Isle of Wight Pride

The very first Isle of Wight Pride took place on the Island on 15th July 2017.

It was a hugely successful day attracting visitors from around the Island and across the water. Soon after the event, a date for 2018 was announced: Saturday 21st July.

The 2018 event will also incorporate UK Pride for the first time after winning a competition to host the event.

Below are some of the articles published through OnTheWight mentioning Isle of Wight Pride.

Isle of Wight Pride and UK Pride a huge success (Photos/Video)

IW Pride

The second ever Isle of Wight Pride was a huge success, with a rise in the number of people attending as well as entertainment and activities. See OnTheWight's photo gallery and videos.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 9:41pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Caroline Lucas MP makes last visit to the Isle of Wight as Green Party co-leader

Caroline Lucas on the IW

Green Party co-leader and MP, Caroline Lucas, was on the Isle of Wight again last weekend, this time in support of Isle of Wight Pride.

Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 11:22am

By Vix Lowthion

Isle of Wight and UK Pride: Your guide to what’s on offer this week

iw pride samba band

This year's Pride is bigger, better promises a huge amount of family friendly fun, from the Parade through the town to the full day and evening of entertainment. Check out our guide to what's on offer.

Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 11:09am

By Sally Perry

Queer Question Time heads to Newport tonight: Grab the last free tickets

qqt set up on stage

There is still time to get your free ticket for tonight's (Monday) Queer Question Time event in Newport.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 12:05pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight and UKPRIDE Arts Festival

iwpride winter pride

Quay Arts is bursting to full with fabulous artwork as part of Isle of Wight and UK Pride. Downstairs and up have some great pieces of artwork on display until 24th July, including the Winter Pride national competition winners.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 7:36am

By Matthew Bundy

Call for young Islanders to take part in #IOWnmydestiny art competition

rainbow threads

Isle of Wight school children of all ages, including those who are home schooled are invited to take part in an art comp as part of Isle of Wight Pride.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 4:45pm

By Natalie Pettifer with 2 readers' comments

StoneCrabs Theatre present Arthur Miller’s ‘Some Kind of Love Story’ at Quay Arts

some kind of love story

Time Out says this theatre company "does a magnificent job of introducing undeservedly neglected plays to UK audiences for the first time". Stonecrabs Theatre are bringing two to Quay Arts in June.

Friday, 25th May, 2018 11:33am

By Feature Writer

Ryde Slide 2018: More than half tickets already sold. Book now

ryde slide

The Wightlink Ryde Slide is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the summer on the Isle of Wight and returns to Union Street the day after Isle of Wight Pride.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 2:30pm

By Lindsay Becker

Eurovision winner Conchita to headline Isle of Wight Pride – UKPride 2018

conchita wurst

The Drag queen Conchita, who won Eurovision in 2014 for Austria with her song ‘Rise Like A Pheonix’, is heading to the Isle of Wight in July to headline at IW and UK Pride 2018.

Friday, 4th May, 2018 12:03am

By Matthew Bundy with 2 readers' comments

Bleak future for LGBTQ+ support service following cuts to youth funding

iw pride samba band

Breakout Youth has been provided an essential support network and a safe place for vulnerable and isolated LGBTQ+ young Islanders, helping them to explore and resolve issues affecting their lives. With funding by the IWC now cut, the future is looking very bleak.

Friday, 27th April, 2018 5:12pm

By Michael Salmon with one comment

Prime Minister Theresa May sends support for Isle of Wight Pride’s 72 mile challenge

matt and joe in ryde

Isle of Wight Pride trustee, Matt Bundy and his partner Joe walked 72 miles non-stop around the Isle of Wight at the weekend, and with each mile completed, they dedicated it to a country where being LGBT+ is still illegal.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 12:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight and UK Pride announce all-star line-up

Donna Marie Gaga

Over 4,000 people had already registered to head to Isle of Wight Pride before the line-up was announced. Today, organisers share details of which acts will be entertaining us in July.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 9:41am

By Matthew Bundy