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.

All welcome to Isle of Wight Speedway’s Practice Day

Wightlink Warriors riders

Sponsors and supporters are invited to watch the ‘Wightlink’ Warriors and Wizards go through their paces on their Press and Practice Day in April.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 11:29am

By Rob Dyer

East Cowes host four-days of festivities for 200th anniversary of birth of Queen Victoria

victorian costume

This four-day event will celebrate all that’s good about the town of East Cowes, its people and local history. Find out more about what to expect and how you can help.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 9:40am

By Sally Perry

Take part in the Star Count and don’t miss Friday’s event

orion's belt

Take part in the CPRE star count and head to the Isle of Wight Observatory later this week to learn more about star gazing.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 5:21pm

By Sally Perry

Book now for free session on researching local, house or family history


Get in quick to book your free place for this free session at County Record Office on researching local, house or family history.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 12:40pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight artists exhibit ‘season by season celebration’ of natural and built heritage

wild about art - in the woods

All welcome to the opening of this community show celebrating a whole year of art workshops exploring the Island’s natural & built world, from landscapes and wildlife to streetscapes and architecture.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 12:05pm

By Tayla Smith

Isle of Wight Rotary Clubs come together for Afternoon Tea Party

apple cake and tea

All proceeds from the event will go to the Rotary ‘End Polio Now’ Campaign which will tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 4:58pm

By Bob Cooper

‘Brexit is not a done deal!’ say Islanders for Europe

islanders for europe - stall at pride

Members of the Islanders for Europe group will be in Ryde town centre this Saturday from 11am where you can have your say, take part in opinion polls, and to plan for the next steps to come.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 6:15pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Double-bill of documentaries by Isle of Wight filmmaker

David George

The documentary double-bill includes a film looking at the charity founded over 60 years ago to give emotional support to those at risk of suicide and a film a ground-breaking community hub in Ryde.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 5:33pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight climate campaigners plan even bigger gathering next month

Extinction rebellion march

Isle of Wight climate campaigners are preparing for an even bigger gathering of Islanders in the centre of Newport for a day of action next month. Details within.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 9:10am

By IW Extinction Rebellion

Amy Winehouse tribute offers second fundraising date at The Nightingale Hotel

Amy Winehouse on the back of Nightingale Hotel

After the first date sold out, Laura J Butler - described as simply the most authentic and best Amy Winehouse Tribute available today - offered to perform for a second night, and tickets are selling fast.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 11:15am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight artists collaborate to exhibit together in London

work by marius and freya

Freya Purdue and Marius von Brasch, who both work from their studios on the Isle of Wight and shared Open Studios in 2017, have now joined for a bigger show at APT Gallery London.

Sunday, 10th February, 2019 2:52pm

By Sally Perry

Cafe Scientifique: Find out more about Tumour Immunology

lab on a chip

Professor Greenman has extensive experience of developing chip technology for analysing tumour biopsies. Hear more at Monday night's Cafe Scientifique meeting.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 5:14pm

By Pam Ash