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.

A Ticket To Ryde

A Ticket To Ryde

Next Friday sees a very special event at Ryde Theatre. In celebration of the 40 year anniversary of the release of The Beatles album, ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, The Venue will be

Friday, 22nd June, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Liz Earle and Kim Buckland Bag A Pair Of MBEs

Liz Earle and Kim Buckland Bag A Pair Of MBEs

Congratulations to Liz Earle and her fellow co-founder of Ryde based Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare, Kim Buckland, who were yesterday awarded MBEs in recognition of their services to the beauty industry. During the Working

Thursday, 21st June, 2007 10:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Shindig Launches In July

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Postponed until further notice – due to illness and technical difficulties. The organisers of One Big Gig have plans to take the Island promotions scene by storm and are organising a number of high profile

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Gets National Coverage On BBC2

Ventnor Gets National Coverage On BBC2

All of last week, BBC2’s Working Lunch were running reports by Graeme Le Saux (the footballer) who came over to the Isle of Wight to look at our diverse collection of businesses. On Friday we

Tuesday, 19th June, 2007 2:54pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

The Chancers and Motion Pictures Play Liquid Lounge

The Chancers and Motion Pictures Play Liquid Lounge

On 22nd June, there’s another opportunity to see one of my favourite Island bands, The Chancers play Liquid Lounge. As if they weren’t enough to satisfy, joining them on stage will be ‘Niton Lovelies’ The

Thursday, 14th June, 2007 11:40am

By Sally Perry

Brilliant Wight Colouring Book Launch

Brilliant Wight Colouring Book Launch

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids on Saturday 23 June, then why not head down to Dinosaur Isle in Sandown Been there before you say? Well, you might want to

Tuesday, 12th June, 2007 1:24pm

By Sally Perry

If You’re A Swinger … Head For Brading

If You’re A Swinger … Head For Brading

If swinging is your thing, then this event organised by the Friends of Brading Roman Villa should be right up your street. But you can forget about dropping your car keys into a bowl on

Monday, 11th June, 2007 1:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Background on Siniez: Wight Noize Winners

Background on Siniez: Wight Noize Winners

Siniez were announced on the blog a couple of weeks ago as the winners of the 2007 Platform One, Wight Noize auditions that are supported by Solo Promotions each year. We thought we’d give

Friday, 1st June, 2007 3:20pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Don’t Forget The Bluesroom This Saturday Night

Don’t Forget The Bluesroom This Saturday Night

I’m sure all your Blues fans out there already have this one in your diary, but just in case you forgot to order your tickets when I first posted it, one of New Zealand’s

Wednesday, 30th May, 2007 10:17am

By Sally Perry

Delta T and Aaron Fletcher Play Development Suite

Delta T and Aaron Fletcher Play Development Suite

Sunday night at the Development Suite sees the brilliant Delta T perform a live set at Liquid Lounge in Ryde. Having seen them perform at the Godshill Show last year, I can definitely recommend

Friday, 25th May, 2007 12:38pm

By Sally Perry

1,000 IW Festival Tickets Go On Sale

1,000 IW Festival Tickets Go On Sale

UPDATE:It’s Sunday the 3rd June, not this week. Just in case you haven’t heard, the IW Festival will be selling just over 1,000 extra tickets on Sunday morning at 9am (!) to Islanders (detailed below). Most

Friday, 25th May, 2007 11:28am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Beach Soccer Pitch to Relocate: Public Meeting Announced

Beach Soccer Pitch to Relocate: Public Meeting Announced

Anyone interested in the relocation of the Ryde Beach Soccer Pitch are being invited along to a public meeting next Wednesday to discuss the move. John Hawkins, who is President of England Beach Soccer, will

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 4:20pm

By Sally Perry