More News from IW Festival 2024 including Euros 24.

As previously reported an exhibition depicting 25 Years of the IW Festival has now opened in Newport High Street. There will be a chance this week to remember your Festival stories when story gathering takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. An exhibition entitled “Experience the Isle of Wight Festival” was launched on Saturday at 64 ... read more


At the start of National Volunteers Week Island Commissioner Linda Stone who heads up Girlguiding Isle of Wight invited members, their families and supporters to a BBQ and Recognition event. Guests of honour were High Sheriff Graham Biss BEM and his wife Susan and Girlguiding IW President Gioia Minghella-Giddens and her husband Richard. In her ... read more

Guides go gardening at Mountbatten Hospice.

Guides from the 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice Own) Unit paid their annual visit to Mountbatten Hospice recently with the Guides undertaking planting up the tubs and troughs and a small flower bed with a selection of flowers and plants. Let the pictures tell the story: ... read more

 Wight In Bloom 2024 calling all gardeners.

With the return of this popular gardening competition “Wight In Bloom” there is the chance for you to become this year’s winner. The passion and dedication of gardeners on the Isle of Wight is to be celebrated  when the winner is announced in July. Wight In Bloom recognises the work of green-fingered wonders, from small ... read more

Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition ‘EXPERIENCE 25’

Did you know that this year is the 25th Isle of Wight Festival?  Yes, it’s the 22nd Isle of Wight Festival since 2002 when John Giddings brought the Festival back to the Island, but there were three original Festivals in 1968, 1969 and 1970 – therefore 25 in total. To celebrate this ‘Experience 25’, which highlights the ... read more

Busy Weekends for Girlguiding IW Members.

Some members of Girlguiding IW have had busy weekends recently. Girlguiding IW had a stand at the very popular Riverfest which was held along the Quay at Newport. Thousands of people attended on one of the first warm sunny days of 2024. Lots of Girlguiding information was handed out with the special interest being in ... read more

Girlguiding IW Skills Day.

Guides and Rangers were joined by older Brownies at a Skills Day held at Corf Camp Site. Set in the Island’s countryside, but near the sea, this site offers camping areas and activity areas. This event was planned by Girlguiding IW Outdoor Advisor Kerry Hiscock and saw girls from across the Island being able to ... read more

Duke of Edinburgh’s Visit to Newport Minster.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Isle of Wight recently and following visits to Island businesses and charities he celebrated the re-opening of Newport Minister after the Minster’s multi-million-pound refurbishment. Prince Edward attended a service with 400 worshippers from across the Island to mark the completion of the final £2.6million project which included the ... read more


HRH the Duke of Edinburgh will visit the isle of Wight to celebrate the re-opening of Newport Minster after a major refurbishment. He is the royal patron of the Friends of Newport Minster and will be among 400 specially-invited guests at the service on May 1 to celebrate the completion of the project. He will give a Bible ... read more


Brownies, Guides and Rangers plus Girlguiding leaders from across the Island took over Newport’s JR Zone for an evening of games and fun recently. 150 girls attended enjoying the chance to try out the various attractions on offer including slides, soft play and lasers. Special rates were offered by JR Zone to Girlguiding Isle of ... read more