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.

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight PUNK exhibition at Quay Arts Centre

Don't miss this exhibition that explores the traditional visual art of punk culture from the mid 1970s to date, and its impact on the Isle of Wight through memorabilia such as posters, badges, ticket stubs, vinyl records, as well as show artworks by contemporary artists that retain a bit of punk ethos in their work today.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 5:38pm

By Georgia Newman

Jane Siberry tonight at Quay Arts

Jane Siberry

Music lovers are in for a treat tonight as Canadian singer-songwriter, Jane Siberry, heads to Quay Arts. Guaranteed to be a very special evening with Jane performing some of her most beautiful music.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 1:49pm

By Tayla Smith

Beatrix Potter at Quay Arts for Christmas

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The performances will be part of a weekend of fun activities for children and families at Quay Arts, with free Christmas films at 10am and midday, workshops and making spaces and a special seasonal menu!

Monday, 10th December, 2018 4:18pm

By Tayla Smith with 2 readers' comments

Get the ‘art foundation experience’ with this Portfolio Preparation course, plus don’t miss exhibition and talks

Portfolio Preparation course

This one-day-a-week course that runs from Jan to Nov 2019 will give you all you need to create an exciting and impressive portfolio, whilst gaining art foundation experience, all on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 5:47pm

By Feature Writer

Take advantage of ‘some’ free parking in council car parks for late night shopping

Free parking

On certain days, in certain locations, at certain times, you'll be able to park for free in council car parks. Check details carefully to avoid a ticket.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 2:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school criticised by Ofsted

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The inspector said teaching was not good enough and ‘confused’ pupils did not make enough progress, but the Executive Headteacher said that staff and pupils had worked extremely hard and the inspectors recognised the strengths in the school.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 8:57am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Le Tour de Wight: Get taken on an illustrated tour of the Island in traditional music

La tour de wight

The Dollymops will take you on a journey to meet some of the most interesting characters they've encountered during a decade of researching the Island’s musical traditions. Booking essential.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 5:57pm

By Sally Perry

Find out more about the Isle of Wight’s heritage

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Take a break from the Christmas shopping in Newport on Saturday for a visit to the Museum of Island History. There's free entrance, things for the kids to do, and you can take along any of your own archaeological finds to show the experts.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 12:34pm

By IW Council Press Office

Hundreds collected for Independent Lifeboat station at charity concert

NMVC and SSILB

The Operations Manager of Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat said the continued support for their work is "very humbling". Well done to the choirs and all who donated.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 9:43am

By Sally Perry

Missing Isle of Wight teenager has been located

Emergency call:

Police are concerned for Kayleigh’s welfare, and are asking anyone who knows where she is to contact them.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 4:26pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

New hub for Citizens Advice and Age UK opens in County Hall

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The council-run facility has combined with Citizens Advice and Age UK (Isle of Wight) to create a single streamlined hub.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 11:02am

By IW Council Press Office

Sabirian’s official opening and Christmas shopping extravaganza!

sabirian shop

Visit Sabirian on Newport High Street tonight to see hand crafted homewares, furniture, jewellery, gift items, bags and so much more from India that would make ideal unique Christmas presents.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 8:08am

By Sandy Ciccognani