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.

Bestival Bands Competition: Only A Few Days Left

Bestival Bands Competition: Only A Few Days Left

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, response to the Bestival Bands Competition has been great so far. As you can see from the photo, Rob (and Arlo) have been kept very busy! If

Wednesday, 27th June, 2007 11:48am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Stones Throw Records 10th Anniversary Tour

Stones Throw Records 10th Anniversary Tour

For all you lot out there who’re into the old hip hop scene, next Sunday evening, the greatest underground hip hop label will be coming to the Island. Yes, it’s true, Stones Throw Records

Monday, 25th June, 2007 1:01pm

By Sally Perry

Delta-T Play Liquid Lounge Tonight

Delta-T Play Liquid Lounge Tonight

You might have heard them mentioned today in John Hannam’s interview with Paul Butler from The Bees. Well, Delta-T are still going strong and happen to be playing at Liquid Lounge tonight. Definitely worth

Sunday, 24th June, 2007 6:50pm

By Sally Perry

What’s On Tonight

Don’t forget what’s on tonight …. Hardened swingers should head for Brading Roman Villa for the Singing and Swinging fundraising event. Enjoy the sounds of Gilbert and Sullivan bought to you by the Island

Friday, 22nd June, 2007 6:42pm

By Sally Perry

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