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WATER MARKS EXHIBITION AT QUARR ABBEY

TRAC, the Ryde Art Collective, is holding its Spring 2017 Exhibition at Quarr Abbey next month. The name of this exhibition is ‘Water Marks’ and opens on Thursday 2nd March and continues until Tuesday 14th March 2017 inclusive. Artists have produced an entirely new body of work, including printing, textiles, painting, pastels, photography, mixed media, polymer clay, technology and film and ceramics. …

FEBRUARY FOLK FESTIVAL TO RETURN THIS WEEKEND

Following on from the success of the inaugural event last year, The King Lud in Ryde are to once again host the 2-day February Folk Festival this coming weekend. In keeping with their commitment to celebrate as many music genres as possible, The King Lud are proud to be hosting the festival for the second year running. A total of 13 different …

OPEN EXHIBITION ATTRACTS WELL KNOWN ISLAND ARTISTS

A number of well-known Island artists will be displaying work during an Open Exhibition being held at Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s Art Gallery during March. Artists taking part in the event are each entering 1 or more of their pieces, which will be hung on the walls at the centre of the Newport hospice building. The work is offered for sale, …

FUNDRAISING FUN RUN AT OSBORNE

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, a unique opportunity is being offered to run through the grounds of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s beautiful estate of Osborne. To be held on Saturday 17th June 2017, participants can choose from a 3 or 5km run that starts and finishes in front of the home so loved by the …

COUNCILLOR TO GET TOSSING IN AID OF ISLE OF WIGHT FOODBANK

Ryde Town Councillor, Michael Lilley, is launching an awareness campaign on the real poverty and hardship many families and individuals are faced with in Ryde on a daily basis. On Shrove Tuesday (28th February), a national Big Pancake Day organised by the Church Urban Fund is taking place to highlight food poverty. Cllr Lilley is going to be tossing as …

DISCOVER NEW SOUNDS AT THE ISLAND’S FIRST METROPOLITAN FESTIVAL

Happyness, Girl Ray, Her’s, Elder Island, Bad Sounds and Puma Blue are the first acts to be confirmed for the new-format Ventnor International Festival, which will showcase an array of emerging talent on Friday 11th August 2017. Created by the Ventnor Fringe – and held to coincide on the same week – Ventnor International Festival (VIF for short) will take …

RISING ARTIST RHAIN TO WOW AUDIENCES IN VENTNOR

One of the Island’s most successful artists at the moment, RHAIN, will be performing a headline show at the beautiful St Catherine’s Church on Saturday 18th March. When she’s not performing with fellow Islanders Plastic Mermaids, RHAIN has been wowing audiences with her spectacular solo sets, supporting the likes of Rufus Wainwright and Lucy Rose at some of Britain’s top …

ENTREPRENEURIAL GROUP ARRANGE BATTLE OF THE BANDS EVENT AT SANDOWN

A Battle of the Bands event, organised by an entrepreneurial group of Sixth Form students, is to take place at Sandown Bay Academy next month. As part of the Young Enterprise Scheme, a 9-strong group of 16 to 17-year-old Sixth Form students have set up a business called ‘WightBright’. By taking part in the scheme, the individuals are showcasing their business skills to …

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