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.

The Kurves, Cozy Flashbak and Special Guests

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Update: Apologies for getting your hopes up, just found out (thanks to VB contributor, Roger Regular) that this gig has had to be cancelled. We’ll keep you informed of any further news. Tomorrow night sees

Wednesday, 27th February, 2008 2:04pm

By Sally Perry

Once I Was A Papa

Once I Was A Papa

Adrian Coles of Kolzwerk has a new exhibition starting next week. It is titled “Once I was a Papa” and dedicated to all fathers biological and non biological who have access problems. The exhibition tells the

Wednesday, 27th February, 2008 10:51am

By Sally Perry

Last Helen Keller Gig Tonight

Last Helen Keller Gig Tonight

Helen Keller will be playing their last gig tonight at The Liquid Lounge in Union Street, Ryde. Last gig you say! Yes folks, sad news it is, but what with Tipper is heading to Exeter

Friday, 22nd February, 2008 9:14am

By Sally Perry

Simeon Street Rec: Have Your Say And Get Involved

Latest news just in from the fuzz is an appeal for residents of all ages to volunteer to become part of a committee whose aim will be to spruce up the Simeon Street Recreation

Wednesday, 20th February, 2008 5:22pm

By Sally Perry

Shanklin Freak Show Album Launch: Review

Shanklin Freak Show Album Launch: Review

Thanks to Roger Regular, who is once again sharing his experience of music at Ryde Theatre. Ed Shanklin Freak Show, wow what a night, it was certainly a light fantastic at their CD launch. I’ll

Tuesday, 19th February, 2008 9:17pm

By Roger Regular with 3 readers' comments

PJ Wright: Acoustics At The Altar

PJ Wright: Acoustics At The Altar

Following the success of the last Acoustics at The Altar, more gigs have been lined up over the coming months with the next taking place in March. PJ Wright is best known as guitarist and

Tuesday, 19th February, 2008 6:46pm

By Cora Wade with 2 readers' comments

Valentine’s Massacre Tomorrow Night

Valentine’s Massacre Tomorrow Night

The Shanklin Freak Show, Joe Black, Electro Magnetic Workshop and Paul McCann (from Plushy Edwards) put on an incredible show last night at Ryde Theatre. It was one of the best gigs we’ve been to

Friday, 15th February, 2008 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Guy Page Trio/Emily Jane Band

Guy Page Trio/Emily Jane Band

If you missed the Guy Page Trio last time they played at the Wight Rock Bar in Ryde, you have another chance next week. Yes folks, they’re back again next Thursday evening, playing as themselves

Friday, 15th February, 2008 6:08pm

By Sally Perry

Fairport Convention Convene in Ryde

Fairport Convention Convene in Ryde

They’ve been going for 40 years and they’re still going strong. Don’t forget that Fairport Convention are playing at Ryde Theatre tonight. If you’ve got that end-of-week weary feeling, don’t worry, this is a seated

Friday, 15th February, 2008 4:24pm

By Sally Perry

Blo(feld) Me: Planning Takes Action?

Blo(feld) Me: Planning Takes Action?

A massive underground control centre and nuclear launch pad on the Wight.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2008 10:10am

By Sally Perry

Stuck For Valentine’s Ideas? Shanklin Freak Can Help

Stuck For Valentine’s Ideas? Shanklin Freak Can Help

If you want to give your loved one a night to remember then head over to The Venue in Ryde this Thursday night. The Shanklin Freak Show will be launching their new album and are

Monday, 11th February, 2008 4:56pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight On Working Lunch Again … and Again …. and Again

Isle of Wight On Working Lunch Again … and Again …. and Again

For those of you fortunate enough to have time on your hands during the day to sit down and watch the box, you probably saw the week long series of programmes featuring the Isle

Monday, 11th February, 2008 4:38pm

By Sally Perry