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Real Isle of Wight : Information & entertainment about the sunniest place in the UK. Including all the best things to do and events throughout the year.

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Real Isle of Wight : Information & entertainment about the sunniest place in the UK. Including all the best things to do and events throughout the year.

Real Isle of Wight : Information & entertainment about the sunniest place in the UK. Including all the best things to do and events throughout the year.

Tony Wicks

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A full, frank and funny guide to all things Isle of Wight. We are two young(ish) entrepreneur types who love living on the Isle of Wight, spending time at local events and enjoying all of the great attractions. We take all there is to do on the Island (and there is a lot) and we review it for you. Lots of great information about where to go, where to stay, what to eat and all the insider tips that will help make your visit or day out on the Island great. The Isle of Wight is fast becoming the place to go with two fabulous music festivals, the Isle of Wight festival in June and Bestival in September, as well as Cowes Week, Isle of Arts and much more you. If you want to know the Islanders view, the insider tips and hints, all the best places the locals go, as well as the best spots for free parking, souvenirs and much more this is the Podcast for you. As well as great information you can be entertained with our light hearted humour and passion for the real gem of the UK.

Latest Episodes

Cowes Week 2016 : Episode 66

Cowes Week 2016 Cowes week 2016 has started with a BANG! The longest running (and one of the biggest) regattas in the world has set up in Cowes for this years fun. What we will tell you about in this episode: Whats on duringCowes Week The different areas in the Town What bands will be headlining the main stages When you can see the Red Arrows What is the best way to view the Fireworks, the culmination of Cowes Week In the News Tony tells us about Hollywood moving to the Island to film a new blockbuster, and Ali discusses the recent comments made by David Hoare. Food and Drink In this weeks food and drink with enjoya sandwich and chips(well sort of chips) at the Astoria resturant in Sandown Links you may find helpful Cowes Week Astoria Cafe David Hoare Film at Osbourne House Our Sponsor for this show is The Wight Choice Card The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50...

32 min2016 AUG 9
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Cowes Week 2016 : Episode 66

August on the Isle of Wight : Episode 65

Events on the Isle of Wight During August We are back after our holidays, and super excited!! August (in Tonys opinion) is the the best month of the year for spending time on the Isle of Wight, with tnnes of events scheduled throughout the month. In this weeks episode we look at the very best of what is happening during the summer holidays. What we will tell you about in this episode: Whats on during the month of August What not to miss Our favourite events on the Island All the dates for the key festivals and events Top tips in where and how to get the best vantage point. In the News Due to it being our returning episode the New is a bit of a cheat and we discuss the wedding of the year which took place on the Island in July. Food and Drink In this weeks food and drink with enjoy a coffee and cakewith some unusual creatures atWest Wight Alpacas Links you may find helpful West Wight Alpacas Cowes Week Garlic Festival Chale Show V-Dub Festival Ventnor Fringe Jack up the80's Classic I...

24 min2016 AUG 2
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August on the Isle of Wight : Episode 65

The Isle of Wight Festival : Episode 64

The Isle of Wight Festival 2016 It's that time again where we give you the low down of the first (and arguably) one of the best festivals of the calender year, the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 What we will tell you about in this episode: the best band to see at this years festival What are the areas at this years festival Added extras for staying at the festival Food and drink purchases in and around the festival site In the News Tony talks about an Island resident who took the council to court and won in relation to taking his children out of school for a family holiday, and a former resident who has qualified for the Olympics in Rio. Ali discusses the most recent landslip in Yaverland. Links you may find helpful Isle of Wight Festival Jon Platt - School holidays verdict Jess Andrews - Rio Olympics Yaverland land slip Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here- Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee...

