More Acts Added to IW Festival

IW Festival organisers have recently announced that the following have been added to this year’s line-up: Brooke Combe, CMAT, Jamie Webster, Joesef, LF System, Lottery Winners, Lovejoy, Peter Hook & the Light, Plastic Mermaids and Sabrina Carpenter.  All these acts are added to the 2023 line-up. They join headliners Pulp, George Ezra, The Chemical Brothers and Robbie Williams, ... read more

Isle of Wight Walking Festival May 2023

With its ever-growing popularity the Isle of Wight Walking Festival has seen 15 new walks added. Between May 13-21, the Isle of Wight Spring Walking Festival will now see 69 walks lead by local volunteers offering over 220 miles of walking opportunities over the nine day event. The Isle of Wight Walking Festival has routes ... read more


The long-term future of the Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park has been considered by the Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet, with a new five-year deal proposed. It is not really clear what was proposed at the meeting, but ideas included: A new five-year land hire agreement to stage the festival at Seaclose Park ... read more

Free Courses for Volunteers.

The Isle of Wight Council have celebrated the official opening of the co-working and flexible office space Building 41 in Northwood, with the unveiling of an inaugural plaque by the leader of the council Lora Peacey-Wilcox and Cabinet member Julie Jones-Evans. With Over 100 people in attendance, guests were treated to tours of the building’s ... read more

Cowes Week & Sail Away with Girlguiding SWER.

Cowes Week Limited is delighted to announce that Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT) will be the Official Charity Partner for 2023 and 2024. Founded in 1956, Tall Ships Youth Trust is a youth development outdoor learning charity, that helps to improve the skills and life chances of young people aged 12 to 25, through transformational ... read more

Reducing the Carbon Footprint-locally.

A group of organisations, business companies and education establishments have come together to form The Solent Cluster. The group includes Wightlink, Red Funnel and the Isle of Wight Council and those belonging to the Solent Cluster plan to greatly reduce their carbon footprints. The Solent Cluster sees the first major decarbonisation initiative that would substantially ... read more

IW Festival 2023-Line-up.

The first names have been announced for the 2023 Isle of Wight Festival, with Pulp, George Ezra, The Chemical Brothers and Robbie Williams (UK festival exclusive) to headline over 15th – 18th June at Seaclose Park. Also joining the line-up are Blondie, Niall Horan, Sugababes, OneRepublic, Sam Ryder, Echo & The Bunnymen, Gabrielle and more. Tickets are on sale this Friday (4th Nov) ... read more


For her late Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June a Tree of Trees was erected outside Buckingham Palace. This work of natural art comprised 350 separate Silver Birch trees. Originally Oak trees were planned to be used but this proved too difficult due to the root growth on the oaks. Councils and municipal authorities ... read more


On Sunday Newport Minster was the venue for a special commemorative service marking the death of her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. For members of the public who were unable to be seated in the full Minster the service was relayed to a screen outside in St. Thomas’ Square. Guests included His Majesty’s Lord- Lieutenant ... read more


His Majesty King Charles III was publicly proclaimed as the new sovereign at a historic ceremony at St James’ Palace in London on Saturday 10th September2022. Following a centuries’ old tradition, there were also local Proclamations to announce the accession to the throne of our new monarch. Residents were invited to join the High Sheriff ... read more