200 YEARS FOR THE ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON.

This year sees the 200th Anniversary of the historic Royal Yacht Squadron. With its castle sitting at the entrance to Cowes and looking across the Solent, the RYS will play host to a special five day event- 25-31 July 2015. A programme of events has been planned  which includes daily inshore racing and a race ... read more

200th Anniversary at Dimbola.

Throughout 2015 Dimbola Museum and Gallery at Freshwater will host a series of exhibitions showcasing the artwork of local school students, who have been inspired by Julia Margaret Cameron. Appropriately, the shows are entitled ‘Inspired’. For the anniversary year the main gallery has been freshened up by means of a sympathetic refurbishment. New frames have ... read more

14 ACTS ADDED TO IW FESTIVAL LINEUP.

As the first major festival of the summer, The Isle of Wight Festival organisers have now revealed fourteen more acts for this year’s event. James, Imelda May, Paul Oakenfold, Courteeners, Suzanne Vega, Ash, Sharon Corr, Foxes, Lightning Seeds, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, The View, UB40’s Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, Ian Anderson plays the best of Jethro Tull and La ... read more

JUST 24 MINUTES!

On Monday 12th January entry was opened at 12 noon for this year’s RORC Rolex Fastnet Race to be sailed out of Cowes on the 16th August. There was so much interest for the 90th anniversary of this event that within 24 minutes of entries opening all places had been grabbed. By the end of ... read more

ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 IW FESTIVAL. THE STORY SO FAR…

Organisers of The Isle of Wight Festival, the first major festival of the summer, enjoyed the exciting announcement of Fleetwood Mac headlining on 14th June recently. The Prodigy, The Black Keys, Pharrell Williams and Paolo Nutini are also up for the 2015 event. Now, organisers have announced a further 10 new additions to the 2015 ... read more

Help Request From IW Society for the Blind.

Did you know that Electric Christmas lights were invented in the same year that the Isle of Wight Society for the Blind (IWSB) was established?- 1895. IWSB is one of the oldest charities on the Isle of Wight and it still needs help from Islanders so that they are able to continue  working with the ... read more

IW COUNCIL SERVICES OVER CHRISTMAS AND THE NEW YEAR 2014/2015

Most of the council’s operations will remain open until 4pm, Wednesday 24 December. After closing for the Christmas/New Year period they will then reopen on Friday 2 January.  There will, however, be special arrangements for certain services. Adult social care Offices close 4pm, Wednesday 24 December and reopen 8am, Friday 2 January.Adult social care will ... read more

YES! THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE.

With the first act for the 2015 IW Festival being announced here  is the low down on Fleetwood Mac: Alan writes: For 47 years Fleetwood Mac has ridden the musical roller coaster with myriad changes of personnel over that period. In its original incarnation blues guitarist Peter Green (real name Peter Greenbaum) recruited drummer Mick ... read more

I W Festival 2015- Tickets Now On Sale.

Be one of the first to get tickets for the first festival of the summer with the Isle of Wight Festival’s early bird ticket sale. Despite the wintery weather, the Festival organisers are already thinking about next summer and are excited to announce that a limited number of early bird tickets for the Isle of ... read more

‘YOUR FUTURE’ – CAREERS AND JOBS FAIR

‘ Your Future’, a major careers and jobs fair, is being staged at the Isle of Wight College, Newport on Thursday 30 October, to give key advice to Island residents aged from 14 upwards including adults. This event, commissioned by the Isle of Wight Council, will be attended by more than 45 employers, including leading ... read more