37 min2016 MAY 31
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The Isle of Wight Festival : Episode 64

Things to do on the Isle of Wight During May Bank Holiday

May Bank Holiday 2016 In this weeks episodediscuss all the great thinks that are happening on the Isle of Wight during this years May Bank Holiday. What we will tell you about in this episode: what events are happening Where is the best place to enjoy your extra day off Our top tips for a fabulous bank holiday In the News Tony talks about a former Island resident who helped Leicester win the premier league, and an article written by the super famous Anneka Rice. Ali discusses the emergence of a sink hole on a Ryde Street. Food and Drink In this weeks episode we discuss a small but excellent cafe above Skin Trade in Newport Links you may find helpful Isle of Wight Lambretta Day Mottistone Manor Barton Manor Needles Half Marathon Victoria's Fabulous Fete Osbourne House Bembridge Street Fair Festival of Heros Brading Roman Villa Carisbrooke Castle Skintrade Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here- Ti...

26 min2016 MAY 18
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Things to do on the Isle of Wight During May Bank Holiday

Robin Hill Country Park : Episode 62

Robin Hill Country Park In this weeks episode we take you on a journey through Robin Hill country park and all that it has to offer What we will tell you about in this episode: What you will find in the park Hidden Gems to keep your eye out for Our Top Tips for a fantastic day Our highlights of the park what's new in the park the best way to get around Robin Hill In the News This week in the news Tony talks "Bin Gate 2" with the revelation that the new bins are not compatible with the rubbish trucks. Ali talks about the potential sad closure of Priory Bay Hotel and the exciting news of the up coming Pod Cast Awards!! Food and Drink In this weeks food and drink with enjoy a coffee and cake in aCafe with an amazing view! Aptly named the view cafe in St Helens Links you may find helpful Robin Hill Priory Bay Hotel View Cafe St Helens Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here- Tickets cost £200 with th...

25 min2016 MAY 10
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Robin Hill Country Park : Episode 62

Things to do for Dog Owners : Episode 61

Information for DogOwners on the Isle of WightIn this weeks episode we answer a listeners question about whereis the best place to enjoy the Isle of Wight whilst walking yourdog.What we will tell youabout in this episode:How to bring your dog to the Isle of WightWhat beaches are open to dogs all yearWhere you can stay with your dogWhat attractions allow dogs inInthe NewsThis week in the news Tony talks about the latest IslandRandonee and the clothing choices of two specific participants. Alidiscusses a new crowd funding scheme set up by Bebe'cinno inNewport to raise funds for a new soft play area.Foodand DrinkIn this weeks food and drink with enjoy a coffee and cake in aVictorian setting, in Ryde's Royal Esplanade hotelLinksyou may find helpfulRandoneeBebe'cinnoEsplanade HotelAccommodation for DogsOpen Beeches for DogsAttractions open to DogsBuy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here-Tickets cost £200 with the booking feeOur Sponsorfor this show is The Wight Choice C...

25 min2016 MAY 3
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Things to do for Dog Owners : Episode 61

An interview with Will Darling: Episode 60

An Interview with the co-founder of the Wight Choice Card This week we interview Will Darling, an Isle of Wight entrepreneur and co-founder of the Wight Choice card, a loyalty card promoting local Island Businesses. What we will tell you about in this episode: What is the Wight Choice Card; How did it start and what is the purpose of the card; How you can purchase your own card; Some of the businesses where you can receive a discount; Exciting news with the upcoming one year anniversary; Whats next for the Wight Choice Card; Will's top tip for Coffee and Cake; Will's tips for new visitors including his best beach. In the News This week in the news Tony brings twoexciting stories regarding a new helicopter landing pad in Arreton and the announcement of the first official Isle of Wight day. Ali brings you news on "Marathon Man", Mike Russell and his epic 36 hour podcasting event. Links you may find helpful Wight choice card French Franks Caffe Isola Blackman power bikes The Fighting C...

