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Singer Songwriter Returns To Scilly For Performances

Singer Songwriter Returns To Scilly For Performances

A singer-songwriter who honed his craft on the beaches of St Mary’s, when he was here as a young man working in hotels and the flower industry in the 1970s, is back for the performance of this latest work at the Town Hall on Thursday night. Paul Edwards started music sessions in Scilly four years […]

Theatre Club’s Summer Show To End Early

Theatre Club’s Summer Show To End Early

St Mary’s Theatre Club’s summer show is ending early. The last performances of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter will be next Wednesday and Thursday. Producer and director, Maggie Perkovic, says they’ve had to call off the show as the lead actor, Neil Middleton, who is on stage for the majority of the performance, has announced he […]

This Morning Celebrity Chef To Broadcast From Scilly

This Morning Celebrity Chef To Broadcast From Scilly

A celebrity chef is coming to film a cookery slot on our islands. Phil Vickery will be working here for ITV’s This Morning programme from the 28th September to 1st October. He’ll feature Hell Bay Hotel chef, Glenn Gatlin, preparing food foraged locally on the island. Seafood will be off the menu as the team […]

AONB Funds Night Vision Equipment For Bat Group

AONB Funds Night Vision Equipment For Bat Group

Volunteers will be able to search for bats in Scilly in complete darkness next year thanks to a grant of just under £1600 from the AONB. Ann Gurr of the Scilly Bat Group says they hope to buy a night vision scope so they can track down the brown long-eared bats. The species hadn’t been […]

Last Performance In Scilly For Shakespeare Company

Last Performance In Scilly For Shakespeare Company

It’s the end of the road for a touring Shakespeare theatre company this weekend with their last ever performances in Scilly. Theatre Setup has been coming to the islands since 1980 when they started putting on productions at the Chaplaincy gardens. They now play in 35 venues across seven countries and have performed in Tresco […]

The Rough Island Band To Make Rare Live Appearances This Weekend

The Rough Island Band To Make Rare Live Appearances This Weekend

Songs from a second album by The Rough Island Band will be performed at three islands’ venues at the weekend. The band will be performing at the Turk’s Head on Saturday, The New Inn on Sunday lunchtime, with a gig at the Old Town Inn on Sunday evening. All of the music on the album […]

Exhibition Showcases Work Of the Late Humfrey Wakefield

Exhibition Showcases Work Of the Late Humfrey Wakefield

A showcase of art created by the late Humfrey Wakefield is on display at his Garrison studio this week. The exhibition presents a selection of his pieces from 50 years as a potter on the islands. We spoke to his wife, Helena, who told us Humfrey was inspired by shapes seen in the islands and […]

Annual Round-The-Island Sailing Race Tomorrow

Annual Round-The-Island Sailing Race Tomorrow

It’s the annual Round-the-Island sailing race tomorrow. The race is open to all vessels able to complete the course under sail and goes clockwise around St Mary’s, finishing at Porth Conger, St.Agnes. But organisers from the Isles of Scilly Sailing Club are keeping an eye on the forecast to see if it can go ahead. […]

Sea Kayak Training Being Offered

Sea Kayak Training Being Offered

Islanders who want to experience sea kayaking are being offered free training on Thursday, 11th August at Porthmellon. A mainland company is in Scilly to give islanders a chance to hone or learn essential skills. Clare Lewis is liaising with the organisers and says that they’ll put on the course if at least three people […]