Cowes Classics Week, the largest classic yacht regatta in the world is delighted to announce that Red Funnel has taken the role of Signature Sponsor for the event. Red Funnel will be providing invaluable support for both the organisers and competitors, enabling sailors and spectators to enjoy a week of competitive and fun racing in ... read more


 New £10m freight ship from Red Funnel will enter into service in May 2019 Launched in Birkenhead the latest vessel for the fleet of Red Funnel will have the name of Red Kestrel. This new freight-only RoRo vessel, will operate between Southampton and Isle of Wight and the vessel will officially join the fleet on arrival in Southampton, ... read more

Last Chance to see Art & Identity at Dimbola

  Having been staged at Dimbola Museum and Galleries for the past month there is now the last chance to see ‘Art & Identity’ an exhibition presented in collaboration with Independent Arts. This exhibition will close on the 17th February. Dimbola Museum and Galleries  partnered with Independent Arts on a creative project designed to facilitate ... read more

Red Funnel myIsleofWight Awards presented.

The Island’s  tourism businesses have been celebrated at the annual Red Funnel myIsleofWight Awards – the Island’s only visitor-voted tourism Awards. This event saw the top three nominees from 24 categories, split over three main categories – ‘Things to Do’; ‘Eat & Drink’and ‘Places to Stay’ – invited to a Festival-themed evening with a green message ... read more


Isle of Wight tourism businesses are being offered the chance to discover the benefits of going green this month with Visit Isle of Wight’s pioneering Green Star scheme – which rewards organisations that actively promote the use of sustainable travel  and the scheme has been given a new look for 2019. Green credentials of a business ... read more


Winning entry-Sound of the Sea. In September 2018 Girlguiding IW members along with school students were invited to enter an Art Competition organised by Cowes Harbour Commission. A sculpture design inspired by the Isle of Wight’s seaside heritage, natural beauty and the seascape and shore sculptures of the great 20th century British sculptor, Dame Barbara Hepworth ... read more

2 Isle of Wight locations shortlisted for Awards.

Two Isle of Wight locations have been shortlisted for prestigious awards and the public are being asked to get behind them in a public vote. Sandown Bay has been shortlisted as Best British Beach and Bembridge as Village of the Year in the Countryfile Magazine Awards. It’s now down to a public vote to decide the winner. The ... read more

Isle of Wight Festival 2019

FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED  TODAY FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL  2019, IT IS THE FESTIVAL SET TO KICK OFF UK FESTIVAL SEASON THIS JUNE. In 2018 Girlguiding IW ran a most successful stand at the IW Festival and following last year’s 50th anniversary celebrations, The Isle of Wight Festival today announced the first artists for ... read more

Mountbatten I W chosen as Red Funnel’s 2019 Charity of the Year.

  Mountbatten Isle of Wight has been chosen as Red Funnel’s 2019 Charity of the Year following a public vote. Working in partnership, Red Funnel and Mountbatten aim to raise at least £50,000 over the course of the new year through a range of fundraising activities including Walk the Wight, which Red Funnel has supported ... read more


  Newport Isle of Wight as it’s never been seen before!  There is now a new map to help visitors and locals around the Island’s county town. Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council has revealed a new and affectionate map of Newport town centre. Hand drawn by Alan Rowe of Potting Shed Cartoons, the map will be ... read more