Wight In Bloom – new sponsor announced.

Applications are now open for the annual Wight In Bloom competition – and organisers Visit Isle of Wight are pleased to announce a new headline sponsor. Southern Vectis have joined as the headline sponsor to strengthen the ‘roots’ of Wight In Bloom and to help ‘grow’ the popular gardening competition. The Island’s bus company joins ... read more

RED KESTREL IN SOUTHAMPTON.

Red Funnel Ferries has welcomed its first ever freight ferry with a traditional ship naming ceremony in Southampton. Red Kestrel, the newest addition to Red Funnel’s fleet, will be Red Funnel’s first dedicated Ro-Ro freight ship since the company’s inception almost 160 years ago. Welcoming guests to the naming ceremony, Fran Collins CEO of Red ... read more

11th Newport Guides join in Great British Spring Clean.

After The Isle of Wight Council pledged its support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, Guides from the 11th Newport Unit took up the challenge. The campaign ran from 22nd March to 23rd April and saw up to half a million people taking action to clean up ... read more

TRY SAILING THIS MAY ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

At Yarmouth SC in 2018. Are there any Girlguiding members out there who would like to learn to sail? It might be just the opportunity to try something new for a challenge or to earn a badge. If you’re on the lookout for something different to do, or you want some fresh air, some outdoor ... read more

IW FESTIVAL 2019 THEME- ‘SUMMER OF ‘69 – PEACE AND LOVE’

Following the success of last year members of Girlguiding IW hope to have a stand at this year’s IW Festival.Those attending The Isle of Wight Festival 2019 will be encouraged to don their finest ‘60s attire to experience the theme of ‘Summer of ‘69 – Peace and Love’. with the festival looking back 50 years ... read more

SailGP comes to Lendy Cowes Week

Lendy Cowes Week organisers are delighted to welcome the all new global sports series SailGP to this year’s regatta. During the first weekend of Lendy Cowes Week SailGP will be an Official Feature Event adding a level of excitement to Cowes Week with supercharged wing-sailed catamarans close-quarter racing at speeds of up to 50 knots, ... read more

BRIGHSTONE & SHORWELL BROWNIES JUMBLE SALE.

At the recent Jumble Sale organised by 1st Brighstone and Shorwell Brownies and held at the Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone a sum of £222.50 was raised. Brownie leader Anne Watson thanks all those who donated goods or attended the jumble sale. One Brownie Esme Gosden (10) organised the toys and games stall. For several years, the ... read more

TEN NEW ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2019.

10 exciting new acts for this year’s event, which officially kicks off British festival season this summer, have been announced. Garbage, Keane, Dermot Kennedy, Cage The Elephant, Picture This, Ward Thomas, Wet Wet Wet, Björn Again, Feet and The Marcus King Band are now confirmed to play the festival across the long weekend of 13th ... read more

LENDY COWES WEEK UP-DATE.

Cowes Week Limited is delighted to announce that they will continue their youth initiative which offers discounted entry fees to boats with crews of under 25 year olds. The Under 25 Youth initiative, which has been running since 2012, has succeeded in doing what it was originally designed for – inspiring and making it possible ... read more

NEW PRESIDENT FOR GIRLGUIDING ISLE OF WIGHT.

After some fifteen years Patricia Partridge has left the post as President of Girlguiding IW. Patricia has moved to the mainland and together with her husband John they will be nearer their family and be able to spend more happy moments with their grandchildren. Patricia has been the President for three terms of Island Commissioner. ... read more