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What's happening on the Isle of Wight in 2014

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec




 31 March - BLESS ‘EM ALL - 2014 IOW EVENT
Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight -

From the Producers of WE’LL MEET AGAIN Duggie Chapman Associates bring a brand new Wartime Cavalcade BLESS ‘EM ALL
Starring Comedy Entertainer STEVE BARCLAY, by Special Request a return of Britain’s Greatest Virtuoso of the Ukelele ANDY EASTWOOD, and New Singing Star LUCIA MATTISE. With full supporting cast of Singers JAMIE STEEN and MERVYN FRANCIS and the live Music of the MARTYN ST JAMES BAND here is a tribute to our Armed Forces of yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. With all the great songs and Music of the 1940’s, this is Damp eye nostalgia, that leaves everyone with a warm and sentimental glow.


 1 April to 12th April - A Tribute to Michael Bublé and The Legends Of Swing 2014
Shanklin & Bembridge -

McKenna Productions is proud to present a Tribute to Michael Bublé and The Legends Of Swing.

By popular request, this already popular and amazing live show is now performing at key venues across the Island in March & April 2014.

Tickets can either be bought via the web link or from the respective outlet as indicated on the website/concert flyer.
Tickets "may" also be available on the door on the night of the event, however this is subject to availability.

Tony will be covering the standards together with some contemporary Bublé songs, Frank Sinatra classics and also the odd smoochy ballad for any romantics in the audience!!

He is also a fun and interactive performer, he will often "mingle" and leave the stage during his performance as he likes to connect with his audiences; so if you want to just escape for the night and enjoy some great music then this show is for you!


 1 April to 28th April - 2014 Acoustic Originals - Isle of Wight Events
Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight -
Mondays 27 Jan / 31 Mar / 28 Apr 8pm Doors 7pm FREE ENTRY

The Island's popular showcase of original music. Each events offers an eclectic line-up and memorable performances from talented songwriters from the Island and beyond. If you love music, don't miss out on these fantastic nights.

 1 April to 1st October - Ventnor Park

 2 April - 2014 Forest Forge presents Battle Lines - Afternoon
Quay Arts -
Looking at the regions experiences of war, ‘Battle Lines’ is
a trilogy of short plays exploring the way three wars have
shaped the lives of generations. Showing at Quay Arts is:
First World War: ‘The Call Up’
A century ago a small village community sees a generation
of young men leave to fight for King and Country. When the
men are gone what happens to those that remain? Forest
Forge shines a light on the personal stories that didn’t make
it into the history books.
Modern Warfare: ‘In Our Name’
The military ‘community’ is a modern phenomenon, often
living on the outskirts of a town or city, or absorbed into a
society that struggles to understand them. This play looks
at how modern warfare challenges both those that fight
and the people they are fighting for.
Written by: David Haworth
Directed by: Kirstie Davis, Lucy Phillips and David Haworth
Music by: Rebecca Applina.

 2 April - 2014 Forest Forge presents Battle Lines - Evening
Quay Arts -
Looking at the regions experiences of war, ‘Battle Lines’ is
a trilogy of short plays exploring the way three wars have
shaped the lives of generations. Showing at Quay Arts is:
First World War: ‘The Call Up’
A century ago a small village community sees a generation
of young men leave to fight for King and Country. When the
men are gone what happens to those that remain? Forest
Forge shines a light on the personal stories that didn’t make
it into the history books.
Modern Warfare: ‘In Our Name’
The military ‘community’ is a modern phenomenon, often
living on the outskirts of a town or city, or absorbed into a
society that struggles to understand them. This play looks
at how modern warfare challenges both those that fight
and the people they are fighting for.
Written by: David Haworth
Directed by: Kirstie Davis, Lucy Phillips and David Haworth
Music by: Rebecca Applina.

 4 April to 21st April - Easter Egg Hunt!
Ventnor Botanical Gardens -

In partnership with the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, Ventnor Botanic Garden is delighted to announce it shall be hosting a very special Easter Egg Hunt this Easter.

Throughout the Easter break, from Friday 4th until Monday 21st April, families are invited to join together in solving clues and collecting tokens from around the garden with the help of a very special Trail Map. Once completed, each child with receive a special Easter Egg in reward for their efforts.

Families will also be able to spend the day relaxing and exploring the 22 acres or rare and exotic plants at Ventnor Botanic Garden. There is also an outdoor playground, guided tours and Tunnel walks departing daily and a Café and Gift Shop to visit.

The Easter Egg rewards have been very kindly donated by The Royal Hotel, making the Easter Egg hunt possible and helping to raise funds for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Normal Admission fees to the Garden apply and include the Trail Map. Half of the fees raised by those participating in the Easter Egg Hunt shall be donated to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Booking is not necessary. Ventnor Botanic Garden is open daily from 10am. All ages are welcome. Free parking. For more information please contact Ventnor Botanic Garden via (01983) 855397 or info@botanic.co.uk

 4 April - 2014 The Magnificent Music Hall
Shanklin Theatre -

Celebrating 80 Years of Shanklin Theatre.

Embankment Road, St. Helens, Isle of Wight. PO33 1XQ -

All of these activities are being offered free of charge in the hope that we can raise awareness of keeping safe onshore and offshore on the Isle of Wight and introduce people who may not already know us to our Club.

 5 April - Fleetwood Bac - Isle of Wight 2014 Event
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight -

Touted as the world's first and finest Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Come and watch them live up to the hype.

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, the only Mac tribute band to authentically replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick ‘Rumours’ line-up.

The band returned in 2001 with their best line-up yet, and in the last 2 years the response has been amazing. Rave reviews in ‘The Stage’, The Fireflies and Go Your Own Way (the U.K.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites); an endorsement from The Nicks Fix (the official Stevie Nicks website); and ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, including wowing an audience of 10,000 at the H.O.G. festival in St. Tropez, and very successful recent shows in the Cayman Islands. The band has also recently been rated by The Times as one of the U.K.’s leading tributes, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again and the Counterfeit Stones.

The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick, and built up an excellent reputation amongst Mac fans through numerous tours, festival appearances, corporate events and TV and radio slots all over the U.K. and Europe.

Fans include original Mac bassist and biographer Bob Brunning, who has joined the band several times on stage for great versions of ‘Need Your Love So Bad’, and Peter Green’s official biographer Martin Celmins.

The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the Stevie Nicks/ Lindsey Buckingham/ Christine McVie ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). It also features several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of Stevie’s biggest solo hits, in a theatrical two-hour show, including costume-changes and an acoustic section.

Songs featured include: Dreams, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Tusk, Gypsy, Everywhere, Oh Well, Rhiannon, Little Lies, Black Magic Woman, Seven Wonders, Say You Love Me, Big Love, Oh Diane, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Albatross, Sara, Man Of The World, Hold Me, Green Manalishi and Need Your Love So Bad.

Fleetwood Mac fans are also raving about seeing and hearing favourites like: Gold Dust Woman, The Chain, 2nd Hand News, Silver Springs, I’m So Afraid, Songbird, Sisters Of The Moon, Isn’t It Midnight, Leather And Lace, Oh Daddy, Monday Morning, Landslide, I Don’t Want To Know, Beautiful Child, Over My Head, Never Going Back Again, World Turning, Blue Letter, Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You, Eyes Of The World etc.


 5 April - Craft Fair at Camp Hill Social Club
12:00 - 16:0 Camp Hill Social Club -

 5 April - 2014 Jazz Café: Dave O
Quay Arts -

Dave O’Higgins is a popular & well-known figure on the international jazz scene, having recorded 13 albums as leader with various lineups. In his home city, London, Dave is a regular guest with the house band at Ronnie Scott’s and plays every month at the 606 Club in Chelsea with his quartet.
Henry Armburg-Jennings - since recording his debut album Henry has gone on to establish himself as one of the most sought after trumpeters of his generation. In the last few years Henry has really made a name for himself on the UK jazz scene. Alongside frequent appearances at top-class London venues like the 606, he has played headlining sets at British Jazz festivals - such as the Swanage Jazz Festival and the London Jazz Festival.


 5 April - Bembridge singers perform Mozart Requiem and Vivaldi Gloria
7.30pm St Johns Church Ryde -  photo bembridgechoir_zpsd53e4db9.jpg

The Bembridge singers are a mixed choir around 40 strong with Richard Hutchins as MD.
Supporting the choir for this performance will be a very talented line up of soloists.
To listen to a few excerpts from the choirs`concert last Easter visit


Entrance is £5 on the door.

 6 April to 27th April - Sunday Dance & Social Afternoon - 2014 Year round event
Combined Services Club, High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight -  photo SocialAfternoonThis_zpsd8e60603.jpg

 7 April to 17th April - Easter Pony Camp

With activities including obstacle races, super mini-showjumping, fancy dress, dressage and mounted games. Rosettes, prizes & refreshments provided. Each day is different, but includes a ridden session, pony care and stable management, practical pony care and team fun and games activities. £35 per day... Spaces are limited for this popular camp, so please book early!

