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Isle of Arts Festival: Episode 16

May Bank Holiday Fun in Ventnor 

In this weeks' episode we tell you about the Isle of Arts Festival taking place at various venues in Ventnor from Friday 1st - Monday 4th May 2015.

What's Included? 

  • Background to the festival and how it started
  • Why the Isle of Arts Festival was started
  • Where it is held
  • What you can see
  • Interactive activities for all the family
  • Barry Cryer - Twitter Titters
  • Champs
  • and many more

In the News

This week Tony brings you some celebrity news with Benedict Cumberbatch and a plethora of popstars in the Isle of Wight Festival Dragon Boat Race.

Ali has some news about a giant slide coming to Ryde.

Food & Drink 

We talk about the cafe at Puckpool Park.

Direct download: Episode_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT

The walk from Sandown to Shanklin: Episode 15

A Circular Walk for all the Family 

In this weeks' episode we tell you about a great walk which can be circular (if you don't mind a couple of hills) or flat return.

What's Included? 

  • Where to start the walk
  • Why we like the walk
  • Where to park
  • Who it is suitable for
  • How long it will take 
  • What you will see
  • Where to get refreshments 
  • What facilities there are

In the News

This week Tony brings you an update on the visit from a top Paris model agency, and the future of the Ice Rink. Plus Robin Cousins is coming to the Island as part of the Isle of Arts Festival AND beware of former public toilets in Ventnor. 

Ali has some news about a St Georges Day dragon boat race at Island Harbour, which includes a visit from a famous weather person.  

Food & Drink 

We talk about Tradewinds a cafe with a view between Sandown and Shanklin.

Direct download: Episode_15mp3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Seagrove Bay & Priory Bay: Episode 14

Two Beautiful Beaches to Discover 

In this weeks' episode we tell you about two of the lesser known and therefore less visited beaches on the Island, but these are not to be missed.

What's Included? 

  • Where the beaches are located
  • How to get to the beaches
  • Where to find free parking
  • What you will find there
  • What facilities there are
  • Why you should visit

In the News

This week Tony brings you news from a top Paris model agency.

Ali has some news about a dinosaur find on the Island and you will also find out what Dave the Dinosaur is all about!

Food & Drink 

We talk about Oasis, a cafe within a shop near Brading.

Direct download: REALIOWEpisode_14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16am EDT

The Isle of Wight Steam Up

A real bank holiday taste of the country 

In this weeks' episode we bring you a traditional country event held at Mottistone Manor Farm. Perfect for a bank holiday and a great way to experience some real British traditions.

What's Included? 

  • What it was all about
  • Why this is like many brilliant things that happen on the Isle of Wight
  • What we saw there
  • Why you should visit a local village event

In the News

This week Tony brings you three lots of news this week, and some very interesting facts about ploughing!

Ali has some Royal news which once again brings the Isle of Wight into the National News.

Food & Drink 

We talk about The Fighting Cocks, Arreton, a traditional English pub.

Direct download: Episode_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Easter holidays on the Isle of Wight: Episode 12

What to do during the Easter Holidays on the Isle of Wight

In this weeks' episode we bring you a run down of the variety of things to do during Easter Holidays on the Isle of Wight. There really is something for everyone.

What's On? 

Boot Fayres 

  • Newport FC - Sunday 5th April 8am
  • Brickfields - Monday 6th April at 5pm
  • Chale Green - Monday 6th April at 9:30am
  • Arreton Barns - Sunday 7:30am
  • Ryde next to the Bowling Alley - Sunday at 11am
  • Tesco, Ryde - Sunday at 4pm

Craft Fayres

  • Masonic Hall, John Street, Ryde - Saturday 4th April 10am - 4pm

Easter Egg Hunts

  • Mottistone Gardens - Sunday 5th April 10:30am - 4pm
  • Newtown Nature Reserve - Monday 6th April 11am - 4pm
  • Ventnor Botanic Garden - Monday 30th March - Monday 13th April
  • Arreton Barns - Sunday 5th April 9:30am - 12 Noon

Other Events

  • Steam up and Vintage Tractor Ploughing Match at Mottistone Manor Farm - Monday 6th April 10am - 4pm
  • Treasure Hunt at the Donkey Sanctuary - Friday 3rd April
  • Easter Bonnet Competition at the Donkey Sanctuary - Sunday 5th April
  • Kids go free at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in the Easter Holidays

Events for Adults

  • Rock the Cowes Bars, Cowes - Thursday 2nd April
  • Beer Festival at the Railway Inn, Ryde - Thursday 2nd April - Monday 6th April

In the News

Another accolade for the Isle of Wight, this time international recognition for an Island Beach.

