Boojum and Snark

Boojum and Snark opened on Sandown’s High Street in October 2019 – just in time to offer a fantastic range of craft or award-winning beers and ciders for the annual Beers and Buses event.

Boojum & Snark aim to contribute to the regeneration of Sandown creating a sustainable High Street business comprising of a nano-brewery, micromuseum, hyperlocal food offering, gallery and retail space.

Below are articles featuring Boojums

Foible & Folly exhibition a celebration of men (and beasts) that were part of Sandown’s story

Foible & Folly window display

A spiteful donkey, rogue sailor and pinched pigeons, designer Lauren Fry delves into Isle of Wight newspaper archives to unearth fantastic tales of bygone Sandown

Thursday, 8th April, 2021 10:37am

By Tracy Mikich with 2 readers' comments

Boojum and Snark announce their latest artist commission: Here’s how to apply

Boojum and snark - bubble barriers and teresa's art on the wall

The latest commission from Boojum&Snark seeks an artist who will engage with the community to foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of the vibrancy and richness of the natural heritage of Sandown Bay. Pass it on if you know someone who fits the bill

Monday, 1st March, 2021 8:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Things Thoughtful: Wild and often whacky snippets of wisdom printed in the Isle of Wight Times

Things Thoughtful - snippets from Isle of Wight Times

Boojum and Snark's latest art commission is coming along well with Lauren Fry at the helm. See an update within

Monday, 8th February, 2021 6:21pm

By Tracy Mikich with 8 readers' comments

Calling artists from around the World – Applications open for paid artist residency

Tracy Mikich and Julie Jones Evans plus detail from boat

If you're the curious type who loves to research and explore ideas in order to create a piece of work that grabs attention and provides a compelling narrative, this could be the project for you.

Friday, 27th November, 2020 6:16pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Boojum&Snark successful in funding bid for three new art projects in Sandown


The arts residency opportunities at Boojum and Snark will also provide support and growth for local self-employed art practitioners who have been adversely hit by the pandemic

Friday, 20th November, 2020 8:49am

By Tracy Mikich with one comment

Jeremy Irons to open Isle of Wight Literary Festival with Hunting of the Snark

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons will open the free digital literary festival by bringing Lewis Carroll’s enigmatic nonsense poem - The Hunting of the Snark - to life

Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 8:34am

By Janet Allan with one comment

The Craft and Cask Festival heads to Sandown next month

tracy and julie at Boojum and Snark

To make up for the loss of the popular beers and buses event, two venues in Sandown are putting on a Craft and Cask Festival. Details within

Tuesday, 29th September, 2020 5:47pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Boojum and Snark’s nano brewery approved: Bar reopens for table service this weekend

boojum brewery

The nano-brewery on Sandown's High Street will be brewing twice a week, as part of a wider regeneration scheme which also sees the cafe/bar reopening for table service this weekend

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 9:33am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Boojum and Snark unveil Simply Galumphing Around, an extraordinary art installation

Boojum and Snark Galumphing Around art installation

Boojum&Snark offer great reason to head to Sandown later this month as they unveil Simply Galumphing Around, an extraordinary art installation exploring the pursuit of Snarks and happiness

Thursday, 6th February, 2020 9:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight and Sandown Bay feature in The Guardian’s ‘Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist’

futuristic retro island article

Sandown Bay and the brilliant work being carried out by The Common Space features prominently in The Guardian's 'Where to go on holiday in 2020: the alternative hotlist'

Sunday, 5th January, 2020 10:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Boojum and Snark join Beers and Buses this weekend

Boojum Brewery illustration of a buoy

Boojum and Snark in Sandown will be open this weekend, showcasing a fine selection of craft and award-winning beers and ciders as part of the Beers and Buses Weekend

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 11:36am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

The Hunting of the Snark Returns To Sandown

The Hunting of the Snark Returns To Sandown

It's going to be bonkers!

Wednesday, 23rd June, 2010 1:30pm

By Sally Perry