Events February 2010:
1st – 5th February 2010: As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2010 a special Breakfast Seminar will take place at the Albert Cottage Hotel in East Cowes (Isle of Wight) on 4th February between 8am and 10am. Read more from the Island Pulse here:
February 2010: An Isle of Wight charity shop in Ryde is launching its first ever gift amnesty. The Salvation Army Trading Company’s ‘gift amnesty’ will run until the end of February and provide people with the chance to get rid of any unwanted Christmas presents – everything accepted and no questions asked! Read more from the Island Pulse here: Charity Shop Launches Gift Amnesty
1st February 2010: Isle of Wight Budget Options Discussed By Overview & Scrutiny Committee The issue that will help shape the next Isle of Wight Council budget will be discussed by the authority’s overview and scrutiny committee on Monday (Feb 1st). The views of the committee will be relayed to Cabinet that meets on February 9th with the proposed budget presented at the Full Council meeting of February 24th. Read more from the Island Pulse here: Budget Options Discussed By Overview & Scrutiny Committee
3rd February 2010: Big Health Check Up: People with Learning Disabilities on the Island, and their families and carers, are invited to a ‘Big Health Check Up’ day on Wednesday 3rd February, 09:30 to 15:30 at the Riverside Centre in Newport. Read more from the Island Pulse here:
6th February 2010: Richard Studt and friends. Three famous musicians, violin, cello, paiono play Beethoven, Chopin, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Cole Porter, Faure, Saint Saens, etc..
6th February 2010: Isle of Wight Haiti Appeal Concert Saturday, 7:00pm – 1:00am Cowes Yacht Haven, Events Centre. Featuring top-class Island acts, headlined by the Chancers and the Kurves the Isle of Wight Haiti Appeal Concert aims to raise much needed funds for the Disaster Emergency Committee following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12th January this year. The concert has been organised by Lee Taylor in association with Spencer Rigging Ltd, with help from Red Funnel, Isle of Wight Ferries. More news from the Island Pulse here:
6th February 2010: There are several opportunities coming up for Island residents to get their bicycles security marked or for their dogs to be microchipped. Isle of Wight Council’s dog wardens will be offering a reduced rate for dog micro-chipping and Bike ‘wrapping’ will also be available free of charge… more news click Cycle Marking & Dog Chipping In Several Towns & Villages
6th – 7th February 2010: Island Stop Smoking Service Goes Out & About. Advisors will be out and about in Ryde town centre on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February to give shoppers the advice and support they need to take that step to successfully quitting smoking. More from Island Pulse Here:
7th February 2010: 10 Mile Road Race: One lap scenic road race, taking in Ryde, St.Helens, Nettlestone, Seaview, Springvale, Appley and back to Ryde. Organised by Ryde Harriers.
8th-12th February 2010: Safer Internet Day 2010 a worldwide initiative. Safer Internet Day will be taking place on Tuesday 9th February. This event is organised each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. The topic for 2010 is “Think B4 U Post!“ watch video on Island Pulse here www.islandpulse.co.uk/b2/safer-internet-day
10th February 2010: Meet Greet & Prosper. If you want to increase sales and develop relationships then this seminar is for you and your managers. Everyone who understands the importance of business relationships and generating referrals will benefit from this event. Contact Business Link Telephone: 0845 600 9 006
10th February 2010: Cowes Reading Group. If you love reading and are keen to talk with other people about books, then come along to a new reading group which is being set up in Cowes Library. Meetings second Wednesday of the month starting February 10th.
12th February 2010: Valentine Ball: IOW Council Chairmans Charity Ball. Councillor Arthur Taylor and Mrs Doreen Taylor Invite you to a Charity Ball In aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and Haylands Farm To be held at Cowes Yacht Haven, Friday 12th February 2010, 7pm This will be a black tie event to include a 3 course dinner Auction and raffle Dancing to Bob Howarth Big Band Ticket price is £35 to include a drink on arrival For more information phone the Events Office on (01983) 823525 Read more from the Island Pulse here:
12th February 2010: Hexaphrenia Exhibition by Julian Bell & Tom Walker at Dimbola Lodge: 12th February to 11th April 2010. Read more from the Island Pulse here:
Ends: 13th February 2010: Wonderland Contemporary Craft exhbition at Boojum and Snark, Sandown, 10am-4pm, Thursdays to Sundays. Free family workshops Saturday and Sunday, noon-2pm.
