KINGS OF LEON MAKE HEADLINES

Kings of Leon will headline the 2014 IW Festival on the Sunday (15th June) having headed the Friday roster in 2011. Then, they gave a below par performance which disappointed many of their true fans. Shortly afterwards in July 2011 vocalist Caleb Followill experienced personal problems which resulted in the quartet taking a six month ... read more

2014 ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL-FROM L.A. TO SEACLOSE.

Alan Whitewood reports: Los Angeles based funk/punk rock quartet Red Hot Chili Peppers are to headline the 2014 IW Festival on Saturday 14th June. It is their first UK festival appearance since Reading/Leeds in August 2007 and is due to be the only one scheduled for them this year, in this country. Having started out ... read more

BROWNIES CELEBRATE 100 YEARS.

100 Years for the Brownies and what a party! With hundreds of girls and their leaders packing into the Events Centre at Cowes Yacht Haven this event proved to be very exciting for everyone and the very colourful party was certainly a time to remember. Throughout the function , which was hosted by Janet Lovell ... read more

HELPING THE DEAF.

After several weeks of practice 11th Newport Rainbows have mastered the art of being able to ‘sign’ for the deaf or those with hearing loss. As well as learning this skill all the Rainbows and their leaders undertook a challenge to raise sponsorship for NDCS as well as their own funds which support the girl’s ... read more

RAINBOWS WIN PRIZE AT WINTER CARNIVAL.

Newport’s Winter carnival and Christmas lights switch-on was witnessed by a good crowd on 30th November. As the Christmas Tree lights illuminated St. James’ Square for the first time fireworks surprised the onlookers and the carnival parade was enhanced by Santa’s Little Helpers (11th Newport and Carisbrooke Rainbows) who were Elves for the evening. Santa’s ... read more

GIRLGUIDING RANGERS PAINT LAKE STATION SUBWAY.

Seven Years ago members of Girlguiding IW who belonged to South East Wight Rangers, were asked to design and paint a mural under the Lake Station subway, by Lake Parish Council. Recently the Rangers, now part of Girlguiding IW Vectis Senior Section, were asked again to redecorate the subway by the Parish Clerk of Lake ... read more

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2014

Although it seems a long way off some acts for next year’s Isle of Wight Festival have just been announced and tickets are now on sale for the event which will be based at Seaclose Park, Newport from the 12th-15th June 2014. Headlining the Main Stage on Friday 13th June, will be the return of ... read more

MEMBERS OF GIRLGUIDING IW QUICK TO HELP PHILIPPINES DISASTER FUND.

Within days of hearing of the disaster in the Philippines members of Girlguiding IW quickly organised a raffle and had a ‘large orange bucket’ campaign to raise money.  At the leaders County Training Day £100 was raised in a few hours and as more members became aware of the disaster other schemes were put in ... read more

BROWNIES TRAVEL THROUGH SPACE

Brownies from the 10th Newport Unit recently travelled into outer space via all the planets in the solar system thanks to The Isle of Wight Planetarium. This adventure into space formed part of the Brownie’s Star Gazer Badge which the girls have been working on for a while. With all the girls and their leader, ... read more