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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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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