Month: March 2017

Isle of Wight Festival Dragon Boat Race

The Isle of Wight Festival 2017 announces their second Dragon Boat Race in partnership with Stand Up To Cancer Island Harbour, Isle of Wight, Thursday 27th April   The Isle of Wight Festival is hosting the Dragon Boat Race on Thursday 27th, in partnership with Stand Up To Cancer. This is the third time a race of this kind has taken place on the island, with national and local companies competing on the water in a series of races and enjoying a day of entertainment at Island Harbour. Last year’s Dragon Boat Race raised over £64,000 for Stand Up...

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Wedding Directory

Please find below the full directory from our 2017 Bride magazine BEAUTY Becalmed                                tel. 01983 296655 Charlotte’s Academy             tel. 01983 200960 The Nail & Beauty Clinic     tel. 01983 522129 Cosmedica Beauty                 tel. 07525 782593 Jo Lofthouse                           tel. 07740 825225 JEWELLERY Adrienne Wroath      tel. 01983 716162 Capital Jewellers        tel. 01983 524252 Isle of Wight Pearl     tel. 01983 740352 Little Joy                     tel. 01983 716910 T M Taylor & Son       tel. 01983 525647 G&M Jewellery          tel. 01983 611232 Hobbs Jewellers         tel. 01983 562001 FLORISTS Bay Tree Florists     tel. 01983 298835 Doris Pinks               tel. 01983 526826 Floral Boutique      tel. 01983 811291 Flowers For You      tel. 01983 852058 PHOTOGRAPERS...

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Reflections of an Overner

By Matthew Rogers I’m grateful to my lovely wife for pointing out that we have now resided on the Island for a full six months. She keeps track of such things – and many more besides – which is just as well, given that I seem to reside in a sort of continuum of, well, ‘now’… Anyway, it occurred to me, on hearing this news, that there were in fact three notable things we have learned since arrival here, that were neither reasonably foreseeable in advance nor obvious if one undertook what is called desk research (in my case,...

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International Women’s Day at WOW!

To celebrate International Women’s day WOW! held an exciting day of events. Based in Newport, Women On the Wight (WOW!) offers  support to and empowers women by offering a safe space for women, girls, and young children – the perfect place to celebrate International Women’s Day. The days events began at 10 O’clock with the weekly drop in session, Women on the Wight wall hanging, and bread and pizza making. Women on the Wight wall hanging With the help and expertise of Shademakers Carnival Company a number of beautiful wall hangings have been created throughout the day to decorate the centres biggest group room. The hangings...

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Charity Fashion Show

Friday 7th of April at Ryde Aspire, Dover Street, Ryde In April an evening of fashion will be brought to you by Bellissima boutique and Cinderella dress shop. Entertainment will include; male and female dancers, displays, stalls, licensed bar, and a fantastic raffle. Tickets cost £10 with all proceeds going to Naomi House and Jacksplace – a hospice for children and young adults. With each ticket you will also receive a £5 voucher for Bellissima and a 2 for 1 cream tea at Cinderella tea room. An evening not to be missed. Tickets are available from; Bellissima, Cinderella dress shop, Madison Avenue, and Sugar &...

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Young conservation volunteers celebrated in High Sheriff’s Awards for Children and Young People

A group of young people who are making a big difference to our Island environment are being celebrated in this year’s High Sheriff’s Awards for Children & Young People.  French Barlow and William Phillips were nominated in a joint application with the Foyer in Ryde and have each won individual awards for Outstanding Achievements while as a special dispensation, the Green Army have won a group award in recognition of the whole team! The Green Army is a nature conservation volunteer group for 16-25 year olds, run by Vectis Housing Association’s Wild About Wight programme as part of the...

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