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CELEBRATING THE ISLAND’S DINOSAUR PIONEER

The dinosaur discoveries of remarkable Victorian clergyman, Rev William Fox, are to be celebrated by Dinosaur Isle Museum in partnership with the Royal Society next week. 2 special events are to be held in the village of Brighstone on Friday 26th and 27th May – where Rev Fox, who lived from 1813 to 1881, was curate. Rev Fox had 4 dinosaurs …

CHOIR CONCERT TO HELP END PARISHIONERS’ TREK TO THE LOO

The trek to the loo could soon be over for the parishioners of St Helen’s Church, thanks to an upcoming musical event. At present the nearest toilet at the Church is a long distance walk along the stepping stones, through the churchyard, past the vicarage and into the parish office. Not at all ideal for those who are unsteady on …

MAGICIANS AND MUSICIANS BRING FAMILY FUN TO THE NEEDLES THIS HALF TERM

Family fun is heading to The Needles this half-term with visits from magicians, musicians and stilt walkers. The Isle of Wight’s landmark attraction is hosting 8 days of entertainment to keep the kids happy across the Bank Holiday weekend and beyond. There will be free entertainment for visitors this month as street dance and Bollywood-style dance shows mix with balloon …

SCARECROWS WELCOME AT GATCOMBE AND CHILLERTON FESTIVAL

The Gatcombe and Chillerton Scarecrow Festival is to return on Saturday 27th May, with over 100 scarecrows on show throughout the 2 villages. The festival has been running since 2010 and each year sees a diverse range of creations, with something for everyone. The event is free of charge and fun for all the family. Festival-goers can enjoy the scarecrows of Gatcombe …

MALE VOICE CHOIR TO HOLD CHARITY CONCERT IN NEWPORT

Newchurch Male Voice Choir are presenting a special concert in aid of Cruse Bereavement Care IOW in Newport on Saturday (20th May). The choir will welcome pianist Tom Nuckley as their special guest when the event gets underway at Newport Minister Church from 19:30. Free entry with a retiring collection. Refreshments will be available

BEMBRIDGE HERITAGE SOCIETY TO HOST BEMBRIDGE AT WAR EXHIBITION

Bembridge Heritage Society are to host a free exhibition entitled ‘Bembridge at War’ on Saturday 20th May between 10:00-16:00. The exhibition, which is being held in the village hall, aims to demonstrate with plans, photographs and artefacts how the community of Bembridge and surrounding areas have played their part in times of conflict, from the days of perceived French invasion …

VISIONS AND DIMENSIONS EXHIBITION AT QUARR ABBEY

An exhibition entitled ‘Visions & Dimensions’ by Andrew Dowden and Jeanne Mills-Holland is to be held at Quarr Abbey Art Gallery later this month. Andrew will be exhibiting his hand-carved, contemporary ceramic wall art and sculptural forms, whilst Jeanne will be displaying paintings in oils and watercolours alongside her photography and porcelain work. This will be Andrew and Jeanne’s seventh …

EXTRAORDINARY MEETING TO DISCUSS CQC INSPECTION REPORT

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board will hold an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday (16th May) at 09:30 to formally receive and respond to the Care Quality Commission’s recent inspection report. Tuesday’s meeting will be held in the School of Health Sciences building at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport. Members of the public are welcome to attend and the papers will be available on …

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