25 min2016 APR 26
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An interview with Will Darling: Episode 60

Whitecliff Bay: Episode 59

Another Hidden Gem on the Isle of Wight This week we visit one of the hidden beaches on the Isle of Wight which really takes some effort to find but is well worth it. What we will tell you about in this episode: How to find the beach. Why you should make the effort to head down to Whitecliff Bay. What facilities you will find there. Where to park. In the News This week in the news Tony brings two very different decisions from the planning department about the Ferry Companies on the Isle of Wight and on a (some would say) more interesting note the Isle of Wight features in the Rough Guide's Top 30 places to visit in the world with children. Ali has some news of a public art project in East Cowes with the development of an archway made with chains from the floating bridge. You can see for yourself at the official opening on the 23rd April at the East Cowes Business Association Free Family Fun Day. Upcoming Events East Cowes Business Association Family Fun Day to celebrate St George's ...

18 min2016 APR 19
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Whitecliff Bay: Episode 59

An Interview with Dee Becker: Episode 58

Dee's 65 mile round the Island walking challenge Reaching the age of 60 is a milestone and as Dee approaches her 60th Birthday she has decided to mark the occasion by walking a massive 65 miles round the Island in one go on the 30th April 2016. What we will tell you about in this episode: What the challenge is all about. Why Dee has decided to undertake the challenge. Dee's fundraising target of £6,000. The charities Dee is supporting. Dee's tips when out walking on the Island. Why you should enjoy the pace of life on the Island and take your time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Dee's top tip for visitors. In the News This week in the news Tony tells us about another returning festival in 2016, Riverfest on the 21st of May. Ali has some more Bake Off News, hot on the heels of Mary Berry's visits to the Isle of Wight Great British Bake off winner Nadiya Hussain booked to attend this years Garlic Festival on the 20th August 2016. Upcoming Events East Cowes Business Association F...

35 min2016 APR 12
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An Interview with Dee Becker: Episode 58

Solent Forts : Episode 57

A focus on No Mans Fort If you have ever wondered what the forts in the Solent are all about or what goes on out there then this is the episode for you. What we will tell you about in this episode: How many forts there are; Who owns the forts; What you can do on No Man's Fort; The history of the Forts in the Solent; Which fort was featured in an episode of Dr Who; Why they stationed non swimming military personnel at the forts in the Second World War; Whether you can canoe to No Mans Fort; How to visit the forts. In the News This week in the news Tony's news is (as usual!) pretty rubbish...........he tells us all about changes to the bins! Bin austerity on the Isle of Wight. Ali reports on two fantastic free family events taking place on the Island on Saturday 23rd April 2016. East Cowes Business Association Family Fun Day to celebrate St George's Day - 11am - 3pm. 12 Noon children's fancy dress parade and competition with great prizes, and at 1pm a shield decorating competition for...

28 min2016 APR 5
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Solent Forts : Episode 57

Latest Episodes

Cowes Week 2016 : Episode 66

Cowes Week 2016 Cowes week 2016 has started with a BANG! The longest running (and one of the biggest) regattas in the world has set up in Cowes for this years fun. What we will tell you about in this episode: Whats on duringCowes Week The different areas in the Town What bands will be headlining the main stages When you can see the Red Arrows What is the best way to view the Fireworks, the culmination of Cowes Week In the News Tony tells us about Hollywood moving to the Island to film a new blockbuster, and Ali discusses the recent comments made by David Hoare. Food and Drink In this weeks food and drink with enjoya sandwich and chips(well sort of chips) at the Astoria resturant in Sandown Links you may find helpful Cowes Week Astoria Cafe David Hoare Film at Osbourne House Our Sponsor for this show is The Wight Choice Card The Wight Choice is a local loyalty card scheme for the Isle of Wight that rewards you for shopping locally. Show your Wight Choice card when using one of the 50...

32 min2016 AUG 9
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Cowes Week 2016 : Episode 66

August on the Isle of Wight : Episode 65

Events on the Isle of Wight During August We are back after our holidays, and super excited!! August (in Tonys opinion) is the the best month of the year for spending time on the Isle of Wight, with tnnes of events scheduled throughout the month. In this weeks episode we look at the very best of what is happening during the summer holidays. What we will tell you about in this episode: Whats on during the month of August What not to miss Our favourite events on the Island All the dates for the key festivals and events Top tips in where and how to get the best vantage point. In the News Due to it being our returning episode the New is a bit of a cheat and we discuss the wedding of the year which took place on the Island in July. Food and Drink In this weeks food and drink with enjoy a coffee and cakewith some unusual creatures atWest Wight Alpacas Links you may find helpful West Wight Alpacas Cowes Week Garlic Festival Chale Show V-Dub Festival Ventnor Fringe Jack up the80's Classic I...