We are running another six fun-filled days this school holiday, and we hope you will join us for just a day or maybe for the full camp, the choice is yours. Once again our pony camp will be sure to make this Easter one to remember. Meet up with old friends and make new ones…running from 10am to 3pm each day on the following days:

Monday 7th April - Easter Egg Hunt & Obstacle Races
Tuesday 8th April - Easter Bonnet Show (please bring Easter themed Fancy Dress if you would like to be in with the chance to win our chocolately Easter prize for fancy dress!) and Mounted Games Day

Monday 14th April - Pony Knowledge Quiz and Egg Hunt
Tuesday 15th April – Showjumping Day
Wednesday 16th April – Dressage Day
Thursday 17th April - Easter Parade Show (please bring Easter themed Fancy Dress if you would like to be in with the chance to win our chocolately Easter prize for fancy dress!) and Mounted Games Day

Please find attached flyer. Please share with colleagues, friends and family. Thank you.

For more information please call me on 07825 293139, email or visit our Facebook page.

 7 April to 17th April - YMCA Daycamps – Easter Holiday Fun for 4 – 12 year olds
- YMCA Daycamps – Easter Holiday Fun for 4 – 12 year olds

Have a cracking Easter with YMCA Daycamps this school holiday.

An exciting programme of activities awaits children of Reception age up to 12 years, from Monday 7th April – Thursday 17th April. This Easter children can enjoy a range of activities including Fun Olympics, an Easter Egg Hunt, Team Games, Face Painting, Candle Decorating, Nature Art, and a fabulous Easter Party to end the holiday in style. Take a look at our website for the full programme.

YMCA Daycamps run from our Ofsted registered setting at Winchester House in Shanklin, with full and half day sessions available – so no excuse for bored faces this holiday!

Half day sessions are just £12 per child (8am – 1pm / 1pm – 6pm) or book a full day for just £20 per child (8am – 6pm). Online bookings still receive a 5% discount.

Our full programme can be found on our website www.ymca-fg.org

Book online or by phone: www.ymca-fg.org / 01489 785228

(5% discount for online bookings)


 8 April to 29th April - Learn to Lindy Hop Classes
Doors open 7 Wight Rock Bar, Lind Street, Ryde, IW - Isle-of-Wight-Event-Lindy-Hop-Classes

 8 April to 15th April - Woodland workshop 2014
Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight -
You've crash landed in the middle of a forest in the middle of nowhere. How are you going to survive? Do you know how to find your way? How to keep warm? Cook food? Create shelter? Follow your guide through the woods and learn the skills needed to survive in the wild with experienced, qualified bush craft and survival instructor Matt Woods.


 12 April - Isle Shimmy 2014
East Cowes Town Hall -

In previous Isle Shimmy's we have had some amazing and inspirational teachers attend; Jolene, Nasira, Jan Piggot, Elis Pinheiro, Stephi Briggs, and I have received nothing but praise for all of them. The days were filled with exciting workshops and the evenings with wonderful performances, full of feminity, grace and inspiration, awash with colour and sparkle and beautiful dances from all ages and styles.

Now it is that time again - Isle Shimmy 2014! I am always excited to host these events, and love to offer the opportunity to learn with some of our country's wonderful belly dancers. This year is no exception with 3 amazing ladies, all powerhouses, raring to teach you new tricks and dazzle you with their expertise.
3 workshops; £40 for 6 hours belly dancing is an absolute bargain and you would be mad to miss out!

Workshops are £15 each or do all three for a discounted £40.

Doors open at 7 pm
Hafla begins at 7.30pm, entry £6, £3 for children.
Please bring a plate to share for the American Supper. There is no bar so bring your own drink.

The amazing Whirling Dervish Souk will be there will be bursting with sparklies and glitter. Whirling Dervish has the UK's most extensive and comprehensive collection of unique dancewear designs from Cairo to Casablanca, the universe and beyond. Authentic, rich fabrics, jewel encrusted accessories, veils, scarves, hip belts - everything you need! So make sure that you bring along your pennies!

 12 April - 2014 The Manfreds
Shanklin Theatre -

5-4-3-2-1 It’s The Manfreds
The Manfreds, with “The One In The Middle” Paul Jones, will be performing many of their biggest hits including 5-4-3-2-1, Pretty Flamingo and Do Wah Diddy Diddy, along with a mix of solo hits and jazz and rhythm’n’blues renditions for which they are famous.
Paul Jones, with his award winning harmonica sound, will be joined by fellow original Manfred Mann members, Mike Hugg on keyboards and Tom McGuinness on guitar, plus Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass guitar and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute - all excellent musicians who will provide a full evening’s entertainment.

 13 April - LDN Wrestling - 2014 Isle of Wight Event
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight -

LDN wrestling is coming to Newport for its first ever show! A host of new faces from abroad will be battling it out in the squared circle with a team of top British favourites for 2 hours of nonstop fun action for all the family to enjoy. Featuring all the top names of LDN Wrestling including Alan Lee Travis and 36 stone Barbarian Karl Krammer. Guaranteed an action packed show that will have the kids talking about for weeks after the event, book your ticket early for the best ringside view. Family friendly prices makes it the best value ticket in town!

 16 April to 22nd April - ‘Two Artists in the Frame’
Brading Roman Villa -

'Two Artists in the Frame'. Becky Samuelson and Kate Bolton will be hosting their popular exhibition of paintings at Brading Roman Villa again this Easter. Weds 16 April (afternoon) to Tuesday 22 April. 10 - 5 daily.

 17 April - Boiler Room with Hollowdrone
8pm to Midni Coburgs, Ryde, Isle of Wight -

Painless Parties has been bringing the Boiler Room to various venues around the UK for over a decade now (we think of it as a decade of destruction) and in that time the format hasn’t changed as the Boiler Room is still a tattooed and pierced, adrenaline fuelled, musical roller-coaster

There are no "Ibiza Anthems" here, just pure unadulterated music that you can dance to from the likes of: Machine Head, Pantera, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, White Zombie, American Head Charge, Mushroomhead, Mudvayne, Coal Chamber, Slipknot, Deftones, Sepultura, Ill Nino, Trivium, Devil Driver, Dimmu Borgir, Danzig, Satyricon, Mastadon, Lamb of God, Drowning Pool, Shinedown, Korn, Static X, Rammstein, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Shanklin Freak Show along with other songs of love, destructions and synthetic diffusions of the electric head

This month we have a live band joining us for even more listening pleasure


Drink promotions include:
Selected pints £3
Bottles bottles £2.50
All spirits and mixer£2.50
3 x Jagerbombs £6

No Fake Tan, No Attitudes
Random searches in place
I.D Required for the purchase of alcohol
Free Entry


 17 April to 21st April - 2014 Sister Act - The Musical
Shanklin Theatre -

Island Savoyards are proud to present Sister Act - The Musical
The hit new musical is coming to Shanklin Theatre following a professional UK Tour. Music By Alan Menken well known for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Enchanted Scores, Lyrics by Glen Slater Presented in Spectacular fashion.
Book now to avoid disappointment - as the Island will be the Second Production of only 6 released throughout the UK!

 18 April to 21st April - Decorate your own egg cup this Easter Weekend !
Chessell Pottery Barns - Decorate your own egg cup this Easter Weekend !

only £6.95

Spring is here again at Chessell Pottery Barns, so come and join us for some Easter themed fun in our pottery studio and a tasty treat from our Courtyard Cafe !

In the studio, you can decorate an Easter Egg cup for the all-in price of just £6.95 – great value and great fun for artists of any age. You can choose to hand paint your cup, or print with our easy to use decorating sponges - hand cut in our studio, featuring unique Easter designs - to create a unique piece to treasure or give as a gift. The offer runs over the Easter weekend, between 18th-21st April.

As added fun for our younger visitors, over the whole of the Easter Holiday (5th-21st April), children up to 16 can enter our fabulous ‘Win a huge Bunny’ competition. Simply think of an imaginative design for a decorated Easter egg and draw or paint it onto the special entry form. Forms are available from the studio and shop, and you are welcome to call by and pick one up.

Rightly famous for our award winning cream teas, the Courtyard Cafe at Chessell Pottery Barns is also a great place to lunch, and this year we are offering an expanded menu of home-cooked, light meals, lovingly made from the best local ingredients. As well as our barista coffee and speciality teas, we are now also proud to offer quality wines and local beers and cider – the perfect accompaniment to a sunlit lunch in our beautiful garden.

The Gift Barn is fully stocked for the new season and offers the largest range of Emma Bridgewater pottery on the Island, together with lots of new cards, toys, local arts and crafts.

All ages welcome. Free entrance. Disabled access. Baby changing. Free parking.

Decorating Studio, Gift Barn, Courtyard Café & Coffee Lounge open daily 9:30-5:30 (open for season Saturday March 29th - closed Mondays during term time).


 18 April to 21st April - Spring Plant Fayre
Ventnor Botanical Gardens -

Make the most of the extended Easter weekend and stock up your garden with all it needs for a blooming marvelous summer.

The Spring Plant Fayre at Ventnor Botanic Garden celebrates all things green and is the perfect place to find everything you could need for your garden, patio or window box.

A huge range of rare and exotic indoor and outdoor plants are on offer as well as VBG’s own Rare and Exotic Seed Collection. There will also be seed trays, growing kits, compost and a large selection of garden equipment and accessories.

