News from the centre

If you’re interested in news from around the centre of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Quay Arts Centre announce new man at the helm

Quay Arts QuayHolders Scheme

We reckon it's a great choice and look forward to exciting times ahead.

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 5:11pm

By Tayla Smith with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival ticket competition: Here’s the winner

Festival crowd:

Almost 2,000 entered the competition to win a pair of Isle of Wight Festival camping tickets. Here is the lucky winner!

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 3:40pm

By Sally Perry

Relocation of Chelsea Flower Show garden to Hospice almost complete

Matthew Wilson and Volunteers Earl Mountbatten Hospice

Plants go in as Greenfingers Chelsea garden relocation nears completion at Isle of Wight Hospice.

Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 12:43pm

By Emma Topping with one comment

Road closed for emergency cable works

landscape lane

Watch out for diversions following this emergency road closure.

Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 10:38am

By Sally Perry

Unite the Isle of Wight take part in anti-austerity ‘Day of Action’

unite the wight rally

Anti-austerity campaigners will be out on the streets of Newport on Saturday, raising awareness of their campaign and encouraging Islanders to vote in the next election.

Monday, 16th May, 2016 2:45pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Newport Under 13s have heads held high at end of season

newport youth under 13s

Another season comes to an end for the Newport Under 13s football club.

Monday, 16th May, 2016 2:23pm

By Graham Snow

All welcome to launch of new music-related art exhibition


Head to the opening of this exhibition at Quay Arts on Saturday and hear Mark Lotterman and Paul Armfield perform a taster to their evening performance

Friday, 13th May, 2016 5:39pm

By Georgia Newman

Learn about ‘Cool Painting’ the art of Piero della Francesca

Discovery and Proof of the True Cross, c1460,

Head to Quay Arts on Thursday 19th May to find out more about Learn about the art of Piero della Francesca, 15th Century Italian painter.

Friday, 13th May, 2016 5:17pm

By Sally Perry

English Heritage set to pay massive damages following Carisbrooke moat incident

carisbrooke castle

A case in the Court of Appeal could see English Heritage having to pay 'massive' damages after a 69 year old man fell into the moat at Carisbrooke Castle in 2011 and suffered head injuries. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 12th May, 2016 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Important Newport roads to close for five nights

road ahead closed

It's understandable that these things have to happen, but just to make you aware of it there'll be overnight road closures in Newport road system near the end of the month to allow for resurfacing of two busy access roads by Island Roads.

Wednesday, 11th May, 2016 11:15am

By Gavin Foster

Mystery of the mobile home dumped, now blocking a footpath (Update 2)

dumped mobile home by cooks farm - peter howard

When the new waste collection system came into force last week, many said it would result in an increase in fly-tipping - bet no-one had envisaged this!

Monday, 9th May, 2016 1:23pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Holland: Nine stories, told by dozens of people


How lucky are we? The Quay Arts exhibition showcases works by some of the most celebrated upcoming artists from the Netherlands, all on our doorstep until July.

Thursday, 5th May, 2016 5:56pm

By Georgia Newman