A bit of rain will not defeat Isle of Arts Festival: ‘The show will go on’

There’s an amazing range of things taking place in Ventnor today for the Isle of Arts Festival from workshops and masterclasses to quality live music and theatre. Don’t let a little bit of rain put you off coming to Ventnor for the day.

Arts Trail map

Plans for the Great Isle of Wight Paint Off and kid’s sandcastle competition may have changed slightly, but as our headline states, a little bit of rain won’t stop this show.

Great Isle of Wight Paint Off
The Great Isle of Wight Paint Off artists have been invited to start off inside the Winter Gardens (forecast is for brighter conditions this afternoon), so make sure you check them out during the day. It takes place between 10am-4pm, with judging taking place at 5pm at the Winter Gardens.

Plus the Arts Trail in various venues around town

Keeping the kids entertained
If you were planning to spend the day on the beach watching the grand sandcastle competition, head to Boathouse at the Spyglass instead where a fun kid’s session has been organised instead.

There’s also plenty for the kids to do:

Ed Boxall “Dolphins” storytelling session for little ones at the Library at 11.30 and art session there later this afternoon.

Curious Creatures – great family fun show with puppets at the Winter Gardens.

Marionette Insect Circus at Ventnor Exchange at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Workshops and masterclasses and talks
It’s Easy to Improvise music workshop (Now at 12 noon instead of 11 .30) at the Boathouse.

Fred Astaire Masterclass 12 noon at the Winter Gardens.

Tom Redmond from the Halle Orchestra at 2 pm in St Catherine’s Church.

Stanley Holloway Monologues and Travelling tearoom at the Baptist Church from 3pm.

Film, theatre and great live music
Film: “The Manchurian Candidate” starring Frank Sinatra at Ventnor Arts Club at 4pm.

The MoonShiners Blues at the Boathouse at 5pm.

Val Wiseman band with Lady Sings The Blues Billie Holiday tribute at 5 pm in St Catherine’s Church

Linda Marlowe in Berkoff’s Women – powerful one woman show – at Winter Gardens at 5.30pm.

And of course this evening:
Mud Morganfield (son of Blues Legend Muddy Waters) band at the Winter Gardens 8pm

Mark Farrelly in an amazing show about Quentin Crisp, in the intimate setting of the Boathouse, also at 8pm

Revolution: the making of a musical at St Catherine’s Church, also at 8pm.

And finally: a chance to chill out and have a drink in Ventnor a Arts Club from 9pm listening to the Island’s own Holly Kirby.

Sunday, 3rd May, 2015 9:57am

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Robbo

Hope sound is better at the Winter Gardens tonight than it was for Champs on Friday.