Don’t miss PLANK: Skateboarding-inspired exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells

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You have until the end of the month to pop over to Quay Arts in Newport to catch the latest exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells. If you're a fan of skateboarding, PLANK is a must-see exhibition.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 6:10pm

By Sally Perry

8-year-old Isle of Wight skateboarder breaks leg in five places – Even before op she’s looking up new tricks

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Martha's response to breaking her leg in five places whilst attempting a 360? What competitions am I missing and when I get back on the board what tricks can I learn?

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 8:19pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight skateboarding brand Wight Trash 15 years old and still going strong

john cattle with martha and bam margera

Legendary Isle of Wight skateboarder, John Cattle, founded Wight Trash back in 2004. 15 years on and the brand is known around the world, he's running skate session five days a week and will be celebrating five years of having a shop in Ryde this summer.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 8:29pm

By Sally Perry

Pub Quiz for John Cattle’s Skate club

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Gather your friends and head to Wootton on Friday night for the Pub Quiz which sees all money raised going towards new equipment for the skate club.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 5:51pm

By Sally Perry

Free skateboarding sessions thanks to Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council

john cattles skateclub poster

12 to 16-year-olds in Newport won't be able to say they've got nothing to do this half term, as John Cattle's Skate Club offer a range of free skateboarding sessions, supported by the parish council.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 2:22pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: Lauran Hibberd’s latest music video features Isle of Wight skateboarding stars

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The track was recorded in a former water tower on Queen Victoria's estate on the Isle of Wight and the music video recorded at John Cattle's Skateclub. We love it!

Friday, 26th October, 2018 6:37pm

By Sally Perry

Seven-year-old Martha joins the Wight Trash Skate crew

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This sparkly seven-year-old from the Isle of Wight has just been recruited to the Wight Trash skateboarding team. Check out these great videos of her awesome performance.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 2:31pm

By Sally Perry

Busting the myths about future of Sandown skatepark


All sorts of rumours have been flying around, but a spokesperson from Sandown Town Council is able to bust the myths and explain what's happening.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 10:55am

By Sally Perry

Vandalism closes Ventnor Skatepark ramps: But good news on the horizon

Ramp fix up

Of course it's disappointing that vandals have damaged Ventnor's skatepark (BTW - Can you help fix it up?) - but let's not be disheartened - There's some good news on the horizon for a much more secure future.

Friday, 25th August, 2017 5:48pm

By Zoe Thompson with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight skateboarding legend No. 7 in Top 50 Happy List


One of those who nominated John Cattle for the Happy List said, “He teaches you to be brave, tackle your fears, trust people and have fun.” Well done John, keep doing what you're doing.

Monday, 26th June, 2017 5:38pm

By Sally Perry

Calling all Isle of Wight female skateboarders: Don’t miss this

Stefani Nurding

Saturday brings the chance for Isle of Wight female skateboarders of all ages to meet two inspirational female skaters from the mainland, as they make their way over to Ryde Skate Park.

Wednesday, 5th April, 2017 5:59pm

By Zoe Thompson

Fingers crossed for skating hero, John Cattle, Positive Role Model finalist


Isle of Wight skateboarding hero, John Cattle, who helps enrich the lives of so many people each week, will head to Liverpool tonight as a positive role model finalist in the National Diversity Awards.

Friday, 16th September, 2016 7:51am

By Sally Perry