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MUSIC CLUB LINE UP ANNOUNCED

THIS month’s Rob da Bank’s Music Club will take place on Tuesday 26th June (5:00-7:00pm) at Quay Arts in Newport. The Club will again take over every room at Quay Arts (including the Gallery and Theatre) and fill each space with DJ workshops & demos, digital & live music workshops, photography and AV workshops, singing workshops, street dance and a …

CLIMBING SUCCESS FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

YOUNGSTERS took on a marathon challenge on Sunday as they joined tree climbing company Goodleaf in raising money for the Isle of Wight Special Olympics team. The event, which took place at Appley Park, Ryde, saw 2nd Wootton Bridge Brownies, 3rd Sandown Brownies and 1st Ventnor Guides take on the unique task of climbing 40ft up a giant oak tree. It was …

THOUSANDS ENJOY ROYAL COUNTY SHOW

THOUSANDS of visitors descended on the Royal County Show in Northwood today in sunny but blustery conditions. This year saw the long awaited return of the County Show, which has in recent years faced a number of cancellations. Organisers of the annual event are hoping to bring back prestige to the show over the next few years, starting with the 2012 event. …

CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF THE STEAM RAILWAY

THE Island’s very first railway line opened on 16th June 150 years ago. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is marking the occasion with a morning of activities. To begin the day, a walk will commence from the site of the former Cowes Station and head to the site of the former Newport Station. Accompanied by members of the Ramblers and …

MIDSUMMER JAZZ IS ON!

ORGANISERS have this afternoon confirmed that the 4th Midsummer Jazz is going ahead tomorrow, despite the recent bad weather. A spokesperson for the event said: “We’re watching the weather and it looks as though we’ll be good for another great Midsummer Jazz on Saturday evening. Ground conditions are OK but we suggest taking a picnic rug, groundsheet, or deckchairs … …

GRAND FINAL BESTIVAL BATTLE FOR BANDS

BANDS and DJs are set to battle it out on Thursday night to win their place at this year’s Bestival. Bestival organiser & BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank has again chosen his top 5 local Island bands and top 5 DJs who, as in previous years, will play off against each other on the night. The winners in …

ELECTRIC WOOD LAUNCH MESMERIZES

VISITORS were thrown back with true amazement on Wednesday evening when local attraction Robin Hill launched its mesmerizing ‘Electric Woods – Blazing June’ event. For the first time ever, the Downs End based country park opened its doors for an evening to remember, lighting up the beautiful woodland that stars at the center of the family attraction. Couples, friends and families alike …

JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS GO OUT WITH A BANG

CHEERS echoed around Ryde last night as around 10,000 people watched a truly amazing conclusion to the town’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. After the long weekend of Royal celebrations, residents from across the Island packed into Appley Park and Beach to watch the lighting of a 10 metre high beacon, followed by a mind-blowing firework display by Island company, Jubilee Fireworks. …

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