How David Coulthard’s F1 racing helmet came to the Isle of Wight

Guido Oakley with David Coulthard F1 helmet by Julian Winslow - April 2016

Listen and read how Isle of Wight artist Guido Oakley had the honour of working with F1 Racing driver David Coulthard's helmet (used in an actual F1 GP) to produce stunning works of art, sold at Monte Carlo auctions.

Saturday, 9th July, 2016 5:10pm

By Simon Perry

Find out about the first UK Podcasters’ meetup held on the Isle of Wight (podcast)

uk podcaster meetup

People came from far and wide for this, the first UK Podcasters' meetup on the Isle of Wight. The lovely bunch included Cliff Ravenscraft, a king among the podcast-eratti.

Sunday, 12th July, 2015 11:39am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Experience a change from the expected: Explore tactile art exhibition (photos and podcast)

Lyndy Moles - Newport close up

Lyndy Moles' art is probably unlike anything you've seen, or touched before. Listen to the podcast and see the photos to understand why you should visit Brading Roman Villa before 15 April.

Sunday, 5th April, 2015 11:52am

By Simon Perry

Stewart Blackmore: Labour Party election launch video and audio

Stewart Blackmore

Labour candidate Stewart Blackmore says he has already spent nine months talking to tens of thousands of Islanders and intends to try his very best to remove what he calls "one of the most right wing MPs from Westminster".

Thursday, 29th January, 2015 2:51pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Everything we learnt about the upcoming new Hovercraft (podcast and gallery)

New Hovercraft at Griffon Hoverwork's factory

Hovertravel's chief pilot talks us through the new craft designs. Listen to the podcast and look at the photo gallery.

Thursday, 27th November, 2014 8:57pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

An interview with Barbara Jane Mackie, creator of stage musical, Rumpy Pumpy

Barbara Jane Mackie

OnTheWight sits down with author, TV producer, script editor and now creator of her first musical, Barbara Jane Mackie, to find out more about the Rumpy Pumpy tour, which kicks off at Medina Theatre later this month

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 6:39pm

By Sally Perry

People Power strikes! Two fingers to the council as Islanders build their own new road on Undercliff Drive

Undercliff Drive - Road not closed to residents sign

Residents of Undercliff Road are sick of Isle of Wight council and Island Roads having done nothing solid over the last eight months to re-provide vehicle access to their homes. Knowing this, a group of Islanders have got together and built a road themselves, as a big 'Up Yours!'

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014 6:24pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

‘Best behaviour in school all year’, claims Ryde Academy head following uniform crackdown (podcast)

Dr Rory Fox :

Principal of Ryde Academy tells OnTheWight that inappropriate peer pressure was one of the things that sparked the crackdown on uniform. Find out more by listening to our podcast interview below.

Tuesday, 1st July, 2014 7:34pm

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

Learn more about Rumpy Pumpy and how to get involved (podcast)

Barbara Jane Mackie

If you fancy slipping into some stockings and a frilly Basque and singing your heart out on stage, a part in Rumpy Pumpy could be for you. Don't miss the auditions coming up later this month.

Thursday, 20th March, 2014 8:30am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Fibromyalgia research project now underway (podcast)

MRI scanner FMS Research team: Launch at St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight

We speak with Dr Gary Lee, the project lead, as a new neurological research project gets underway on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2013 4:30pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Alexei Sayle speaks to OnTheWight about comedy, writing and Hovercraft

Alexei Sayle

In the lead up to his sell-out booking at Quay Arts this Friday, we chat to Alexei about how his life is these days and how he spends his time.

Monday, 16th September, 2013 7:00pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

IW Tories claim Indies say they’d drop 50% of election ‘pledges’. Indies say ‘no abandonment of any commitment’

Finger pointing

Conservative Press Release claims, "Cllr Ian Stephens, announced that 'half of' the pledges in the Independents’ election manifesto, 'Framework For Change' would be abandoned over the next few months". The Indies say the points in the Framework weren't 'pledges', pointing to its Executive Summary which stated, "It is aspirational and to suggest otherwise is to build castles of sand."

Thursday, 25th July, 2013 10:42pm

By Sally Perry with 165 readers' comments