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GREAT EXPECTATIONS AND THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS AT OSBORNE

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is now in its 18th year of touring open-air theatre to stunning country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK – and later this month they will be bringing ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘The Wind in the Willows’ to Osborne House. Over the years, Chapterhouse has established itself as one of the most successful and critically acclaimed touring …

OLLY BRINGS PUPPET SHOW TO VENTNOR

25-year-old Olly Fry is to bring his family friendly puppet show ‘The Just-So Grandad’ to Ventnor Winter Gardens on Thursday (10th August). The Isle of Wight theatre maker has developed an hour-long puppet show about ageism and trying to re-connect with an elderly relative. The performance uses Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just-So’ stories as a backdrop and the audience journeys through childhood …

DIRTY DANCING AND MUSIC ON THE AGENDA AT PUCKPOOL THIS WEEKEND

A free screening of the movie classic ‘Dirty Dancing’ will round of a day of free music at Puckpool Park near Ryde this coming Sunday (6th August). Families are being encouraged to enjoy the grounds of Puckpool Park, the children’s play area and far-reaching sea views alongside music from ‘Work-Shy’ between 13:00-15:00 and soloist Jack Nicholson between 15:00-17:00. Food and …

RYDE ROTARY’S PARTY ON THE GREEN RETURNS

A free fun-filled family weekend, organised by Ryde Rotary and supported by Ryde Town Council, gets underway at Eastern Gardens in Ryde tomorrow (Friday). The event is set to take place this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each day there will be a great selection of arena acts including Stevo the Magician; Bloodstone Border Morris Dancers; Haven Falconry; Island Dance School; …

A WHOLE WILD WORLD UNDER THE PIER

Snakelock anemones, breadcrumb sponge and leathery sea squirts, the undiscovered and curiously named world of marine life under one of our best-known landmarks, the iconic Ryde Pier, is the focus of ‘Under The Pier’ again this year.  This most unusual of Island nature events, pop-up pier-pooling, is run by Arc and Artecology and this year takes place on the last …

RYDE HARRIERS RACE TO SUPPORT YOUTH TRUST

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is calling all runners to join in the Ryde Harrier’s Fun Run on Sunday 20th August. The Isle of Wight Youth Trust, along with Junior Park Run, will be beneficiaries of the event which runs alongside the Isle of Wight Half Marathon. This family friendly event costs just £6 for those under 18 years …

1,000 ISLANDERS EXPECTED TO ATTEND JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES CONVENTION

Around 1,000 Islanders are expected to attend a Jehovah’s Witnesses convention in Bournemouth later this week. In total over 6,800 people are expected to attend to 3-day event at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) from across 5 southern counties, plus Jersey and Guernsey. The event takes place between Friday 4th – Sunday 6th August. The convention is just one of …

PHOENIX CHOIR TO HELP STOP FURTHER LEAKS

East Cowes Methodist Church has asked The Phoenix Choir to help raise funds to buy roof tiles as the church roof continues to leak. The church is over 100-years-old and has continued to support the community by openings its doors not only for church services, but for various other activities. The Methodist Church is an integral part of the East …

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