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.

This Thursday: Get involved in directing the future of Isle of Wight transport

island line train

Anyone with an interest in the future of Island Line trains is invited to this public meeting being held on Thursday (14th from 7pm) at Shanklin Theatre. Your view matters and could help inform the consultation response.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 1:25pm

By Feature Writer

Head to Ventnorville this Friday and Saturday

ventnorville poster

The Grinch is returning to Ventnor this weekend as the town is transformed into Ventnorville. There'll be festive sheds, live music, carol singing, kid's activities, Santa Dash on the beach, doggie fancy dress competition and loads more.

Thursday, 7th December, 2017 3:42pm

By Sally Perry

Christmas returns to Bembridge Community Library

christmas decorations

Christmas returns to Bembridge Community Library this Saturday morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm with the 2017 Grand Christmas Draw taking place at midday.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 9:32am

By Richard Beet

International Violinist makes welcome return to Isle of Wight

Melina Mandozzi

January sees the long-awaited return of international violinist Melina Mandozzi, when she will perform Elgar’s epic violin concerto with the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra.

Monday, 4th December, 2017 7:52pm

By Tim Isard

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: Van Morrison, The Killers, Kasabian and more


John Giddings said this is a special year as it celebrates 50 years since the festival’s first incarnation and they'll be celebrating with returning artists as well as some appearing for the first time.

Monday, 4th December, 2017 5:10pm

By Dulcie MacKechnie

Lovebirds to donate 20 inches of luscious locks for The Little Princess Trust

flick and greg

Between them, Felicity and Greg will be donating around 20 inches of their luscious locks to be made into wigs for children who have lost their hair due to treatment for cancer and other illnesses.

Friday, 1st December, 2017 1:35pm

By Sally Perry

Start 2018 with a splash – join in New Year’s Day charity swim

grey seal

All are welcome to join in the fun of the New Year's Day charity swim with Ryde Inshore Rescue on 1st January 2018.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 1:45pm

By Sally Perry

Winter exhibition for Ventnor Artists Collective

ku gallery - streetview

The group’s first exhibition starts with a special opening night on 7th December – at The Ku Gallery and Ventnor Exchange and continues until the 20th December.

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 4:32pm

By Sally Perry

Independent Arts and Leonard Cheshire: A tale of two charities

Indie arts leonard cheshire

This collaborative project has transformed the dining room at Isle of Wight Leonard Cheshire Disability home in Shanklin. It will be officially unveiled on Friday 1st December.

Monday, 27th November, 2017 7:15pm

By Hannah Griffiths

Islanders for Europe: Pro-Europe Islanders invited to monthly meet-up

islanders for europe

Islanders for Europe meet once a month at the Quay Arts Centre to discuss how leaving the European Union will affect businesses, public services and Island residents.

Monday, 27th November, 2017 12:48pm

By Glenn Koppany with 11 readers' comments

Join Ventnor Exchange for third birthday celebrations

ventnor exchange champs

There'll be free activities and workshops all day tomorrow (Saturday) at Ventnor Exchange in celebration of their third birthday. There's free tea all day too and fantastic raffle for new Friends.

Friday, 24th November, 2017 5:05pm

By Sally Perry

Island premiere of new film ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’


Tickets are on sale for Monday night's Isle of Wight premiere of the 'Ballard of Shirley Collins' which chronicles the singer’s battle to reclaim the singing voice she lost in mysterious circumstances years ago.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 6:08pm

By Tayla Smith