Isle of Wight Events October 2010:
1st October 2010: Will you ‘Go Yellow’ for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice? Last year, people from across the Island took up the challenge to raise funds in the most imaginative and fun ways possible and came up with some terrific results!
Go Yellow Day to brighten up the Island for a whole day of fundraising madness! don some Yellow to show your support for the Islands Hospice. If you want to make the second “Go Yellow Day” Bigger and Better than before, just give Fundraising a call on (01983) 528989. Read more from the Island Pulse… or for more information visit www.iwhospice.org
1st October 2010: Royal Visit For Island. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will visit the Isle of Wight. HRH will unveil a plaque at the Isle of Wight College to commemorate the opening of its new Sixth Form Centre. At HM Prison Isle of Wight she will be shown a workshop where wheelchairs are repaired by prisoners through Wheels for the World, meet staff involved with The Butler Trust, and learn about the prison charity Veterans in Prison Association. Read Related News: Island Children Enjoy Visit with Princess Royal
1st-2nd-3rd October 2010: Celebrating Age Festival 2010. The Celebrating Age Festival takes place at venues across the Isle of Wight on 1st, 2nd and 3rd October. Timed to coincide with the UK Older People’s Day on 1st October, the festival celebrates age and experience, offering people aged 50 years and above the opportunity to try new activities, hobbies and challenges! The activities are free but a £1 donation to Age Concern IW would be appreciated. www.aciw.org.uk Read more from the Island Pulse here…
2nd October 2010: ‘Gifts for Girls IOW’ – final Gift and Craft Fair at the Parish Centre before Christmas. 10:30am ~ 3:00pm. Lots of stalls selling fabulous Christmas present ideas! Free Entry, Face Painting and events for the Kids.
Refreshments, Demonstrations. An opportunity to do all your Christmas Shopping under one roof!!! Book Signing by Maureen Collins – Local Author.
2nd – 10th October 2010: Red Squirrel Week: The Isle of Wight is inviting all visitors to “go nuts” in this annual event. As the Isle of Wight will once again be helping to celebrate national Red Squirrel Week we dug into our Red Squirrel news archives to bring the nutbag out for another run. Read more here:
October is a particularly good month to see the Island’s red squirrel population as this is the time they come down from the trees in search of additional food supplies like hazel nuts which they store up for winter before going into hibernation.
On Saturday 9th October, visitors can learn more about these rare and beautiful creatures on a special Squirrel Walk, organised by the Island’s Wight Squirrel Project and the RSPB. The walk is from Brading Railway Station to Centurion’s Copse, a red squirrel stronghold – you may even spot one doing a death-defying leap from tree to tree!
The Red Squirrel Walk, which forms part of The Wildlife Trust’s National Red Squirrel Week, costs £2 per person. Meet at Brading Railway Station at 11am. For more information, telephone Helen Butler, Wight Squirrel Project, on 01983 611003 www.wightsquirrels.co.uk There is also a way-marked red squirrel trail and hide in Parkhurst Forest on the Isle of Wight see www.gifttonature.org.uk/g2n/conservation/parkhurst/ which can be enjoyed at any time of year.
3rd October 2010: Isle of Wight Marathon 2010. Having been held annually since 1957, this is the longest running & many agree, one of the most challenging marathons in the UK. The course is a single lap, covering Ryde, Binstead, Wootton, Newport, Rookley, Arreton, Sandown, Brading & back to Ryde. www.rydeharriers.co.uk
3rd October 2010: Cyclists will love the Mission to Seafarers forthcoming Flying Angel Cycle Ride which will take place on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, October 3rd. As Island Pulse reported earlier this year, cyclists can join TV celebrity and historian Dan Snow round the island’s coast and villages, in aid of the leading maritime charity.