Over the weekend of the Spring Plant Fayre there will also be Seed Sowing Demonstrations (begin at midday on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday), a drop in Plant Clinic, Propagation Walks and Talks (begin at 2pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) and the VBG @ Home team will be on hand to tackle any and all horticultural queries.

**Special Offer**

Each customer spending £50 or more at the Spring Plant Fayre will receive 2 complimentary Garden Day Passes.

Admission to the Spring Plant Fayre is FREE. Normal Garden admission fees apply.

FREE parking for all visitors. Ventnor Botanic Garden is open daily from 10am.

Call (01983) 855397 or email info@botanic.co.uk for more information.

 19 April - Spring Living and Giving Fair - 2014 Event
Riverside Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight -

 19 April - FILB Flag Day street collection & Freshwater Golf Club – FILB fund raising event

19th April - FILB Flag Day street collection. Freshwater/Totland.

19th April - Freshwater Golf Club – FILB fund raising event*

 19 April to 20th April - Craft Fair at Bullen Mead Barn

 19 April - EASTER PARTY

 19 April - m
Ventnor Botanical Gardens -

Tickets are available the Gift Shop at Ventnor Botanic Garden or by calling 855397, or emailing info@botanic.co.uk

Tickets are priced as follows;

Adult £8, Child £6, Family (2 adults, 2 child) £20

Tickets include day admission to the Garden

Performances takes place in the New Zealand Garden

 19 April - Easter fun Day 2014
Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight -

It's National Garlic Day and we're celebrating with a Fun Day at the Farm. Come and make your own garlic bread, plant your own garlic, see falconry displays, face painting, lucky dip, garlic decorating, prize draws, farm tractor trailer tours and much more! http://

 19 April - Join us for a Garden Party
11AM - 6PM Grove Road, Ventnor -

Join us for a Garden Party
A day of music to celebrate Record Store Day

Saturday 19th April is Record Store Day, a national celebration of vinyl and independent music stores, along with the culture and ethos that surrounds them. While our new home in Church Street sadly won't be ready in time we didn't want to miss the opportunity to mark the occasion so we're hosting a Garden Party and your invited!

We'll be taking over the garden of a townhouse in Grove Road, Ventnor with live performances running all afternoon, and of course our pop-up Record Store.

Entry is free, with just a donation asked towards the performers or better still you could purchase their music!

Full line up of performers coming next week and you can also expect several special guests.

One off intimate show
Alessi's Ark
St Boniface Old Church, Bonchurch

Following straight on from our Garden Party we'll be heading to Bonchurch to host a rare intimate performance with the wonderful Alessi's Ark, taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the 11th Century 'Old Church' in Bonchurch.

Alessi has toured with the likes of Laura Marling and Laura Veirs, and at just 22 released three albums, the most recent on renowned indie label Bella Union


 19 April - 2014 The Moulettes
Quay Arts -
Moulettes weave folk, pop, prog and classical music to enthralling effect. They have enchanted crowds at Bestival, Cambridge Folk, Latitude, Cropredy and many other prestigious festivals with their charismatic, idiosyncratic performances. They release their third album, ‘Constellations’ in Spring 2014. It features guest contributions from The Unthanks, Arthur ‘God of Hellfire’ Brown, Blaine Harrison from Mystery Jets and Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed, David Bowie, Sky).

Enter Moulettes’ universe. You won’t be disappointed.

“This delicious music is played with acoustic virtuosity… Complex and beautiful…Intriguing and unique” **** MOJO “Moulettes are among the frontrunners of the new British acoustic scene...” **** Robin Denselow, The Guardian

 19 April to 13 December - Yarmouth Carnival Committee

Easter Saturday Duck Race on the River Yar - Sat. 19th April.

Yarmouth Carnival Week - Sat. 9th to 16th August.

Guy Fawkes - 5th November.

Carols in the Square - Sat.13th December.


 21 April to 31st December - Mother Earth
Unitarian Church Newport - Mother Earth, at the Unitarian Church every Monday 10am - 4pm including bank holidays. Free Entry. Enjoy a relaxing healing therapy treatment, also why not see a bit in to the future with our reader, Stalls with spirtual and ethnic products and many handcrafted items, relax in a calming enviroment with a cup of tea and handmade cup cakes xxxx

 25 April - Black Cat & Top Hat 2014
9pm until 1: Coburgs, Ryde, Isle of Wight -

The Black Cat and Top Hat is an evening of Burlesque, Cabaret, Magick, Mystery and Mayhem

Hosted by Nick and Hel Painless

This event features performances from:-
Organ Grinder
Evelyn Adore
Sam Sheasby
Midnight Iris
Tahlullah Manhattan
Tickets available at the following outlets -
Master of Disguise, Watchbell Lane, Newport
Coburgs, Union Street, Ryde
Masqueryde, Lind Street, Ryde
The Rose Inn, Pier Street, Ventnor

Priced at £3.50 in advance or £5 on the door

The Black Cat and Top Hat is Proudly sponsored by Master of Disguise

The Black Cat and Top Hat official photographer is Day Rutherford of Rutherford Photography. As he has taken photos for Slash, Gary Numan and Billy Idol to name a few this fine young photographer is certainly up to the task. To check out more of his work visit

No other photographs or video are to be taken or filmed without prior permission. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be removed from the event

Over 18's only
I.D will be required
Random searches are in place

This show will contain naked body parts, blood and things that will make you feel sick at times. It is not suitable for people who tuck their socks into their tracksuits, have fake tans or wimps

 25 April - 2014 Comedy Club over 18s only
Quay Arts -
Fri, 25 Apr 2014
The monthly Comedy Club delivers three great comics who will make you belly laugh at a price you can afford. Contains adult themes and strong language. Keep an eye on our website or follow us on Facebook for the monthly line-ups.

 25 April - 2014 Craig Ogden - The Guitarists
Shanklin Theatre -

Australian-born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. He has performed as concerto soloist with all the main UK orchestras and many abroad. Craig’s numerous recordings have received wide acclaim and his Classic FM albums ‘The Guitarist’ and ‘Summertime’ both shot straight to number one in the UK classical chart. Craig’s 3rd album for Classic FM, ‘Christmas Time’ was released on 25 November 2013 and features festive favourites all showcasing Craig’s beautiful playing style.
Craig’s programme will include tracks from his best-selling albums as well as other classics of the guitar repertoire.

 26 April - Nearly New Sale
Riverside Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight -

 26 April - Strictly Gershwin
Apollo Theatre, Newport -  photo ApolloJPEG_zpse47d7e3d.jpg

 26 April - 2014 Paul Armfield
Quay Arts -
With his new album ‘Up Here’ Paul has returned to the scale and ambition of his debut album but with an added confidence and verve. For those familiar with his work, there are still equal measures of Americana, French Chansons and English Folk, but there are new sounds from farther afield, with his familiar array of acoustic instrumentation (accordion, double bass, guitar, piano, mandolin) being supplemented with kora, hammer dulcimer, sitar, charanga and oud. Lyrically too, Paul is furthering his reach with a playfulness and a joy of language that paints a music of its own.

 27 April - Ed Byrne: Roaring Forties
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight -

Phil McIntyre Entertainments Proudly Presents: Ed Byrne: Roaring Forties

A self-confessed "miserable old git" since the age of 23, Ed Byrne is now in his Forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sportscar, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly comes of age and gives out his clarion cry: "I am in my Forties. HEAR ME ROAR!"

“Comedy’s holy grail.... Go see!” ✭✭✭✭The Sunday Times

“Ed Byrne is on top form” Time Out London

“Byrne is at the top of his game” ✭✭✭✭The Sunday Telegraph

“Jokes come so fast that hecklers don’t have a chance to get a word in edgeways” ✭✭✭✭ The Times

“It is rare for a comic to merit the word “masterful” but in this case it is no overstatement” ✭✭✭✭ The Scotsman

- Ed Byrne Video


 1 May - Big Blues Party with Laurie McVay and the High Rollers
Flanagans, Pier Street, Sandown. -

Laurie McVay and the High Rollers are, once again, hosting The Big Blues Party at Flanagan's in Sandown. Fabulous music, guest artistes, food and cocktails with a Blues theme. Book early on 408 851 to avoid disappointment. Entry is free and it starts at 8pm. The place is Flanagans, Pier Street, Sandown.

