Isle of Wight Story Festival features nature’s very own Harry Potter

Blue Morpho Butterfly

The Blue Morpho butterfly – which has its own sort of invisibility cloak - will feature at the Isle of Wight Story Festival this February half term

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 5:37pm

By Sue Bailey

Learn more about Island CoHousing at walk and talk event

sun through the woods

If you want to hear more about the Island CoHousing plans, this is the perfect opportunity

Monday, 13th January, 2020 5:21pm

By Sue Bailey

Find out more about plans for an Isle of Wight CoHousing Scheme at open event

cohousing scheme

There are plans for 20 affordable and various sized dwellings as part of a new CoHousing scheme on the Isle of Wight. Head to the open event to find out more.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 8:10am

By Sue Bailey with 2 readers' comments

Unwanted bikes sent from Isle of Wight to Africa

recycle team loading the lorry Aug 19

Having a bicycle can make all the difference in accessing work and education in rural areas.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 8:33am

By Sue Bailey

Re~Cycle Bikes to Africa: Donate your unwanted bikes to this great cause

Sue Bailey and Neil Oliver about to unload bikesin Colchester

If you're having a clear out why not donate your unwanted bicycles, etc to Re~Cycle: Bikes to Africa where they will be put to good use.

Thursday, 10th January, 2019 12:28pm

By Sue Bailey with 8 readers' comments

Three cheers for champion Isle of Wight storytellers

The winners 2018

Well done to all the young people who took party in the ‘Great Telling Off’ at the 2018 Isle of Wight Literary Festival, especially the champions as voted for by the audiences.

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 4:44pm

By Sue Bailey

Storytelling Laureate on the Isle of Wight for National Storytelling week

Taffy Thomas

Legendary storyteller, Taffy Thomas, will be on the Isle of Wight for National Storytelling week in February performing and running a storytelling workshop.

Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 10:15am

By Sue Bailey with one comment

Head to the Isle of Wight Literary Festival for ‘The Great Telling Off’

Story telling

Book your free seat to see school children tell the stories they created after workshops with storytellers, Sue Bailey and Margaret Bateson Hill. A prize-giving follows the audience's public vote.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 8:29am

By Sue Bailey

Unwanted bikes from the Island Africa bound (updated)


140 unwanted bikes, donated by Islanders, are on their way to the HQ of the Re~Cycle Bikes for Africa charity today, where they will be sorted before heading onward to those in need in Africa.

Tuesday, 15th November, 2016 8:40am

By Sue Bailey

Here’s something different for you to do on Easter Monday

recycle - saddles

Saddle up! Or rather saddle down. Re~cycle Bikes for Africa need help on Monday to remove pedals and lower saddles on a batch of bikes about to be transported to Africa. Helping hands appreciated.

Saturday, 26th March, 2016 12:49pm

By Sue Bailey with one comment

Handlebars of 150 donated bikes need turning, can you help?

Tom Bailey turning handlebars

Islanders have donated over 150 bikes to the Re~cycle to Africa organisation in the last ten weeks which is an incredible achievement. Help us now needed to prepare them for shipment. Can you help?

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 7:36am

By Sue Bailey

Winter Tales at The Retreat

If you enjoy hearing storytellers, put this one in your diaries.

Monday, 7th January, 2013 10:49am

By Sue Bailey