Throughout November Freshwater Library is hosting an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Barry Ecuyer. Inspired by the beauty of the Freshwater Bay area the work ranges from detailed pen and ink drawing to dramatic watercolour seascapes. The show also includes some drawings of the figure, an area of long standing interest and challenge. Since moving to the Island he has achieved recognition in two solo exhibitions at Dimbola. Previously exhibiting regularly at the Djanogly Gallery Nottingham and at several Derbyshire venues he was also Chairman of the Derby Sketching Club. Illustration work includes a mural for the Children’s Cafe at Chatsworth House, book illustration and information material for the Arts Council, BFI and National Trust. He currently runs a Life Drawing group at Dimbola on Monday evenings.
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.
A Red Jet and a yacht collided this afternoon (Friday) as the high-speed vessel was leaving Cowes for Southampton. …continue
Raising the standards of child protection and education will be a top priority for the new-look Isle of Wight Council. …continue
Speeding motorists are being educated about the dangers of their actions by volunteers taking part in a police scheme on the Isle of Wight. …continue
The Isle of Wight’s oldest theme park is celebrating its 170th anniversary this bank holiday weekend. …continue
Staff at Osborne House are celebrating what would have been the birthday of Queen Victoria. …continue
The Island's registrar service will move temporarily due to the Isle of Wight Festival. …continue