 2 May to 5th May - Isle of Wight Arts Festival 2014
Ventnor -
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Down to Earth – an evening with Monty Don – Friday 2nd May 6.30 pm – Festival Marquee
BBC presenter and well know gardener Monty Don tells tales of his travels around the world, shares the secrets of what really happens behind the scenes when filming his programme, and explains his love of organic gardening and how nature can enrich us all.
Sponsored by Ventnor Botanic Garden Tickets £18.00
100 exclusive VIP tickets £24.00 available ONLY from Ventnor Botanic Garden (includes glass of champagne on arrival, priority seating, and meet and greet / book signing afterwards)

Isle-of-Wight-Kyle-Eastwood-2014 photo KyleEastwood2_zps2cc445cf.jpgThe Kyle Eastwood Band – Friday 2nd May 8.45 pm – Festival Marquee

Kyle Eastwood is a bass player and the eldest son of screen legend Clint Eastwood. He grew up with jazz as the soundtrack to his childhood, and credits his famous father with introducing him to the joys of the bass line. When not playing with his band, he is an accomplished composer who has contributed music to several films including Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby. He is based in Paris. Tickets £ 16.50 early bird / £ 18.00

Roger McGough – Saturday 3rd May 6.30 pm – Festival Marquee
Roger McGough is one Britain’s best loved poets. As a young man he achieved overnight fame with Lily The Pink, The Scaffold and Yellow Submarine which he helped write for the Beatles. Much travelled and translated, his poetry has gained wide acclaim and popularity.
He currently writes for adults and children and hosts the programme Poetry Please.
Followed by book signing. Tickets £14.50 early bird / £16.00

Tenors UnLimited – Saturday 3rd May 8.45 pm – Festival Marquee
Scot, Jem and Paul are the original classical crossover “man band”. They have performed alongside all the great names in show business and their blend of operatic and “Rat Pack” material, together with some original compositions, provides a memorable evening of great musical quality. Tickets £18.00 early bird / £19.50

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – Sunday 4th May 6.30 pm – Festival Marquee
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Eight all singing, all dancing musicians who sell out large venues wherever they appear across the globe. Originally started for fun, the orchestra manages to combine musical excellence with a touch of humour and appeals to audiences of all ages.
This is a unique opportunity to see them up close and live. Our early bird tickets sold out instantly! Tickets £22.00

Isle-of-Wight-Richard-Hall-2014 photo RichHallTour2014_zps72895b49.jpgRich Hall – Sunday 4th May 8.45 pm – Festival Marquee
Grouchy and deadpan, with amazing quick fire wit, US comedian Rich Hall sold out when he appeared at the Isle of Arts festival in 2011. Together with his musical alter ego Otis Ben Crenshaw he had the audience in the palm of his hand for 90 minutes. We’re delighted to invite him back! Tickets £16.00

In addition, there will be many other events in various venues across the town, including blues, jazz, folk and classical music, drama, comedy, films, literary events, walks, talks and children’s events.

Across the weekend, there will be an Arts Trail through the town displaying work by Island artists, and on the bank holiday Monday there will be an Affordable Arts Fair. Free town centre events will take place on Sunday and Monday.

Tickets are available from www.artsisle.org or in-person from Seasons newsagents in Ventnor High Street.


 2 May to 9th May - EXHIBITION: - Andrew Dowden Ceramic Designs - Contemporary Ceramics and Wall Art
10am to 5pm Ventnor Botanic Garden, Garden Gallery, Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1UL - Andrew Dowden Ceramic Designs May 2014 event
EXHIBITION: - Andrew Dowden Ceramic Designs - Contemporary Ceramics and Wall Art

Popular Isle of Wight artist Andrew Dowden, is exhibiting in the Garden Gallery at the Island's sub-tropical Ventnor Botanic Garden. A Carpenter for 20 years, Andrew was inspired to take up ceramics whilst watching a bowl being thrown on a wheel during research for a book on Isle of Wight pottery.

This exhibition forms part of the Isle of Arts Festival Arts Trail.

Each piece is individually-designed, with ideas for his distinctive handmade and hand-carved ceramic forms and wall panels, being derived mainly from the countryside and shores around the Island, tracks made by man, machine and nature, leaving their imprint on the earth. Hand-carving is his prime area of interest, with form being more important than function. A limited palette of glazes and slips are used,with the clay body being an integral part of the surface design, more recently, influences from archaeology, architecture and machinery have been incoporated into designed adding further interest. Some of Andrew's ceramic designs have been incorporated into his new textured wall art, finished in oils.

Please note that the work displayed is available for sale

FREE ENTRY AND PARKING TO EXHIBITION Further details: 01983 867505 www.andrewdowden.co.uk

On-site cafe - Disabled access - Toilets - Gift shop NB Details correct at posting but may be subject to change

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 2 May - 2014 Gordon Giltrap
Quay Arts -
One of the most innovative acoustic guitarists in the UK today, Gordon Giltrap has developed his own unique style, much copied, but never bettered. It is impossible not to be awestruck as he coaxes incredible melodies from his instruments; you almost suspect a second pair of hands. With over 40 years in the business, Gordon will satisfy fans with his most well loved hits, as well as explaining the history of his many different guitars.
Be prepared for beautiful compositions that cross all musical genres, wit, charm and unbelievable talent. Well known for his collaborations with other artists and his work for both the BBC and commercial television, Gordon continues to delight his audiences and no two concerts are ever the same.

 2 May - 2014 Stars of Strictly
Shanklin Theatre -
The BBC TV show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ returned to our screens in earnest on Friday September 27th and all the signs indicate that it will achieve new heights and that is something that this spectacular new live theatre show featuring two stars from the hit show PASHA KOVALEV & KATYA VIRSHILAS will most definitely do!
This much larger production will feature them along with their 4 guest dancers, all beautifully costumed, demonstrating a series of stunning dance routines, accompanied by a full audio-visual backdrop and light show, the ever enjoyable Q & A section plus an appearance by a local dance school.
But not content with all that, the show will also feature the opportunity for the audience to get involved and dance on-stage with the stars resulting in this production being the ultimate one for any ‘Strictly’ fan!


 3 May - Vienna Festival Ballet-Cinderella
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight -

Founded in 1980 by the vastly experienced Austrian dancer and artistic director, Peter Mallek, Vienna Festival Ballet uses talented international dancers, giving a vitality, energy and freshness to every performance. 'An excellent company of talented young dancers. Their energy and enthusiasm is breathtaking'

 3 May - And Finally - PHIL COLLINS - 2014 Event
Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight -
From the creators of Talon – The Best of Eagles comes their stunning new production…
Talon Music Ltd in association with And Finally Ltd presents
After five years performing over fifty different Phil Collins songs,
‘And Finally... Phil Collins’ present… ‘The Best of Phil Collins Tour’ 2014.
‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ were recognized in 2013 by the industry (The Agents Association of Great Britain) at the ‘National Tribute Awards’ as the ‘OFFICIAL No.1’ tribute show to Phil Collins. This two hour plus spectacular includes all the classic hits; Another Day In Paradise, Can’t Stop Loving You, I Wish It Would Rain Down, In The Air Tonight, Easy Lover, Sussudio together with Genesis songs Land Of Confusion, Jesus He Knows Me and Turn It On Again as well as a special acoustic rendition of Both Sides Of The Story performed by a world class ten piece line-up of musicians giving you the ultimate Phil Collins experience. The show also features the two drummer extravaganza and the renowned ‘And Finally Horns’ which provides that extra special touch to such an energetic production. Those of you who have followed this show over the last five years will know only to well what thrills lie in store and for those new to the ‘And Finally’ family, welcome to the ultimate tribute to Phil Collins.

 3 May to 18th May - 2014 Isle of Wight WALKING FESTIVAL
Island wide -

The award winning Isle of Wight walking festival offers over 300 walks for all ages and abilities.

 4 May to 25th May - Freshwater Independent Lifeboat Events 2014

4th May - FILB New off shore boat dedication event/Fun day. 11.30 – 6.00pm

25th May - FILB Open Day. Freshwater Bay Boat House. 10.30-4.30pm


 4 May to 25th May - Dance & Social Afternoon. 2014 Event
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 5 May - Duck Race
Crown Inn, Shorwell - Duck Race at the Crown Inn, Shorwell Monday 5th May @2pm

Ducks are £1.00 each, please come along and support us. Great afternoon of fun for all the family

There will also be a Raffle

All monies raised are for Shorwell Parish Hall

 6 May to 27th May - Learn to Lindy Hop Classes 2014 Isle of Wight Activitie
Doors open 7 Wight Rock Bar, Lind Street, Ryde, IW - Isle-of-Wight-Event-Lindy-Hop-Classes

 10 May - Craft Market & Table Top Sale
Shorwell Parish Hall -

Craft Market & Table Top Sale at Shorwell Parish Hall, Saturday 10th May @11am-2pm.
So far we have tables selling, Cakes, Plants, Preserves and Cards.
Teas & Coffees will also be available. Please come along and support us.

 10 May - 2014 Clare Teal
Shanklin Theatre -

Our very own Queen of Swing celebrates the music of her heroines, the leading lights of the jazz and big band world Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Doris Day and many of their illustrious contemporaries.
The multi award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 broadcaster demonstrates also the influence these characters have had on her own acclaimed catalogue of work.
Known for her knowledge and love of the Great American Songbook and more recently The Great British Songbook. With wit and warmth Clare tells outrageous anecdotes of their extraordinary lives and points to the future of Diva-dom with a few relevant originals and more modern day covers.
Her top flight musicians are led by pianist and musical director Grant Windsor.
A not to be missed evening of Feel Good music, inspired by the greats and played by the best.

 11 May - 2014 Henry Sandon - The BBC - Events 2014
Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight -

Finding old pottery in his garden sparked the passion that has since ruled his life. An obsession that his son John has also inherited.
Witty Anecdotes...
You are invited to bring ceramics in for henry to analyse while he delights you with witty anecdotes and from a lifetime's experience.
So, now is your chance to have an expert opinion on your pottery, china or bizarre whatever!