Celebrity supporter, Dan Snow, is encouraging everyone who fancies a challenging day out to get behind The Mission to Seafarers and sign up to take part. The Flying Angel Ride departs from West Cowes, participants are able to choose from three courses: a 75-mile route around the island, a 40-mile route taking in half of the island and a 15-mile route from West Cowes to Newtown and back. Registration is still open for the Flying Angel Ride For more information visit www.missiontoseafarers.org
5th October 2010: 1st Monthly Competition. Sandown and Shanklin District Camera Club.
6th October 2010: Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG): Aims to support and encourage everyone involved in photography and digital imaging. Throughout October, as part of Get Online Week, the IWDIG is holding online digital engagement sessions. Four evening sessions, with fun games and activities are open to everyone and aimed at getting people started with computers and the internet! Wednesday 7.30pm @ Dimbola Lodge, Terrace Lane, Freshwater. www.iwdig.org.uk
7th October 2010: Julian Winslow A talk on People at Niton and District Camera Club at 7.30pm in Niton Village Hall. Visitors always welcome, but only members may submit images in club competitions. www.nitonpics.com
9th October 2010: National Childbirth Trust Nearly New Sale: The NCT Nearly New Sale is a regular event which sells loads of great quality childrens clothes, toys and equipment. If you are interested in selling your items do get in touch. If you want to buy, make sure you arrive early as there is always a lot of interest in this event. Riverside Centre Newport. Read more from the Island Pulse click here…
9th October 2010: ‘Woodys Reunion’ At The Studio for one night and one night only, The Studio is proud to play host to the ‘Woodys Reunion’ party. Two main jocks, Dan Gaches and Ian ‘Knocka’ Dore are teaming up for a 10 year reunion to celebrate this uniquely momentous occasion and its going to be a belter… Read more from the Island Pulse click here: ‘Woodys Reunion’ At The Studio
9th October 2010: What’s On: Saturday, October 9th, ‘Policing Through The Ages’. If you want to see how policing in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has changed over the decades, now is your chance in this free event. Between 11am and 4pm, a cavalcade of police vehicles past and present will descend on Gunwharf Quays shopping centre in Portsmouth. The vehicles, some of which date back to the 1950s, will be just some of the attractions on display at the ‘Policing Through The Ages’ community day. Read more from the Island Pulse click here… ‘Policing Through The Ages’ in Isle of Wight & Hampshire
11th October 2010: Isle of Wight Police event to raise awareness of community crime prevention and the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch. The South Wight Safer Neighbourhoods team has organised the event for Monday, October 11, 2010 from 7pm in the Balmoral Room of the Ventnor Winter Gardens. Read more from the Island Pulse here…
12th October 2010: Reviewing Entries from Erics Challenge. Sandown and Shanklin District Camera Club. www.ssdcc.org.uk
12th October 2010: Scambusters the Musical. The Isle of Wight Council Trading Standards Service, working in partnership with IW Age Concern is putting on a musical to warn elderly people about rogue traders. Free performances of Scambusters the Musical will take place at the Broadway Centre, Sandown and Freshwater Memorial Hall. The event is guaranteed to entertain and amuse, with key safety messages coming through loud and clear. The musical is followed by tea and cakes and the opportunity to talk to members of the Trading Standards Service, Police, Fire Service, Age Concern, and others, to gain advice and information. Read more from the Island Pulse click here…
13th October 2010: Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG): (IWDIG): Aims to support and encourage everyone involved in photography and digital imaging. Throughout October, as part of Get Online Week, the IWDIG is holding online digital engagement sessions. Four evening sessions, with fun games and activities are open to everyone and aimed at getting people started with computers and the internet! Wednesday 7.30pm @ Dimbola Lodge, Terrace Lane, Freshwater. www.iwdig.org.uk
15th October 2010: The Isle of Wight Council’s Trading Standards advice session on how to buy safely online. This will take place in Ryde Library between 0900 – 1530. Further sessions will be held on 9th November Sandown Library, 29th November 2010: Freshwater Library, 18th January 2011: Cowes Library and Ventnor Library on 22nd February 2011.
