Charity to host Easter duck race


Young people’s charity Challenge & Adventure is hosting its annual duck race on Easter Saturday, April 20th.
Taking place at Shide footpath at 12pm, 1,000 numbered ducks will float down the river.
Buy yours at Arreton Barns, the

Dairyman’s Daughter, The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport, The Steamer Inn, Shanklin, or Jewsons, Sandown. Alternatively, buy online at or call 527026.
The first-placed duck wins £50 with other prizes also up for grabs.

Memorial Ploughing Match

Watch heavy horses ploughing alongside vintage and conventional tractors at the Memorial Ploughing Match on Sunday April 7th.
Organised for many years by Karen Sheath, the event raises money for local charities, with this year’s main beneficiary being young people’s charity Challenge & Adventure.
The event is sponsored by Red Funnel and takes place in the field next to Ashbridge Lane in Kingston, between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Entry is free.


The Brighstone Passion Play

Islanders will have a unique opportunity to see the Easter story performed in the open air this month.
Re-enacting scenes from more than 2,000 years ago,
The Passion Play will be performed in the playing field behind the municipal car park in Brighstone at 2pm on Saturday, April 20th. There will be a free park and ride service operating from Brighstone Holiday Centre. Admission is free, although donations are welcome. For further information, call Chris Biggs on 740936 or Chris Goodman on 741166.



Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners

Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland’s favourite sons, The Dubliners. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years, this talented cast of musicians and singers brings the music of this iconic group to life.
See them live at Medina Theatre on Wednesday, March 20th at 7.30pm. Book now at or call 01983 823884


Huge Challenging Spring Quiz

Young people’s charity Challenge & Adventure will be holding The Huge Challenging Spring Quiz on Friday, March 8th.
Returning to Gurnard Pines, the quizzing kicks off at 7pm with some amazing prizes to be won, including a first prize of £100 and chocolate and wine hampers for the runners-up, donated by The Cooperative Funeral Care. There will also be a huge raffle throughout the evening.
Tom Stroud will be returning as Quiz Master, with Malcolm Randall setting the questions. Team registrations are open (£20 per team of four). To register your team, go to

Christmas Fayre in aid of Challenge and Adventure

Challenge and Adventure will benefit from a Christmas fayre held at the old grammar school in Newport on Saturday, November 24th. For the first time in a long time, the historic building at 118-119 St James Street will be opened up to host the event, which will run as part of Newport Christmas Carnival.

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