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FESTAFF APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2017 FESTIVALS

The UK’s biggest festival volunteers company, Festaff, have opened applications for this year’s best summer events and are looking for 3,000 staff members to cover some of the biggest music festivals in the world, including the Isle of Wight Festival. Since 2008, the company have welcomed around 16,000 people into the team, with students looking to gain top-class industry experience …

HOSPICE’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS LAUNCHED AT OPEN DAY

Nearly 150 people helped Earl Mountbatten Hospice to launch a year of 35th anniversary celebrations at a special open day on Friday (27th January). Opening the event, Chief Executive Nigel Hartley welcomed visitors to the John Cheverton Centre and outlined the work of the hospice. He told the audience that as well as a year of celebration, the anniversary would …

SAVOUR FINE COFFEE ON BOARD WIGHTLINK’S ST CLARE

The irresistible aroma of artisan coffee specially blended on the Isle of Wight will soon be tantalising passengers aboard Wightlink’s newly re-fitted St Clare flagship. Wightlink has teamed up with Newport-based Island Roasted who will supply a locally roasted speciality blend to be served aboard St Clare. It is envisaged that 3 tonnes of coffee beans will be supplied by …

LOCAL GRANTS SCHEME TO TOP £250,000 OF COMMUNITY FUNDING

Groups, organisations and projects working to reduce social exclusion on the IsIand are being invited to apply for a grant of up to £16,000 from the Isle of Wight Foundation. The foundation, jointly funded by Ringway Island Roads, Meridiam and VINCI UK who are the partners in Island Roads the company delivering the Highways PFI, is asking for applications for …

RYDE ROWING CLUB PRESENT CHEQUE TO YOUTH TRUST

Sponsors, supporters and helpers of Ryde Rowing Club were entertained at an informal gathering at their clubhouse on Friday evening (27th January) to thank them for their support during the last year. After a welcome and thanks from club captain Peter Allsopp and a short presentation on the club’s activities and successes in 2016, a presentation was made to Felicity Radak of the …

SMALL MEDIUM ENTERPRISES GIVEN THE CHANCE TO SHINE

Smaller businesses across the Isle of Wight and throughout Hampshire and Dorset have a chance to shine and win prize money of up to £12,000, in the FSB and Worldpay UK Business Awards 2017. Entry is now open for these prestigious awards, which celebrate the cream of the SME world and reward smaller business excellence in all areas from Best Family …

JOANNA REWARDED WITH SOLO EXHIBITION AT QUAY ARTS

Winner of the ‘Quay Arts Open 2015’ competition, Joanna Kori, has been rewarded with her own solo exhibition. Entitled ‘Future Re Collections’ this exhibition will be on show in the West Gallery of Quay Arts from 10:00-17:00 until 1st April and  features 6 separate facets of the previous and current uses of this building on Newport Quay. Joanna, who lives …

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