Month: May 2017

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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Win tickets to see Blake at Medina Theatre

Competition now closed  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...

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

THIS COMPETIION IS NOW CLOSED! 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...

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Win A Pair Of Festival Tickets

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. 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...

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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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