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DAY OF CELEBRATION TO MARK 120TH MARCONI ANNIVERSARY AT THE NEEDLES

A day of celebrations to mark the 120th anniversary of the first radio transmission from The Needles is the highlight of 5 weeks of free summer fun at the Isle of Wight’s landmark attraction. Marconi’s Day on Monday 14th August will mark the achievement of Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, who successfully sent the first long-distance radio transmission from his base …

NEWCHURCH MALE VOICE CHOIR TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF SINGING

To celebrate 50 years of singing to provide monies for Island charities, the Newchurch Male Voice Choir will be presenting a Golden Anniversary Concert at Medina Theatre on Wednesday 16th August 2017. Joining the Choir will be First Act 2011 Theatre Group, Soprano Harley Mackness and violinist Nancy Borrett accompanied by Wendy A’Bear. The Choir will be singing songs from …

CHARITY HELPS PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS GET ONLINE

People with hearing loss in Ventnor and the surrounding areas are being offered the chance to improve their digital skills at a free workshop on Wednesday 26th July between 14:00-16:00. National charity Action on Hearing Loss, in partnership with Friends of Ventnor Library, is running a service called Online Today, which aims to help people with sensory loss get online …

YOUTUBE STAR SARAH CLOSE TO HEADLINE HOMETOWN SHOW

Sarah Close will play a headline hometown show at Strings Bar & Venue in Newport on Friday 6th October. Born and raised on the Isle of Wight, the former Ryde School student has over 750,000 YouTube subscribers and recently signed a record deal with Warner Music Group-owned Parlophone. Earlier this year, Sarah released her debut EP, Caught Up, and played …

PUBLIC INVITED TO JOIN NHS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The next Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, combined with Medicine for Members’ will be held on Tuesday (18th July) and members of the public are being invited along. Trust members, the public, staff and anyone with an interest in the Island’s health service are welcome to attend this meeting. The AGM will get underway at …

EXHIBITION PREVIEWS WORK AHEAD OF OPEN STUDIOS 2017

Launching the 2017 edition of Open Studios, a new exhibition at Quay Arts has given 45 local artists the chance to have their work on display a week before the main Open Studios event gets underway. With a variety of work on show there was much interest at Saturday’s launch event with the exhibition being staged in The West Gallery …

PARADE TO KICK START ISLE OF WIGHT PRIDE ON SATURDAY

MAP: The Isle of Wight’s very first Pride event will get underway with a colourful parade through the streets of Ryde on Saturday (15th July). Thousands of people from across the country are set to descend on the seaside town for a celebration of love and equality within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. At 11:00 the Pride Parade will …

CHART-TOPPERS BLAZIN’ SQUAD HEADING FOR NEWPORT

Chart-topping hip-hop group Blazin’ Squad have been announced to play at Strings Bar and Venue in Newport. Original members Ollie, Sam, Melo and Stu will be performing hits like Crossroads, Flip Reverse, We Just Be Dreamin and more at the Isle of Wight’s Biggest Throwback Party on Saturday 16th September. The band went viral recently after fellow member Marcel appeared …

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