Year: 2017

LEGO – ‘Play well’ and win!

By Christian Warren   These coloured little interlocking blocks have had a resurgence of popularity in recent years. As a dad of two boys, in my house you can’t open a drawer or turn a corner without bumping into or treading on one of these durable plastic bricks. So in the spirit of celebrating your inner child, I decided to have a play myself – 30 minutes and one desk tidy later, I’m hooked and have since tried a few more ideas. So now we have teamed up with Toymaster, the Island family run, independent shops who stock the...

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Photography Competition

      Congratulations! Our winner of the ‘Coast’ competition is Patrick White, Shanklin with this serene shot.  Cameras at the ready? The title and theme of the next Competition is…HARVEST How It Works: With each edition we will be running a competition for photographic images open to all; novice, semi professional, or well-established full time photographer.  For each competition a theme will be given which we’d like you to take inspiration from, interpret and get creative with, but please do stick to this theme. Winners Prize: If you win, your photography will be featured in  the pages of the Island’s...

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Order your Wight DASH T-shirt now

Fashion in the name of Wight DASH As featured in issue 47 Style of Wight are supporting Wight DASH with a range of slogan t-shirts.   Wight DASH, formerly the Isle of Wight Women’s Refuge, supports women and children who are experiencing domestic violence via a wide range of services including refuge, community outreach programmes, advocacy, the Freedom Programme, and running a 24 hour helpline. To raise money for this vital charity we have designed a range of t-shirts featuring empowering song lyrics. Made from 100% cotton and printed on the Island by Bella-Creative, these exclusive t-shirts are priced...

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Photography Competition

We had another great response to our second photographic competition on the theme of Technology. Thank you to all who entered. Details of the next competition can be found below. / / Congratulations to our ‘technology’ winner Jamie Williams. You can find his winning piece in the Quay Arts café.  Cameras at the ready? The title and theme of this Competition is…COAST How It Works: With each edition we will be running a competition for photographic images open to all; novice, semi professional, or well-established full time photographer.  For each competition a theme will be given which we’d like you to...

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Say Hello to Westerhall, the New Rum of Cowes

The award-winning Grenadian spirit is the official Regatta Rum of Cowes 2017, and plans to bring some Caribbean attitude to the world-famous sailing event. Rum has long been associated with sailing and maritime life, and Cowes Week is no different. This year, Westerhall is stepping up to the plate as sponsor of Cowes Week to support what it sees as one of the best parties of the year. The Westerhall Estate has been making quality rum on the beautiful Island of Grenada since the early 18th century, and is recognised on both sides of the Atlantic as a top-drawer...

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Beef Ragu Rissotto

Beef Ragu Risotto recipe from the Bistro, Ventnor. This is the recipe you can find on page 65 in the May/June issue of our lovely little magazine. You will need; Roast beef left over from Sunday roast Tinned Tomatoes Bit of garlic Bit of dried oregano Chili flakes (tiny pinch, or big pinch if you’re brave) Salt and Pepper Chopped onion Chicken Stock cube About a pint of water Cooked rice (preferably risotto rice) Blue cheese (we recommend I.O.W blue) All ingredients are to taste… Method; Chop beef into bite size pieces Put all ingredients, except rice, into a large...

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Discovering the Bay for May Day – Beach, Bugs & Bones 2017 Creates a Buzz!

From ammonites and iguanodons to palmate newts and a green tiger beetle, 100 million years of wildlife were uncovered and discovered at the May Day’s Beach Bugs and Bones! Around 200 people joined Arc and Artercology for this annual, celebration, a mix of art and ecology, or the Bay area’s natural world. The morning started on the ‘Designated Science Beach’ in Sandown, where dozens dived in digging for real fossils (thanks to a loan from Dinosaur Isle) and taking their finds to special ID boards where palaeontologist Jeremy Lockwood from Friends of Dinosaur Isle brought ‘Bones’ back to life. Then...

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Wine Tasting Evening – Spain v Portugal

Wine tasting evening on Friday 5th of May at 6.30pm Head to the Bistro on Friday the 5th for an enjoyable exploration of European wines presented by Matt Rogers from Wight and Wessex Wines. Each wine will be matched to a tempting taster dish to enhance the tasting experience. Spanish Cava Brut Nature Jamon & manchego croquettes Albarino Laureatus Seared scallop on squid ink risotto & aoli Rio ja Gran Reserva Slow cooker lamb stuffed aubergine & Manchego cheese Portugese Branco Reserva Salt cod baked with potatoes, cheese & onions and a spinach puree Papa Figos Duck & chorizo...

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The Isle of Wight Festival 2017 partners with Ventnor Exchange to celebrate Record Store Day

Find one of five pairs of The Isle of Wight Festival tickets hidden amongst the records as part of the special 10th Anniversary celebrations of Record Store Day at the Ventnor Exchange on Saturday 22nd April. The Isle of Wight Festival 2017 have partnered with the Isle of Wight’s Ventnor Exchange, in support of Record Store Day, giving away five pairs of weekend tickets to this year’s festival. Each pair of tickets will be hidden inside mystery records for lucky customers to find throughout the store. The winners will receive the opportunity to see headliners Arcade Fire, David Guetta,...

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