 16 May - Blake
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight -

Brit-Award-winning harmony trio Blake return with a striking new show for 2014, featuring songs from their latest album, powerful video projections, hilarious comic banter and some unique musical surprises. Don’t miss your chance to experience them in a unique intimate setting, for one night only!

 16 May - 2014 Joe McElderry in Concert
Shanklin Theatre -

For fans of Joe McElderry and X Factor this is one night not to miss!
Joe rose to fame when he won the sixth series of the ITV show The X Factor in 2009. Joe’s first single “The Climb” reached number one in the UK and Irish singles chart and was soon followed by the release of his debut album titled “Wide Awake”.
Joe returned to our TV screens where he was the triumphant winner of the second series of ITV show Pop Star to Opera Star in 2011, where he had received 80% of the voting throughout the series.
There is only one Joe McElderry, and there is only one night for you to see this incredible singer with his band performing songs from Rock, Pop to Classical.
This is one night not to miss with Joe having sold in excess of 2 million records worldwide and with over 350,000 twitter followers - expect his tickets to go fast!

 17 May - 2014 Raymond Froggatt and his band
Shanklin Theatre -

His concerts are sold out across the country and abroad, the Froggie followers arrive at the shows clutching their frogs with green scarves waving, certainly a sight to behold. Froggie writes and sings his own songs mesmerizing his audience, making them laugh with one of his many stories or cry with emotion with a song that touches the heart like no other. An evening with Raymond Froggatt is pure magic, an evening not to be missed.

 18 May - Woolverton Folk & Blues Fair

The Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair will take place on Saturday 18th May 2013, raising money for Leukaemia Research and Brighstone School.

The live music stage will provide a full programme, featuring the best of the Island’s Folk & Blues musicians, from acoustic duos to full electric bands. The confirmed line-up includes The Sail Pattern, The Wild Oats, Scarecrow, Jude Davison, The MoonShiners, Holly Kirby, Nick Cane Band, Laurie McVay & Tony Farinha and Clive Thomas.

This family friendly event will include tented cafes, serving an interesting variety of freshly cooked local produce.

With an IW real ale beer tent, BBQ, Tea tent serving teas & cakes, plus children’s activities, and even Circus Skills and Zumba workshops, Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair looks set to be a celebration of all that’s good about our Island’s local food & music talent.

With limited numbers, it is advisable to buy tickets in advance.

Admission: £5 advance, £7 on the gate. Children under 12, Free!

Advance tickets available from: The Village Shop, Brighstone, Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop, Shorwell Post Office and Waterstone’s, Newport.

For more information please click the website link below.

 19 May - 2014 The Move
Shanklin Theatre -

The Move, from Birmingham was one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s. They scored nine Top 20 UK singles in five years. The Move became one of the best & most significant bands of their era.
Bev Bevan and Trevor Burton are both founding members of 'The Move', and over a period of around 6 years enjoyed huge success in Great Britain and Europe. 'The Move' also built a reputation as one of the most respected and controversial bands of the sixties. Significantly the first band played on Radio 1 and without The Move there would be no ELO!!
The first band played on Radio 1. Sued by the Prime Minister. Toured with Hendrix, The Who and Pink Floyd. The band who gave birth to ELO. This is a great opportunity to get to see one of England's truly legendary bands performing all their hits and more!!
Hit records: Night Of Fear, I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Flowers In The Rain, Fire Brigade, Curly, Blackberry Way, California Man, Brontosaurus, Tonight, Chinatown, Do Ya

 22 May - Lee Nelson - Isle of Wight 2014 Event
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight -

He’s hosted Live at the Apollo, sold out his three times extended live tour Lee Nelson Live Tour, had over two million people watching BBC Three’s Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show; now it’s time for him to come to Medina Theatre with a night of qwaliteeee jokes, games and banter. Everyone’s welcome.

 24 May to 1st June - Art Exhibition by Ventnor Botanical Artists
Ventnor Botanical Gardens -

Ventnor Botanical Gardens is the setting for our Annual Summer Exhibition. Opening hours are 10.00am to 5.00pm and 4.00pm on last day.

Welcome to the Ventnor Botanical Artists. We hope you enjoy looking at this selection of beautiful paintings by some of our members.
We hold several exhibitions throughout the year and would be delighted to see you there. Entry is free and all work displayed is for sale.

 24 May to 25th May - Isle of Wight Youth Sponsored Penalty Competition 2014
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In aid of Isle of Wight Sunday Youth Football . It is a family fun day with plenty of footballing activities to do. Meet Wayne Brown the Oxford Utd Goalkeeping coach and ask him questions. There will be sideshows and stalls. Also a chance to enter into a free prize draw for 2 tickets to England’s last football match against Peru before they head off the world cup finals in Brazil.

 24 May to 1st June - Spring Exhibition 2014
Ventnor Botanical Gardens -


 24 May - 2014 Joe Longthorne
Shanklin Theatre -

This talented artist began his career over three decades ago with appearances on Junior Showtime, followed by a grounding on the tough Northern club circuit.
His big break came in 1981 when he was a finalist on London Weekend Television's Search for a Star - this lead to appearances at the London Palladium with Bob Hope and The Talk of the Town. A short time later, Joe received the Variety Club of Britain award as Most Promising Artiste of the Year. Television specials in the UK and USA followed.
Joe's repertoire of voices is endless and includes hundreds of the world's top singers, however, he is perhaps best known for his impersonation of Shirley Bassey who has commented, "Joe can do me better than I can do myself".
During his career, Joe has received gold and platinum discs for his albums, enjoyed sell-out concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as touring Australia several times.
Now, Joe is looking forward to new challenges, new songs to sing and new audiences to thrill.

 24 May to 25 May - Ryde on the Brink of War

Ryde Social Heritage Group host Open Days in Ryde Cemetery with displays, exhibitions, 'Meet the Residents' character walks and cemetery trails with the theme 'Ryde on the Brink of War'. Discover how the First World War affected the lives and social activities of the families living in the town.

Visit the graves of the fallen and find out what happened to their families and businesses, discover which houses were turned into Red Cross Hospitals and the work of the volunteers caring for the sick and injured, plus lots more. Free Family event.

Ryde Cemetery Heritage Centre
West Street
Isle Of Wight
PO33 2QF
Tel: +44 01983 566175


 25 May - End 2 End (and back again)
Culver Down to Alum Bay -

Registration: £10 per rider. Call
(01983) 528989 to register

End 2 End (and back again) is a 92km off road cycling challenge, in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, that covers the breadth of the Isle of Wight between Culver Down and Alum Bay. Taking in some of the Islands best off-road trails, including the famous Tennyson Trail, the event is a real test of endurance and navigational skill. Cyclists can choose to either go End 2 End (46km), finishing at the majestic Needles at Alum Bay, or go End 2 End – and back again (92km), turning round at Alum Bay and making their way back to Culver Down via any off-road route.

End 2 End (and back again) is the brainchild of David Issac, a doctor at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Combining his passion for cycling with his commitment to the work of the Hospice, Dr Issac and the Hospice fundraising events team launched End 2 End in 2011. A popular feature of the End 2 End experience is the now legendary halfway checkpoint spread at Snowdrop Cottage in Gatcombe, provided by David’s wife, Jane. It’s rumoured that cyclists take part for the promise of a slice of her renowned bakewell tart alone, and jostle for position in the queue for John’s (David’s brother-in –law) famous bacon rolls.

Participants pay just £10 to register, and all funds, sponsorship and donations received go directly to patient care. Registration is easily done over the phone by calling the Hospice on (01983) 528989 with your credit/debit card details.


 29 May - Theo the Mouse - Isle of Wight 2014 Childrens Event
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight -

Theo's Crazy Circus The UK`s funniest Mouse returns with his new circus show packed with more Magic, Laughter and Music for all the family. From ITV`s Sooty Show, Wendy Abrahams helps the mischievous Theo show off his circus tricks and Wink Taylor, the writer behind TV favourites Sooty & Basil Brush, helps the audience join in with a few of his own crazy stunts. Coming direct from their recent Blackpool season, this is the fabulous interactive new family show not to be missed.


 30 May to 1st June - 2014 Yarmouth Old Gaffers
Yarmouth -



 1 June to 29th June - Sunday Dance & Social Afternoon - 2014 Year round event
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 3 June to 24th June - Learn to Lindy Hop Classes 2014 Isle of Wight Activitie
Doors open 7 Wight Rock Bar, Lind Street, Ryde, IW - Isle-of-Wight-Lindy-Hop-Classes

 4 June - 2014 ABBA Reunion - Isle of Wight Events
Shanklin Theatre -

The 40th Anniversary of ‘Waterloo’ Tour
In 1974 a little known Swedish pop group swept to superstardom with their Eurovision winning ‘Waterloo’, and 40 years later the song and the band remain as popular as ever.
ABBA REUNION has been created by the original Director, Producer and Choreographer of the Award Winning Abbamania West End musical, and stars the original 'Frida' from the London cast!
The show gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to once again get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomenum that swept the airwaves and discos following ‘Waterloo’ with this wonderfully feel good, party style tribute concert. From All of the hits are performed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in the perfect Abba look and sound.
Superbly accurate harmony vocals and full live- band, combined with stunning replica costumes and excellent authentic choreography has produced one of the most requested tribute shows in the world today.
This tribute concert continues to entertain and enthral throughout the world and leaves fans asking the question...?Did we just see the Abba Reunion C

 6 June to 7th June - Pop-up Opera
Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight -

The ever popular Pop-up Opera company return to the Garlic Farm with Cosi Fan Tutte this June!


