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Giving buildings a second life

Conservation architect, Deniz Beck, has been commissioned as part of the ERMC team to assess the properties in Ryde and Newport for shopfront grants and she has prepared a feasibility study for Aspire to allow for more community use. “I...

Design Guide plays a key role in the future of Newport and Ryde

Newport and Ryde Commercial Frontages Design Guide is a guide for shopkeepers, building owners, designers, planners, councillors, and anyone else involved in caring for shops and other commercial buildings in Ryde and Newport town centres. The design guide sets a...

Newport is a quiet pleasure

Richard Smout, Isle of Wight Heritage Services Manager, believes the Newport we see today has been determined by a whole set of factors that are heritage based. His role means he directly runs Newport’s Record Office, while line-managing the council’s...

Newport welcomes Isle of Wight Children’s Festival

The Isle of Wight Children’s Festival returns this Easter half-term on Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd of April with a new expanded programme based around Newport town centre. The festival, which began in 2018 had a hiatus due to covid-19...

A chance to see Newport Minster as never before

John Bailey, Director of Thomas Ford & Partners Chartered Architect Practice, is surveyor of the fabric to Rochester, Wakefield and Guildford Cathedrals as well as Inspecting Architect to many parish churches and is a three times winner of the King...

We want people to fall back in love with Newport

Julie Jones-Evans, has been an Isle of Wight Councillor since 2009 and is the cabinet member with responsibility for Regeneration, Business Development and Tourism. She is a passionate advocate for Newport.   “When I was a teenager coming to Newport...

Free half-term family friendly activities

Sue Bailey

The IW STORY FESTIVAL is pleased to be working alongside the High Street Heritage Action Zone to bring some family friendly activities to Newport during the February ‘22 half term. There are drawing, making, shadow puppetry, storytelling and researching activities....

Heritage Half Term Activities

Martin

To celebrate the opening of a new exhibition – the Museum of Island History will be open free of charge on Tuesday 22 February and Thursday 24 February between 10am – 1pm. The new exhibition will explore and celebrate the...