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

New Classic Regatta for Cowes.

Cowes Spring Classics, a new regatta for wooden classics designed before 1970, has just been announced. This regatta is taking place from 11 – 13 May and will be based at Shepards Wharf Marina. Organisers, Mary Scott-Jackson of MSJ Events and Martin Nott, a local wooden boat builder, felt that it would be a welcome addition ... read more

IW Festival 1968- Did you attend? + More ‘Golden’ Acts for 2018

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Isle of Wight Festival 2018 are asking anyone who attended the iconic 1968 event to come forward and share their experiences. Whether pulling pints for T-Rex or meeting the love of their life whilst watching Jefferson Airplane – all stories can be submitted via iowfestival@dawbell.com.  Any festival goers whose ... read more

IW COUNCIL COLLEAGUES CELEBRATED AT STAFF APPRECIATION AWARDS

Exemplary council officers were celebrated recently, in recognition and thanks for their outstanding contributions to the Isle of Wight over the past 12 months. “As we celebrate our milestones we know that our road ahead will see us working ever harder for our community, so that our Island is an inspiring place in which to ... read more

Isle of Wight Festival 2018-

  Once again The IW Festival is pledging to support emerging talent by teaming up with HOT VOX  to find a talented new artist/s to perform at this year’s festival, which takes place 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park, Newport. The Isle of Wight Festival ‘New Blood’ competition is open to artists and bands throughout ... read more

DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD HONOURS FOR 71 STUDENTS.

This year’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Presentation Evening witnessed 71 Island young people achieving awards. Hosted by the IW College there were three students achieving Gold (pictured above (Top of Page) with the Lord Lieutenant (R) & Leader Alastair Bridle) while seventeen were honoured with Silver and 51 with Bronze. Guests were welcomed by Lee Matthews, D ... read more

Enter now for the 2018 RTI Race in association with Cloudy Bay.

Entries for the 2018 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay opened on 28th December, with an overwhelming number of competitors taking advantage of the post-Christmas holiday period to make their entry. First to enter, at six minutes past midnight, was RTI regular Neil Collings with an entry for his Etap 30i Second Wind. Like ... read more

IRC EUROPEANS INCORPORATING COMMODORES’ CUP 2018

French Win in 2016. The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) are welcoming expressions of interest for the IRC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS INCORPORATING COMMODORES’ CUP 2018 event after online entries opened  on Monday 8th January. As announced earlier, the Cowes-based championship will be held from 8-16th June and will follow the successful Commodores’ Cup race format, with a variety ... read more

Christmas Lights 2017-Island Echo teamed up with Southern Vectis.

Island Echo has teamed up with Southern Vectis to bring you Light up the Wight 2017 – the ultimate Christmas Lights competition for festive displays across the Isle of Wight. There are special Christmas Lights displays across the Island. To enable you to view most of them Southern Vectis are running evening tours from Newport and Ryde ... read more