24 min2016 AUG 2
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August on the Isle of Wight : Episode 65

The Isle of Wight Festival : Episode 64

The Isle of Wight Festival 2016 It's that time again where we give you the low down of the first (and arguably) one of the best festivals of the calender year, the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 What we will tell you about in this episode: the best band to see at this years festival What are the areas at this years festival Added extras for staying at the festival Food and drink purchases in and around the festival site In the News Tony talks about an Island resident who took the council to court and won in relation to taking his children out of school for a family holiday, and a former resident who has qualified for the Olympics in Rio. Ali discusses the most recent landslip in Yaverland. Links you may find helpful Isle of Wight Festival Jon Platt - School holidays verdict Jess Andrews - Rio Olympics Yaverland land slip Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here- Tickets cost £200 with the booking fee...

37 min2016 MAY 31
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The Isle of Wight Festival : Episode 64

Things to do on the Isle of Wight During May Bank Holiday

May Bank Holiday 2016 In this weeks episodediscuss all the great thinks that are happening on the Isle of Wight during this years May Bank Holiday. What we will tell you about in this episode: what events are happening Where is the best place to enjoy your extra day off Our top tips for a fabulous bank holiday In the News Tony talks about a former Island resident who helped Leicester win the premier league, and an article written by the super famous Anneka Rice. Ali discusses the emergence of a sink hole on a Ryde Street. Food and Drink In this weeks episode we discuss a small but excellent cafe above Skin Trade in Newport Links you may find helpful Isle of Wight Lambretta Day Mottistone Manor Barton Manor Needles Half Marathon Victoria's Fabulous Fete Osbourne House Bembridge Street Fair Festival of Heros Brading Roman Villa Carisbrooke Castle Skintrade Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here- Ti...

26 min2016 MAY 18
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Things to do on the Isle of Wight During May Bank Holiday

Robin Hill Country Park : Episode 62

Robin Hill Country Park In this weeks episode we take you on a journey through Robin Hill country park and all that it has to offer What we will tell you about in this episode: What you will find in the park Hidden Gems to keep your eye out for Our Top Tips for a fantastic day Our highlights of the park what's new in the park the best way to get around Robin Hill In the News This week in the news Tony talks "Bin Gate 2" with the revelation that the new bins are not compatible with the rubbish trucks. Ali talks about the potential sad closure of Priory Bay Hotel and the exciting news of the up coming Pod Cast Awards!! Food and Drink In this weeks food and drink with enjoy a coffee and cake in aCafe with an amazing view! Aptly named the view cafe in St Helens Links you may find helpful Robin Hill Priory Bay Hotel View Cafe St Helens Please vote for us at the UK Podcasters Awards by clicking this link Buy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here- Tickets cost £200 with th...

25 min2016 MAY 10
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Robin Hill Country Park : Episode 62

Things to do for Dog Owners : Episode 61

Information for DogOwners on the Isle of WightIn this weeks episode we answer a listeners question about whereis the best place to enjoy the Isle of Wight whilst walking yourdog.What we will tell youabout in this episode:How to bring your dog to the Isle of WightWhat beaches are open to dogs all yearWhere you can stay with your dogWhat attractions allow dogs inInthe NewsThis week in the news Tony talks about the latest IslandRandonee and the clothing choices of two specific participants. Alidiscusses a new crowd funding scheme set up by Bebe'cinno inNewport to raise funds for a new soft play area.Foodand DrinkIn this weeks food and drink with enjoy a coffee and cake in aVictorian setting, in Ryde's Royal Esplanade hotelLinksyou may find helpfulRandoneeBebe'cinnoEsplanade HotelAccommodation for DogsOpen Beeches for DogsAttractions open to DogsBuy your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 here-Tickets cost £200 with the booking feeOur Sponsorfor this show is The Wight Choice C...

