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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan has been award the Nobel Literature Prize in honour of his achievements as a poet. Ray Foulk, the organiser of the 1968 Isle of Wight Festival, which coaxed Bob Dylan out of retirement and was his only performance in a seven and a half year break, has...

World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day

To celebrate World Alzheimer's Day we're offering 25% off Our Dementia Diary with a £2 donation to the Alzheimer's Society. The acclaimed memoir by Rachael Dixey talks about the difficulties faced by both parties when caring for a partner with early-onset dementia....

Medina vs The Rest of the World Croquet Match 2016

Medina vs The Rest of the World Croquet Match 2016

Picture, if you will, a quintessentially English setting: an Indian summer sun hangs in a cloudless sky, the gentle clack of mallet on ball and the clink of Pimm’s glasses drift across the manicured lawns, and a soft breeze makes the bunting dance. As the shadows...

Celebrating the National Welsh Pony Show

Celebrating the National Welsh Pony Show

We hope you all enjoyed the National Welsh Pony Show as much as we did! Treat yourself this weekend to Tom Best’s bestselling book "The History of the Welsh Pony". Half price copies available for those who are quick! Use the code pony16 at...

Indigo at Dorset’s Smedmore House fund raiser

Indigo at Dorset’s Smedmore House fund raiser

A capacity audience of more than 75 filled the rooms of Smedmore House in Dorset on 24 June 2016 for an oriental evening in aid of charity. As well as an Iranian buffet, the evening included a talk by Jenny Balfour Paul on her life's work with indigo and her latest...

Isle of Wight Festival 2016

Isle of Wight Festival 2016

Festival Organiser Ray Foulk backstage at the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 promoting his new book The Last Great Event.  

Julia Johnson interviewed by City7

Julia Johnson interviewed by City7

Acclaimed Children's author Julia Johnson is interviewed by City7 TV, Dubai about her most recent book, Ubuntu: Summer of the Rhino. Published in partnership with Rhino Revolution, 15% of every copy sold is donated to charity. [youtube...

Rachael Dixey at the Alzheimer’s Show 2016

Rachael Dixey at the Alzheimer’s Show 2016

Rachael Dixey’s Our Dementia Diary was launched at the Alzheimer’s Show at Olympia on Friday 10 June. Both the book and the reading of Brian Daniels' play Don’t Leave Me Now (which is largely based on Rachael’s diary) received much praise and attention with a donation...

Freshwater Memorial Hall

Freshwater Memorial Hall

Forty-six years after the Freshwater Memorial Hall meeting that decided the fate of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, islanders again flocked to the Hall – this time to hear Festival Organiser Ray Foulk and see the exhibition of fantastic photographs of the event. The...

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