Another Isle of Wight school has success at Rock Challenge Awards

Medina College pupils dancing at rock challenge

As well as seeing a "Premier Showcase" from Ryde Academy, the team from Medina College came home with many awards.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 8:35am

By Sally Perry

Host of awards for Isle of Wight school at 2019 Rock Challenge®

Christ the King College pupils at Rock Challenge

Congratulations to pupils, teachers and parents as this Isle of Wight secondary school picked up a host of awards at last night's 2019 Rock Challenge®.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 8:32am

By Sally Perry

MyCharleston go Pier to Pier along the South coast

Pier to Pier dancers

MyCharleston dancers are toe tapping their way around some of the south coast’s most iconic landmarks, including Sandown Pier on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 3:56pm

By Elena Collins

Ventnor Fringe Festival: Moves to new dates for 2019


The new dates will ensure that Ventnor Fringe Festival does not clash with any other festivals taking place at the same time and will mean that performers going to Edinburgh can preview their shows on the Island beforehand.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe 2018: What will you discover?

Ventnor Carnival Tobias Penner

The Ventnor Fringe Festival is undoubtedly one of our favourite festivals of the year. Set in a wide variety of unusual venues across this creative and quirky town there are 70 shows to choose from this year. Providing something for everyone!

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 6:59pm

By Jack Whitewood

World class ballet returns to the Isle of Wight again in July


BalletWorks promise a treat and a half at the end of July when they return to Medina Theatre with dancers from Stuttgart Ballet. All in aid of Mountbatten so book now to support this fantastic event.

Saturday, 30th June, 2018 9:33am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight visit by CEO of Arts Council England during Mardi Gras

Darren Henley cropped colour photo 2017

The top man at Arts Council England will be heading to the Isle of Wight at the end of the month for the New Carnival Company’s annual Mardi Gras in Ryde.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 5:48pm

By Chris Slann with one comment

Isle of Wight’s Samphire Dance Company take part in worldwide dance event

nelkin line

The Dance Company recently took part in a project to bring together people from all walks of life and from all around the world through dance. Captured on film by Paul Windridge.

Saturday, 12th May, 2018 1:48pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arts Festival have a very special launch event planned

depozitory cropped

The launch event of the 2017 Ryde Arts Festival features the private view of an exhibition, a performance from dancer, Sophie Wintersgill, alongside live music from a string quartet, as well as the re-creation of the ‘Smashing Performance’ shown at the Saatchi Gallery by Sue Pareskeva.

Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 6:26pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight dance and performing arts students wow the judges in Disneyland

starlight boutique pupils on stage with certificates

Young Islanders - aged eight and 15 - wowed the judges at 2017 IFDPA (International Federation of Dance and Performing Arts) competition in Disneyland and came away with some great results. Well done!

Friday, 17th March, 2017 4:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

What do you do during a zombie apocalypse? Watch Burlesque of course

ASM Photography Sugar the Rim

Not for the faint-hearted, the Lunar Hex marked a zombie apocalypse last Saturday night in Ryde. Survivors were treated to an evening of Gorelesque Burlesque, live music, spoken word, drag and lots of glitter.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 9:40am

By Rachel Rocks

Students introduced to the work of Berkoff

Pupils at Ryde Academy were treated to a day of Berkoff theatre with an acclaimed actor, George Dillon.

Friday, 8th July, 2016 9:23am

By Nat Nelson