Newport Death Cafe God’s Providence House, St Thomas Square, Newport. Here we drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Surprisingly these meetings are both enjoyable and informative. There is a lot of sharing of experience. It is not a counselling session just a chance to chat. For further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Date for Shipwreck Isle 2018 is Sunday 8th July. A one day spectacular ‘Shipwreck Isle’ is coming…. Get dressed up in your best pirate gear and help defend our Island. Located in Ryde and Appley Beach over this fantastic weekend, it is an event NOT TO BE MISSED and free to attend. Please visit our Facebook page for up to date information.
Time out for 2019 The Wightlink Ryde Slide will be taking a year off and looking to return again in 2020. The event is acknowledged to be the longest public waterslide in the UK and has become a big part of the Island’s summer calendar in just a few years. “The event depends on a lot of people volunteering their time and resources and a year just goes by too quickly. We’ve decided to catch our breath and come back bigger next year,” commented the Slide’s founder Wayne Whittle. You can get updates from our website.
St. Olave’s Church, Gatcombe are holding their annual mouth watering and delicious AFTERNOON TEA ‘ Ritz Style’ on Saturday 18th August from 3pm until 5pm. Tickets are £12 each (including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival) and will be donated towards Church Funds. For further information please call Liz Taylor on (01983)721086
Robin Hill presents a brand new boutique music festival with an eclectic twist! Friday 7th September: One of the most popular rappers of his generation, Tinchy Stryder, along with broadcaster, Reggie Yates, are set to headline Friday night. Saturday 8th September: Scouting For Girls / The Hoosiers Sunday 9th September: The Fratellis / Toploader See Ticket Options by Clicking Here. Website: https://eklectica.live/
Funds raised through Relay For Life will support life-saving cancer research. We’re here to help you with your fundraising. Relay For Life is a team fundraising challenge bringing communities together to beat cancer. Teams of family and friends fundraise for life-saving cancer research throughout the year. Everyone then unites and joins a 24-hour celebration, taking turns to walk around a track. There are Relay For Life events taking place across the UK. Entry is FREE. You can join your local Relay by starting a team, joining a team or by taking part as a survivor. Take part in Relay For Life and show that together we are stronger than cancer. Please click here for details on registering etc. Each Relay is led by a group of committed volunteers. If you have questions about the event, or your fundraising, you can contact your local Event Chair directly: Name: Oliver Green Phone: 07969 518371 Email: email@example.com
Spend time relaxing and/or participating in activities or just enjoy the company of others. Therapies available. Bring and share lunch, tea and cake to finish.
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Join us on the terrace of The Garlic Farm Restaurant on Sunday Afternoon for beautiful live music from Cat Skellington our amazing local Gypsy Jazz band lead by The Garlic Farm’s Hugo Boswell.
Join Wild About Wight on the first of our summer evening bat walks in the East Wight
Join Wild About Wight on one of our summer evening bat walks in the East Wight
Here we go again…… Godshill Village Fete is back for 2019 folks! Saturday 20th July is the date! 11am-5pm, Godshill Central Mead! Same rules apply as usual, all stall holders MUST have their own public liability insurance. You must provide your own table and gazebo’s are advisable. Standard (craft pitches) – £15 Catering pitches – £25 Pitches 10ft by 10ft. Fees for multiple pitches negotiable! Funds will be split between Mountbatten and the Godshill Village Hall appeal this year, in light of the incredible care Mountbatten provided to my late Nan last year. Amusements are already organised, no bouncy castles etc required. We are also looking for entertainers, raffle prizes, refreshment donations, people to provide classes/sessions on various things and volunteers! To book please message me on here or email Yasmin.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not try to book by commenting on this post, it’s hard to keep track of them!
The Solent Swim is one of the main fundraising events for West Wight Sports & Community Centre, which receives no funding from local government and is a registered charity. Are you up for the challenge of swimming from Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay? Raise funds for a great local resource while taking part in an unforgettable experience. As well as swimmers we need kayakers and ribs to act as support for our swimmers. Event Details Solent Swim Date: Saturday 27 July 2019* *Reserve Solent Swim Date: Sunday 28 July 2019 Pool Trials: 15 June 2019 Rescue and recovery sessions: 7 July 2019 or 16 July 2019 Pre-event safety briefing: 26 July 2019 at 7:30pm Cost: Minimum £250 sponsorship including a £25 non-refundable deposit Entries: Complete form and return with deposit to Reception at WWSCC Minimum Ages: 18yrs Swim Route: Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay Email: email@example.com Website: https://westwight.org.uk/events/solent-swim/
Chillerton & Gatcombe Horticultural Society Show 2019 Saturday 27th July on Chillerton Green from 2pm – 5pm.
