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

The I Love Wight Christmas Market 2015

Getting in the Christmas spirit? The I Love Wight Christmas market is the perfect place to get that festive feeling and support local businesses on the Island! Read on to find out more…   The I Love Wight Christmas Market is back celebrating the fabulous produce and crafting talent on the Isle of Wight over Read more

10 Nifty Halloween Upcycle Decorations

It’s fast approaching that time of year again! We love to put our creative DIY hats on for Halloween, whether it’s creating last minute make-shift costumes or carving out creepy pumpkins. These nifty upcycled decorations will turn your house into a spooktacular playground for all the family to enjoy. All of this is done inexpensively, Read more

Isle of Fright: The Most Spooktacular Spots on the Island!

  The Isle of Wight is renowned for it’s spectacular natural beauty, friendly residents and relaxed paced of life. But the Island also plays host to a variety of supernatural goings-on, making it one of the most haunted islands in the world! Many of these have been documented by experts like Gay Baldwin and Marc Tuckey of Read more

Friendship & Speed Dating Walk – Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2015

Looking for friendship and maybe a bit of romance? Isle of Wight Walking Festival are running their well-renowned Friendship & Speed Dating Walk on the 24th October and it’s the perfect opportunity to meet and have fun with other single Islanders…   The festival’s previous speed dating walks have generated many matches, as well as Read more