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What's on August Bank Holiday Weekend 2015: Episode 33

 

Plenty of Fun to be had around the Island this August Bank Holiday 2015

If you are stuck on what to do over this bank holiday do not panic. We have come up with some fantastic ideas for you to enjoy your weekend.

POSTFEST

The 41st Isle of Wight Steam Show Havenstreet (28th – 31st  August 2015)

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally (28th-31st August 2015)

Joe Pasquale Sunday Shanklin theatre (Sunday 30th Suguts 2015)

Lucid Roylestone Gardens (Monday 31st August 2015 3-5pm)

Isle of Wight Zoo Outside Movies, Lion King (29th August 2015 8pm), Jungle book (30th August 2015 8pm) 

Jazz and Blues Picnic 

Gates for the event will open at 12 noon, with music from 1pm to 4pm.

Adult tickets cost £12 (£15 at the gate), tickets for 12 to 16 year olds are £6 and under 12s are free (but need a ticket). Tickets are on sale at St Catherine’s Charity Shop in Newport.

In the News

This week in the News Ali has news which made her chuckle about DJ Alex Dyke and Tony brings you three stories, the Frank James Hospital an abandoned building up for sale, Craig David joining the Bestival line up and Sand Pooling in Ryde.

Food & Drink 

This weeks' food and drink features a cafe which Ali ventured out to on her own, accompanied by our two year old, Bebe-ccino. A fantastic venue for families.

Links you may find helpful 

Craig David 

Frank James hospital

Alex Dyke

Sand Pooling

Bebe-ccino

Twins Gluten Free - yummy gluten free cakes

 

Podcast Awards 2015

New Media Europe Conference  - as an exclusive offer for our listeners if you use the code REAL you will receive £100 off the ticket price for this unmissable conference.

Listen to Ali being interviewed on the New Media Conference here 

Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link

Direct download: Episode_33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

An interview with Postfest Curator Rob Carr: Episode 32

Postfest: A boutique music festival 

A Real Isle of Wight first this week with an exclusive interview with the creator of Postfest, a boutique Island festival featuring local bands and entertainment. In this interview Rob discusses the origins of the festival, what makes it unique and what you can expect at this years' festival. We also talk to Rob about his love for the Island and his hidden gems to visit and top tips.

Postfest poster 2015

Rob's Tips for Bands not to be missed

Lucid

Cardinal Richlieu 

Sennen - a band with special links to Tony (you will have to listen to find out more!)

Signals

BigTopp v's Ohmz

In the News

This week in the News Ali has news of some teething troubles at new ferry company Scoot, and Tony brings you an exciting opportunity to live like a king by purchasing Norris Castle

Food & Drink 

This weeks' food and drink features a cafe with great views of the needles but questionable customer service at The Needles View Pitch and Putt

Links you may find helpful 

Needles view pitch and putt

Postfest

Scoot ferry company

Norris Castle

New Media Europe Conference  - as an exclusive offer for our listeners if you use the code REAL you will receive £100 off the ticket price for this unmissable conference.

Listen to Ali being interviewed on the New Media Conference here 

Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link

Direct download: Episode_32mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am EST

The best beaches on the Isle of Wight

Beaches for every taste! 

With 57 miles of public beaches there is something for everyone on the Isle of Wight! They are so good they have won a multitude of awards! This week we discuss the most popular beaches on the Isle of Wight with a few hidden gems thrown in for good measure.

In the News

This week in the News Ali has news of a serious accident on the floating bridge and Tony celebrates some award winning Isle of Wight produce!

Beaches

Ryde-Appley - Wall to wall sand with a tide that goes out for miles (literally), great amenities and plenty of space for a game of rounders.

Yaverland, Sandown and Shanklin - Best place to have a dip, again loads of space, safe and clean plenty of places to grab an ice cream or two.

Ventnor- Set against the fantastic backdrop of Ventnor this is a smaller beach which is mainly shingle (& some sand) popular with people who just want to sit back and relax.

The Jurassic Coast - Stretching from Blackgang to Compton this beach runs parallel to the military road. Difficult to get to in places this is untouched and quiet! Great views with the chance to find a link to the past.

Cowes - Stoney and not really recommended for swimming, the beach is great for the fantastic sunsets, night fishing and sparkling wine whilst watching the very busy waterway.

Priory Bay - Although a walk is required to reach this beach (via Seaview or St Helens Duver) this secluded beach feels like you are in another country.

Whitecliff  Bay - Access to this beach is via the holiday park a great stretch of sandy beach with limited amenities.

Newtown Creek - Controversial in this list but if you have a kayak and some time explore the coast you will find a beach all to yourself.

 

Food & Drink 

This weeks' food and drink features BlueBells cafe at Briddlesford Farm. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner coffee and cake all made with local ingredients. As an added treat you can see the baby (& grown up) cows afterwards!!

Links you may find helpful 

Briddlesford Farm

Accident on the floating Bridge

Great taste Awards

New Media Europe Conference  - as an exclusive offer for our listeners if you use the code REAL you will receive £100 off the ticket price for this unmissable conference.

Listen to Ali being interviewed on the New Media Conference here 

Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link

 

Direct download: Episode_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Cowes Week 2015 Preview: Episode 30

All you need to know about visiting Cowes Week 2015 

Starting in 1826 Cowes Week is the longest running continuous regatta which now involves 100 boats and 8000 competitors. In this weeks' episode we give you a run down on what's on and what not to miss!

In the News

This week in the News a discovery which has attracted national (and potential international) attention, a bronze age knife found on Sandown Beach. Tony is astounded by a 'not so' impossible charity swim across the Solent.

Cowes Week Run Down

Shepards Wharf - Next to the chain ferry this smaller venue has acoustic music and cocktails along with the 151 club from Chelsea. 

Cowes Yacht Haven - The main arena with the largest beer tent, main music stage and a range of great eateries.

The Parade - Next to the water and now called 'the village' it has two waterfront bars alongside places to grab a bite to eat.

Northwood House - Above the town of Cowes, and impossible to miss due to the Red Funnel Big Wheel. Boasting a great outdoor bar with fantastic views this is a place not to be missed

Dates for your diary

Sunday 9th of August - Family day including cardboard boat race at 3pm, kids entertainment and outdoor cinema at Northwood house

Tuesday 11th of August - Ladies day with best dressed competition and music from Ray Quin in the Yacht Haven. 

Wednesday 12th of August - Electric 80's dance party in The Anchor.

Thursday 13th of August - Bruno Mars Tribute at 9pm on the parade and the World Famous Red Arrows at 6.50pm

Friday 14th - Fireworks at 9.30pm

Food & Drink 

This weeks' food and drink features coffee and cake in a Bus! The Victory Tea Room is a fantastic 50's themed Cafe in the car park of the House of Chilli

Links you may find helpful 

Bronze age find 

Charity Swim across the Solent

Cowes Week

Outdoor cinema voting

Victory Tea Room

Direct download: Episode_30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

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