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MEMORIAL PLOUGHING MATCH TO RETURN IN APRIL

The annual Memorial Ploughing Match is to return to Shorwell on Sunday 8th April 2018, it has been announced. Event organiser Karen Sheath has confirmed that the much-anticipated event will take place at New Wolverton Farm by kind permission of Professor and Mrs Williams. Spectators will be able to watch heavy horses ploughing alongside vintage and conventional tractors. Entry is …

WARM INVITE FOR ALL TO HOSPITAL’S CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

Patients, visitors, staff and volunteers are all being warmly invited to St Mary’s Hospital’s Christmas Carol Service on Thursday (21st December). The hospital will be celebrating 21 years of the Chaplaincy Service with Christmas Carols led by the NHS Nightingales and readings given by Chief Executive, Maggie Oldham. All are welcome to the event, which gets underway at 19:00 in the …

ALL WELCOME TO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND

Islanders of all ages are being invited to an open house weekend at the magical Player Street Christmas Lights display in Ryde. Jim Walls will be welcoming in guests between 11:00-17:00 this coming Saturday (16th) and Sunday (17th) in aid of Medina House and the Medina Marching Band. Each year the inside and outside of the house is lit up …

BRAVE BATHERS INVITED TO GURNARD GREEN BOXING DAY DIP

Islanders are being invited to join brave bathers at Gurnard Green this Boxing day to empower young people in recovery from Cancer. The Gurnard Green Boxing day dip is raising funds for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust this year by encouraging brave bathers to take a plunge into the icy cold sea. The Boxing day dip has now become an …

DUB PISTOLS FRONTMAN TO PERFORM AT BLACKSHEEP CHRISTMAS PARTY

Dub Pistols frontman Barry Ashworth will be returning to the Island next week to play a very special DJ set. Barry will be providing the tunes for what is expected to be an unforgettable night of music at The Blacksheep Bar’s Christmas party on Friday 22nd December. With a career spanning over 20 years, Ashworth has performed all around the …

RADIO SOCIETY TO PRESENT TALK ABOUT PIRATE RADIO

The Isle of Wight Radio Society is hosting a talk about Pirate Radio on Friday 15th December at Haylands Farm, Ryde. Ex-Pirate radio presenter Mark will describe some personal experiences, assisted by his adversary Roger, formerly a senior manager for the authorities hunting them down. Pirate radio is most often associated with Radio Caroline and other offshore ships transmitting on the …

DISCOVER ‘THE CHRISTMAS GARDEN’ AT SANDOWN BARRACKS BATTERY

One of Sandown Bay’s most fascinating spaces, Sandown Barracks Battery will be transformed into ‘The Christmas Garden’ this coming Saturday (16th December). The Christmas Garden is a free community event that will see the ruins transformed with magical lights, live music, art workshops, a giant Christmas tree and campfires in a special celebration aimed at bringing the community together and …

NEW YEAR’S DAY DIP IN AID OF WESSEX CANCER TRUST

Islanders are being invited to brave the cold and take a New Year’s Day dip in aid of the Wessex Cancer Trust’s Portsmouth Transport Service. On Monday 1st January 2018 men and women of all ages will don their swimming costumes to raise funds for the vital link between the Island’s ferry terminals and Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital. The mini-swim …

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