 6 June - 2014 The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Shanklin Theatre -
The Simon & Garfunkel Story - 50th Anniversary Tour Starring Dean Elliot lead actor from the West End, Olivier nominated Musical "Buddy" as Paul Simon.

 8 June - Freshwater Independent Lifeboat Events 2014

8th June - Needles XC ½ marathon. Moa sports Centre. Freshwater. Publicity/recruitment.

 12 June to 15th June - 2014 Isle of Wight Festival
Newport -

We’re back and we’ve started the countdown to the world famous Isle of Wight Festival 2014. First up, let’s talk about the music…

Headlining the Main Stage on Friday 13th June, we’re proud to announce the return of the award winning, anthemic rock trio Biffy Clyro, who we’re excited to say are appearing in an English festival exclusive! We’ll also be joined by another Scottish great, who’ll be closing the night, the one and only international superstar, Calvin Harris. Both artists have risen through the ranks with phenomenal shows and chart topping music, so get ready for a very special weekend. Prior to their performances, electronic outfit Rudimental will take to the stage for much anticipated guest set. Not only that, Passenger, The 1975 and The Waterboys will also all be appearing over the weekend.

The Early Bird gets the worm, so bag your tickets for only £170, from 9am on Thursday December 12th with our special offer running through to January 16th. There are also amazing ticket and travel packages available.

Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro said: "We are over the moon to announce that we will headline the Main Stage of the Isle of Wight Festival next year, on Friday June 13th. To follow the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam is an honour. We cannot wait to get back to this iconic Festival, and this beautiful island!"
John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter said: "Friday night is going to kick it out of the park with Biffy & Calvin and special guests Rudimental - I can't wait.... having Passenger and The 1975 already on board we’re set for one of our most contemporary years - with the class of The Waterboys complementing the young guns nicely...."

Bringing together two of the biggest acts in the world, with two huge shows, Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris will make Friday night at the Isle of Wight Festival the place to be. Biffy Clyro’s mind-boggling mix of off-kilter tempos, unpredictable guitars and soulful choruses have won over a legion of fans and now Biffy Clyro take the top slot with an English festival exclusive. The man with the Midas touch, Calvin Harris has worked with a spectrum of massive names, racking up numerous number 1’s along the way. Mercury nominees and very special guests Rudimental, join the bill on Friday 13th June, playing to the Main Stage crowd for the first time.

Passenger said: "I can't wait to play at the Isle of Wight Festival. I played there on a small stage a few years ago and had an amazing time. It'll be great to get back there!"

Matthew Healy from The 1975 said: "The Isle of Wight Festival has such a rich musical heritage. We can't wait to play there in the summer."

Singer songwriter Michael David Rosenberg, aka Passenger has had the biggest year of his career with his single 'Let Her Go’, storming the charts worldwide. He will be heading to the Festival for the first time, alongside Manchester’s finest The 1975 and influential group The Waterboys.

It’s all about 2014 and we’re fit to burst with a truckload of new stuff happening across all four corners of Seaclose Park. Expect an incredible mix of fun, surprises and hidden treats ready to be discovered. Plus, it wouldn’t be the same without the return of some old favourites, so watch this space…


 20 June - 2014 TALON - THE BEST OF EAGLES
Shanklin Theatre -
Talon Music Ltd present the ‘OFFICIAL UK No. 1’
Now in their seventeenth year together Talon have been recognised by the ‘Agents Association of Great Britain’ at the ‘National Tribute Awards’ as the ‘OFFICIAL UK No. 1’ Eagles tribute show. In 2014 their latest production will feature all the classic Eagles hits from the timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Lyin’ Eyes, Take It Easy, Desperado, Take It To The Limit, Life In The Fast Lane, The Last Resort and many more Although the show now features a host of world class musicians it is the immensely powerful four part vocal harmony and exact musical production on which Talon have built their reputation. Their ability to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an EVENT…
Talon tickets always sell quickly, so early booking is advised for this Concert.

 21 June - Round the Island Yacht Race 2014 Isle of Wight
Round the Island -

The annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight, an island situated off the south coast of England. The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.

Competitors come from all over the UK, other parts of Europe and as far away as the USA to follow the 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight. Starting on the famous Royal Yacht Squadron line in Cowes, the fleet races westabout, to The Needles, round St Catherine's Point and Bembridge Ledge buoy, and back into the Solent to the finish line at Cowes.

Spectators can find many vantage points, both on the mainland and Isle of Wight, to watch the race progress. The first start in Cowes is at 6.30am but you can find more information about where the boats will be at different times during the day by clicking here. Those who cannot get to watch in person can keep an eye on the race’s progress on the website, via our live text commentary and our boat tracking facility.


 28 June - The County Show 2014
10am - 5pm Agricultural Society Show Ground, Northwood PO30 5TP -
The Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society supports, and raises awareness of, agriculture and the natural environment on the Isle of Wight. We host the Royal Isle of Wight County Show that dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria.

2014 Royal Isle of Wight County Show - Saturday 28th June
This is the show where cattle, sheep and poultry come first. It’s a fantastic day out for all the family, combining entertainment and fun with the opportunity to enjoy many aspects of Island country life and farming.

The Main Ring is the focus of the Royal Isle of Wight County Show. The action lasts all day. We are currently putting together a package of non-stop entertainment and will publish a full timetable of the competitions and attractions taking place. This year these will include:

Carriage driving
Falconry displays
Livestock champions parade
Show jumping
Gun dog displays
Horticulture and craft tent
Goodleaf Tree Climbing
... and lots more

Children under 16 go free


 6 July to 20th July - Freshwater Independent Lifeboat Events 2014

6th July - Wight Sports Ctr. Wild West Solent swim. Publicity & recruitment tent. Inshore rib.

13th July - FILB Open Day. Freshwater Bay Boat House 10.30-4.30pm.

20th July - Samaritan’s Solent swim. Hurst Castle. Starts 5.20am. FILB Crew & inshore rib.


 6 July to 27th July - Sunday Dance & Social Afternoon - 2014 Year round event
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 8 July to 29th July - Learn to Lindy Hop Classes 2014 Isle of Wight Activitie
Doors open 7 Wight Rock Bar, Lind Street, Ryde, IW - Isle-of-Wight-Lindy-Hop-Classes

 11 July to 27 August - SANDOWN CARNIVAL

Come and celebrate 125 years of Sandown Carnival by attending one of the below events:

* ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – Friday 11th July.
* CHILDREN’S DAY – Friday 25th July.
* MAIN CARNIVAL – Saturday 26th July.
* ILLUMINATED CARNIVAL – Wednesday 27th August.

- Free Entry
- Family Fun
- Entertainment
- Competitions
- Activities
- Parades


 13 July - 2014 KEN DODD
Shanklin Theatre -
KEN DODD is absolutely discumknockerated (that’s Knotty Ash speak for ‘over the moon’) to be celebrating his 60th Anniversary Year as a professional entertainer in 2014 .
“Right from the start of my career I realised that I loved slaving over hot audiences”, says Ken, “and nothing has changed in all of those 60 years, because just as my audiences love a good laugh, I never get tired of entertaining them.
“How could I? Laughter is the greatest music in the world, and people come to my shows wanting to be entertained and escape the cares and worries of everyday life for a couple of hours (at least!).
“They certainly don’t want to be embarrassed or insulted with below the belt humour. They want to laugh and have a good night out – and so do I, which is probably why it works!
“Did you know that a laugh is something that comes out of a hole in your face? Anywhere else and you’re in dead trouble!!”
Remarkably, Ken has not stopped entertaining since he turned professional in 1954, and today continues to pack theatres over the length and breadth of the UK. And he still loves nothing better than making audiences laugh.
But, what of his own comedy heroes. Who are the comics that have made Ken laugh out loud over the years?
“I suppose you could say that I have been spoiled”, he says. “I was fortunate to have grown up with comedy heroes like Arthur Askey, Ted Ray, Robb Wilton, Tommy Handley, Billy Bennett and the great comics of that era.
“They were followed by the likes of Tommy Cooper and Morecambe & Wise. All were legendary funnymen with natural ability and lots of warmth. Comedy should never be over-analysed. It is either funny or it isn’t. There is a subtle difference between those who say funny things and those who say things funny.”
So, how does he think the comedy of today differs from that of yesterday?
“There was more ‘art’ to comedy years ago,” he explains. “Comics were masters of their craft. Today there are precious few places to learn that craft, and far too much emphasis is placed on tasteless material and sadly swearing is all too often being passed off as ‘comedy’.”