Tony lowers the tone with his yucky news feature this week.

Food & Drink 

We talk about the luscious cakes at The Old Smithy, Godshill, one of many eateries in the village.

Direct download: Episode_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Bonchurch to Ventnor: Episode 11

Walking on the Isle of Wight: Bonchurch to Ventnor 

In this weeks' episode we bring you another lovely sea walk from the pretty village of Bonchurch to Ventnor with a plethora of places to stop and grab a drink and a bite to eat.

What's Included? 

  • Where to park and start your walk
  • What you will see along the way
  • Who it is suitable for
  • How long the walk is
  • Why it is great for refreshments

In the News

This week Tony brings you some news which frankly you probably already know!

And also an innovative use of an old phone box by a local village.

Food & Drink 

We talk about our favourite place for coffee on the Island, The Met Bar, Ventnor.

Direct download: Episode_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Travel to the Island: Episode 10

Why travel to our Island is an adventure & part of your holiday

In this weeks' episode we discuss the reasons why travel to the Isle of Wight is part of the holiday in the same way as going to the airport, your holiday begins when you get on the ferry or hovercraft. This is what makes our Island unique and stand out from other resorts around the UK.

What's Included? 

  • Why it is special
  • What to enjoy and savour about the travel
  • Modes of transport
  • What to do when you are on the Ferry
  • Why you should take a moment to relax and enjoy the crossing

In the News

This week we bring you more news about Ryde Ice Rink and the race to stop the concrete from cracking up.

The 'International' (really) Alpaca success from West Wight Alpaca's. Bikini section?

Food & Drink 

We talk about a new business which has opened up in Ryde, Blaze, bringing something new to the seafront.

Direct download: Episode_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Footpath Seaclose Park to Island Harbour: Episode 2.9

A new footpath to explore the beautiful Isle of Wight 

In this weeks' episode we tell you all about a new investment into an existing footpath between Newport and Island Harbour on the Isle of Wight opening up and making a stretch of river path accessible to walkers all year round as well as cyclists.

What's Included? 

  • What has changed
  • Free things to do when it is dry
  • Why you should walk
  • What you will see
  • Where to stop for refreshments 
  • Who can use the path 
  • What the parking is like

In the News

This week we bring you news about Bear Grylls Academy! 

Some may say less exciting news (not Ali) changes to the bus timetables on the Isle of Wight.

Food & Drink 

We talk about a traditional old pub on the Island with good food, plenty of history and amazing views (when it is not cloudy!).

Direct download: Episode_2.9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Ryde Seafront: Episode 2.8

Loads of things to see & do in Ryde

In this weeks' episode we tell you all about a short stretch of beach in Ryde on the Isle of Wight which is jam packed with fun things to do.

What's Included? 

  • What there is to do
  • Wet weather activities
  • Free things to do when it is sunny
  • Why you should visit
  • How long you can visit for
  • What you will see when you are there
  • What the parking is like

In the News

This week we finalise the floating bridge story and draw a line under it (we promise).

On a really positive note the Isle of Wight has been voted the 2nd best place to visit in the UK by Mums Net!

Food & Drink 

We talk about a different take on a local cafe, with great coffee, at Missy J's, Ryde.

Direct download: Episode_2.8_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Amazon World : Episode 2.7

Amazon World

In this weeks' episode we tell you all about one of the Island's animal attractions, Amazon World, Nr Arreton on the Isle of Wight.

What's Included? 

  • How much it costs
  • When you should visit
  • If its a good wet weather activity
  • How long you can visit for
  • What you will see when you are there

In the News

This week we bring you the second instalment of the celebrity wedding of the year on the Isle of Wight, the Cumberbatch wedding.

We also tell you about the possible closure of one of the Islands attractions, Planet Ice, Ryde.

Food & Drink 

We talk vintage scones by the sea at Lady Scarletts Tea Parlour in Ventnor, a lovely treat for you.

Direct download: Episode_2.7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EDT