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ANNUAL FAIR RETURNS TO GURNARD

Breathe Easy’s Autumn Fair returns to Gurnard this weekend. The annual fair is to be held this Saturday (21st September) from noon until 16:00 in Gurnard Village Hall. The usual variety of stalls and children’s games will be present with a large raffle – including prizes such as a meal for 2 at Watersedge Restaurant and family tickets to Butterfly …

CROWDS FLOCK TO CAR EXTRAVAGANZA

Thousand of visitors flocked to the 12th annual Classic Car Extravaganza held in Newport and Ryde at the weekend. It was a cracking turnout of cars, motorcycles, trucks and even bicycles through the ages as the meet, held in aid of charity, put on a show to remember with vehicles for as far as the eye could see. Before the …

SAS BEACH CLEAN UP HEADS WEST

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) believe protecting Isle of Wight beaches from marine litter needs year-round volunteer action. With this in mind, this Sunday (15th September) sees the Cold Water Beach Clean Series, a new SAS initiative in collaboration with The Crown Estate, visit Grange Chine and Compton beaches. During the coldest months, marine litter accumulates in huge quantities on our coastline, …

DEADLINE LOOMS FOR HILLS KILLER

Time is running out for cyclists to register online for one of the Isle of Wight’s toughest cycling events.  The Hills Killer Challenge takes place on Sunday 15th September and is part of the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival which begins on the Saturday. The Hills Killer is the ultimate off-road cycling endurance challenge. Participants can register online atwww.sunseaandcycling.com until Wednesday …

BOTANIC PLANT AND PRODUCE SALE

Celebrating the changing seasons and beginning of the autumn months, Ventnor Botanic Garden Friends’ Society will be holding an Autumn Plants and Produce sale on Sunday 15th September. The Sale will take place on the Top Lawn at Ventnor Botanic Garden, entry is completely free and there are no additional charges for parking. The sale begins at 10.30am and will …

BOTANIC GARDEN LAUNCHES LECTURE SERIES

Ventnor Botanic Garden is delighted to announce it is launching a new programme of events to be known as VBG:Lecture Series. Each month, a different speaker will be at Ventnor Botanic Garden delivering a talk or lecture on their specialist subject. Topics will be anything from art to the environment, with all speakers providing a new and interesting perspective. It …

OUT OF THIS WORLD ASTRONOMY TALK

Island residents and visitors alike are invited to be amazed by an out of this world talk on astronomy presented by Ian Ridpath tonight (Tuesday). Mr Ridpath, the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton’s Star Atlas, will be presenting ‘Stories of The Stars’, followed by a talk on ‘The Planets’ tomorrow (Wednesday), all taking place at The …

RYDE ENDS A SUMMER OF FUN

The carnival season drew to a close on Saturday night as a summer of fun climaxed with the annual Ryde Illuminated Carnival making it’s way through the streets of Ryde. Thousands of spectators filled the pavements as the great weather continued well into the night, making it a pleasant evening for all. The spectacular procession saw dazzling displays, shining lights …

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