 18 July to 20 July - Newport Jazz Weekend

The line-up for Newport Jazz Weekend 2014 is taking shape as the organisers look to top the great success of last year's inaugural event.

It will take place from Friday 18th July 2014 to Sunday 20th July 2014.

 18 July to 20 July - Rhythmtree Music Festival
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Now in its fifth year the Rhythmtree already has a great reputation for bringing together an extraordinarily diverse rich mix of high quality music and family entertainment.

Our aim is to showcase exciting and talented artists from the UK's culturally diverse music scene who can be enjoyed by the whole family, young and not so young.

We are a safe, friendly, rural festival situated on beautiful tree surrounded farmland close to the famous West Wight Heritage Coast.
Free camping and parking is included in our week-end ticket price and we boast one of the best children's areas at any event here on the island. Children 12 and under come for free.

Line-up so far!

*La Chiva Gantiva *Da Lata *Lokkhi Terra *Warra *Funkshy *Myles Sanko *Outlanders *Hackney Colliery Band *Resonators *Batch Gueye Band *Serpentyne *Rebel Control
*Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos *Kangaroo Moon *Omer Makessa *Ouse Valley Singles Club *David Swann *Sweet Chunks *Grizzly and the Grasshoppers *Paper Trains *The Piratones *Tallowah *Tankus the Henge *Cable Street Collective *Stainless Steve

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Ticket info

Adult Three Day Early Bird Ticket £70 Includes FREE camping and FREE parking
Adult Three Day Ticket £75 Includes FREE camping and FREE parking
Teen 13-17 years Three Day Ticket £40 (can only be purchased with an adult ticket).
Child Three Day Ticket 12 years and under FREE with adult ticket.
Camper-van supplement £25.

Adult Day Ticket £30 Saturday 19th July
Adult Day Ticket £30 Sunday 20th July
Teen Day Ticket (13-17years) £15 Saturday 19th July
Teen Day Ticket (13-17years) £15 Sunday 20th July
Child Day Ticket (0-12years) £0
Teen and Under 12s tickets can only be purchased with an Adult ticket

Our tickets are available now through the website or directly from WeGotTickets
Direct link http://www.wegottickets.com/f/6933>www.wegottickets.com

 19 July - A Classic Spectacular
Niton Village Hall -

 25 July - 2014 Sandown Children Carnival
Sandown - 2014 Isle of Wight EventSandown Children's Carnival is a fun-packed day full of activities for kids of all ages culminating in a float and costume parade around the town and a prizegiving ceremony.
Our next Children's Day takes place on Friday 25th July 2014
As with all Sandown Carnival events, entry is FREE to all so why not come along and have a great day out?
Here's our timetable for 2013's events!

10:00 - Sandcastle Competition
10:00 - 12:30 Sideshows, competitions, magic show, face painting etc.
12:30 - Prizegiving and announcements

Then onto the procession...

 26 July - 2014 Sandown Main Carnival
Sandown - 2014 Isle of Wight Event

Sandown Main Carnival isn't just a parade - it's a whole day packed full of activities for all ages culminating in a float and costume parade around the town in the evening.
The next Main Carnival event takes place on Saturday 26th July 2014
This event is FREE to attend and draws thousands of spectators. The bottom of the High Street can get exceptionally congested so we recommend that visitors take a good look at the route of the carnival procession and plan to watch from elsewhere. You'll get a much better view!


 2 August to 9th August - 2014 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week
Cowes, Isle of Wight -

Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1,000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world.

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, as the event is now known, offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors. In excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the unique atmosphere. It is genuinely a one-of-a-kind event.

One of the best locations to watch the starts ashore each morning is undoubtedly the area between the Castle of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the cannons – as long as you don’t mind the loud bangs! Here you can get right on the line and see who got the best start and which boats were over the line. You can also hear the race officers giving their countdowns and calling the starts from the Royal Yacht Squadron battlements. In the afternoon, head along the Green towards Egypt Point to watch the Cowes Week fleet as they finish.

For those wanting to watch from the water, there are a number of spectator boat options, offering trips to watch the racing action up close. If watching the racing gives you the sailing bug, then why not have a go?

There’s also no shortage of things to see and do ashore. Cowes boasts a host of clothing and lifestyle shops where you can indulge in some retail therapy, as well as many art galleries and other delights. You can enjoy a coffee or long lunch at one of the many pubs or restaurants, pay a visit to Cowes Maritime Museum on Beckford Road, or hop over to East Cowes on the floating bridge to visit the Classic Boat Centre and Osborne House, once Queen Victoria’s holiday home. Of course, if you’re simply interested in soaking up the festival atmosphere and enjoying the live entertainments, there are a number of key venues which each offer something different.

During Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week you can keep updated with the racing action live and direct from the start and finish lines with streamed, commentated footage available on the event website.


 3 August to 31st August - Freshwater Independent Lifeboat Events 2014

3rd August - Chale show. Publicity & Recruitment Tent.TBC.

14-18 August - VDub Festival. Music and VW 4 day event. Publicity Tent.

25th August - FILB Open Day. Freshwater Bay. 10.30-4.30pm.

30-31st August - Wolverton Manor Garden Show. Publicity/Recruitment Tent.


 3 August to 31st August - Sunday Dance & Social Afternoon - 2014 Year round event
Combined Services Club, High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight -  photo SocialAfternoonThis_zpsd8e60603.jpg

 5 August to 26th August - Learn to Lindy Hop Classes 2014 Isle of Wight Activitie
Doors open 7 Wight Rock Bar, Lind Street, Ryde, IW - Isle-of-Wight-Lindy-Hop-Classes

 12 August to 17 August - Ventnor Fringe Festival

The Ventnor Fringe is an inspiring collaboration between artists, promoters, venues and members of the public who come together each year to create a truly unique festival.

Every August, following the principles of the famous Edinburgh Fringe, established and emerging talent from across the performing arts, visual arts, music, comedy and film host special events in a diverse range of exciting locations across the electric town of Ventnor, on the southern tip of the beautiful Isle of Wight.

A unique blend between a metropolitan arts festival and the traditional field music festival that the Island is famous for, Ventnor Fringe offers an informal and welcoming atmosphere to debate, collaborate and celebrate new work for artists and audiences alike.

The Ventnor Fringe is delighted to reveal Liam Bailey as the Friday night headliner of ‘The Spire Sessions’ a new micro-music festival taking place as part of the Fringe, with tickets for the event going on sale today (Monday 28th January).

Blending classic soul with a contemporary feel, Liam Bailey is a rising star with a sincere, authentic voice that sounds wise beyond his years. Originally brought to the public’s attention through the late Amy Winehouse who released his first two EP’s on her imprint ‘Lioness Records’ his performance at the Fringe follows a sell out show at London’s Union Chapel and performances at major festivals across the country in 2012. His has also collaborated with artists such as Chase & Status, including co-writing and providing the vocals for “Blind Faith” which reached No 5 in the UK Single Charts and his latest release ‘Please Love Me’ confirms a man of true talent.

 13 August - 2014 Ventnor Children Carnival
Ventnor - Ventnor

Ventnor Children Carnival - more information to follow

 13 August - 2014 Ventnor Main Carnival and Fireworks
- Ventnor

Details to Follow

 16 August - 2014 Ventnor Illuminated Carnival
Ventnor - Ventnors Illuminated Carnival - great days out for all the family - details to follow

 16 August to 17th August - 2014 Isle of Wight Garlic Festival


 23 August to 24th August - 2014 The Isle of Wight Challenge 23 – 24 August
- The Isle of Wight Challenge 23 – 24 August 2014 - presented by Action Challenge, is a unique test of mental determination, for a number of great causes while you run or walk 56 or 106 km.

Over the bank holiday weekend, many sail around it, thousands have 'rocked' at its festivals, and now you can Walk, Jog, or Run round the Isle of Wight Challenge! A stunning backdrop for an endurance challenge, the 100 km or so coastal path heads out from Cowes past the famous Needles and through areas of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular coastlines, dramatic white cliffs and sandy beaches; 24 hours or so later faster walkers will be boarding a ferry to complete the last few hundred metres of their epic challenge. Exhausted but elated with a tremendous sense of achievement!

Your options include:

· 106 km full coastal loop

· 56 km 'half Island' Challenge to walk, jog, or run.

Join this charity challenge as a team of friends, colleagues or family and support each other, or on your own and meet fellow challengers along the way. Most will walk it, some will jog parts of it, and the unique amongst us will run the full 106 km.

Visit our website or call us on 0207 609 6695

Email us on: info@isleofwightchallenge.com

 23 August to 26 August - Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally

The world’s biggest gathering of vintage and modern scooters - The Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally

The first Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally was way back in 1980, scooter riders have come every August since, with numbers of participants numbering anywhere between four to seven thousand each year.

Organized by the British Scooter Rally Association and The VFM Scooter Collective, the rally has gone from strength to strength. The centre of the rally has always been in Ryde, with Smallbrook Stadium used as the main campsite, but over the years scooterists have spread all over the island, staying in camp sites and hotels in most towns across the island.


 4 September to 7 September - Isle of Wight Bestival 2014
- The award winning Bestival returns for 2014, after the success of it's tenth anniversary! The dates for this years 4 day festival at Robin Hill Country Park are Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th September 2013.



