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What to look forward to in 2016: Episode 45

What to look forward to in 2016 on the Isle of Wight
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In this weeks' episode we preview a flavour of the main events on the Isle of Wight in 2016 and what you can look forward to if you live on the Island or are planning to visit.

A review of the Isle of Wight Brewery's Wight Christmas Ale

 In our last episode of the Podcast we reviewed a number of Isle of Wight Ale's but completely missed one of the main breweries, the Isle of Wight Brewery, which just happens to make the award winning Wight Christmas. So in the spirit of balance we review the Wight Christmas Ale in today's episode. 

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • The Pickle Wars - 24th & 25th January 2016
  • Acoustic Isle - 24th February - 6th March 2016
  • Walking Festival - April 2016
  • Wolverton manor Folk festival - May 2016
  • Walk the Wight - May 2016
  • Riverfest
  • Randonee 
  • Isle of Wight Festival 
  • Newport Jazz Festival 
  • Isle of Wight County Show or Ag Show as it is known to the locals
  • Shipwreck Isle - June 
  • V-dub Festival - July 
  • Round the Island Race - July  
  • Highland Gathering
  • Cowes Week 
  • Ventnor Fringe Festival 
  • Jack up the 80's
  • Garlic Festival 
  • Rhythm Tree Festival 
  • Isle of Wight Steam Show
  • Scooter Rally 
  • Fort Walk 
  • Bestival 
  • Sweetcorn festival 
  • Classic Isle 
  • Wight Challenge 
  • So much to do on the Island in 2016 

 Please note that there is no Yarmouth Gaffers in 2016 and no Isle of Arts 2016

 Links you may find helpful 

Things to do in January on the Isle of Wight 

www.yarmoutholdgaffersfestival.co.uk

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee

 

The Ultimate Guide to the Isle of Wight  

Is available to listen online on this website now click here or on iTunes click here.

 


 Our Sponsor for this show is The Wight Choice Card

The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50 participating businesses on the Island and receive a discount.

Like us the guys at The Wight Choice believe in supporting local, independent businesses.

The way it works is that you purchase your card online and you will receive a card in the post. Then you show it at one of the participating businesses and you’ll receive discounts from 10 to 50%.

No vouchers, no hassle, and only one yearly fee. If you use our affiliate link to purchase your Card you will get an additional 10% off making the card even better value at £13.50. Considering you could save hundreds of pounds on your day-to-day living cost, we think that’s great value for money.

What are you waiting for! 

It’s easy! Simply click here, follow the 2 or 3 steps and you’ll soon have your personalised Wight Choice card pop through your letterbox!

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*Please note we will receive a commission for any cards that are purchased using the link in our website. It will not cost you any extra, in fact it actually costs you less if you use our links.

Direct download: Episode_45.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

 

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Real Ale : A Taste of the Isle of Wight
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In this weeks' super fun Christmas episode we bring you a review of some of the finest real Ale's produced on the Isle of Wight.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • 7 different Craft beers and ales brewed on the Isle of Wight
  • Taste, smell and strength
  • The different brewers found on the Island
  • Information on Yates and Goddards brewery
  • Where you can buy these different Ales
  • Which one ends up our favourite

 

 

Links you may find helpful 

Goddards Brewery

Yates Brewery

Quarr abbey

The Garlic Farm

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee

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The Ultimate Guide to the Isle of Wight  

Is available to listen online on this website now click here or on iTunes click here.

 


 Our Sponsor for this show is The Wight Choice Card

The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50 participating businesses on the Island and receive a discount.

Like us the guys at The Wight Choice believe in supporting local, independent businesses.

The way it works is that you purchase your card online and you will receive a card in the post. Then you show it at one of the participating businesses and you’ll receive discounts from 10 to 50%.

No vouchers, no hassle, and only one yearly fee. If you use our affiliate link to purchase your Card you will get an additional 10% off making the card even better value at £13.50. Considering you could save hundreds of pounds on your day-to-day living cost, we think that’s great value for money.

What are you waiting for! 

It’s easy! Simply click here, follow the 2 or 3 steps and you’ll soon have your personalised Wight Choice card pop through your letterbox!

The-Wight-Choice-Card-Real1-600x600

*Please note we will receive a commission for any cards that are purchased using the link in our website. It will not cost you any extra, in fact it actually costs you less if you use our links.

Direct download: Episode_44.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

The Needles Pleasure Park: Episode 43

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In this weeks' episode we bring you a review of the Needles Pleasure Park which we have visited in the summer and for one of their Christmas special weekends.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • Why the Pleasure Park has built up here
  • All about the beautiful views of the Needles
  • The chair lift
  • What rides they have on offer
  • Jurassic Golf
  • Shopping and eating at the Needles
  • Unusual gifts
  • Coloured Sand and the perfect Isle of Wight souvenir
  • Glass blowing
  • Sweet making demonstration
  • 4D Cinema

In the News

Ali's News is about success for local businesses at the Beautiful South Awards.

Tony has news about a derelict holiday camp with planning permission for redevelopment, Southern Vectis scoop an award and a charity fund raising attempt to stay awake for 36 hours.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we review the End of the Line Cafe, Freshwater a lovely cafe with scenic walks and a garden centre near by.

Links you may find helpful 

Needles Pleasure Park

Beautiful South Awards

End of the Line Cafe

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee

 

Direct download: Episode_43.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Christmas Shopping on the Isle of Wight: Episode 42

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In this weeks' episode it is all about shopping with a difference and supporting local independent traders. We bring you a guide to where to shop for those extra special unique Christmas gifts on the of Isle of Wight.

You will be surprised about the variety of places and types of gifts you can find when Christmas shopping on the Island.

What we will tell you about in this episode

  • Why we love shopping locally
  • Where to shop on the Isle of Wight
  • Gifts with a difference for your relatives on and off the Island
  • Gift voucher ideas for those last minute gifts
  • Why the Wight Choice card is the perfect gift for a friend or relative who loves the Island too
  • Hurst - The Islands Independent Department Store with branches in Newport, Cowes, Freshwater, Ventnor and Shanklin!
  • Oasis near Brading
  • Busy Bees, Ryde
  • The Garlic Farm, Newchurch for some foodie gifts
  • The House of Chilli, Arreton for some HOT foodie gifts
  • Rectory Mansion, Brading
  • Made on the Isle of Wight, Ryde
  • Shanklin Old Village
  • Godshill
  • Free Parking across long stay car parks on the Isle of Wight on Small Business Saturday - 5th December 2015 (check signs carefully!)

In the News

Ali's News is about a Christmas Event with a difference. Instead of meeting Father Christmas you can head along to Ventnor and meet the Grinch when Ventnor becomes 'Whoville' for the day. On Saturday 12th December 2015 you can head to Ventnor to meet the Grinch at St Francis School from 10am. There are various events throughout the town during the day.

Tony has three lots of news this week including how to get hold of a free 20ft Christmas Tree, a long queue for a new shop 'Pandora' in Newport, and the discovery and blowing up of a World War 2 bomb in the Solent.

Food & Drink 

In the food and drink segment we review the Hare and Hounds, near Arreton a chain pub providing consistently good food.

Links you may find helpful 

Made on the Isle of Wight

Hurst & Sons

For the free Christmas Tree contact Gillian & Martin on 01983 862881

Isle of Wight Toy Appeal

Busy Bees - for more on Busy Bees check out the Ultimate Guide Podcast

 

Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here - Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee

Direct download: Episode_42.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31am EST

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