CHILDHOOD AT OSBORNE UNVEILLED BY GIRLGUIDING PRESIDENT.

More than two years ago Island children and families, including groups of Brownies, were asked to suggest how best to change the exhibits at Swiss Cottage so that children could feel more involved with the Royal Victorian children. Those asked stated that they wanted to know more details of the individual characters of Queen Victoria’s ... read more

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2014-SEACLOSE BOUND

Support acts have now been announced for this year’s Isle of Wight Festival: SUEDE…FALL OUT BOY…KATY B…TOM ODELL ELLA EYRE…THE PRETTY RECKLESS ANNA CALVI…STARSAILOR…BOY GEORGE THE STRUTS…ALISON MOYET…AMBER RUN INSPIRAL CARPETS…THE DOORS ALIVE Alan gives a profile on a selected few: Born George O’Dowd, Boy George was an early ‘New Romantic’ and first surfaced musically ... read more

COMMONWEALTH FLAG PRESENTED TO IW COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

For the first time, local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles are taking part in local flag raising events and ceremonies of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day on 10th March. Major General Martin White, Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight presented the Commonwealth flag to the Chairman of the ... read more

KINGS OF LEON MAKE HEADLINES

Kings of Leon will headline the 2014 IW Festival on the Sunday (15th June) having headed the Friday roster in 2011. Then, they gave a below par performance which disappointed many of their true fans. Shortly afterwards in July 2011 vocalist Caleb Followill experienced personal problems which resulted in the quartet taking a six month ... read more

2014 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL-FROM L.A. TO SEACLOSE.

Alan Whitewood reports: Los Angeles based funk/punk rock quartet Red Hot Chili Peppers are to headline the 2014 IW Festival on Saturday 14th June. It is their first UK festival appearance since Reading/Leeds in August 2007 and is due to be the only one scheduled for them this year, in this country. Having started out ... read more

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2014

Although it seems a long way off some acts for next year’s Isle of Wight Festival have just been announced and tickets are now on sale for the event which will be based at Seaclose Park, Newport from the 12th-15th June 2014. Headlining the Main Stage on Friday 13th June, will be the return of ... read more