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.

Walk the Wight 08: Updated

Walk the Wight 08: Updated

The Walk the Wight event has grown year on year – even with less-than-idea weather last year, over 5,000 turned out – and this year it’s coming around on Sunday 18th May. Depending on the

Tuesday, 15th January, 2008 8:56am

By Simon Perry

Goodbye Stereo, Skyline Heroes, Guy Page Trio, EdoubleG

Goodbye Stereo, Skyline Heroes, Guy Page Trio, EdoubleG

News of Goodbye Stereo winning joint first place of the first round of the Live Wired competition has certainly raised much discussion with a bumper number of comments, making it we think, the most

Monday, 14th January, 2008 11:22am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Gareth Icke Joins Lineup At Ryde Tonight

Gareth Icke Joins Lineup At Ryde Tonight

Helen Keller-er Gareth Icke joins the lineup playing at The Venue tonight. This is the first live local event of the year at Ryde Theatre, so make don’t let the rain put you off going

Thursday, 10th January, 2008 3:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fairport Convention Play Ryde

Fairport Convention Play Ryde

Despite the financial wrangle they’ve been through with the organisers of the International Jazz Festival, Fairport Convention have kept their faith in the Island and are returning next month. Vaguely Sunny in association with Backhander

Wednesday, 9th January, 2008 10:24am

By Sally Perry

Cozy Flashbak, Wight Dragon, The Ladykillers

Cozy Flashbak, Wight Dragon, The Ladykillers

If you didn’t have a chance to catch any live music over the last couple of weeks, then take note that this Thursday, Island bands return to play live at Ryde Theatre. This week’s menu

Tuesday, 8th January, 2008 10:54am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Claude Bourbon: Acoustics At The Altar

Claude Bourbon: Acoustics At The Altar

Acoustics at the Altar are back again in February with another great lineup. Following the folk night with Catherine Craig and Brian Willoughby, AAT bring you a breathtaking acoustic fusion of Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical

Monday, 7th January, 2008 5:39pm

By Cora Wade with 2 readers' comments

Ian Siegal Returns To Ryde

Ian Siegal Returns To Ryde

Following the success of his visit earlier in the year, Ian Siegal will be returning to Ryde Theatre in 2008. He’ll be bringing his band to ‘The Bluesroom’ at Ryde Theatre on 1st February with

Thursday, 20th December, 2007 1:16pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Roy Ayers Coming To The Island On Sunday

Roy Ayers Coming To The Island On Sunday

If you’ve had your head in the sand over the last few weeks, you must be one of the few people who still haven’t bought your tickets yet to see Roy Ayers play Ryde

Thursday, 20th December, 2007 12:54pm

By Sally Perry

Rockin On Heavens Door

Rockin On Heavens Door

You may’ve seen the posters, you may’ve heard the buzz, and later this month it’ll be here on the Isle of Wight. ‘Rockin on Heavens Door’ has been on tour for the last ten years,

Monday, 17th December, 2007 5:17pm

By Sally Perry

Wireless Eves-Dropper Arrested

Wireless Eves-Dropper Arrested

Here’s a weird one. A 42-year-old Sandown man was arrested on suspicion of gaining unauthorised access to computers last week. He was parked between 11.30pm Tuesday 4th December and 00.20am Wednesday 5th December, in an

Monday, 17th December, 2007 4:09pm

By Simon Perry

Brading Geocaching Game Tomorrow

Brading Geocaching Game Tomorrow

Matthew Chatfield, editor of award-winning Naturenet, regular restaurant reviewer on Matt & Cat’s Isle of Wight eating out guide, Parks and Countryside Manager for the Isle of Wight Council and occasional poster to the

Monday, 17th December, 2007 3:12pm

By Simon Perry

Wight Trash Christmas Party

Wight Trash Christmas Party

Saturday night At Sandown Holiday Park sees the return of the Wight Trash Christmas Party. It’s going to be a night of electric heaven with vinyl pleasure being delivered by from ElectroMagnetic Workshop, Cooley Haste,

Friday, 14th December, 2007 10:59am

By Sally Perry with one comment