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THE ONE SHOW HELPS PROMOTE PENSIONER’S CHRISTMAS SINGLE

Independent Arts’ SingAbout Christmas song ‘Nobody Should be Alone at Christmas Time’ was featured on the BBC’s ‘The One Show’ yesterday evening (Wednesday) as an unlikely outsider for this year’s Christmas number 1. Presenter Alex Jones pointed out statistically if everybody on the Isle of Wight bought a copy, the song could be Christmas number 1. Alan Davies went on to say ‘come …

AERIAL VIDEO REVEALS AMAZING LONG LANE LIGHTS FROM ABOVE

An aerial video, released by Island Echo, reveals the full scale of the Long Lane Christmas Lights display, which has been switched on for the 17th year running this week. This year’s show of lights is raising funds for Ability Dogs 4 Young People and Homestart IOW. It is hoped that donations will top the yearly record set in 2015 of £4,500. Around 100 people turned …

NEW CARNIVAL COMPANY SHORTLISTED FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION AWARD

Unlimited, the arts commissioning programme delivered in partnership by Shape Arts and Artsadmin, which supports disabled artists to create and present exceptional work across all art forms, has announced the artists shortlisted for the third round of exceptional and ambitious arts commissions and Research and Development (R&D) awards. Funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, British Council and Spirit …

CHRISTMAS CASH BOOST FOR BEMBRIDGE LIBRARY

Christmas came early for Bembridge Community Library last Saturday when visitors, users and supporters joined volunteers for the venue’s seasonal coffee morning and fayre. The morning was, as ever, very well attended with final ticket sales for the grand annual draw topping £700 alone. Main prizes included a luxury Christmas Hamper kindly donated by Steve Warburton, owner of the Welcome …

SELECTION BOXES ON THEIR WAY TO LESS FORTUNATE CHILDREN

A bumper haul of Christmas selection boxes are to be donated to 2 local charities to help less fortunate children on the Isle of Wight this Christmas. Louise Nicholls from Wootton has collected over 200 chocolate selection boxes as part of a scheme run by her employer, Dignity Funeral Services. The mum-0f-2 has gone the extra mile for her local …

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT OSBORNE

Osborne House was the setting for a special Christmas event over the weekend when Victorian Christmas was held. Thousands of people visited the site and with ‘Car Park Full’ signs up early in the day, English Heritage laid on mini buses to get visitors to and from the set up Park and Ride. Victorian Christmas took place from 10:00-17:00 on …

RNLI APPEALS FOR SUPPORTERS TO ‘OPT-IN’ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is issuing an urgent reminder to people in Hampshire to opt in to receiving communications from the lifesaving charity, before a new approach is adopted next year. From 1st January 2017, the RNLI will be the first major charity to move to a new approach for communicating with its supporters – unless they give their …

NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to …

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