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FILM, THEATRE AND TV STAR TO GIVE ISLAND TALK FOR THE FIRST TIME

For the first time on the Isle of Wight, Island resident and screen icon Jennie Linden will be talking about her fascinating career on stage, film and television that spanned 4 decades. Jennie is best known for her leading role with Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed and Alan Bates in Ken Russell’s Women in Love, for which she was BAFTA-nominated. She also …

LOCAL CHOIRS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM WITH BLAKE

Fresh from their recent BBC One appearance on ‘David Walliams celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey’, British harmony trio BLAKE are back with a brand-new tour and they are giving 1 Island choir the chance to perform with them at Medina Theatre. BLAKE have an impressive CV of achievements including several number 1s, multi-platinum selling albums and over 150 TV appearances, as well …

CAREERS OPEN DAY TO BE HELD AT ST MARY’S HOSPITAL

A careers open day designed for those who may have an interest in a career within the NHS is being held at St Mary’s Hospital later this month. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk to NHS staff, have a tour of the hospital and interact with medical simulation equipment. The event will take place at the Education Centre at St …

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 …

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