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ISLAND GOES YELLOW FOR HOSPICE

BUSINESSES, organisations and individuals across the Island have taken part in Go Yellow Day today (Friday) in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Shops have decorated their windows, residents have donned yellow outfits and other yellow-themed activities have been taking place across the Island, raising much needed funds for the Newport-based hospice. Ryde based superstore, Tesco, have decorated the entrance to the …

FUN DAY TO BE HELD FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

CHILDREN with disabilities are being invited to a fun day being held at an Island farm under the government’s short breaks scheme. Nettlecombe Farm in Whitwell is hosting a range of activities including everything from sport to simulations on Wednesday 25 July. There are two sessions with the first being held between 10am – 1pm and the second between 1.30pm …

ORCHESTRA REACH SEASON FINALE

THE Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra are busy preparing for their final concert of this season at Medina Theatre on Saturday (7th July). Following their very popular and successful Diamond Jubilee Concert, the orchestra have planned another concert suitable for all the family. The concert will open with an overture composed by Roger Quilter entitled “Children’s Overture”. It Incorporates a …

HUNDREDS LINE THE SHORES AS 7 SHIPS PASS

HUNDREDS of spectators lined the northern shores of the Island yesterday evening to watch 7 P&O cruise ships pass through the Solent in a celebration of 175 years of the company. One vantage point, East Cowes Esplanade, was full with cars stretching one end to the other with many people heading to the former castle at the northern end of …

PARADE CELEBRATIONS IN THE GLORIOUS SUNSHINE

THE Summer carnival season kicked off on Saturday afternoon as a variety of schools and organisations took part in the Ryde Arts Parade, part of the wider Ryde Arts Festival 2012.  Vibrant colours, extraordinary costumes and a buzz of excitement filled the streets of Ryde as the parade passed through the traditional carnival route, lined with thousands of residents and tourists enjoying the …

SCAPEGOAT PREMIÈRE AIDS LOCAL CHARITY

HUNDREDS of local residents, dignitaries, friends and colleagues packed into Medina Theatre on Friday evening for the première of ‘The Scapegoat’, a new film by award-winning writer/producer Dominic Minghella. Guests were treated to an extra special screening as Sheridan Smith, who plays Nina in the film, attended the gala première and took part in a Q&A session following the film, hosted by John Hannam. Sheridan …

RIO CARNIVAL COLLABORATION OPENS ARTS PARADE

THE spectacular Blue Touch Paper Carnival Project – ‘Sarava! St George’ will be leading The New Carnival Company’s Arts Parade through Ryde on Saturday afternoon at 3pm. Blue Touch Paper Carnival is all about disabled and non-disabled people working together to make quality Carnival. The project has been building since 2008 and is linked to the Olympic themes and values, …

ARMED FORCES CELEBRATED IN FLAG RAISING

THE raising of a flag to celebrate Armed Forces Day was witnessed by Island dignitaries this morning (Monday) at a new location in Newport. In a change from previous years, the specially commissioned Armed Forces Day flag was hoisted in St Thomas’ Square rather than at County Hall, making it more accessible for people to attend the ceremony. Serving soldiers, members …

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