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POSTCARD INSIGHT AT CARISBROOKE CASTLE MUSEUM

Islanders are being given the opportunity to view postcards from Carisbrooke Castle Museum, with a special focus on the recently acquired cards from Roy Brinton’s personal collection. A talk by Nick Minns and Kate Tiley will include a history of postcards, the significance of cards for collectors and a tour of the Isle of Wight through postcards. The event, which …

2017 FULL OF SPORTING CHALLENGES IN THE WEST WIGHT

This year the West Wight Sports & Community Centre are staging their biggest ever calendar of sporting events and there is something to suit everyone. Whether the last time you went for a run was the dreaded cross country session back in high school, or if you’re a veteran triathlete looking to take your training to the next level, the …

NOAH AND THE WHALE’S MATT OWENS TO PLAY VENTNOR

A founding member of the platinum-selling indie-folk band Noah and the Whale will be playing a special show at the Ventnor Exchange next month. Matt Owens played the bass guitar and provided backing vocals for the band since its formation in 2006, until their split in 2015. The band had 2 top 10 albums and performed on some of the world’s biggest …

PUB-GOERS CAN ENJOY A JANUARY SALE AT 2 LOCAL PUBS

Managers at 2 local Wetherspoon pubs in Ryde and Newport will be holding a January sale from next week. S. Fowlers & Co. in Union Street, Ryde and The Man in the Moon in St James Street, Newport are reducing the price on a range of drinks from Tuesday 3rd January until Wednesday 18th January inclusive. The range of drinks …

BOXING DAY SWIM PHOTO GIVEAWAY IN SUPPORT OF P.A.T.C.H

A Ventnor photographer is raffling off a 2 metre long canvas at the Ventnor Boxing Day swim in aid of People’s Approach to Cancer Help (P.A.T.C.H). Neil Williams will not only be photographing the annual event, but will be welcoming supporters of the swim into his gallery on the Esplanade to buy a £1 raffle ticket. All monies raised from …

CHRISTMAS CHEER ON THE MENU AT EARL MOUNTBATTEN HOSPICE

Plenty of Christmas cheer will be on the menu when Earl Mountbatten Hospice welcomes visitors for some delicious festive food at the Sunflower Café this week. The venue is open to everyone for a traditional Christmas lunch all this week (except Saturday) between 12:00 and 14:00, serving turkey and all the trimmings for just £3.95 per person. On Christmas Day, …

VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL LAUNCHES NEW FRIDAY NIGHT

Victorious – a music festival just minutes from Hovertravel’s Southsea terminal – has announced that it will start on a Friday for the first time with ska-pop masters Madness kicking-off the new 3-day format. Billed as an Opening Party, Friday night will feature a huge headline show from Madness with support from Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club and many more …

ASPIRE ARRANGE CHRISTMAS EVE LUNCH PARTY

Aspire Ryde are organising a Christmas Eve lunch party for 48 lonely and isolated members of the local community, thanks to lottery funding and donations from Ryde Rotary Club. Nobody deserves to be alone at Christmas and therefore between midday and 14:00 on Saturday 24th December, Aspire are welcoming the less fortunate to a sit-down meal. Music, entertainment and plenty of food, …

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