Isle of Wight Characters

The Isle of Wight is home to people of many skills and talents. From acoustic guitar makers, wood carvers, music festival producers and Radio One DJs, chocolatiers, local produce specialists, sports men and women, vicars, artists and many more. Discover the Island locals here. 

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From tree to bar – that is how Abraham makes his Seaforth Chocolate here on the Isle of Wight - and the sacks of cocoa beans are delivered by a beautiful old 32m Bri...

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Dame Ellen MacArthur is renowned internationally for her achievements in sailing, scooping the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in 200...

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David Firmstone, one of England’s best and most prolific artists, lives right here on the Isle of Wight in a beautiful glass home with panoramic views of the stunnin...

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lsland-born film director and writer Suri Krishnamma continues to make ground-breaking movies as well as being Professor of Film at Norwich University of the Arts. O...

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Gioia Minghella joined the family ice cream business Minghella’s in 2002 following a very successful career in teaching. After the very sad death of her brother Anth...

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What was once a much-loved Mediterranean staple is now firmly rooted in Isle of Wight soil. Colin Boswell, the king of Garlic comes from a farming family, where thre...

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Meet Isle of Wight Zoo director Charlotte Corney as she talks to myIsleofWight about life growing up in a zoo and hand rearing tigers to becoming an animal conservat...

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Molly Attrill one of the most highly revered studio potters on the Island, if not in the UK, is based in her studio on the Garlic Farm in Newchurch. Highly commended...

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A real myIsleofWight Character, you could write a book about Dave Kennett’s adventures on the open seas as coxwain of the RNLI Lifeboat in Yarmouth. With a bronze an...

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Isle of Wight artist Anne Toms talks to My Isle of Wight about how she moved to the Island and forged her career as a successful artist.

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