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.

Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long brings solo show to Quay Arts

Richard long -

This is quite a coup for Quay Arts - Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long, Britain’s leading figure in Land Art will be bringing his solo shot to the arts centre next month. Meet the artist and check out the associated events too.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 5:36pm

By Georgia Newman

Youth shelters and a novel way to charge smart phones

julie jones evans youth shelters

Two youth shelters have been installed at Church Litten with two pieces of exercise equipment that can recharge smart phones by pedal power.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 5:06pm

By Danny Faulkner with 2 readers' comments

Man uses Gumtree ad to vent spleen on failed relationship with ‘Satan herself’

engagement ring worn by satan

Perhaps one of the five Satanists living on the Isle of Wight will be interested in this engagement ring being sold by a man, who claims it has been worn by "Satan herself".

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 12:45pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Dash-cam video of gridlocked traffic: Can you spot yourself?

gridlocked traffic

This dash-cam video from Newport to East Cowes shows the gridlock of traffic heading into the centre of the Island today.

Monday, 13th March, 2017 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight historian given Freeman of Newport honour

Bill sheppard and Lois prior

Anyone who has heard Bill Shepard speak on the history of Newport will know just how deserved this honour is. Well done to all involved.

Thursday, 9th March, 2017 1:53pm

By Maxine Yule with one comment

Find out more about the ‘Golden Ratio’

golden ration

Find out more about the Golden Section (or Ratio) - a mathematical principal often used to create pleasing compositions for art and design pieces - at the Vectis Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture.

Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 5:04pm

By Carolyn Power with one comment

Drink driver who ended up in River Medina sentenced in court

car in medina

The driver who ended up in the River Medina after crashing her car through the railings has been sentenced in the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court today.

Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Soup event heads to Newport

Soup Bowls

Isle of Wight Soup is a community crowd-funding venture, providing micro-grants to ideas and projects that benefit the Island. The next event takes place at Quay Arts in Newport on Wednesday 8th March.

Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 8:10am

By Joe Redstone

Quay Arts launch their first Beer Festival

quay arts beer festival

There are a whole host of beer related events taking place at Quay Arts this weekend as part of their very first Beer Festival. It all kicks off tonight from 6pm.

Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 1:20pm

By Paul Armfield

Make-over for Isle of Wight Youth Trust thanks to volunteers

Youth Trust volunteers

Volunteers helped give the Isle of Wight Youth Trust a make-over - with all hands on deck to complete it in just one day.

Tuesday, 28th February, 2017 9:11am

By Felicity Radak

Well-known Isle of Wight artists join Open Exhibition

sienna anderson painting

A number of Isle of Wight artists will be displaying work during an Open Exhibition at Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s Art Gallery in March.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 3:49pm

By Emma Topping

Cinema for Peace: Three screenings this week on the Isle of Wight

tickling giants

There are three Cinema for Peace screenings to choose from this week. Learn more about the 'Age of Man’, the Italian 'refugee island' of Lampedusa or The 'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Show.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 11:45am

By Sally Perry