Isle of Wight What’s on

We have a whole separate sister-Website that is dedicated to letting you know what Isle of Wight events you can take part in, or add your own event for *free*.

Events On The WightIt’s bursting at the seams, including events from country fairs to award-winning music festivals, art exhibitions to jumble sales, historical talks and tours to beach cleans and thought-provoking lectures.

In addition to that, below you’ll find the latest features highlighting the upcoming events here on the Island.

Freshwater Glass Artists exhibit their work at Dimbola

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The tea room at Dimbola is currently showing work by Freshwater Glass Artists. Pop along before 10th March to see their work.

Saturday, 18th February, 2017 11:00am

By Feature Writer

Minecraft Newport: Yes, the whole of Newport mapped in Minecraft!

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Imagine the whole of Newport in Minecraft. Now pinch yourself and come and see it - all 16 sq Km of it! Its creator, Christopher Gutteridge, is giving it away for all of you Mine-heads to see what you can do with it. Come and play.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 9:20pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

New writing group aims to support budding wordsmiths

Zoe Sadler and Krissy Lloyd, founders of West Wight Writers

A new writing group has been founded in West Wight to help other budding writers. The first meeting takes place early next month.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 2:25pm

By Sally Perry

Islanders coming together to celebrate vital contribution made by migrants

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Islanders are invited to join others on Monday 20th for peaceful unifying action to celebrate the vital contribution that migrants make to the country.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 1:50pm

By Vix Lowthion with one comment

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra present The French Connection

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The third Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the present season features music from or connected to France. Tickets selling fast so don't miss out.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 6:48pm

By Tim Isard

Find out more about Cyber Security at Cafe Scientifique

cyber security

Professor Vladimiro Sassone's research interests span over trust, anonymity, privacy, cyber controls, the security of clouds, industrial control systems and the Internet of things. Hear his talk tonight.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 8:01am

By Sally Perry

Learn more about artist Laura Knight

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Laura Knight's painting from the Nuremberg Trials of Goring, Hess and Speer floating above a landscape of urban desolation is recognised as one of the most powerful depictions of war ever produced. Find out more about her life at this Vectis DFAS Lecture on 16th February.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 4:18pm

By Carolyn Power

Girlguiding Isle of Wight appeal for adult volunteers

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With so many new members waiting to join Girlguiding IW, the Island Commissioners are looking for adult volunteers to fill a range of posts from occasional helper to Unit Leader. Find out more by booking to attend roadshow.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 1:32pm

By Suzanne Whitewood

Caroline Lucas MP to attend ‘Inspiring Women’ first anniversary photo-shoot

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'Inspiring Women on the Isle of Wight' welcome everyone to pop along and support equality and justice for women with special guest, Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas on 18th February.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 12:41pm

By Caroline Diamond with one comment

Indie folk duo, Worry Dolls, to perform live on the Isle of Wight

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Described by Bob Harris as “a warm and infectious sound”, Worry Dolls’ music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. You can see them play live on 4th March on the Isle of Wight.

Saturday, 4th February, 2017 12:20pm

By Feature Writer

Join in solidarity with refugees at Newport gathering

refugees welcome

Islanders will be gathering in Newport on Tuesday evening in solidarity with refugees around the globe.

Monday, 30th January, 2017 8:38am

By Sally Perry with 31 readers' comments

Islanders present their musical tribute to Leonard Cohen

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If you love the work of Leonard Cohen, this event taking place in Ventnor on Saturday night should be right up your street.

Friday, 27th January, 2017 4:51pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments