Year: 2017

Win tickets to see Blake at Medina Theatre

British harmony trio Blake will be at Medina Theatre on the 26th of May The fabulous show will celebrate the very best music and finest songs from stage and screen. With projections and lighting that will bring the cinematic magic to life, and with the boys’ improvised banter, the show features music from Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Cohen, The Beach Boys and many more. This is the ultimate celebration of movies and musicals, all sung in thrilling vocal harmony. If you enjoy great voices singing great tunes then get yourself along to Medina...

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Win VIP tickets to Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre

We have been given a VIP package to give away for the Best of the West End and Beyond at Shanklin Theatre The package includes tickets for four people and an ice cream at the interval. The show is created by Spotlight and is part of the theatre’s professional summer season for 2017. A two hour show which includes a live band and some of the most recognisable songs from London shows including 42nd Sreet, Les Miserables, and My Fair Lady – It’s not one to be missed. To be in with the chance of winning the VIP package...

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Win A Pair Of Festival Tickets

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 8th-11th of June at Seaclose Park. This years line up includes; Arcade Fire, Rod Stewart, David Guetta, Run DMC, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Zara Larsson and many more! The Festival, now in its 16th year, is one of the crown jewels of the British Summer calendar, with a unique festival experience for music fans of all ages to enjoy. Once again, the festival is full of live music over the weekend – including headliners, acoustic sets, DJ performances and up-and-coming talent. Summer starts at the legendary Isle of Wight Festival. For tickets and information...

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Win A Family Ticket to Rhythmtree Festival

Rhythmtree Festival will be at Three Gates Farm between the 14th and 16th of July The Isle of Wight’s most original, fun-filled, family friendly festival returns to Calbourne for its 8th consecutive year. With a unsurpassed reputation for bringing together a diverse, rich mix of high quality music and family entertainment, Rhythmtree Festival 2017 will showcase an increasingly diverse range of music with musicians from the Island, UK and beyond. To be in with a chance to win a family ticket please enter HERE...

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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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Early Easter Treat

This week we got to enjoy an early Easter treat thanks to Guylian It may come as no surprise to you, but chocolate goes down well in the Style office. So you can imagine how pleased we were when we received the Guylian Elegant Easter Gift box to try. Having shown great restraint for a couple of weeks we finally ripped open the box and tucked in. Within the gift box is 70g premium milk chocolate egg, and a box of Guylian’s iconic Praliné Sea Shell chocolates – neither of which lasted long. Quick flurry of hands and the...

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