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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.

Open 2017 call for submission: Your chance to win a Solo Exhibition

Quay Arts Open 2017 image

Calling all artists! The Quay Arts Open 2017 competition is now open for submissions. Don't miss the May deadline to enter.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 4:05pm

By Sally Perry

Let food be the love of music: Non-perishables gain you entry to Foodbank fundraiser

Band members

There are two opportunities to see No Exit play live this month, both gig are fundraisers for Isle of Wight Foodbank and entry is via donations of non-perishable goods for the Foodbank supplies.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 3:47pm

By Feature Writer

Book in for adrenaline hit by skydiving for Age UK

Toni Goodley - Age UKIW Skydive 2016

See the Island like you have never seen it before by skydiving for Age UK Isle of Wight - just like Toni Goodley in the photo who is 79 years young!

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 8:02am

By Elisha Leachman

Powerful play tells story of Beerey – one of the ‘Freshwater Five’ serving 24 years

Beerey - Lois Temel

There are two performances of this one-act play at the Ventnor Winter Gardens. Book now to see heart-breaking story of Jon Beere, one of the 'Freshwater Five' accused of smuggling £53m of cocaine.

Tuesday, 25th April, 2017 2:08pm

By Feature Writer

Don’t miss 75th Anniversary of Isle of Wight defence by ORP Błyskawica: Talks, walks, exhibitions and concerts

ORP Blyskawica

There is a wonderful programme of events taking place in Cowes and East Cowes next month as part of the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of the defence of the towns by the Polish Destroyer, ORP Błyskawica.

Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 6:02pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Festival partners with Ventnor Exchange to celebrate Record Store Day

Festival crowd:

Isle of Wight Festival have partnered with Ventnor Exchange to give away five pairs of tickets to this year’s festival.

Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 5:41pm

By Dulcie MacKechnie

Memorial service for Isle of Wight Rifles who fell during April 1917

royal british legion flag by adamkr

The commemorative service will remember those of the Isle of Wight Rifles who died in April 1917 during the battle of Gaza in the then-Palestine as well as three Ventnor-born men who died in the battle of Arras in France.

Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 10:04am

By Ed Gouge

Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate 35 years of the Hospice

Nigel hartley

All are invited to celebrate 35 years of the Isle of Wight's Earl Mountbatten Hospice at a special 35th anniversary Service of Thanksgiving on Thursday 4th May.

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 6:10pm

By Emma Topping

Gardening Galore returns to Rookley for May Day Bank Holiday weekend

rookley gardening

The Rookley Village Association's ‘Gardening Galore’ event has become one of the most important days on the Island’s horticultural calendar. Don't miss it this year.

Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 8:44am

By Sonya RigaudBarrett

Don your fancy dress and get paddling for the Wave Project

Stand up paddle boarders

Don't forget to register for the Loudest fundraising event on water – The Wave Project’s Paddle Out LOUD - taking place on 30th April with a choice of two paddles, both ending in Sandown.

Saturday, 15th April, 2017 2:48pm

By Corinne Jones

Ten brave souls to eat 5kg of ‘warm’ pickled onions for charity

pickled onions

A team of ten brave souls will be eating their way through 5kg of 'warm' pickled onions on East Monday for charity. Head down to Sandown from midday to see them complete the challenge.

Friday, 14th April, 2017 11:22am

By Eric Lawson with one comment

Turner Prize winning artist’s show opens to a fantastic reception

The Isle of Wight as Six Walks

There was a great turnout for the launch of the Richard Long show at Quay Arts last weekend. There is still plenty of time to visit the exhibition and take part in the many associated activities over the coming weeks and months.

Thursday, 13th April, 2017 3:25pm

By Sally Perry