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.

Chairman of Lords’ Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee sympathetic to Ryde Society approach

royal esplanade hotel - ryde

Ryde residents can hear more about the support from the Chairman of the House of Lords Committee at tonight’s meeting being held at the Royal Esplanade Hotel from 7pm.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 11:30am

By Peter Gruner

See Banksy, Picasso and Dali exhibits at Private art show for Mountbatten

grayson perry by regine debatty

Don't miss your chance to see an eclectic collection of precious artworks, loaned by their generous owners, to help raise money to support the work of Mountbatten.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 10:34am

By Emma Topping

The ‘Artists of Montmarte’ open the new season of art lectures

PRO Alexandre Duret-Lutz Sacré coeur

This Thursday, The Arts Society Isle of Wight At Quay Arts begin their 2018-19 season of art lectures with “The artists of Montmarte – The Pilgrims of Babylon” by Douglas Skeggs.

Sunday, 14th October, 2018 12:42pm

By Feature Writer

Book now for Isle of Wight’s first drive-in Christmas cinema

Drive in logo

Tickets have today (Friday) gone on sale for Drive-in Films for Christmas, which will feature six epic festive films screened over two days.

Friday, 12th October, 2018 2:43pm

By Lorraine White

Medicine and Health are core of the Noel Turner Physics Festival

noel turner physics festival

The main theme this year is ‘Physics Saves Lives’ supported by Medical Mavericks presentations and hands-on practice at medical procedures, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Friday, 12th October, 2018 8:39am

By John Peckham

Isle of Wight Literary Festival returns to Northwood House for a seventh year

literary festival image

As well as 60 speakers on a variety of subjects, this year's Isle of Wight Literary festival closes on Sunday with a Politics Panel that promises a lively finale addressing questions posed by the audience.

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 12:05pm

By Janet Allan

Free: Isle of Wight Humanists chairman discusses ‘Factfulness’

facts and truth written on paper

“Factfulness” is described as the stress-reducing habit of only having opinions for that which you have strong supporting facts. Find out more about this at Tuesday's lecture.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 4:17pm

By Feature Writer

Change of speaker for tonight’s Cafe Scientifique

Dinosaur bones

You can learn about the elementary canal of Dinosaurs from mouth to anus and what it reveals about their diets tonight, as Jeremy Lockwood talks dinosaurs at Cafe Scientifique.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 10:50am

By Sally Perry

The Art of Dying Well: Conversations, celebrations and interpretations

Jamie and Steven

Mountbatten's CEO, Nigel Hartley, says he hopes The Art of Dying Well will encourage more people to feel supported to start having important conversations, using the medium of arts and performance.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 9:32am

By Emma Topping

Join global day of action and learn how to ‘Restart a Heart’

storm trooper

This global day of action aims to teach vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible. Clear the date in your diary and take advantage of this free training.

Friday, 5th October, 2018 8:56am

By Andy Hollebon

Small Ships Race returns to Solent this weekend with added Tall Ships

Jolie Brise (right) overtaking Pegasus (left) at the start of a previous Small Ships Race

The best place to watch the event on Saturday will be on Cowes seafront near the Royal Yacht Squadron cannon: there'll be a Parade of Sail from 0915 with race starts expected from 1000.

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 3:17pm

By Max Mudie

Exploring 100 million years of Sandown Bay wildlife, from ammonites to cuttlefish

discovery bay - ian boyd with children and parents

The Bay science team from Arc, Artecology, The Common Space, Dinosaur Isle and The National Poo Museum will all be at the free event on Sunday 14th October.

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 9:32am

By Claire Hector