Month: November 2017

Viennese Mincemeat Tart

Viennese Mincemeat Tart By Andy Holloway, The Bistro Ventnor The tart was inspired by Andy’s time working in Austria with a pastry chef called Alfred where it was a classic dish served in the restaurant at Christmas time. It is great served hot or cold with whipped cream but particularly good served with blude cheese or a slice of Lancashire cheddar. To make the tart use a shortbread biscuit base, mincemeat centre and a piped Viennese buttery, sugary topping. See below for the Viennese topping. Viennese Topping for a mincemeat tart ingredients 250g/9oz very soft butter 50g/2oz icing sugar,...

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WIN an Island staycation

An Island Staycation Staying in is the new going out and staying on the glorious Isle of Wight is the new going away. With miles of beaches, award winning restaurants and acres of walks across some stunning scenery, you don’t need to more far from home. Save the price of a ferry, jump into a can or get on your bike and sample the delights of an Island staycation. You’ll feel like you’ve been away without traveling over the water and return home refreshed and ready to face the winter. Or buy a staycation for friends or family for...

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WIN tickets to the Premiere for Star Wars ‘The Last Jedi’

May the Force be with you We have an exclusive opportunity to win a prize that money can’t buy – a pair of VIP tickets to the official Star Wars Charity Premiere for Star Wars ‘The Last Jedi’. The event takes place on Thursday 14th of December at Cineworld in Newport and gives you the chance to be one of the very first to see the film, as this is a preview showing as the general release in not until 15th December. As VIP guests of WightFibre and UKSA you will join guests at Cineworld for the VIP reception...

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WIN tickets to see Ed Byrne at Shanklin

Ed Bryne has been an acclaimed stand-up for twenty years now and will be bringing his new show to Shanklin Theatre on the 27th of November. Recognized as one of the finest observational comics in the industry, Ed’s television credits are countless (provided you’re really bad at counting); Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, The Graham Norton Show, Live At The Apollo, The One Show, Comic Relief Bake Off 2015, The World’s Most Dangerous Roads and, most recently, he and Dara O Briain filmed the follow up their Big Adventure  show for BBC2 entitled Dara and...

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WIN tickets to Electric Disco New Year’s Eve Party

The now famous Electric Disco New Year’s Eve Party returns to Cowes Yacht Haven Electric 80s’s New Year’s Eve party cannot be beaten, with up to 1000 party goers and a huge midnight countdown it’s the ultimate place to enter 2018. Each year the party gets bigger and more lavish, here are just a few reasons why.. This year the boundaries will be pushed even further in the Main Room with music from Xtreme Vertigo DJs bringing you the best sounds of the 70’s and 80’s. Followed by your favourite Club Classics from across the decades to end the...

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WIN the Style of Wight Christmas Hamper

WIN the Style of Wight Christmas Hamper   Sourced entirely on the Island, independent retailers and Island producers have kindly donated a range of products to the Style of Wight Christmas Hamper. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself this Christmas or share the love and share the hamper with friends this is something for everyone. Details below… Enter here! IW Festival of Food and Drink Book £16 Much more than a cookbook, local cookery and lifestyle writer Jo Richardson takes you on a culinary odyssey through nine seasonal scenarios, each featuring a menu of dishes that showcases the ingredients...

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The Christmas Garden returns to Sandown Battery Gardens

The Christmas Garden Returns to Sandown Battery Gardens! Saturday 16th December from 4.30pm One of Sandown Bay’s most fascinating spaces, Sandown Barracks Battery will be transformed again this Christmas with magical lights, music, art workshops, trails and campfires as the Christmas Garden celebration returns to Battery Gardens on Saturday 16th December. Everyone’s welcome to join the Bay not-for-profit organisation The Common Space and the team from Ventnor Exchange at this fantastic free community event – designed to shine a light (Christmas light that is!) on the historic cliff-top fort and gardens. Ian Boyd, founder of The Common Space, Artecology...

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Carly Paoli – Interview

Admired by a host of recognised names including; Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, Pope Francis, Dame Helen Mirren and David Foster, English siner Carly Paoli is one of the most lauded young singers in Italy at the moment. Following the release of her debut album this summer, Carly has attracted attention from BBC Radio 2 and performed on ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ as well as being interviewed by Steve Wright and Clare Balding. Recently taking centre stage on Sky Arts with the broadcast of ‘Music For Mercy’, a unique concert held at the ancient Roman Forum...

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Colouring competition attracts artists of all ages

A competition run by an Isle of Wight Children’s author proved that you are never to old to enjoy colouring in!   Zoe Sadler received over 250 entries to her colouring in competition, with budding artists ranging from 4 years to 80 years old. Younger entrants coloured in an image from Zoe’s Monster Messages project, while the older age categories were given a picture from Zoe’s latest book ‘Mysteries of the deep’, an underwater colouring-in and activity book. “I was overwhelmed by the response to the competition, in particular from the many Island primary schools who got their students...

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