Cruising Association Lobster Pot Campaign.

Poorly marked lobster pots and fishing gear are the most difficult and unpredictable hazards facing the coastal cruising fraternity. Fishermen too report the loss of expensive gear as a result of entanglements. These encounters can even be life-threatening. In one year alone the RNLI has dealt with 295 incidents of fouled propellers. Many incidents go ... read more

PUSH THE BOAT OUT THIS MAY FROM THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Here is the chance to try sailing: If you’re on the lookout for something completely different, whether you’re bored of the gym and want some outdoor health and fitness, are a bit of an adrenaline junkie, need something to switch your brain off from everyday life or simply want a sociable new activity you can ... read more

Round the Island Race 2018.

The 2018 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay,  will take place on Saturday 7th July. Entries opened on 28th December 2017 and an overwhelming number of competitors have already secured their place in one of the World’s largest participation sporting events, many taking advantage of the preferential Early Bird rate. Frequent competitors ... read more

ISLE OF WIGHT HIGH SHERIFF’S AWARDS 2018.

Held in the Anthony Minghella Theatre, Quay Arts, Newport this year’s High Sheriff’s Awards saw 31 recipients. Some of those receiving certificates had battled against illness or adversity to make a positive change in their own lives and those of others whilst other recipients enjoy helping others. Many will continue to battle adversity whilst others will ... read more

IW HIDDEN HEROES AT THE MUSEUM OF ISLAND HISTORY

John Ackroyd. To celebrate the opening of The Hidden Heroes Exhibition The Museum of Island History was open free of charge on Thursday 22 March when special collections were brought out for the public to explore. However, if the free opening was missed there is now the chance, until September, to  explore the stories of over 20 ... read more

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL ADDS 18 NEW ACTS FOR 2018 EVENT

Organisers of The Isle of Wight Festival 2018  have announced a further 18 acts to be added to the bill: Travis, The Wombats, Rak-Su, Sigrid, Hot Dub Time Machine, Hurts, The Pretty Things, LANY, Bang Bang Romeo, Hudson Taylor, Kara Marni, SG Lewis, Gerry Cinnamon, Wild Front, Paradisia, Slydigs, Mullally and T.Rextasy. Travis will return to ... read more

IMPROVING THE ISLAND’S ENVIRONMENT.

Cowes Week Ltd, the organisers of Lendy Cowes Week has announced its intention to work towards making the event more sustainable with the launch of a new sustainability initiative. Lendy Cowes Week, which takes place this year from the 4-11 August, has an impact on the Island’s environment with 100,000 people visiting during the regatta.  ... read more

CHANGES TO SCHOOL TERM DATES ON ISLE OF WIGHT

  Go ahead has been given to changes in term dates on the Island for the school year 2019/20. It means the six-week school Summer holiday will be shortened by one week and the Autumn half-term (October) increased to two weeks. The green light was given by a meeting of the Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet ... read more

PLANTS AND PEOPLE AT DIMBOLA.

Currently showing at Dimbola Galleries and Museum, Freshwater Bay is an exhibition entitled ‘Plants in a Different Light’. This collection has been mounted by Jan Ramscar, who utilised botanical projections called photograms. Using plant materials as the basis of the project Jan achieved the images without resorting to a camera. In a darkroom she shined ... read more

ISLE OF WIGHT HIDDEN HEROES.

For its latest exhibition, which runs until 24th March, Quay Arts is hosting Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes. Supported by Arts Council England this exhibition has been developed with the aim of (re) introducing residents to the incredible collections of the Island’s museums and galleries and to strengthen a sense of pride in the place ... read more