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RYDE CARNIVAL QUEENS CLIMBING TO NEW HEIGHTS

The Ryde Carnival Queens’ team are going up in the world and while they have a great time tree climbing they’re hoping to hit new heights with fundraising. Abi Fox from Goodleaf Tree Climbing has agreed to organise a sponsored tree climb to help Ryde Carnival in their fundraising efforts. Goodleaf has been around for 12 years and is run by …

ARTS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN LEAD UP TO IWPRIDE

Isle of Wight Pride have teamed up with redTIE theatre and the Apollo Theatre to create an amazing Isle of Wight Pride Arts Festival in the heart of Newport for 4 days leading up to the main Pride event on 15th July. The Apollo will throw open its doors to the community with a drop-in and information service available from 13:00 …

NOT TOO LATE TO TAKE PART IN HOSPICE FUN RUN

Over 500 people are set to lace up their running shoes this weekend as they take part in a fun run in celebration of Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s 35th anniversary. Held on Saturday 17th June 2017, Osborne Run is a 5k or 3k course that starts and finishes in front of the home so loved by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The …

BEMBRIDGE SINGERS TO PERFORM SUMMER CONCERT

The Bembridge Singers are giving their Summer Concert in Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge at 19:30 on Wednesday 14th June. This will consist of a medley of widely different styles of music ranging from pieces from ‘Les Miserables’, a 4 part arrangement of Nimrod from Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variations’ to ‘Over the Rainbow’ and other favourites. The Singers will again be accompanied by …

CANCER INFORMATION BUS ROLLING INTO RYDE AND NEWPORT

This month marks the arrival of Carers Week (12th-18th June), an annual campaign supported by Macmillan Cancer Support to highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Nearly 1.5 million carers in the UK provide unpaid support to a friend or family member with cancer, and yet half do not …

OLDER ISLANDERS INVITED TO JOIN DANCEMAKERS GROUP

Independent Arts, which has been running its popular DanceMakers sessions across the Island for the last 18 months, are inviting Islanders to join a new group in Newport on Friday afternoons. The sessions, which are supported by a grant from the Headley Trust, help older people build strength, balance and co-ordination through gentle dance movement. The sessions are designed to help …

TRUST BOARD MEETING TO DISCUSS ISLAND’S NHS PROGRESS

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board are to meet tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss the progress being made to improve quality of NHS services on the Island. The meeting, which members of the public are able to attend, will begin at 09:00 on Wednesday 7th June 2017 in the Conference Room, School of Health Sciences, St Mary’s Hospital. Papers for the meeting …

VENTNOR BOTANIC GARDEN TO CELEBRATE 45 YEARS WITH SPECIAL EVENTS

Ventnor Botanic Garden Friends Society are planning to celebrate in style this summer after being awarded money from the Big Lottery Fund to stage a number of free events over a whole week to mark the Garden’s 45th birthday on 21st June 2017. It’s 45 years since Lord Louis Mountbatten, then Governor of the Isle of Wight, officially opened the …

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