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Brightbulb’s Mince Pie Marathon Returns!

Island web and design studio, Brightbulb Design, has today launched the return of the Mince Pie Marathon. The event, now in its fourth year helps raise money for Island charity, The Wight Brainy Bunch. Over the past 3 years that the event has been held, it has helped to raise almost £20,000 towards helping those families on the Island suffering with brain tumours.     Brightbulb Managing Director, Matt Jeffery commented, “Last year we were in the middle of moving to new, larger premises as a business which made it impossible for us to hold the event at the same time. People had contacted

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Isle of Wight Festival 2024 Line-up Announced!

The Isle of Wight Festival 2024 line-up has been officially announced today! We can’t wait for next years festival, and now we know the acts we’re even more excited. Did you know the Isle of Wight Festival has been shortlisted for an award? This year the festival has been nominated as “Best Large Festival” in the UK Festival Awards 2023. We expect they’ll be coming back next year with a bang after this years success! General ticket sale is Monday 6th November from 9am, but for now you can enjoy finding out about the line-up and ticket sales below. We’ll see you

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Business and Visibility Retreat for Female Entrepreneurs with Luccombe Hotels

27th - 30th November 2023   This is a brand and bespoke event for the Isle of Wight, with 4 days of immersive workshops, fun activities and relaxation to scale up your business consistently and profitably. Retreat from your normal day to day busyness, routines and influences and open up to all the opportunities that exist for you and your business. Release all the doubts, fears and indecisions that are keeping you stuck and build the roadmap that's going to take you from where you are now to exactly where you want to be. This includes 3 nights luxury accommodation in a sea facing balcony

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Celebrate the Spirit of the Season at the Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival

    The Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival is back, spreading joy and festive cheer with the main festival running from Thursday, 7th December to Sunday, 10th December, and select venues running throughout the month of December (please refer to our website for specific venue days and times). This cherished event, now in its 27th year, promises a festive experience like no other. To kick off the festivities, the ‘Lights of Love’ carol service will be held on Wednesday, 6th December at 7pm in St Mary’s church, Brighstone, supporting the Mountbatten Hospice. A heartwarming start to an enchanting celebration. This year, over 150 beautifully decorated

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Spooktacular new entertainment at Shanklin Chine this Halloween

Shanklin Chine’s Halloween Spooktacular returns for 2023 from Friday 13th October through to Saturday 4th November, with something new for this frightfully fun family-friendly event!     NEW for 2023 - meet spooky characters from Enchanted Isle; from the famous Sanderson Sisters to Addams Family favourites, Wednesday Morticia and Gomez. Look up at giant laughing clowns (you’ll either love or hate them), marvel at living dead mummies and stand inside the ginormous Chine pumpkin

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Terror Island – the thrills, screams and scares!

  A Review by Elizabeth Fahy   WOW! On Friday evening we took a sneak peak at this years Terror Island event at Blackgang Chine; and we’re still shaking now! Does anyone have a big pillow we can hide behind? As always, the team at Blackgang Chine and Vectis Ventures have not disappointed, we might be terrified but we are also thrilled! On arrival the first shock got us; the entire entrance has been moved to allow for a much bigger scare arena this year! Terror Island has seen a huge expansion since last years event, and we don’t just mean in space! A

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Fairlee Fireworks set to go off with a BANG!

  Friday 3rd November Gates open at 5pm, entertainment starts at 5:30pm, fireworks at 8:15pm and the event closes at 9pm. They are so excited to be teaming up with the Isle of Wight Festival and Isle of Wight Radio for the second annual Fairlee Fireworks! Set at Newport’s festival site, North Fairlee Farm, this is a family event featuring: A spectacular firework display A fundraising ZipFire (more details below) A fire show A bonfire Live music from local bands Children’s entertainment and face painting Food vendors and bars And, what’s more, it will be hosted by the breakfast team at Isle of Wight Radio! Come and

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Ronnie, Reggie and Me – with Fred Dinenage

    Shanklin Theatre, Prospect Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6AJ Tel: 01983 868000 Opening Times: Thursday 19th October 2023 19:30 – 21:45 Price: £20 including £1 booking fee Book here   The definitive insight into the real life of Britain's most notorious gangsters, from their trusted official biographer. For decades they were feared as the ultimate criminal gang lords of the London underworld, but their reign of terror came crashing to an end when in 1969 both Ronnie and Reggie Kray, who of course had strong links to the Isle of Wight, were given life sentences by a judge at the Old Bailey. Reggie went on

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Retro Staycations’ Wight Buggin’ Event Triumphs with Record-Breaking Turnout

Retro Staycations is thrilled to announce the overwhelming success of its annual Wight Buggin' event, which took place from September 15th to 17th at their picturesque farm site in Ryde. This year's event witnessed an unprecedented increase in attendance, more than doubling the turnout from its debut last year, as enthusiasts of all ages flocked to experience the ultimate Volkswagen camper van celebration. Wight Buggin' is fast becoming a cherished end-of-season tradition, celebrating the unique charm of VW camper vans against the backdrop of the stunning Isle of Wight countryside. The 2023 edition of the event maintained its reputation for creating

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Be A Roman For The Day – and have the most fun on Isle of Wight Day!

HERE COMES THE FUN! Festivities are taking place at Brading Roman Villa, where Island residents can discover its heritage and enjoy a family fun day all for just £1 entry, on proof of Island residency – under 5’s go free.   There will be a packed programme of events taking place during the day. The activities on the day include:   Join Nipper’s Army as part of our ‘Roman Parade.’ Make your own fantastic swords and shields on the day, in our creative zone, or bring along any creations you have already made. Take part in our Roman soldier school, with training sessions running


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