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

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