5 Best Bits from Bestival 2016

Bestival is just the BEST, isn’t it? Jokes aside, we thoroughly enjoyed ending an epic festival season in true momentous spirit right here on our beautiful island. The Isle of Wight was catapulted into the future thanks to this year’s funky, metallic hi-tec ‘the future is here’ theme with so many mesmerising performances and dazzling Read more

Wightbay’s new opening hours! (APRIL FOOLS!)

We have a very big announcement for all you Wightbay users today – we are implementing opening hours on the website. For a trial period, we have decided to only let you use the website between the hours of 9am – 5pm on weekdays, with it being closed completely on weekends. Why are we doing this? Well, it’s Read more

How to use the new Wightbay

Finding your perfect items on the new Wightbay Desktop Search There are several ways to easily find a particular item: Using the main menu – Simply click on the section in the top menu to go to straight to that part of the site. From there you can scroll down to find the relevant subsection. Read more

A guide to adult learning courses on the Isle of Wight

Adult learning courses – an introduction: If you are living on the Isle of Wight and are in need of a change of career then why not consider going back to school? Well, not school. But, there are a wide variety of brilliant options for adult learning courses. Whether you need a change of job, or Read more

Beat those January blues with these amazing upcycling ideas!

Beat those January blues with these amazing and practical upcycling ideas!   Most of us tend to throw things away when we don’t need them – furniture, burned out candles, bottles, cutlery, and so forth. But would you still do that if you could convert them into something of use? Of course you wouldn’t! This is called Read more

Fun fitness at The Fitness Factory in Newport!

The Fitness Factory, which opened in 1984, is located in Newport, Isle of Wight.  It has a dance studio for classes and three gym areas with traditional equipment and a definite retro feel – no flashing lights or computer/TV screens! The first gym is a fitness area with concept rowing machines, step climbers, bikes, treadmills Read more

5th & 6th February – See “Development Hell” at Quay Arts, Newport!

“Development Hell” is an original play by William Perkins and Jess Norton focusing on two friends, Tim and Michelle. A non-profit production, all proceeds go to the Jack Frost Appeal, who provide the poorest and most vulnerable households on the Island with ability to heat at least one room throughout the winter months…   The performance takes place Read more

What’s on this Christmas

Christmas is upon us and Islanders don’t need to look far for local events to get them in a festive mood. The Isle of Wight is packed with markets, grottos and more so check out our top picks below and be sure to take a look at our seasonal events section for events happening near Read more

Top games to play with the family at Christmas

These days it’s a rare treat to socialise with our nearest and dearest, which is why family gatherings at Christmas are so special. As well as eating delicious food, and sharing the year’s news, playing games can enhance Christmas Day, Boxing day and that awkward stretch in the run up to New Year. With a Read more

Cash in This Christmas: Do you have one of 2015’s top gifts?

Christmas is on the horizon and although many dread the expense of the festive season it’s also a great time to make a bit of extra money. Selling your unloved items not only clears out your home in time for when relatives visit, but can actually help pay for your Christmas costs. The below items Read more