Time for Trees

With their stately and permanent qualities, trees enhance a garden in ways that no other plants can – and November is the perfect time to plant one. There is a tree for every situation, even in the tiniest garden.
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IW Literary Festival

October 11th -14th
October 20th – 21st
Northwood House, Cowes
Winning Grand National jockey Bob Champion, Classic FM presenter John Suchet, ITV’s Vera and BBC’s Shetland creator Ann Cleeves are among the 60 plus speakers at the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival. To purchase tickets and view the programme for the festival and the Youth Zone visit

Experience the Needles This Half Term

See the Needles in a different light this October half term and feed the little ones’ imaginations.
Visit our world-famous chairlift and take a dramatic boat trip around The Needles lighthouse. Get lost in our new Jurassic Adventure golf course and see how many dinosaurs you can find! Our new Sega
active zone offers hours of fun and, if that wasn’t enough, see if you can find our fabulous range of offers throughout the site. It’s fun for all the family.

The Billy Joel Songbook live

A critically acclaimed show – celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel – is coming to Medina Theatre on October 26th.
Featuring more than 30 classic Billy Joel hits, including Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life, this electrifying concert will be performed by dynamic singer/songwriter and pianist Elio Pace and his magnificent six-piece band. Medina Theatre

Box Office: (01983) 823884. For more info: eliopace.com