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IOW festival boss made island ambassador

The Isle of Wight Festival boss, John Giddings, has become the latest ambassador for the island. Mr Giddings, who revived the popular music festival in 2002, was the latest figure to be appointed as an island ambassador by tourism marketing body Visit Isle of Wight. He will join other well-known island figures, such as Bestival… Read more »

NEW SUBWAY RESTAURANT TO OPEN ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

A new branch of the fast food chain Subway is to appear on the Isle of Wight, as the company is set to take over Newport’s now-abandoned Sporting Change charity shop. Sporting Change, which was run by the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, is to find new premises in which to set up shop. The… Read more »

ISLE OF WIGHT NAMED AMONG TEN BEST ISLANDS

The Isle of Wight has been included in a list of top ten best UK islands. The area ranked ninth in the ‘2013 Travellers’ Choice Island Awards’ top ten, which was collaborated from the feedback of TripAdvisor travellers. Talking about the placing, David Thornton, CEO of tourist organisation Visit Isle of Wight, said was thrilled… Read more »

MANY EASTER EVENTS PLANNED FOR IOW

Two parish councils on the Isle of Wight have collaborated to offer a host of entertainment to celebrate Easter. The communities of Freshwater and Totland will be offering events – such as dance, drama and circus classes – to residents and those who might be on Isle of Wight breaks. The West Wight police service… Read more »

RHYTHMTREE FESTIVAL TO BE REPRESENTED AT THIS YEAR’S BESTIVAL

The Rhythmtree festival is set to feature at this year’s Bestival, according to iwmail.co.uk. The world music festival will feature on the Bandstand at the event on Saturday 7th September to celebrate World Music Day. Acts lined up to perform including AJ Homes and the Hackney Empire, the London Afrobeat Collective and the Zee Guveya… Read more »

NEW GUIDE AIMS TO BOOST IOW’S ANTIQUE APPEAL

A new fold out map has been produced with the aim of boosting the Isle of Wight’s reputation as a top ‘antiquing’ destination. In an attempt to build on the momentum created by TV shows recently visiting the Island, Anthea Payne, the owner of vintage home decor store Anthea’s Emporium, has spent winter creating a… Read more »

ISLE OF WIGHT TO BECOME NEXT GREEN FASHION VENUE?

A film company and a sustainable fashion brand from the Isle of Wight have teamed up to try and promote the area as a green fashion shoot venue, according to localuknews.co.uk. Fashion firm Rapanui and the Eco Film Company, both based on the Island, have created a short promotional film and photographic stills only using… Read more »

IOW ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO SEE SPRING, ACCORDING TO MSN

The Isle of Wight has been named as one of the best places to see Spring by website MSN Travel, according to iwcp.co.uk. Travel writer Annabelle Thorpe praised the Island in particular for the area of Needles and Tennyson Down in the feature entitled ‘Amazing places to see spring in Britain’. The path at this… Read more »