 foot Giant Wheel over Cowes and East Cowes. One of the most popular venues with visitors for Lendy Cowes Week was Northwood House and Park. With a selection of attractions there was something for everyone. Once again, the teas on the lawn were enjoyed especially in the first part of the week ... read more