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

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL MOVES FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2021

Organisers of The Isle of Wight Festival are excited to announce that they are moving the festival to 16th – 19th September 2021. They said.” We’re thrilled to be able to welcome everyone to the island in September. We’re aiming to bring back as many of the artists as we can but whatever happens, rest ... read more

GIRLGUIDING AND CHILDREN IN NEED LINK UP FOR – ‘ACT YOUR AGE’.

Excitingly, Girlguiding and BBC Children in Need are teaming up this year to raise money for good causes around the country. As an official partner of BBC Children in Need, to celebrate Pudsey’s 40th year, Girlguiding will be asking its volunteers, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers to Act Their Age, this year’s BBC Children in ... read more

“A FASHION RETROSPECTIVE” AND “POLAROIDS“ COME TO DIMBOLA.

Dimbola, Freshwater is staging two new exhibitions starting in October and running through until the end of the year. One-“A FASHION RETROSPECTIVE”- shows work by American pioneering female photographer Marilyn Stafford who was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1925. Marilyn’s early dreams were for a theatrical career. Her photographic career was launched in 1948 in New ... read more

Isle of Wight Wins Top Award.

Holding off tough competition from Essex, Orkney, Anglesey and the Severn Valley, the Isle of Wight has clinched a top award in a national competition. It has been crowned the BBC Countryfile Magazine Holiday Destination of the Year following a national vote. Will Myles, Managing Director at Visit Isle of Wight, says it is a ... read more

International Women’s Day- 8th March.

Sunday, 8th March, celebrates International Women’s Day as a focal point in the movement for women’s rights to help forge a gender-equal world and celebrate women’s achievements. As part of its commitment to the ongoing support of women in the maritime industry, Red Funnel has signed the Women in Maritime pledge and intends to achieve ... read more

IW Festival announces more artists joining the line-up for the 2020 event.

The Isle of Wight Festival has announced more artists joining the line-up for the 2020 event which takes place at Seaclose Park, Newport over the weekend of 11th-14th June. They are: THURSDAY: FooR, Natasha Bedingfield, Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix tribute) FRIDAY (Main Stage): You Me At Six, LONA FRIDAY (Big Top): Joy Crookes, The ... read more

NEWS FROM RED FUNNEL.

Red Funnel has announced that Isle of Wight Independent Lifeboats, a collaboration of Freshwater Independent Lifeboat, Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat and Ryde Inshore Rescue, has been elected as its Charity of the Year (COTY), 2020. This announcement follows the results of a vote by Red Funnel staff and customers. The lifeboat groups joined forces ... read more