25 min2016 MAY 3
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Things to do for Dog Owners : Episode 61

An interview with Will Darling: Episode 60

An Interview with the co-founder of the Wight Choice Card This week we interview Will Darling, an Isle of Wight entrepreneur and co-founder of the Wight Choice card, a loyalty card promoting local Island Businesses. What we will tell you about in this episode: What is the Wight Choice Card; How did it start and what is the purpose of the card; How you can purchase your own card; Some of the businesses where you can receive a discount; Exciting news with the upcoming one year anniversary; Whats next for the Wight Choice Card; Will's top tip for Coffee and Cake; Will's tips for new visitors including his best beach. In the News This week in the news Tony brings twoexciting stories regarding a new helicopter landing pad in Arreton and the announcement of the first official Isle of Wight day. Ali brings you news on "Marathon Man", Mike Russell and his epic 36 hour podcasting event. Links you may find helpful Wight choice card French Franks Caffe Isola Blackman power bikes The Fighting C...

25 min2016 APR 26
Comments
An interview with Will Darling: Episode 60

Whitecliff Bay: Episode 59

Another Hidden Gem on the Isle of Wight This week we visit one of the hidden beaches on the Isle of Wight which really takes some effort to find but is well worth it. What we will tell you about in this episode: How to find the beach. Why you should make the effort to head down to Whitecliff Bay. What facilities you will find there. Where to park. In the News This week in the news Tony brings two very different decisions from the planning department about the Ferry Companies on the Isle of Wight and on a (some would say) more interesting note the Isle of Wight features in the Rough Guide's Top 30 places to visit in the world with children. Ali has some news of a public art project in East Cowes with the development of an archway made with chains from the floating bridge. You can see for yourself at the official opening on the 23rd April at the East Cowes Business Association Free Family Fun Day. Upcoming Events East Cowes Business Association Family Fun Day to celebrate St George's ...

18 min2016 APR 19
Comments
Whitecliff Bay: Episode 59

An Interview with Dee Becker: Episode 58

Dee's 65 mile round the Island walking challenge Reaching the age of 60 is a milestone and as Dee approaches her 60th Birthday she has decided to mark the occasion by walking a massive 65 miles round the Island in one go on the 30th April 2016. What we will tell you about in this episode: What the challenge is all about. Why Dee has decided to undertake the challenge. Dee's fundraising target of £6,000. The charities Dee is supporting. Dee's tips when out walking on the Island. Why you should enjoy the pace of life on the Island and take your time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Dee's top tip for visitors. In the News This week in the news Tony tells us about another returning festival in 2016, Riverfest on the 21st of May. Ali has some more Bake Off News, hot on the heels of Mary Berry's visits to the Isle of Wight Great British Bake off winner Nadiya Hussain booked to attend this years Garlic Festival on the 20th August 2016. Upcoming Events East Cowes Business Association F...

35 min2016 APR 12
Comments
An Interview with Dee Becker: Episode 58

Solent Forts : Episode 57

A focus on No Mans Fort If you have ever wondered what the forts in the Solent are all about or what goes on out there then this is the episode for you. What we will tell you about in this episode: How many forts there are; Who owns the forts; What you can do on No Man's Fort; The history of the Forts in the Solent; Which fort was featured in an episode of Dr Who; Why they stationed non swimming military personnel at the forts in the Second World War; Whether you can canoe to No Mans Fort; How to visit the forts. In the News This week in the news Tony's news is (as usual!) pretty rubbish...........he tells us all about changes to the bins! Bin austerity on the Isle of Wight. Ali reports on two fantastic free family events taking place on the Island on Saturday 23rd April 2016. East Cowes Business Association Family Fun Day to celebrate St George's Day - 11am - 3pm. 12 Noon children's fancy dress parade and competition with great prizes, and at 1pm a shield decorating competition for...

28 min2016 APR 5
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Solent Forts : Episode 57
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