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.

Staying active is great for your mental well-being say Isle of Wight Youth Trust

teenagers hula hooping

On Isle of Wight day the Youth Trust will will be teaming up with local businesses to host a series of fitness workshops at Island Innovation VI Form Campus in Newport.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 12:41pm

By Felicity Radak

Nate Najar Jazz Trio: Catch them at Quay Arts before they head to Ronnie Scott’s


This Sunday brings a rare opportunity to see World-class jazz at Quay Arts in Newport before the Nate Najar Trio head to jazz-mecca, Ronnie Scott's.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 8:20am

By Feature Writer

‘The Pollen Trail’ created to reflect the natural habitat


A new arts trail is being created at Pan Country Park to reflect the natural habitat within which it sits. and includes a series of carved wooden benches featuring butterflies, dormice and the bullhead fish.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 3:58pm

By IW Council Press Office

Overwhelming response to Hospice Postcard Project

Hospice Postcard Exhibition 2016

There are over 70 postcard-sized pieces of original artwork going on display to celebrate Isle of Wight Day, in an exhibition at the Blue Fox Gallery in Ryde to support Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 2:12pm

By Emma Topping

Young writers to launch new book on Isle of Wight Day

All are welcome to the official book launch of the Anonthology at Waterstones on Isle of Wight Day (Saturday 24th September) to celebrate the talent of local young writers and hear spoken word performances.

Friday, 16th September, 2016 6:17pm

By Jessica Paine with one comment

New orchestral season opens with a popular favourite


Tickets sell fast for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, so make sure that you grab yours for the opening concert in November before they sell out.

Friday, 16th September, 2016 5:59pm

By Tim Isard

From Wild Beasts to Pickled Sharks: Don’t miss free art lecture

Duchamp urianal

All welcome to this free art lecture next week titled, From Wild Beasts to Pickled Sharks – 100 years of Modern Art with scepticism and a lot of humour.

Thursday, 15th September, 2016 2:10pm

By Carolyn Power

14,000 Nitrous oxide (Nos) canisters seized at port on way to Bestival


Police report crimes figures during Bestival. A staggering £175,000 of illegal drugs were seized, including 14,000 Nitrous oxide (Nos) canisters.

Monday, 12th September, 2016 5:25pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 11 readers' comments

Bestival from the sky at night (4K drone video footage)


Take a moment and cop a load of this 4K aerial drone video footage from above Bestival site over the weekend. It looks like a magical land!

Monday, 12th September, 2016 12:33pm

By Sally Perry

‘No To Austerity’ demo on agenda for Unite the Isle of Wight meeting

austerity kills banner

All are welcome to the Unite the Isle of Wight public meeting taking place in Newport on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 12th September, 2016 10:09am

By Sally Perry

Beware Coppins Bridge overnight closures from next week

coppins bridge

Don't get caught out, be aware of overnight closures from next week at Coppins Bridge.

Friday, 9th September, 2016 8:09am

By Gavin Foster

Bestival 2016 Opening Day from the air: Photos and video

Bestival Queues by WightDrone

These aerial photos and video were captured during peak entry time at Bestival 2016. They give you a real sense of scale.

Thursday, 8th September, 2016 3:56pm

By Sally Perry