At each session officers will give advice on how to review websites and check their origins, and also give guidance on using secure payment facilities, to purchase goods and services safely online. Read more news on this from the Island Pulse click here…
16th October 2010: Blast from the Past at Dinosaur Isle. Recently named as one of the most significant sites in the world for dinosaur finds, the Isle of Wight is hosting a fun, educational event: ‘Blast from the Past’ at its council-run Dinosaur Isle attraction on Saturday 16th October.
Fossils, prehistoric finds and other ancient artefacts collected from the Isle of Wight, Solent area and beyond will be on display around the museum. Visitors will be able to talk to exhibitors about their finds, bring along their local fossils for identification – or just enjoy this day of exhibits and activities for all the family with free entry for all from 10am to 4pm. For further information, tel. 01983 404344, or visit www.dinosaurisle.com
16th October 2010: Aizhana Nurkenova (pictured) will be performing a Piano Solo Recital on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater Memorial Hall.
- J.S. Bach English Suite No. 4 in F major
- J.S. Bach English Suite No. 5 in E minor
- F. Schubert Sonata D894 in G major
- S. Rachmaninov Etude-Tableaux Op. 33 in D minor
- S. Rachmaninov Etude-Tableaux Op. 39 in D major
Saturday, 16th October 2010
Time: 19:30 Venue: Freshwater Memorial Hall, Avenue Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Tickets: £10 available for purchase from Freshwater Memorial Hall.
16th October 2010: John Milne: Life and work at Shide: Local, National and International influence. A talk by Patrick Nott illustrated with material from the museum collections. Also a chance to view our exhibition on Milne and our working seismometer. (10.30am – 1pm) Tickets £5.00 www.carisbrookecastlemuseum.org.uk
17th October 2010: Isle of Wight Bus Museum Annual Running Day 2010. Isle of Wight Bus Museum, Newport Quay
Experience bus travel from an age when conductors were the norm & witness an impressive display of vintage buses & coaches along Newport Quay with frequent bus excursions departing throughout the day. www.iowbusmuseum.org.uk
18th – 24th October 2010: Get online week takes place between 18th and 24th October, it’s all about getting people started with computers and the internet! In the past events have only happened in UK online centres across England. However, for Get Online week 2010 any organisation in the UK can hold a Get Online week event, big or small.
The Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group is taking part in Get Online Week 2010, by hosting events on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October. www.iwdig.org.uk If you know of any more events taking place on the Island please email the Editor.
19th October 2010: Macro Photography Techniques Talk and Demonstration by David Vennings. Sandown and Shanklin District Camera Club. www.ssdcc.org.uk
20th October 2010: Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG): (IWDIG): Aims to support and encourage everyone involved in photography and digital imaging. Throughout October, as part of Get Online Week, the IWDIG is holding online digital engagement sessions. Four evening sessions, with fun games and activities are open to everyone and aimed at getting people started with computers and the internet! Wednesday 7.30pm @ Dimbola Lodge, Terrace Lane, Freshwater. ukwww.iwdig.org.
21st October 2010: Open Competition Judge Keith Walker. Niton and District Camera Club at 7.30pm in Niton Village Hall. Visitors always welcome, but only members may submit images in club competitions. www.nitonpics.com
22nd – 25th October 2010: Weekend Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2010. A special extra event to follow on from the successful 16-day Walking Festival in May. The walks include treasure hunts, wild food walks, ghost walks, twilight walks, friendship walks, Nordic walking & downland and forest walks.
23rd October 2010: Follow the clues around The Needles Old Battery to crack the code and claim your treasure. For disabled access please phone 01983 754772. The Needles Old Battery 10:30 am – 3:30 pm.
23rd – 29th October 2010: A free exhibition of entries that were snapped over the summer by both Islanders and visitors, in the WWLP Pebble People Photography Competition. will go on display at Dimbola Lodge in Freshwater. Francis Chambers won the Landscape category with this photograph of the Freshwater Bay Pebble People. Judging the competition were Rian Trim from Dimbola Lodge, Brian Gilbert from ‘Art Frames’ and Penny Rushton from Festival Arts.