16th February 2010: Isle of Wight Fundraising For Football Challenge The Isle of Wight Schools Under 15’s football team, made up of 17 boys from all 5 of the Island High Schools are competing in the Donosti Cup in San Sebastien in Spain in July. West Wight Sports Centre will be the venue for a 10 hour football challenge to raise funds…Read more from the Island Pulse here: Fundraising For Football Challenge
16th February 2010: The Isle of Wight Branch of the Federation of Small Businesses is holding its first informal networking evening of the New Year at Yelfs, Ryde on Tuesday 16th February, starting at 6.30pm… read more from the Island Pulse here: Free Networking Event In Ryde
17th February 2010: Brighton & Hove String & Wind Orchestra will be performing at St Mary’s Church, High Street, Brading on Wed 17th February 2010 at 7.30pm. There will be a retiring collection. Refreshments.
21st February 2010: Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou will bring their beautiful folk music to Freshwater Memorial Hall in February. They will be eschewing the conventional live music circuit in favour of an enchanting tour of village halls, bringing along for company a handpicked selection of the best players from their famous London folk club, The Lantern Society. Read more from the Island Pulse here:
23rd – 24th February 2010: The third annual IslandExpo Catering and Hospitality Exhibition, takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday 23 and 24 February 2010 at Cowes Haven Events Centre. Launched in 2008 to huge acclaim and achieving great success in 2009. IslandExpo is now firmly established as the annual meeting place for the Island’s catering and hospitality industry, showcasing products and services from all the major players in this important local sector. Read more from the Island Pulse here:
26th February 2010: Go Orange for the Indies Day. The 3 Independent lifeboats on the Island are asking you to join them for one day as they celebrate with all the other Independent Lifeboats in the United Kingdom. Please wear something orange, do something orange or even think orange, raise some funds and donate it to your local independent lifeboat station at either Ryde, Freshwater or Sandown. Please contact website http://www.i-lifeboat.org.uk/ for further ideas and information.
27th February 2010: Annual Isle of Wight Hedgelaying Competition. Kings Manor Farm, Freshwater. Come and watch novices and experts demonstrate this traditional craft. Entry forms are available for teams and individuals from this website www.iwhg.org/competition.html
Ends 28th February 2010 Camera and Beyond exhibition begins at Dimbola Lodge on the Isle of Wight by the No Man is an Island group. The Camera and Beyond is an exhibition of photographs by a group of young people and the interpretation of their work by artists working in other media. Read more from the Island Pulse here:
29th February 2010: Last Day to Nominate Your Isle of Wight NHS Snow Heroes. Nominations can be made by completing the nomination form click here: and sending it by mail to the Communications and Engagement Team, PCT HQ, South Block, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG. or Emailing the form to email@example.com. Full details can be found on the NHS Isle of Wight website here: closing date for nominations is Friday 29th January 2010.
February Half Term Fun On Isle of Wight: The Isle of Wight offers endless places to explore and entertain the kids this half-term, recently named by Harry Potter actor (Ron Weasley) Rupert Grint, as his ‘best childhood holiday experience’… Read more from the Island Pulse here: Half-Term Fun on Wight 2010
- Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou
- Table Top Sale
- 10 hour football challenge
- Wight Surf History Photography Exhibition
- Coffee and Cake
- Big Health Check-up
- Jumble Sale
- Meet Greet & Prosper
- Richard Studt and friends
- Artists and Makers Sale
- Junior & Young Adults dance classes
- An evening of Dancing
- Salsa for first timers
- Cowes Reading Group
- IOW Council Chairmans Charity Ball
- Classical Concert in aid of EMH
- Go Orange for the Indies Day
- BRIGHTON & HOVE STRINGS & WIND ORCHESTRA
- 100 Years of Girlguiding
30th January – 6th March 2010: A massive exhibition entitled Melt by Michael Forrest and David Knight. Working separately, Island artists Michael Forrest and David Knight explore the world of vitreous enamel in a show that will take full advantage of the material’s complexity and durability. Read more from the Island Pulse here: Melt at the Quay Arts
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