Every month, Beacon Magazine is packed with articles about Island life, local history, competitions, news, interviews and much more. Here's some of our favourites.
Wellbeing in the Workplace
Some advice for those who may be facing work struggles during these uncertain times
Britain’s summer staycations increase value of Isle of Wight homes
As the global Covid-19 pandemic means many Brits may be hesitant to travel abroad, ‘staycations’ are set to become even more popular.
Direct cremation: An affordable alternative to a traditional funeral
Direct cremation is an affordable alternative to a traditional funeral. The cremation takes place without any service at the crematorium, and without mourners or a minister present.
Sandown Bay's 'Beach Guy': A tribute to Norman Abram
A striking new mural named ‘Less Flapping, More Flying’ has been painted at The Sundial Cafe, in memory of Norman Abram, who died in 2017.
An Interview with Illustrator Nick Sharratt
Beacon Magazine caught up with iconic illustrator, Nick Sharratt, who is best known for his work with Jacqueline Wilson and Julia Donaldson, among many others.
A History of Women's Lives on the Isle of Wight
Elizabeth Missing Sewell was born on Newport High Street on the 19th February 1815. ‘Missing’, a rather odd choice in middle name, is said to have been her godmother’s surname.
Carnival Island: The Story of the New Carnival Company
The Isle of Wight has one of the oldest carnival traditions in the UK. Ryde Carnival began in 1888, and chances are you’ve seen or taken part in at least one of the many colourful and uplifting parades that bring our streets to life every year.
Our Isle of Wight: The Documentary
Filmmaker Bill Bristow has teamed up with a wealth of local talent to produce a documentary about the incredible history of the Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight’s Missing Chapter by James Rayner
The history of the Isle of Wight is often treated as a closed book which has meant that some of the most talented Islanders who made a name for themselves are pretty much unknown today.
Winter Walks and Local Lunches on the Isle of Wight
January is here again, and at the risk of making new year’s resolutions we can’t keep, we’re ditching the fad diets and making the most of this beautiful Island by getting out into the great outdoors.