 7 September to 28th September - Sunday Dance & Social Afternoon - 2014 Year round event
Combined Services Club, High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight -  photo SocialAfternoonThis_zpsd8e60603.jpg

 13 September to 14th September - Classic Car Extravaganza 2014 Isle of Wight Event
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Now in its 13th Year, the famous Isle of Wight, Charity Classic Car event promises to be the biggest and best ever. Vehicles from all over the UK and mainland Europe will be attending this unique two-day show on the 13th & 14th September 2014.

SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER the show will be located at the characterful Newport Quay and all the funds raised will be donated directly to the Isle of Wight Round Table to support Children In Need on the Island.

SUNDAY 14th SEPTEMBER the show will be held on the beautiful and exotic Ryde Esplanade and all monies on this day will be donated directly to the Earl Mountbatten Hospice in Newport.

Both these spectacular shows are free to attend and public access will be possible from 11am to 5.30pm each day.

The island's Classic Car Extravaganza show was created by Victor Gallucci and each year it attracts an ever greater number of vehicles. These include a wide variety of vintage, classic custom and retro cars, as well as bikes and other unusual vehicles. In 2014 the number of vehicles on show is expected to be in excess of 700 over the two day event. This spectacular collection of rare and beautiful vehicles is guaranteed to delight children and adults of all ages.

Victor Gallucci, the show's founder and organiser wishes to express his gratitude for the on-going and generous support of the following organisations: Wightlink, Isle of Wight Ferries, Isle of Wight Council, Ryde Town Council, Isle of Wight County Press, Paul Jones Insurance Services of Cowes, Morris Lubricants and Island Roads.

All those wishing to display their vehicles must register with the the organiser as early as possible on 020 8439 7871
Spectators who wish to take advantage of the generous Wightlink fares, should book in advance on 0871 376 1000

 13 September to 14th September - Classic car Show

 13 September to 28 September - Isle of Wight Cycling Festival

The festival includes a selection of fantastic rides with options for all levels, from the Chevy Chase Enduro to the Tiny Tots cycle adventure so whether you are a regular cyclist or infrequent rider there is plenty to choose from and don’t forget to make time to sample the great selection of local food and drink along the way. Highlights of the festival are available on the website now and the full programme of around 60 rides will be available in June.

Get the most out of your visit to the Isle of Wight and have a look at the websites so you can plan additional activities to do during your stay. Attractions include quiet country lanes and pathways which enable you to discover quintessentially English villages, country pubs, traffic-free paths, and unspoilt countryside. Over half the Island is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with its miles of dramatic and breathtaking coastline, unspoilt countryside and over 200 miles of well maintained and signposted cycle tracks, byways and bridleways it has more than enough trails for you to explore.

 14 September to 22 September - Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea

The Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea will take place across the Island over nine days between Saturday 14th and Sunday 22nd September. During that period there will be a wide range of activities, events and promotions taking place – all revolving around the theme of the sea.

These events will include musical events, beach art displays, fishing, cookery displays and food-tasting, opportunities to charter boats, open days, kite festival, talks and even organised cycle rides with a seaside theme.

Events confirmed so far include:

Fishbourne Beach Arts, 15th – 22nd September. Seaside festival in the quaint hamlet of Fishbourne. Discover sea side sculptures, maritime history, sea food cookery demos, local artists at work, sailing lessons, games on the beach and more
Red Funnel Food Show, Cowes, 15th September. Featuring inspirational cooking demonstrations by top island chefs, fantastic local produce including the catch of the day from local fisherman, Isle of Wight produced food and drink, craft stalls and activities for the kids. Also on the 15th in the historic sailing town of Cowes, the Isle of Wight Artisan Market.
Open Day at UKSA, Cowes, 22nd September. Try your hand a sailing a 43ft yacht*, test your windsurfing skills or even kayak on the River Medina. UKSA are opening its doors and offering free taster sessions of many of their watersports. There’ll be lots of other land based activities for land lubbers to enjoy.
Spyglass Sea Shanty Festival, Ventnor, 14th September. A day long celebration of sea shanties, smuggling tales and freshly caught seafood taking place in one of the Isle of Wight’s most popular pubs. Take in the stunning views of Ventnor Bay as you hear tales and songs of old!
Hovertravel Pirate Day


 4 October to 5th October - 2014 Children Event - Peppa Pigs Big Splash
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight -
Peppa Pig's Big Splash
Come and join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles!

The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it - quick! As they set up a fete to raise the money for the repairs, they'll need your help to make sure everything goes smoothly. Join Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, as well as Danny Dog, Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep as they have fun putting up bunting, running stalls and organising a great day out. There's also a Champion Puddle Jumping competition judged by Mr Potato where everyone gets wet and Peppa needs to find her Golden Boots!

Sat 4 October 1pm
Sat 4 October 4pm
Sun 5 October 10am
Sun 5 October 1pm


 5 October - 2014 Joan Armatrading
Shanklin Theatre -

Over her 42 years of touring Joan Armatrading has never done a solo world tour.
For her last Major tour she has decided this is the perfect time to perform her first ever full scale solo concerts. Her performances will include songs that span her entire career so far.
'I will never retire but this will be the last major tour that I will undertake.
For the first time these concerts will be me solo on stage playing the guitar, piano and singing. I want these concerts to be a special lively interactive one to one experience. I have absolutely enjoyed the last 42 years of performances but now, with my final major tour, I want to capture a unique memory for both myself and the audience.'
As with every tour from this unique performer, you are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favorites plus more recent compositions to fall in love with. Joan is as happy to play Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, as the audience is to hear them. Joan is very excited to start this new experience of solo touring.
During her long and illustrious career Joan has been successful in all musical genres, Pop, Blues, Folk, Reggae, and Jazz. Her audience newly attracted or long term fans are as loyal to her as she is faithful to them.
Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner producer, musician Joan Armatrading MBE is recognised as one of the World’s leading singer, songwriter and guitarists. This group of intimate concerts, in 2014 will be followed by appearances on a major city tour both in the UK and in cities around the world in 2015. This is a performance that must not be missed.

 7 October to 28th October - Learn to Lindy Hop Classes 2014 Isle of Wight Activitie
Doors open 7 Wight Rock Bar, Lind Street, Ryde, IW - Isle-of-Wight-Lindy-Hop-Classes

 12 October - Henning Wehn - Isle of Wight 2014 Event
Medina Theatre, Isle of Wight -

Einz, Zwei, DIY Tour 2014 After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one. As Henning’s assimilation is not yet complete he hasn't lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society. Why does everybody want to be owned by a house? What’s wrong with having the Euro? And why hold society and government responsible for personal underachievement? You’ve only got yourself to blame for not being born into a better social class. Expect an evening-long crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time! Wunderbar! QUOTES “A diplomatic master class” The Scotsman “Brought the audience to its knees” The Telegraph “Marvellous” The Guardian

 13 October - 2014 Psychic Sally: On The Road 2014
Shanklin Theatre -

Britain's best-loved psychic and international star, Sally Morgan returns with her outstanding 2014 nationwide tour. Sally is most well known for being the star of Sky LIVING’s Psychic Sally On The Road!
Sally has built up an extensive client lists reading for celebrities and royalty alike including Katie Price, the late Princess Diana and George Michael, which is what has lead her to be referred to as the ‘Psychic To The Stars’.
Sally’s one of a kind, bubbly yet down to earth personality attracts a whole new audience to the spiritual world but it’s her astounding accuracy that keeps audiences coming back for more. People travel from all over the country to witness Sally’s incredible gift and Sally has even taken her show as far afield as Australia where she played to sell out venues!
This unique theatrical experience should leave you feeling uplifted and enlightened…you’ve got to see it to believe it!
Sally Morgan is investigational and the show is for the purpose of entertainment.

 18 October to 2 November - Isle of Fright Festivals - Celebration of Horror
- Each year around Halloween the Isle of Wight celebrates its reputation as one of the spookiest places in the UK and becomes the “Isle of Fright”. For these two weeks this features a number of fantastic events for all ages and interests across the Island, ranging from ghost walks, and interactive horror encounters to pumpkin carvings, scary movies and witches and wizards.

There will be lots on offer for families, and plenty of “after dark” activities including Isle of Wight bonfires and Isle of Wight firework displays.


 3 November to 24th November - Learn to Lindy Hop Classes 2014 Isle of Wight Activitie
Doors open 7 Wight Rock Bar, Lind Street, Ryde, IW - Isle-of-Wight-Lindy-Hop-Classes

 15 November - 2014 T.REXTASY
Shanklin Theatre -
Sweeney Entertainments proudly present
In 1973 a record was released which would bridge the generation gap and become a rock anthem to both young and old - '20th Century Boy' was written and composed by Marc Bolan, who with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic of the original glam rock era. With Bolan's special ingredient of Rock-a-Boogie songs throughout the 1970s including 'Telegram Sam' and 'Jeepster' he was able to obtain what would be yet another Top 20 record later in 1976 that has since become one of the most memorable and everlasting signature tunes, 'I Love to Boogie'.
T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. The band is now accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management. The band has been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’.
Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages - If you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you!



 20 December - