If you’re looking for a family-friendly festival, Rhythmtree certainly ticks a number of boxes – from dedicated children’s activities to free family dance and instrument workshops. Set in the picturesque woodland setting of Three Gates Farm at Calbourne, Rhythmtree (20-22 July) is now all set for its third year on the West Wight. The event promises three days of activities and entertainment with numerous bars, food concessions and market stalls. The most important part, however, is of course the music and over 60 acts promise to open visitors’ eyes to sounds they may not have heard before. Among the highlights is the music of Krar Collective, who will be premiering a unique performance commissioned for the BT River of Music part of the 2012 London Olympics.
With over 11 performers on stage the band will bring together instruments, singers and dancers from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti to provide an unforgettable and colourful display of the music and culture of the Horn of Africa. To see the full line-up and get more information, visit www.rhythmtree.info
There are probably as many reasons why people deliver copies of the Isle of Wight Beacon as there are people who deliver. This month we’ve been speaking to one of our East Cowes deliverers to find out why she gets involved.
The scene is set at Robin Hill Country Park ahead of Bestival, which promises a huge range of acts throughout the weekend of 6 – 9 September.
The Duke of Edinburgh was presented with a bottle of specially produced local ale when visiting the Isle of Wight for the second time this summer.
The official charity partner of Cowes Week 2012 is hoping their shore-side fundraising activities are just as successful as their on the water racing.
A full programme of activities has been announced for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, which takes place between 11 and 18 August 2012.
The Independent Lifeboat Lotto has made £36,000 for the units at Ryde, Freshwater and Sandown in its first year.
The new Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for the Isle of Wight says she'll work hard to find out what Islanders want from their police force. …continue
One person has been taken to hospital after a two car collision in Binstead. …continue
Isle of Wight housing provider Spectrum is extending a scheme which aims to get people back into work. …continue
A drop-in session highlighting future flood risks to Yarmouth will be held tomorrow (Wednesday). …continue
The new head chef of the Hambrough says he wants to bring his own style and flair to the Ventnor hotel. …continue
An Island golfer is targeting success in the national final of a Prince's Trust tournament. …continue