New cleaner, greener, vehicles for Amey.

Over the past few years a number of Girlguiding IW units have enjoyed looking at ‘Waste & Recycling’ with Amey. A special ‘Amey’ badge is available for those completing the tasks. See ‘For Leaders’ on this website for more details. Now, General rubbish and food collections are going greener and cleaner with the arrival of ... read more

IW Festival 2022-HOST OF NEW ARTISTS ADDED TO LINE-UP.

As well as the news that the Kooks will close the Big Top on Sunday Night a host of new artists for the 2022 IW Festival have been added to the line up. These include the local and up-coming Wet Leg, plus Griff, Freya Ridings, The Snuts, Mae Muller, Mimi Webb and Joel Corry Also appearing will be: The Amazons, The Charlatans, The Compozers, Del ... read more

IW Festival 2022-Headliners announced.

Headliners and others announced for the 2022 version of the IW Festival now presented by cinch. Fresh from a sunshine-filled weekend of music celebrating the 2021 event, the organisers are thrilled to bring you the first line-up announcement for the 2022 event. Headlining the Main Stage are Lewis Capaldi, Lionel Richie, Kasabian, Pete Tong & the ... read more

IW FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH A ROAR.

This year’s rearranged Isle of Wight Festival roared into action on the stroke of 5:00 PM on Thursday when the RAF Red Arrows display team filled the airspace above the Seaclose site. Their distinctive bright red and white livery glistening in the sunlight they began a 15 minute display before departing with a low fly ... read more

GOLDEN OPENING FOR SOUTHAMPTON INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2021.

This year’s 52nd Southampton International Boat Show saw its official opening attended by members of Team GB Sailing Team. In particular, three Olympic Gold Medallists Dylan Fletcher, Stuart Bithell and Eilidh McIntyre went on to tour the site and meet members of the public. Islanders may remember Dylan was skipper of the British entry at ... read more

Red Funnel celebrates 160 years.

Red Funnel has officially reached its 160th birthday, marking over a century and a half of travel between the Isle of Wight and mainland – serving as the island’s original and longest standing ferry operator. The ferry operator first launched in 1861 as the ‘Southampton Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet ... read more

IW FESTIVAL -DURAN DURAN HEADING FOR SEACLOSE AT LAST.

Sunday headliners at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, Duran Duran, started their career in Birmingham. Nick Rhodes (r.n. Nicholas Bates) John Taylor and Roger Taylor (no relation) grew up in the Hollywood area of the city and were keen to form a group. Having advertised for a lead rhythm guitarist they secured Andy Taylor ... read more

COWES WEEK 2021- BACK WITH A BANG.

There was certainly some changeable weather for Cowes Week 2021 with days when sailing was cancelled due to lack of wind, heavy rain showers which scattered those watching the sailing and for the final day racing cancelled because of strong winds. However, around the town there were activities for everyone: Cowes Town Mayor, Cllr. Paul ... read more

COWES WEEK 2021.

After all the lockdowns and restrictions very soon it will be the start of Cowes Week which will run from the 31st July to the 6th August. What is happening shoreside: A key change to Cowes Week this year is that all racing will finish on Friday 6 August followed by the overall prize giving ... read more

COWES WEEK 2021

Cowes Week Ltd (CWL) is delighted to announce that entries for Cowes Week 2021 opened at 12 noon on Monday 29 March.  Whilst this is somewhat later than usual, the event is carrying over nearly 200 entries from 2020 and the team have been inundated with questions about the opening of the entry website so ... read more