Month: August 2016


Allow us to introduce you to BeX – an up-and-coming music act laced with dynamic country flair and Americana influence. Trained as a professional singer, dancer and actress in London, BeX has worked all over the world at various shows including performances at prestigious venues like The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Troubadour, and has even enjoyed a stint supporting Olly Murs in Scotland. Growing up influence was garnered from a love of icons such as Eva Cassidy, Carole King and The Corrs. Now a songwriter in her own right, BeX has taken further inspiration from artists...

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Back By Popular Demand: Bestival 2016 Day Tickets!!

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND: ISLANDER DAY TICKETS HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE!  FROM 9AM, FRIDAY AUGUST 5TH VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE TOO! FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY We have been listening to our loyal Islanders and due to popular demand, Bestival will be offering Isle of Wight residents the chance to buy day tickets to our future themed adventure. Tickets will be available for general admission and for our brand new, swanky VIP garden complete with fast track entry, incredible main stage views, a lavishly stocked cocktail bar, high standard seating and exceptional toilet facilities. Tickets are only available for people with an Isle of Wight postcode and will be on sale from Friday 5th August for a limited time only. Get them quick! Rob da Bank says “We’ve been listening to Island folk and yes, it’s coming, the Isle of Wight Bestival Day Ticket – its non-camping so you can Bestival-up to your favourite headliner and experience the Future, then get back to your own bed! Numbers are limited, so don’t miss out!” It’s not long now until we hurtle headlong into the future with an incredible cast of music pioneers, forward thinking funksters and precognitive pop stars, who will be journeying with us into Bestival’s glamourous machine age, where everlasting gobstoppers signal eternal bliss, this September 8-11, disembarking from Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.  THURSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER HOT CHIP / GLASS...

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Back by Popular Demand – the Chillerton Pop-Inn!

Following its very successful launch in February, the much awaited ‘Pop-Inn’ will return for a third time on Saturday 20th August 2016. The ‘Pop-Inn’ is a local project that provides a social occasion for villagers, friends and neighbours to come together, and this is the third of what is hoped to be a series of ‘Pop-Up Pubs’ in the community in support of village and Island causes. Organisers Gareth Rider & Zoe Rhind report: “We were blown-away with the attendance and positive feedback from the first and second ‘Pop-Inn’s.’  We had well over 150 visitors through the door.”   “Guests are welcomed to come along, stay for 20 minutes or as long as they like, have a drink and meet with new and old friends: enjoy a different experience in Chillerton!” adds organiser Steve Hoyle. This time the venue will be held at the old Wesleyan Chapel at the top end of Chillerton village, which is set to be transformed into a rustic and gloriously cosy rural pub! All are welcome for an afternoon / evening of conversation, laughter and music.  “There will be locally produced real ale and cider with wine, spirits and Pimms! Also snacks and light meals available to those who fancy a nibble” comments organisers Paul and Kate Wells. The ‘Pop-Inn’ is on a roll, first Glencoe, then Lisle Barn, now the old Wesleyan – who knows where it will pop-up next!!...

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