24th October 2010: Needles Old Battery: BATTLE DRUMS Meet the Victorian military drummer and discover how commands were conveyed by drum on the battlefield. Demonstrations at 12 noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
26th October 2010: Regular Monthly Feature Gary Early will Teach & Discuss: Elements/Lightroom/Photoshop Techniques: Sandown and Shanklin District Camera Club. www.ssdcc.org.uk
24th October 2010: Wight Hot Pipes in concert ‘Medics Mayhem’ for the Hospice to be held from 2pm on Sunday 24th October at Cowes Yacht Haven. This event will feature musicians and entertainers allied in some way to the medical profession, with GP’s nurses and others performing a live musical event. For more about Wight Hot Pipes please check out our Web site www.wighthotpipes.com
25th October 2010: HALF TERM FUN: SHIPWRECK STORIES: Needles Old Battery. Visit Alum Bay for a talk and discover what happened to the unfortunate crews of ships which sank around the Needles rocks. Talks at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. For disabled access please phone 01983 754772.
25th – 31st October 2010: Wizard Week 2010 at Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Halloween fun for all the family during Autumn Half-term week. In a puff of steam, marvel at the magic shows, explore the enchanting Woodland Walk, enjoy relaxing steam train rides, see owls and birds of prey … But are you brave enough to meet the bats?!
26th October 2010: Mottistone Manor Family Fun Day: Join in the fun at Mottistone Manor Garden with a special day of family activities competing against others in your group to see who can score the most points. In the past these challenges have included feeding the polar bear, penalty shoot outs and croquet. Come along and see what’s in store this year.
27th October 2010: Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group (IWDIG): (IWDIG): Aims to support and encourage everyone involved in photography and digital imaging. Throughout October, as part of Get Online Week, the IWDIG is holding online digital engagement sessions. Four evening sessions, with fun games and activities are open to everyone and aimed at getting people started with computers and the internet! Wednesday 7.30pm @ Dimbola Lodge, Terrace Lane, Freshwater. www.iwdig.org.uk
27th October 2010: HALF TERM FUN: CHILDREN AT WAR: Discover what it would have been like to have been a child during the Second World War at one of… Talks at 12 noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. For disabled access please phone 01983 754772.
28th – 29th – 30th October 2010: South Wight Youth Theatre will present ‘Half a Sixpence’ the musical production based on the novel ‘Kipps’ by HG Wells and book by Beverley Cross, at Shanklin Theatre. 9 to 18 year olds will perform classic songs from the show such as ‘Proper Gentleman’ and ‘Flash Bang Wallop’. ‘Half a Sixpence’ at Shanklin Theatre, Prospect Road, Shanklin. 28th, 29th and 30th October 7.30pm – 10.30pm with the Matinee on Saturday 30th at 2.30pm. Tickets available from Shanklin Theatre Box Office: Family £28, Adults £11, Children £6, Concs £9. Read more from the Island Pulse here…
28th, 29th & 30th October 2010: Curtain Up Players present: The Ghost Train (by Arnold Ridley) Totland Church Hall, 7.30pm. Classic 1920’s comedy thriller. An assorted group of passengers are stranded at a rainswept isolated station in Cornwall. The old station Master tells them a chilling tale of past events but there are no more trains until morning & for the passengers there seems no choice. Tickets on sale at the Cabin (Freshwater), Drift (Yarmouth), Totland Pharmacy and Drift (Yarmouth). Or Telephone: 01983 755710.
28th October 2010: HALF TERM FUN: DRAWING MAGIC: Take part in a day of children’s drawing activities based on Victorian times at the Battery.
29th October 2010: HALF TERM FUN: SPY TRAIL: Follow the clues around both Batteries to crack the secret code. Free trail sheet.
30th October 2010: HALF TERM FUN: HALLOWEEN TRAIL Follow the clues around the Battery to crack the code and claim your treat.
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