IW MARATHON 2018 GARY’S WILDEST DREAMS

Making his debut in this year’s Isle of Wight Marathon Gary Marshall (number 102), an unattached (non-club) runner from Newport was the surprise winner in a time of 2:58:06. Gary described his victory as beyond his wildest dreams, although he had aimed at running a sub 3hours time. He was running in support of local …

GIRLGUIDING IW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

GIRLGUIDING IW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO INSPIRE NEXT GENERATION OF GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN Today- 11th October- sees The International Day of the Girl Child. To coincide with this volunteers are needed to join Girlguiding Isle of Wight to inspire and empower the next generation of girls and young women across the Island. There are currently …

THE SKY TRAVELLER AT DIMBOLA.

Dubbed the Sky Traveller a pioneering aerial photographer is the subject of the latest exhibition at Dimbola, Freshwater Bay and the gallery is delighted to host the first major retrospective exhibition of the work of Captain Alfred G Buckham. Creating spectacular images in the face of technical and physical adversity the madcap daredevil Captain Alfred …

Isle of Wight with four nominations in Beautiful South Awards.

The Beautiful South Awards will be held on December 5 in Brighton and the Isle of Wight has four nominations. Finalists have been revealed by Tourism South East and the Island is represented in four separate categories: Tom’s Eco Lodge is nominated in the Glamping Business category, and sister property East Afton House is nominated …

Red Funnel updates its timetables from 30th October 2018.

Red Funnel has published new timetables for its cross-Solent routes which are effective Nofrom 30 October 2018 to 4 November 2019. The new summer vehicle timetable adds an extra 16 sailings per week between East Cowes and Southampton and follows a period of consultation in which 83% of customers preferred the proposal which has now …

Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

With a rich and diverse line-up of speakers including novelists, historians, correspondents, political figures and media presenters featuring in the programme this year’s  Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival taking place in Cowes from 11-14 October is sure to have something for everyone. This festival, now in its 7th year, has a programme of over …

GIRLGUIDING IW AT FRESHERS’ FAIR

Members of Girlguiding IW have attended a two- day Freshers’ Fair at IW College. Dozens of students and College staff attended with several showing real interest in Girlguiding by visiting the colourful stand which was filled with information. Visitors to the stand were able to ask questions on Girlguiding and a number of visitors completed …

Isle of Wight Radio Business Awards.

Abi (VIOW) with Tom and Dan from Tapnell Farm. Tapnell Farm was triumphant at the Isle of Wight Radio Business Awards – in association with HTP Apprenticeship College – winning the Island’s Top Day Out award, sponsored by Visit Isle of Wight. This award was presented at a ceremony at Albert Cottage, East Cowes. Tapnell Farm took …

IW DAY PARADE 2018.

Despite a very wet day the IW Day Parade, this year held in Cowes, saw hundreds taking part. Starting from Ward Avenue the parade wound its way through Cowes and in some areas of the town, particularly the High Street, keen supporters turned out to watch. many glad of some shelter from shop doorways. Bands added a …

WIGHT IN BLOOM 2018.

Because of the extreme dry and hot weather, the judging of this year’s WIGHT IN BLOOM was extended and took place between the 7th and the 20th of July. In total there were over 114 entrants across 11 categories, which was an excellent result but when one travels around the Island there are certainly many …