Place your bids for stunning wood carvings and help environmental charity, Gift to Nature

Paul Sivell owls carving

Gift to Nature are asking people to contact them via email or social media with bids. The winner will be announced on 11th October.

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 2:46pm

By Vanessa Langley

Magical Day at the Brading Faerie Festival and Wood Fair

King and Queen of the Faeries

A merry band of volunteers and Gift to Nature staff, local businesses and the extremely talented artists and musicians ensured the Brading Faerie Festival and Wood Fair was a success. See the photos within.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 8:37am

By Vanessa Langley

Faeries to be seen deep in Brading Down at Faerie Festival and Wood Fair

Green faerie and woodland stag at the faerie festival

Returning for another year, The Brading Faerie Festival and Wood Fair promises music and dancing, storytelling, demonstrations of traditional woodland skills, quests to complete and trails to follow, plus the fairy market place.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 5:10pm

By Vanessa Langley

Gift to Nature secures National Lottery Heritage boost for Golden Hill Country Park

willow maze

This ambitious project is designed to breathe life back into Golden Hill Country Park through a host of environmental improvements and new heritage and creative installations.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 2:49pm

By Vanessa Langley

Lottery grant to help fund Merstone Station makeover

merstone station sign 2015

Local woodcarvers and heritage experts will all be involved, as they work to bring the site at Merstone's former station back to life.

Thursday, 21st February, 2019 4:08pm

By Vanessa Langley

Here’s an Easter Egg hunt with a difference: The Geocache Dragon Egg Hunt

dragon egg hunt

Forget traditional chocolate Easter Egg hunts, try something new this year and head to Bully's Pit on Brading Down for a unique egg hunt.

Monday, 19th March, 2018 7:38pm

By Vanessa Langley

Isle of Wight Hedgelaying competition returns next month

Isle of Wight Hedge laying contest

This year sees the 25th anniversary of the Isle of Wight Hedgelaying Competition - an interesting event that sees competitors travel to the Island from around the country to take part. Put the date in your diary to avoid missing it.

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 8:37am

By Vanessa Langley with 2 readers' comments