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.

Young Islanders look to the future with ‘The Great Leap Forward’ exhibition

Work by Year 6 pupils at Queensgate Primary Foundation

The Great Leap Forward is a celebration of the art commissions and call to explore the future of culture on the Island through the eyes of young people

Monday, 27th January, 2020 5:48pm

By Tayla Smith

Innovators and investors: Don’t miss VentureFest South 2020

venturefest south conference

This interactive, one-day conference features great speakers, seminars, workshops, and demonstrations of the latest technology and innovations

Monday, 27th January, 2020 12:51pm

By Richard Jones

How to get involved in the Mid-Supper Night’s Dream fundraiser for Naturezones

A scene from A midsummer-night's dream (1874)

It's not a typo - Naturezones are planning this new concept in performing the Bard's magical romantic and environmental play. Find out more within

Monday, 27th January, 2020 9:09am

By Sally Perry

New season of award-winning films being screened by Ventnor Film Society

Ventnor Film Society return with a fantastic lineup of screenings over the spring. Get the dates in your diaries and book your seats

Friday, 24th January, 2020 5:50pm

By Linda Davis

Glittering gala in memory of Gloria Minghella supports two Isle of Wight charities

Gloria Minghella by Julian Winslow

The evening of fine dining will include cabaret performances from Steinway artist James Longford, the internationally-acclaimed Miss Hope Springs and jazz singer Edana Minghella

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 5:21pm

By Matt White

Fortnightly Candles4Assange vigils in Newport ahead of his UK extradition hearing: Begins on Saturday

assange and orwell grafitti on a wall

"If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth," said Julian Assange at the Stop the War Rally in 2011

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 8:34am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

First art exhibition for Ryde grandmother

mo martin

A Ryde grandmother, who is also curator of the Sara K collection, a children’s art gallery established at the Monkton Arts Cafe, has her first exhibition next month

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 9:46am

By Scott Wlaschin

Watch Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy performed at Mountbatten storytelling event by new drama group

man sitting with book on head and pages flying around him

The evening also includes storytelling and poetry from special guest singer Amy Bottriell-Nye

Monday, 20th January, 2020 3:29pm

By Emma Topping

New portrait exhibition brings community together in unexpected ways

fifty faces

The exhibition highlights the pride residents have living in the tightly-knit community

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Sunday concert series celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary

Bust of Beethoven

Father and daughter James Halsey (cello) and Sally Birkett (piano) kick off the series this weekend (19th January at 11.30) performing sonatas Op. 5 no. 2 in G minor and Op. 102 no. 2 in D major.

Saturday, 18th January, 2020 2:01pm

By Helen Foster with 2 readers' comments

Rock and roll event in memory of loved ones raises cash for Mountbatten

David Khan and Sylvia Bridger present the cheque

Friends who met when their partners were in the hospice have staged a memorial music event in aid of Mountbatten.

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:19am

By Matt White

Motions of ‘no confidence’ against five councillors to be debated at public extraordinary meeting

george street centre - ryde - streetview

Someone suggested ditching the TV soap opera on Friday night and heading to Ryde Town Council where the tensions between councillors will be played out in public

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments