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.

Tracey will be losing her locks to help bring Sophie home

Tracey Wilson

Tracey Wilson has been tirelessly fundraising to help the family of six year old Sophie Gully, who recently had a brain tumour removed. Next week she'll be having her very long hair cut off in order to raise more money.

Wednesday, 22nd June, 2016 7:59am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Paul Armfield shares his hopes and aspirations for Quay Arts

quay arts

The new man at the helm of Quay Arts sets out his hopes and aims for the Isle of Wight's only arts centre. Exciting times are ahead for the Quay and we can't wait to see what the next six months bring.

Saturday, 18th June, 2016 10:25am

By Paul Armfield with 14 readers' comments

‘Financial future of the Isle of Wight’ to be tackled at public meeting

Macro shot of paper money

A variety of speakers will be presenting at the public meeting to discuss the financial future of the Isle of Wight on Saturday 18th June. All welcome.

Sunday, 12th June, 2016 6:42pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Learn more about artists who loved their food

henri toulouse lautrec

Ghislaine Howard will relate anecdotes and recipes of artists who loved their food at the final lecture of the season.

Friday, 10th June, 2016 7:32pm

By Carolyn Power

‘Good’ Ofsted rating for Isle of Wight pre-school

Happy child

Staff, pupils and parents at this Isle of Wight pre-school will be cheering today as Oftsed report their school is 'Good'.

Friday, 10th June, 2016 7:47am

By Sally Perry

Meet the creators of DI Dylan at Newport book signing

Carol and Bob Bridgestock, aka RC Bridgestock of DI Dylan fame.

You can meet Carol and Bob Bridgestock, aka RC Bridgestock of DI Dylan fame at Waterstones in Newport on Saturday morning.

Wednesday, 8th June, 2016 3:16pm

By Carol Bridgestock

Going to Isle of Wight Festival? Leave the car at home and take the bus

festival bottoms

If you're planning to visit the Isle of Wight Festival over the weekend, leave the car at home and travel by bus. Southern Vectis will be running special services from the Festival site to all major towns.

Wednesday, 8th June, 2016 1:18pm

By Feature Writer

Vectis Radio gets FM radio licence (Updated)

fm radio

Big news for long-running previously-Internet-only Isle of Wight radio station, Vectis Radio.

Wednesday, 8th June, 2016 11:01am

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Inspire your kids during Children’s Art Week with the help of Quay Arts

Quay Arts delivers once again, offering not one, but two opportunities to inspire your kids over the next couple of weeks as part of Children’s Art Week. Both events are free and should be great fun.

Tuesday, 7th June, 2016 8:28pm

By Tayla Smith

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert promises to be end of season party

IWSO Trombone players

Book now to experience the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra perform their end of season concert at Medina Theatre on 2nd July.

Tuesday, 7th June, 2016 8:10pm

By Tim Isard

Bestival 2016: Head to The Amphitheatre for off-the-wall entertainment

Bestival Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre is one of our favourite places at Bestival. There's always such a great variety of spoken word, comedy, theatre and downright silliness, all neatly tucked away under the canopy of the luscious forest.

Friday, 3rd June, 2016 3:10pm

By Aidan Byrne with one comment

Quay Arts celebrates 40 years

we are 40 postcards

Don't miss the We Are 40! exhibition at Quay Arts celebrating 40 years of the excellent arts centre in Newport. It runs until 25th June.

Thursday, 2nd June, 2016 6:34pm

By Georgia Newman with one comment