Isle of Arts Festival

The Isle of Arts Festival was founded in 2011 by four Ventorians, Gillian Jenner, Christopher Bonney, Janneke and Philip Oxley.

The festival is set in and around Ventnor and offers a wide range of performances in The Arts, from comedy to dance, theatre to live music.

Below are a selection of articles we’ve published over the years about Isle of Arts Festival.

Book now for Jazz at the Movies brunch with Joanna Eden

Joanna Eden

The Jazz Brunches at Isle of Arts Festival are always great treat for jazz lovers. This year Joanna Eden will be joined by Chris Ingham Quartet (featuring Alan Barnes). Book now!

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 4:20pm

By Janneke Oxley

See ‘Quentin Crisp – Naked Hope’ performed at Isle of Arts Festival

Mark Farrelly as Quentin Crisp

Fresh from its London premiere after an Edinburgh season, Naked Hope shows Quentin both in his beloved Chelsea flat as the 1970s dawned, and in his final years in his adopted New York. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 6:56pm

By Janneke Oxley

Don’t miss your chance to see CHAMPS play Ventnor

Champs jumping cropped

If you missed the two free CHAMPS gigs at the weekend as part of Record Store Day, worry not, there's another chance to see them in two weeks time at the Ventnor Winter Gardens.

Monday, 20th April, 2015 4:53pm

By Janneke Oxley with 2 readers' comments

Have you picked up your Isle of Arts Festival souvenir brochure yet?

Isle of Arts 2015 brochure with champs album

Make sure you pick up an Isle of Arts Festival souvenir brochure, which you can find in many locations around the Island in the lead up to the launch of the Festival on 1st May.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 5:58pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Lady Sings The Blues at Isle of Arts Festival

Val Wiseman

Val Wiseman, accompanied by the cream of British jazz musicians such as Alan Barnes, Digby Fairweather and Roy Williams bring you Lady Sings the Blues at Isle of Arts Festival 2015.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 5:52pm

By Janneke Oxley

Mud Morganfield brings Chicago Blues to Isle of Arts Festival

Mud Morganfield:

The eldest son of the undisputed king of the Blues, Muddy Waters, will be bringing his band and his individual style to the Ventnor Winter Gardens in three weeks time. Book your tickets fast to avoid disappointment,

Saturday, 11th April, 2015 1:09pm

By Janneke Oxley

Don’t miss Elio Pace and his band performing The Billy Joel Songbook

Elio Pace as Billy Joel

With a great six-piece band, the hits just keep on coming in this electrifying show. Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon, Piano Man and many more. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Friday, 10th April, 2015 4:49pm

By Janneke Oxley

Help Gyles Brandreth find happiness at the Isle of Arts Festival

Gyles Brandreth

Love him or hate him, Gyles Brandreth has the ability to make people of all ages laugh. Book now to see him open the 2015 Isle of Arts Festival on Friday 1st May.

Tuesday, 7th April, 2015 6:01pm

By Janneke Oxley

Barb Jungr returns to Ventnor for Isle of Arts Festival

Barb Jungr

With her specially commissioned translations of Jacques Brel and Prevert, and including British chansons writers, Elvis Costello, Robb Johnson and the balladic Tom Rush and Leonard Cohen, Jungr returns to the material that launched her career in the USA and the UK.

Monday, 6th April, 2015 12:02pm

By Janneke Oxley

Understand the mysteries of the Universe at Isle of Arts Festival

Mark Thompson

Broadcaster Mark Thompson will reveal some of the mysteries of the universe, using plain language, clever science and mind-blowing demonstrations in Ventnor in May.

Thursday, 2nd April, 2015 4:25pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Arts Festival: Line-up now complete with plenty to see and do

Barry Cryer

The four day Festival, which takes place in Ventnor from 1st – 4th May, includes over fifty events and there is certainly something for everyone. With just a month to go, make sure you book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 1st April, 2015 2:23pm

By Janneke Oxley

Don’t miss the string spectacular at the 2015 Isle of Arts Festival

Massive Violins

If you're a fan of strings, particularly the Cello, you're in for a treat in May as two very special events take place as part of the Isle of Arts Festival.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 4:34pm

By Janneke Oxley