Brilliant Britain - Episode 1 - Isle of Wight

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09 October 2013, 05:25

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Arizou Baker, Tina Edwards and Jonjo Henry treat us to the best that the Isle of Wight has to offer, including tasty garlic treats; a special song by island legend Derek Sande; and of course, some very worthy Big Lottery Funded-supported projects!


The Garlic Farm
The farmers at this Isle of Wight farm have been growing garlic for more than 50 years, becoming the UK's largest specialist garlic growers. The farm also produces a dazzling array of unique garlic goodies; from roast garlic jam to ice cream and even beer, should you dare to try something different. More Information:

Independent Arts runs Singabout – a social music therapy group that aims to improve mood and wellbeing. Aimed at sufferers of dementia and stroke victims, Singabout's many groups across the island now attract people from all walks of life for a free, fun sing-a-long. More Information:

The Footprint Trust
The Footprint Trust aims to reduce the ecological footprint of the Isle of Wight and uses Big Lottery Fund money to promote sustainable living. The trust's motto is "Act Locally, Think Globally" and reinforces their view that everyone working together can help make the world a better place to live. The trust's tips and tricks can help lift people out of fuel poverty and their volunteer groups conserve the local area. More Information:

Platform One
Platform One is a youth organisation that focuses on the creative arts and provides an accessible platform and opportunities for young people to get involved in exciting initiatives. In partnership with the University of Chichester and Isle of Wight College, Platform One also runs a foundation degree in commercial music and a BTEC national diploma in music. More Information:

Scarrots Lane Bakery
Scarrots Lane Bakery – part of Community Action Isle of Wight – is run by the community for the community. All profits from sales of their delicious breads, cakes and biscuits are used to fund support for the island's voluntary and community sectors. More Information:

Isle Of Wight Adventure Activities
Adventure Activities runs everything from kayaking, orienteering and paddle boarding, to fossil hunting, mountain boarding and archery across the entire Isle of Wight, catering for all your outdoor adventure needs! They also put on events for Scouts and Beavers, while raising awareness for local lifeboat organisations. More Information: