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November 6, 2019
Free entry to the Museum of Island History to celebrate shipwrecks exhibition

With the Newport Visitor Information Centre moving to new premises at Newport Bus Station, the Isle of Wight Council’s Museum of Island History is still open for visitors and planning an exciting new exhibition. The Visitor Information Centre is moving out of the Guildhall, and the extra space means there will be more room for […]

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November 6, 2019
New Carnival Company’s Dark Nights at Brading Roman Villa

Saturday 16 November, Brading, 6pm As darkness falls, join the New Carnival Company (NCC) to watch an exciting and illuminated new fairy-tale pageant unfold under the stars. Inspired by ancient mythology, local heritage, mosaics and history, the script, led by Island storyteller Sue Bailey, is written by local schools and community groups who will also […]

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September 25, 2019
Isle of Wight Literary Festival 2019.

Island poet and performer, Sandy Kealty, will be appearing at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival 2019, performing poems from her first published collection of poetry called ‘The Mermaid is Unimpressed’ published by local publisher, Beachy Books. Sandy will be reading along with other Island poets in the ‘Island Voices’ slot between 2-3pm on Thursday 10th October […]

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September 25, 2019
Get your skate on!

A new leaflet promoting active travel top tips for young people has been launched by the popular John Cattle’s Skate Club, thanks to grant funding from the council. The leaflet features advice and information that has been put together by young people at the popular skate club run by John Cattle. Cabinet member for infrastructure […]

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September 5, 2019
Rugbytots Isle of Wight

Rugbytots is a FUN and ENERGETIC play session for 2-7 year olds helping them develop balance, coordination and agility whilst teaching them the values of teamwork, improving their communication and social interaction skills and increasing their self confidence.  Our programme also has an underlying educational thread reinforcing colours, shapes, counting and learning body parts.  We are offering to do a free session (or a few small group sessions […]

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September 5, 2019
Drive less, eat more!

A new guide promoting electric bike use combined with a love of food has been launched from an Island business, thanks to funding from the council. Created by The Seaview Hotel, Seaview, with routes by CycleWight and featured eateries chosen by Isle of Wight restaurant critics, Matt and Cat; the new ‘Cycling Gourmand’ guide will […]

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June 8, 2019
Hovertravel adds extra service for D-Day75 Fireworks

Hovertravel is helping everyone to enjoy the full day on Saturday 8th June when Southsea Common hosts the first ever Portsmouth Revival Festival by running an extra late service at 22:30. Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel, explains: “We have been supporting the D-DAY 75 anniversary events throughout the week and we will be […]

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May 21, 2019
The Cavalry are coming – and the Island can’t wait!

The Island is busily preparing to welcome 36 elite soldiers and their magnificent horses for the Royal Isle of Wight County Show. The countdown has begun until the Household Cavalry comes to town on Sunday 30 June as the ‘mane attraction’ for the long awaited celebration of rural life. This wouldn’t be happening without generous […]

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March 23, 2019
Half price hovercraft travel for dog owners (dogs always go free)

To demonstrate their dog-friendly approach, Hovertravel is dedicating a weekend in March to encouraging dog owners to try the fastest ferry across the Solent. All dogs always travel free on Hovertravel and for Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March, adult dog owners can also benefit from half price Day Return tickets. Hovertravel connects Southsea in […]

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