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SATURDAY ROCK SCHOOL RETURNS TO PLATFORM ONE

Saturday Rock School is returning to Platform One later this month, offering the opportunity for instrumental development, rehearsals and performance skills for young people across the island, aged 12 to 16-years-old. Students need to sing or play guitar, bass or drums. There are different groups to match ability – offering different levels and progression through the programme. The tutors are amazing …

ROYAL REGIMENT OF FUSILIERS DELIGHT WIGHTLINK CUSTOMERS

The Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers treated Wightlink passengers and crew to an onboard performance today (Wednesday). The musicians gave a 20 minute concert as they travelled to the Island on Wightlink’s flagship St Clare this morning and also played as they marched off the vessel to provide a shoreside spectacle at Fishbourne. Both performances were a thank …

SUGAR, SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE AT ALBERT COTTAGE

East meets West at Albert Cottage Hotel in East Cowes this month with the launch of the decadent ‘Victoria & Abdul Afternoon Tea’. This Indian-inspired Afternoon Tea celebrates the forthcoming release of the biographical drama film ‘Victoria & Abdul’, which stars Dame Judi Dench as Queen Victoria. It offers a selection of assorted sandwiches, traditional scones and authentic treats with a …

BUNTY THE COW CROSSES THE SOLENT WITH WIGHTLINK

Wightlink has welcomed Bunty the Cow to its Fishbourne and Portsmouth car ferry terminals as part of the ongoing promotion of Isle of Wight Day. The official mascot of Isle of Wight Day (Saturday 23rd September 2017), created and donated by Tapnell Farm Park, has been popping up all over the Island this summer to promote the Day and encourage …

STOREROOM PRESENTED WITH QUEEN’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE

Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White, recently presented The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to Cowes-based Storeroom2010.  The award is said to be the MBE for voluntary groups and recognised the hard work of the organisation. Storeroom volunteers, trustees and staff, several local dignitaries and Friends of Storeroom attended the ceremony. Storeroom is a furniture re-use …

NEW INTERPRETIVE BOARD HIGHLIGHTS HISTORY OF BINSTEAD POND

The official unveiling of a new interpretive board, which highlights the heritage and wildlife of a historic wildlife pond, has taken place in Binstead today (Thursday). We like to think of old ponds as being natural features. However, most of the 340,000 or so ponds in England and Wales are artificial. The same is true of the historic Treefields Pond …

BRITISH RAIL CONTAINER TRANSFORMED INTO STEAM RAILWAY’S COFFEE SHOP

The latest restoration project completed by the Isle of Wight Steam Railway has given an entirely new lease of life to an old British Rail container as a refreshment outlet at the Havenstreet attraction. ‘The Coffee Container’ was officially opened as a barista-style coffee shop, serving coffee that is freshly roasted on the Isle of Wight, yesterday (Wednesday). Having been …

SAINSBURY’S NEWPORT LAUNCHES NEW CHARITY PARTNERSHIP

Sainsbury’s Newport has officially launched a partnership with its new Local Charity of the Year, The Fire Fighters Charity. The Fire Fighters Charity was chosen by Sainsbury’s customers through a public vote in store and online in June. The charity will now receive a year’s worth of support through fundraising and awareness raising from the store. Representatives from the charity …

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