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WEATHER HOLDS OUT FOR RIVERFEST

THE weather held out for the fifth annual Riverfest event which was held on Saturday, attracting an estimated 4000 people. In a celebration of the River Medina,  families from across the Island descended on Newport Quay to watch Vikings, Romans and  the Wight Pirates carry out a number of reenactments and to browse the selection of food, crafts and charity stalls on display. One highlight …

FLORENCE ANNOUNCED AS BESTIVAL HEADLINER

BESTIVAL organisers have this morning announced that Florence + The Machine will headline Friday night at this years Bestival. As one of the hottest festivals in the United Kingdom, Bestival is sure to rock this summer boasting acts including the legendary Stevie Wonder, New Order, The xx, Sigur Rós, Friendly Fires, Orbital, Frank Ocean, Hot Chip, Annie Mac Presents, Skream …

GATHERING FOR LOVE RUSSIA

Supporters of the Love Russia charity are gathering in St Thomas’ Square, Newport next week. This event is to mark the start of 10 bikers heading off the following morning on a Circuit of Ireland.  They are doing this to raise vital funds for the Genesis Project. There will be a marching band in the St Thomas’s Square, Newport, a …

COWES FIREWORKS SAVED FOR 2012

THE infamous Cowes Week fireworks have been saved thanks to Aberdeen Asset Management and other local businesses. In an announcement made this morning, it has been confirmed that the Cowes Week sponsor has extended its support to include the the majority of the necessary funding for the 2012 display. CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, Martin Gilbert, said: “The fireworks display on …

SUN SHINES ON SUCCESSFUL WALK THE WIGHT

OVER 10,000 walkers took part in Walk the Wight yesterday, on what was a gloriously sunny day. Many walkers started from Bembridge Airport at 06:30 yesterday morning, taking in the stunning views of Yaverland and Brading before heading to the halfway point at Carisbrooke Castle. The adventurous continued a further 14 miles across the garden isle to Alum Bay, where they were …

A FIERY START TO WALKING FESTIVAL

IT was a fiery start to this year’s Isle of Wight Walking Festival as fundraisers took on a brave challenge in Newport’s St. Thomas’ Square last night.  Over 20 people plucked up the courage to walk barefoot across burning hot embers in the annual Fire Walk, cheered on by hundreds of supporters. First across was bass-guitarist Mark King of Level …

LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR THIS MONTH’S ROB DA BANK’S MUSIC CLUB

ROB Da Bank’s Music Club invites youths aged 14-18 to Quay Arts again this month to take part in an unique but rewarding opportunity.   The Club, to be held on Tuesday 22nd May between 17:00 and 19:00,  will again take over every room at Quay Arts (including the gallery and theatre) and fill each space with DJ workshops & demos, …

FILM FESTIVAL IN SUMMER RETURN

THE Isle of Wight Film Festival is to return in 2012 after partnering with another successful Island festival. The three-day festival has teamed up with the Ventnor Fringe Festival for 2012 to bring both competitive and non-competitive films to the screen in and around Ventnor between 15-18 August. More details about the event can be found on their website, www.isleofwightfilmfestival.co.uk. …

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