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.

Remember loved ones at Mountbatten’s Lights of Love service

Lights of Love poster

All are welcome - Wight Harmony will be singing before and during the service, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 5:58pm

By IW Council Press Office

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight PUNK exhibition at Quay Arts Centre

Don't miss this exhibition that explores the traditional visual art of punk culture from the mid 1970s to date, and its impact on the Isle of Wight through memorabilia such as posters, badges, ticket stubs, vinyl records, as well as show artworks by contemporary artists that retain a bit of punk ethos in their work today.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 5:38pm

By Georgia Newman

Jane Siberry tonight at Quay Arts

Jane Siberry

Music lovers are in for a treat tonight as Canadian singer-songwriter, Jane Siberry, heads to Quay Arts. Guaranteed to be a very special evening with Jane performing some of her most beautiful music.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018 1:49pm

By Tayla Smith

Beatrix Potter at Quay Arts for Christmas


The performances will be part of a weekend of fun activities for children and families at Quay Arts, with free Christmas films at 10am and midday, workshops and making spaces and a special seasonal menu!

Monday, 10th December, 2018 4:18pm

By Tayla Smith with 2 readers' comments

All welcome to carol service with Mountbatten

carol singers

Staff and volunteers will come together to celebrate the festive season at All Saints’ Church, Ryde. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Monday, 10th December, 2018 11:18am

By Emma Topping

Teenage Cancer Trust Christmas fundraiser at Lake Aldi

merry christmas snowman decoration

There'll be Santa's Grotto, loads of Christmas craft activities for kids, bake sale, entertainment and a very special hot chocolate stall. All in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Friday, 7th December, 2018 2:08pm

By Ekine Fernandez

All set for the 38th Ventnor Boxing Day Swim

ventnor boxing day swim

Will you be taking the plunge at this year's world-famous Ventnor Boxing Day Swim? Details enclosed of where and when, plus a range of videos of what to expect

Friday, 7th December, 2018 11:58am

By Sally Perry

Get the ‘art foundation experience’ with this Portfolio Preparation course, plus don’t miss exhibition and talks

Portfolio Preparation course

This one-day-a-week course that runs from Jan to Nov 2019 will give you all you need to create an exciting and impressive portfolio, whilst gaining art foundation experience, all on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 5:47pm

By Feature Writer

Le Tour de Wight: Get taken on an illustrated tour of the Island in traditional music

La tour de wight

The Dollymops will take you on a journey to meet some of the most interesting characters they've encountered during a decade of researching the Island’s musical traditions. Booking essential.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 5:57pm

By Sally Perry

Find out more about the Isle of Wight’s heritage

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Take a break from the Christmas shopping in Newport on Saturday for a visit to the Museum of Island History. There's free entrance, things for the kids to do, and you can take along any of your own archaeological finds to show the experts.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 12:34pm

By IW Council Press Office

Head to Ventnorville for skating, baking, Christmas shopping, The Grinch and more

ice skating

Unpack your ice skates and head to Ventnor this weekend as skating returns to the Isle of Wight. There'll be a festive market, lantern parade, carol singing, arts and crafts market, dog fancy dress, Santa Dash on the beach plus, of course, Santa’s Grotto and visits by The Grinch.

Friday, 30th November, 2018 6:26pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Beautiful porcelain by Sue Paraskeva and work by guest artists for sale on late night Thursday

P Clay inside

This Saturday (1st December) and late night Thursday (6th) Sue Paraskeva's porcelain workshop will be open to the public as she, and four guest artists showcase a wonderful selection of porcelain, contemporary artwork, glass brooches, abstract prints and handmade organic skincare.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 6:59pm

By Feature Writer