Red Funnel myIsleofWight Awards presented.

The Island’s  tourism businesses have been celebrated at the annual Red Funnel myIsleofWight Awards – the Island’s only visitor-voted tourism Awards. This event saw the top three nominees from 24 categories, split over three main categories – ‘Things to Do’; ‘Eat & Drink’and ‘Places to Stay’ – invited to a Festival-themed evening with a green message ... read more

GOING GREEN

Isle of Wight tourism businesses are being offered the chance to discover the benefits of going green this month with Visit Isle of Wight’s pioneering Green Star scheme – which rewards organisations that actively promote the use of sustainable travel  and the scheme has been given a new look for 2019. Green credentials of a business ... read more

THE SOUND OF THE SEA-ART COMPETITION WINNER

Winning entry-Sound of the Sea. In September 2018 Girlguiding IW members along with school students were invited to enter an Art Competition organised by Cowes Harbour Commission. A sculpture design inspired by the Isle of Wight’s seaside heritage, natural beauty and the seascape and shore sculptures of the great 20th century British sculptor, Dame Barbara Hepworth ... read more

ISLAND RAINBOWS AND BROWNIES CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT

Rainbows and Brownies from Sandown and Brighstone decided to celebrate Burns Night in style with evenings of everything Scottish. Learning Scottish Country dancing with IW Caledonian Society member Judy Valvona was a great hit with all the girls and Judy also showed them other items relating to Scotland. At Sandown the Brownies designed new tartans ... read more

2 Isle of Wight locations shortlisted for Awards.

Two Isle of Wight locations have been shortlisted for prestigious awards and the public are being asked to get behind them in a public vote. Sandown Bay has been shortlisted as Best British Beach and Bembridge as Village of the Year in the Countryfile Magazine Awards. It’s now down to a public vote to decide the winner. The ... read more

Isle of Wight Festival 2019

FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED  TODAY FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL  2019, IT IS THE FESTIVAL SET TO KICK OFF UK FESTIVAL SEASON THIS JUNE. In 2018 Girlguiding IW ran a most successful stand at the IW Festival and following last year’s 50th anniversary celebrations, The Isle of Wight Festival today announced the first artists for ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS SEE DISNEY’S “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section members and Girlguiding leaders from across the Island attended an exclusive Girlguiding film screening of Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” at the weekend. This screening was arranged by Girlguiding IW Commissioners Lesley Clifford and Shirley Saunders and was held at The Commodore Cinema, Ryde. Lesley and Shirley also arranged for all ... read more

Mountbatten I W chosen as Red Funnel’s 2019 Charity of the Year.

  Mountbatten Isle of Wight has been chosen as Red Funnel’s 2019 Charity of the Year following a public vote. Working in partnership, Red Funnel and Mountbatten aim to raise at least £50,000 over the course of the new year through a range of fundraising activities including Walk the Wight, which Red Funnel has supported ... read more

TAKING THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT INTO THE COMMUNITY.

Across the Island most units of Girlguiidng IW have been undertaking special activities within their communities with Christmas in mind. Many girls will be delivering hand-made Christmas gifts to Island residents whilst others have been singing or helping other charities. Rainbows and Brownies from Wootton together with Girlguiding leaders paid a visit to an elderly ... read more

BROWNIES ENJOY ‘JUNGLE BOOK-THE PANTOMIME’.

Wroxall Brownies and 4th Shanklin Brownies, units of Girlguiding IW, had a pre-Christmas treat recently when members travelled to Cowes to see the Cowes Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society’s production of Jungle Book-The Pantomime by Cheryl Barrett. Two Brownies from Shanklin were in the production playing the parts of Wolves and Monkeys. These Girlguiding units ... read more