Newport – Isle of Wight

Newport is the capital of the Isle of Wight. It’s the town with the most nation-wide chains of shops as well as being the centre for business. The County council are head-quartered there.

Newport Harbour challenge for Isle of Wight Young Designers

young designers award

The brief for the 2018 Young Designers Award will be released next month and the award will see an overall winner selected by public vote from the winning entries from each category.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 4:21pm

By IW Council Press Office

Faber and Faber: Learn about the 90 years of excellence in cover design

quay arts - with sun flare and book covers

The grandson of Faber and Faber's founder will be presenting this fascinating talk at Quay Arts on Thursday evening. Arrive early to secure your seat.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 12:55pm

By Carolyn Power

Newport branch of Isle of Wight Labour Party reformed

The Newport and District branch of Isle of Wight Labour Party has been reformed, with membership of over 200 in the town’s seven wards and nearly 50 in nearby villages.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 11:12am

By Geoff Brodie with 2 readers' comments

Parish council’s plan to replace eight ‘eyesore’ toilets with three new modules

toilet block

The current 'eyesore', which accommodates eight toilets and a urinal, is being replaced with a scheme that will provide three unisex toilets.

Monday, 16th October, 2017 12:10pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight folk singers, The Dollymops, perform at Quay Arts on Sunday morning

dollymops virgil and justin

The Sunday morning recitals at Quay Arts are a great way to spend the morning. This week features the brilliant Isle of Wight folk singers, The Dollymops.

Saturday, 14th October, 2017 1:02pm

By Sally Perry

Gurit remain confident, stating Isle of Wight site worldwide technical hub

Gurit building

Bob Seely met with Gurit this week to understand their decision to axe 70 jobs on the Isle of Wight. He discovered it's the technical hub for Gurit worldwide with the company saying it's confident of its future here.

Friday, 13th October, 2017 11:48am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t miss ‘Illumination’ presentation by Isle of Wight artists

illlumination exhibition

Isle of Wight artists Marius von Brasch and Howard Hardiman will be discussing their latest exhibition 'ILLUMINATION' on Friday evening at Quay Arts.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 1:56pm

By Georgia Newman

Campaign to help educate children in the developing world

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, recently met pupils at Christ the King College to discuss their campaign to help educate children in the developing world.

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017 10:36am

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Quay Arts announce their Winter Open: Get involved

Quay Arts - paper open exhibition

Do you produce contemporary paper craft, illustration and book art? Want to take part in an exhibition at Quay Arts? OnTheWight has details of a new Open Exhibition.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 3:56pm

By Georgia Newman

Gurit announce large job losses for Isle of Wight workforce

Gurit building

Gurit have said the change in technology for wind blade production over the past ten years will result in large job losses from the Newport plant.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 11:18am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Kathkali performance this Sunday


Unforgettable Kathakali performances by top international performers, superb singers, rhythmic drummers and highly skilled make-up artists. Don't miss it.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 1:29pm

By Tayla Smith

Out of hours ‘safe haven’ for those approaching mental health crisis

safe haven

If you feel you're approaching a mental health crisis and it's outside usual office hours, a new service has been launched offering a safe haven in the evenings and weekends.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 10:20am

By Andy Hollebon with one comment