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.

Ventnor Fringe Festival: Moves to new dates for 2019


The new dates will ensure that Ventnor Fringe Festival does not clash with any other festivals taking place at the same time and will mean that performers going to Edinburgh can preview their shows on the Island beforehand.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

Vectian present a unique Island sound at charity concert

chris hirst - vectian

This charity concert in aid of the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary will be the only chance to hear Vectian perform live this summer.

Monday, 13th August, 2018 5:56pm

By Sally Perry

St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk: Weather forecast and safety advice

t Helens Fort Walk 2014 by John Sparrow

If you're planning to do the Fort Walk tonight, be sure to read the safety advice from the RNLI first. IW Met Service also offer their weather forecast for the evening.

Monday, 13th August, 2018 4:35pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight talent on show at the very first Wight Proms Festival

Wight Proms 2018

Isle of Wight talent is supported at this brand-new annual festival of open-air picnic concerts celebrating the Isle of Wight’s music, food, people and red squirrels at Northwood House next week. Book now to avoid disappointment

Thursday, 9th August, 2018 11:36am

By Feature Writer

Play written and performed by young Islanders celebrates the culture and unique identity of seaside towns

seachange bw

This performance is a dynamic, avant-garde narrative that follows the rise of a new political figure in a seaside town, who capitalises on an accident with a pothole and the local bingo caller. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 2:11pm

By Feature Writer

Preview screenings of Isle of Wight film on phenomena of dying filmed at Hospice

Jamie and Steven

A feature length film which explores the moment of death and why it is such taboo in our society is due for general release in September. It was filmed on the Isle of Wight at the Mountbatten hospice over 12 months.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 12:20pm

By Emma Topping with one comment

Dr John Cooper Clarke heading to the Isle of Wight this autumn

john cooper clarke times four

Expect to see Shanklin Theatre packed to the gunnels this November when the original People's Poet comes to the Isle of Wight as part of his show touring across the UK, USA, Canada and Australasia.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 3:38pm

By Feature Writer

St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk 2018: Date revealed and safety warning

St Helens Fort Walk by Allan gregory

Take note of the safety advice before attempting the St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk next week. OnTheWight has tips from the RNLI.

Monday, 6th August, 2018 6:36pm

By Sally Perry

Over £56,000 raised for Mountbatten in decade of DECADeANCE

Decade of Decadeance Cheque presentation

An incredible £56,000 has been raised for Mountbatten since DECADeANCE began and Tony recently presented a cheque for an amazing £12,300 raised through last year’s party.

Monday, 6th August, 2018 12:19pm

By Emma Topping

Make a dragonfly costume and be part of Ventnor Carnival: Workshops today


Pop along with the kids to the workshops today to make dragonfly costumes and take part in the two Ventnor Carnivals.

Monday, 6th August, 2018 8:28am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2018: A peek at what not to miss and more

vfringe blue face

Enrich your soul this week and head to Ventnor for the Fringe Festival for a week of theatre, live music, comedy, talks, art workshops, exhibitions and more - you won't be disappointed. There's so much to see and do, you'll never want to leave.

Sunday, 5th August, 2018 9:25am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra announces new season’s programmes

Peter Moore

Season tickets for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra are on sale now. Secure your seat for the season before tickets go on general release.

Friday, 3rd August, 2018 2:54pm

By Tim Isard with 3 readers' comments