News from the East Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the East of the Isle of Wight, 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.

Three Blue Flags For The Island

Three Blue Flags For The Island

News out today reveals that beaches at Ryde East, Sandown and Shanklin all achieved their Blue Flag status from the environmental organisation, ENCAMS once again this year. The criteria to be awarded a Blue Flag,

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 12:44pm

By Sally Perry

WhiteAir Ramps It Up

WhiteAir Ramps It Up

As you probably already know, this year the White Air Extreme Sports Festival is moving from it’s regular slot of windy October to the warmer climes of August (27 Aug – 2 Sept). Despite some

Wednesday, 16th May, 2007 12:16pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Bluesroom Returns To The Venue

Bluesroom Returns To The Venue

The hugely popular Bluesroom returns to The Venue, Ryde Theatre, on Saturday 2nd June at 8pm with one of New Zealand’s finest bluesmen, Paul Garner. The Paul Garner Band are a four-piece ensemble featuring Hammond

Wednesday, 16th May, 2007 10:03am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Chancers Play Ryde

Chancers Play Ryde

They’re back. Less than a month ago The Chancers played a storming set at the This is Asa fundraiser screening. And now they return. On Friday 18th May (that’s next week) they’ll be accompanied

Friday, 11th May, 2007 10:14am

By Sally Perry

Live Music In Ryde This Weekend

Live Music In Ryde This Weekend

News just in that playing tonight at The Development Suite at the Liquid Lounge in Ryde (Union Street) will be Hendrix band ‘The Gypsy Ladyland Experience‘. Dot.Com (who were due to play) have unfortunately had

Friday, 4th May, 2007 1:17pm

By Sally Perry

Island Permaculture Group

Island Permaculture Group

A slightly different one this month. Sunday afternoon, 4pm, BBQ and film evening showing Inconvenient Truth, Channel4 debate, and (maybe) other sustainability & eco-type videos. Please bring BBQ stuff, otherwise free! Location: Aldermoor Farm, Upton Road,

Friday, 4th May, 2007 10:07am

By Simon Perry

Marva Whitney, Soul Sister #1 At Ryde Theatre

Marva Whitney, Soul Sister #1 At Ryde Theatre

How about this for an offer and a half! Tomorrow night gracing the stage at Ryde Theatre with a seven piece band, is the former James Brown Revue singer, Marva Whitney. Her powerful funky soul

Friday, 27th April, 2007 1:56pm

By Sally Perry

Live-saving Boost for Island Beaches

This just in from the Council via Mark (thanks) … great news about the investment into the lifeguards and their facilities. SAFETY at Island beaches will be bolstered this summer with the arrival of a

Friday, 27th April, 2007 1:33pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Friday Night: Ryde Theatre

Friday Night: Ryde Theatre

If you haven’t bought your tickets for the fundraising screening of This is Asa yet, shame on you. £10 is all it costs, and the funds will go towards to trust, in return you get

Thursday, 19th April, 2007 12:05am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Wight Diamond Festival 2007

Wight Diamond Festival 2007

I know we’ve only just come out of the Easter Holidays, but if you’re planning the half term break already, how about considering the Wight Diamond Festival? In it’s 12th year now, the Mountain Biking

Monday, 16th April, 2007 10:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t Forget This is Asa

Don’t Forget This is Asa

With just over a week to go until the This is Asa fundraising screening at Ryde Theatre, don’t delay in buying your tickets. £10 (£5 if under 18) gets you in to watch the moving,

Tuesday, 10th April, 2007 11:22am

By Sally Perry

I <3 Audrey Join Bastila

I <3 Audrey Join Bastila

As you know, Ventnor band Bastila will be playing The Development Suite at Liquid Lounge tonight. Thanks to MySpace bulletins, I’ve just heard that also joining them will be I <3 Audrey (two parts of

Sunday, 8th April, 2007 8:57am

By Sally Perry