SOLD OUT

This year’s Isle of Wight Festival has now sold out of day tickets for Saturday 14th June 2014 with that day featuring the only UK performance of the year from Red Hot Chili Peppers. Festival Promoter John Giddings said: “I am hardly surprised that the Saturday day tickets are the first to sell out….The level ... read more

Riverfest 2014 – Boats, Crafts, Food and free Fun!

Riverfest 2014 is setting sail on Saturday 17th May 2014 from 11am to 3pm. This free event is now the largest community event in Newport! It is also the largest family-friendly event in Newport, with lots of free and interesting things for children to see and take part in. Riverfest has a focus on supporting ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW- ARTS ADVISOR

Sharon Winter who is both a Brownie and Rainbow leader is the Girlguiding IW Arts Advisor.  When girls or leaders need advice on Arts Projects then it is Sharon who can be called upon but in turn Sharon calls on her husband Malcolm for expert art advice as he is a professional artist. When Girlguiding ... read more

A Royal Invitation

Girlguiding  President, HRH The Countess of Wessex, has invited 50 Brownies and their Mums or other carers for a tea party in the garden at Buckingham Palace in June.   Places will be allocated by a prize draw and entry forms must be completed and returned by 6th May.  In order to make this event as accessible ... read more

RAINBOWS EASTER EGG HUNT

Dozens of Rainbows from the Puckpool Section of Girlguiding IW headed to Blackgang Chine recently to take part in an Easter Egg hunt for an Easter Challenge. Together with their leaders the girls worked in groups on clues which had been set by Section Commissioner Ann-Marie Kitcher. In finding the clues all the girls and ... read more

STAY AWAYS FOR BROWNIES

To commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Brownie section of Girlguiding, Brownies around the UK have been invited to Big Brownie Birthday Stay Aways. In partnership with PGL girls and their leaders have undertaken stays in locations where, in many cases, they have not visited before and this has formed part of their ... read more

EAST COWES BROWNIES AND GUIDES CELEBRATE.

Celebrating achievements was the order of a special evening held at East Cowes Methodist Church Hall recently. East Cowes Brownies had been collecting bedding on behalf of the RSPCA at Godshill and having filled a number of sacks invited two members of the RSPCA to visit their unit meeting to collect the bags. All the ... read more

BROWNIES SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

1st Carisbrooke Brownies kept their Brownies Promise recently by serving their community. As part of the 100th Big Brownie Birthday celebrations a group of the Brownies chose to hold a donation event for the playroom area of the Children’s Ward at St. Mary’s Hospital. This playroom caters for sick children and young people aged from ... read more

NORTHWOOD BROWNIES VISIT MAGIC FLOOR

Brownies from the Northwood unit have made a visit to St. Mary’s Hospital (Children’s Ward) to see a new play area which they helped to purchase. Along with other members of the public and trustees and members of the Friends of St. Mary’s who had contributed to a fund to buy a very special piece ... read more

CHILDHOOD AT OSBORNE UNVEILLED BY GIRLGUIDING PRESIDENT.

More than two years ago Island children and families, including groups of Brownies, were asked to suggest how best to change the exhibits at Swiss Cottage so that children could feel more involved with the Royal Victorian children. Those asked stated that they wanted to know more details of the individual characters of Queen Victoria’s ... read more