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.

Stars of Fleet Street exhibition features iconic images

The Beatles standing by a car in the 1960s

All the photographers concerned will be attending the opening to tell a few interesting and untold stories behind some of the images.

Monday, 14th October, 2019 4:19pm

By Elissa Blizzard

Head to the Cheverton Centre for art and live music

The Tea and Biscuit Boys performing in April 2019

There's a chance to see a new landscape and portrait exhibition, as well as live music from the Tea n Biscuit Boys

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:56pm

By Matt White

Celebrate Restart a Heart Day with free CPR training and defibrillator awareness training

boy with loveheart for autism awareness day

To celebrate Restart a Heart Day this year the Isle of Wight Ambulance Training and Community Response Services are offering the public free CPR training and defibrillator awareness sessions

Friday, 11th October, 2019 12:39pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Braving the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

thea welsford before the shave

As well as 'braving the shave' for Macmillan Cancer Support, Thea is hoping to make a night of it with music and entertainment on offer too

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 9:46am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Exchange launch new season of shows this week

Rob Auton holding a dead plant

Become a Friend of Ventnor Exchange and get 2for1 tickets to all events. With the new season out this week, you'll need to act fast to avoid missing out

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 5:32pm

By Jack Whitewood

Boojum and Snark join Beers and Buses this weekend

Boojum Brewery illustration of a buoy

Boojum and Snark in Sandown will be open this weekend, showcasing a fine selection of craft and award-winning beers and ciders as part of the Beers and Buses Weekend

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 11:36am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Celebrating Age exhibition showcases remarkable artwork produced by Isle of Wight care home residents

For these workshops residents from Inglefield, Eden House, Ancona, Cherry Blossom Cornelia Manor and Downside looked at the work of Henri Matisse and in particular the theme of dance as it appears in his work. Residents talked about their own memories of dance and dancing, and these were then transcribed onto the large collective frieze you see displayed here. This is the first time Independent Arts have attempted to draw together all the care home residents that join our art workshops to create a single piece of work. Using a cut paper technique pioneered by the artist residents assembled forms to recreate their own memories of dance.

Celebrating Age, is a major Isle of Wight exhibition that shines a light on the wealth of creative expression to be found in our later years

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 9:58am

By Tracy Mikich

Frightfully good fun for the family this half term

people at the villa

At half term, Newport Roman Villa will be open for three activity craft days and for visitors to see the remains, Roman bath suite and the garden.

Friday, 4th October, 2019 2:02pm

By IW Council Press Office

Harp On Wight International returns this month

Poster illustration for Harp on Wight

Learn how to play a harp, learn how to make a harp, listen to world-class harpists or enjoy a harp-themed candlelit dinner. There's much to choose from at this year's Harp On Wight Festival.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 4:33pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight community-led Christmas party for socially isolated older people – get involved

father christmas ornament hanging in christmas tree

The aim of the event is to reach out to the most socially isolated older members of our community. For those without regular human contact, Christmas can sharpen feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 10:34am

By Helen Bailey with one comment

Grace Petrie plays Quay Arts tonight, with support from Anna Oakes-Monger

Grace Petrie by

Grace Petrie exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 10:09am

By Tayla Smith

Find out more about plans for an Isle of Wight CoHousing Scheme at open event

cohousing scheme

There are plans for 20 affordable and various sized dwellings as part of a new CoHousing scheme on the Isle of Wight. Head to the open event to find out more.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 8:10am

By Sue Bailey with 2 readers' comments