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.

Rare UK show: Multi-instrumentalist Cosmo Sheldrake heads to Ventnor

Cosmo Sheldrake

Brighton based multi instrumentalist, Cosmo Sheldrake, will be playing a rare UK show on the Isle of Wight this Saturday, hosted by the Ventnor Exchange at a warehouse in the town. Get your tickets now before they sell out.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 6:02pm

By Jack Whitewood

Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long brings show to Quay Arts

Richard long -

This is quite a coup for Quay Arts - Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long, Britain’s leading figure in Land Art will be bringing his solo shot to the arts centre next month. Meet the artist and check out the associated events too.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 5:36pm

By Georgia Newman

Minister visit postponed – IWCA conference still going ahead

Houses of parliament

The visit to the Isle of Wight by Sajid Javid MP, has been postponed following the tragic events at Westminster yesterday (Wednesday).

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 8:13am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 4 readers' comments

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair returns to Shorwell in May

Dave Kelly

Now in its seventh year, the popular annual event return to Shorwell with some great live acts and continues to raise money for Leukaemia research and Brighstone school.

Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 9:34am

By Tim Hollis

Join the Shalfleet Shanty Singers tonight in Yarmouth

shanty sign

All monies raised will be donated to four local charities, namely CHOYD, West Wight RNLI, West Wight Sports and Community Centre and the IOW Special Olympics Fund.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 4:46pm

By Martyn Waitt

Isle of Wight Festival of Running: Events for all ages and levels

Festival of Running

There are events for all ages and levels of fitness at the Isle of Wight Festival of Running this year. From Junior Fun Runs to the first ever Spyvelo Long Weekend half Iron Man distance triathlon style event.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 12:01pm

By Sue Emmerson

You’d be a ‘fool’ to miss The Unravelling Wilburys at the Winter Gardens

Unravelling Wilburys

The Unravelling Wilburys will be heading to the Ventnor Winter Gardens on Saturday 1st April to play songs of the late 80’s supergroup, The Traveling Wilburys. Should be a memorable night so book now to avoid disappointment.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 10:48am

By Feature Writer

Isle Walk 2017: Isle of Wight Walking Festival

islewalk17 along the coast

The popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival returns to the Island in 2017 as IsleWalk17 - rescued by Visit Isle of Wight with the help of the ferry companies, there will be walks of all sorts to enjoy over two weeks.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 8:44am

By Sue Emmerson

Multi award-winning poet Luke Wright back for one night only (tonight)

luke wright

Drop whatever you're doing tonight and head to Ventnor Exchange. We saw Luke perform last year and his performance was outstanding. Don't miss this one-off show tonight (Thursday).

Thursday, 16th March, 2017 2:09pm

By Feature Writer

Go Orange Day 2017: How will you support Isle of Wight independent lifeboats?

orange hair and lovely smile

There are loads of things you can do on Go Orange Day to help support the Isle of Wight's independent lifeboat crews. They rely solely on public donations in order to provide the vital lifesaving service around the Island.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 11:53am

By Mark Birch

Spend an evening with Shelley Jory-Leigh

shelley jory-leigh

Tickets are available for this evening with Britain’s best known female powerboat champion and radio presenter, Shelley Jory-Leigh. Come and hear her fascinating story. Proceeds to local charities.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 7:37am

By Sally Perry

All invited to tenth anniversary Family Fun Day

hiowaa fun day

Join the Air Ambulance as they celebrate their tenth anniversary at the Family Fun Day on Saturday 1st July at Thruxton Motorsport Centre, near Andover.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 7:17am

By Caroline Tyree