Beacon Magazine

Pet of the Month Competition

We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response to our new Pet of the Month competition. We've received pictures of pets in every shape...

West End play ‘The Woman in Black’ comes to Kings Theatre

Brave theatregoers, with a love of ghost stories, should head over to Kings Theatre this week, while London’s West End production of The Woman...

Pumpkin and Potato Soup Recipe

Warm up this winter with a steaming bowl of this hearty homemade soup. Ingredients - 400g of pumpkin, peeled and cut into small cubes. This is...

Sir Ian McKellen: An Interview with John Hannam

There are some years you just never want to end. In my case, it was 2019. I became the grandfather of twin boys, was...

Ladies & Gentlewoman. Can I be a domestic goddess and a...

Growing up as the middle daughter between two sons, I always felt more comfortable in the company of boys, holding my own in 'playfight'...

Our Isle of Wight: The Documentary

Filmmaker Bill Bristow has teamed up with a wealth of local talent to produce a documentary about the incredible history of the Isle of...

Carnival Island: The Story of the New Carnival Company

The Isle of Wight has one of the oldest carnival traditions in the UK. Ryde Carnival began in 1888, and chances are you’ve seen...

Marti Pellow: An Interview with John Hannam

Back on Sunday, February 17th 1991, I had the thrill of having the Beverley Sisters live on IW Radio's John Hannam Meets. At the...

Sweetcorn Relish Recipe

This delicious relish is so versatile, it goes well with almost everything and who knows, variations on the recipe could inspire the beginnings of...

Get Baking: Apple Rose Tart Recipe

Got some apples? Feeling creative? Impress your nearest and dearest while expressing your artistic side, writes Jo Grey. For the Pastry 200g plain flour 125g unsalted butter,...

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