It’s back! Walk, run or dance your way through the happiest 3k on the Isle of Wight! Following the incredible success of last year’s first Inflatable Rainbow Run, which raised more than £35,000 for Islanders affected by cancer, this year’s event will take place on July 28th. The course is family friendly, so you can run, jog, walk, dance or toddle your way to the finish line. About the event: There are ten immense inflatables for you to bounce over, squeeze through, slip and slide around along with five colour clouds of rainbow-coloured powder paint. The event is not timed, so you’re not racing anyone – the most important thing is that you enjoy your time and finish with a big smile on your face! Our post-race village will have food, music and other fun activities. Don’t worry – the paint is non-toxic, safe and biodegradable, although sunglasses are recommended! Children under 4ft must be accompanied by a registered adult to take part. For more information about volunteering opportunities on the day and timings please see the contacts below: Phone: 07785 472863 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://www.wessexcancer.org.uk/event/inflatable-rainbow-run-2019
Registrations are now open:- https://dashandsplash.org.uk Dash and Splash is a 5-kilometre dash along the beach and a run along the surf of Sandown Bay! This beautiful area has the largest bay on the island which, at low tide, offers a unique run along the hard sand. There are 43 groynes in total to negotiate along the 5-kilometre run, most of which are a straight run through large gaps. The remaining 14 will be splashed around, which at low tide will be mostly ankle deep. Two groynes could be waist deep, these will have marshals in the water. Dash and Splash is a fun run and not a race.
HOWDY PARTNERS! Mosey on over to Havenstreet and join the Railway Folk for some rootin’ tootin’ Wild West action. Calling all tenderfoot, greenhorn city slickers to rustle up that 10-gallon hat and help Sheriff Dusty and his posse find out who robbed the train! Three days of fun and chaos with The Railway Folk – who are guaranteed to be anything but sensible. Featuring Jenny, Tamp, Ratchet, Burt, Max, Penny, Dusty, Nipper, Mrs Cumberpatch, Derek, Old George, Mr Beeching, Smokebox the Station Cat and Basil the Mouse, this host of captivating characters and imaginative street theatre will appeal to everyone aged from 2 to 102 years! Included in your ticket are all sorts of fun and activities for families to enjoy, including: • Staged entertainment and skills workshop with Shademakers • Steam train rides – special two train service in operation • Wild West giant inflatable • Bird of prey displays on the events field by Haven Falconry* • Fun with Old George, who will be showing off his ‘chicken juggling’ skills • Woodland walk and woodland stage • A wide selection of refreshments are available for purchase in our refreshment rooms and ‘T’ Junction kiosk • […]
Join Wild About Wight on one our summer evening bat walks in the East Wight, run in conjunction with the Isle of Wight Bat Hospital, and led by local expert Graham Street. The walks will take place in a variety of locations across East Wight, all places well known for their thriving bat populations. We will be using bat detecting equipment to listen out for bats flying nearby, and to identify the different species of bats active in the area. Learn what you can do to protect and support bats in our towns and countryside. The walks are FREE but numbers are limited, so booking is essential. Please contact email@example.com or phone Vectis reception on 01983 525985 to book your pace. Meet at Appley Park car park, Ryde PO37 6QY. Other Bat Walks: Borthwood Copse Summer Evening Bat Walk Big Mead Summer Evening Bat Walk Los Altos Summer Evening Bat Walk
Fair – Fairs – Fayre – Fayres The Annual Isle of Wight Postcard Club POSTCARD, STAMP & EPHEMERA FAIR is on Thursday 22 August 2019, from 12 Noon until 4 pm at the Parish Centre, Town Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1JU. About 10 dealers. Free entry & members displays. Disabled access & toilets. Parking in town only. For table bookings & other information contact 01983 520493.