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.

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

Introduction to the World of Bee-Keeping

Introduction to the World of Bee-Keeping

If you are fond of honey and fancy taking up a new hobby why not try this introduction to bee keeping. Presented by Terry Willis, who is Chairman of the Isle of Wight Bee-Keepers Association

Monday, 21st May, 2007 7:37pm

By Sally Perry

The Development Suite – Upcoming Events

The Development Suite – Upcoming Events

The Development Suite crew have been busy lining up some great acts for you for the coming months. When I get a chance, I’ll add them to the events diary, but in the meantime

Friday, 18th May, 2007 10:20am

By Sally Perry

Shoom Records Launch Change of Venue

If you were planning on rocking down to the Shoom Records Launch Night tomorrow then you ought to know that it is now being held at The Cellar, Union Street, Ryde instead of Lake

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 2:57pm

By Sally Perry

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