Ice Cream and Golf, Science and Innovation: New report explores rich history and ecology of Browns Golf Course

Play the 1930s celebrity-designed pitch and putt at Browns

Brown's Golf Course is not only a wonderful cultural institution, but also a hotbed of innovative local business activity. Find out more about new report and blueprint

Monday, 13th July, 2020 2:20pm

By Claire Hector with 5 readers' comments

Share your Happy First Isle of Wight Biosphere Birthday messages

happy birthday iow biosphere

Send in your recorded Happy Birthday message and it'll be added to Biosphere Birthday Message the Movie in time for the Isle of Wight's first UNESCO Biosphere Birthday

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 2:12pm

By Claire Hector

Head to Discovery Bay this Sunday for British Science Week

Exploring the winter coastline in Sandown and Yaverland with Discovery Bay

Discovery Bay invite you to help them add to their curious and frankly spectacular collection outdoors this weekend for British Science Week

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 4:09pm

By Claire Hector

Postponed: Don’t miss your chance to make a Sandman Snowman this half term

Sandman Snowman populating Science Beach, Sandown Bay Isle of Wight

Come snow or shine, it’s time for Sandman Snowman in Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight!

Friday, 7th February, 2020 1:04pm

By Claire Hector

Community come together to celebrate 150 years since opening of Sandown Town Hall

Sandown Town Hall

Organised by the Sandown Forum, the scene was set by Cllr Heather Humby, followed by a pop-up violin concerto played by Cllr Debbie Andre in the spirit of the original day

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 10:32am

By Claire Hector

Under the Pier in a Biosphere, where people, wildlife and place come together

People on the beach

Always a great afternoon out, exploring wildlife under the pier in Ryde with ecology and environmental experts. All welcome.

Monday, 19th August, 2019 3:37pm

By Claire Hector

Isle of Wight biodiversity pioneers win cross-Channel research work

East Cowes, Isle of Wight - Vertipools Walls for Wildlife at the entrance to the Medina River

The biodiversity pioneers from Sandown will develop and upscale new ways of enhancing and protecting urban coast and estuary ecosystems at test sites in the Solent and on the north coast of France.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 8:51am

By Claire Hector with 2 readers' comments

Beach, Bugs and Bones celebrates wildlife on Britain’s Best Beach!

The Big Fossil Hunt! (1)

If you missed the recent Beach, Bugs and Bones event in Discovery Bay, don't worry there are more opportunities coming up.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 3:56pm

By Claire Hector

Over 200 take part in Isle of Wight’s Sandman Snowman event

The Common Space making the most of winter beaches with Sandman Snowman on the Science Beach in Sandown Bay Pics by The Common Space (10)

The purpose of the sand snowman event is to encourage people to head to the Bay in winter and remind them that it’s an extraordinary place worth exploring.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 4:41pm

By Claire Hector

New equipment to reveal the Isle of Wight’s extraordinary natural world

Island Roads Foundation present cheque to The Common Space and team in Sandown Bay photo

The Micro-Eye is coming all the way from New Zealand and is a very tough bit of kit, designed to be safe and easy for any age and so will be accessible to all of our thousands of visitors.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 12:50pm

By Claire Hector with one comment

Build a snowman on the beach this weekend

sand snowman

Come snow or shine, join the folks from The Common Space on the Science Beach in Sandown on Saturday for this free event to build your very own sandman or woman! Carrots, coal and hot chocolate on tap.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 8:49am

By Claire Hector

Exploring 100 million years of Sandown Bay wildlife, from ammonites to cuttlefish

discovery bay - ian boyd with children and parents

The Bay science team from Arc, Artecology, The Common Space, Dinosaur Isle and The National Poo Museum will all be at the free event on Sunday 14th October.

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 9:32am

By Claire Hector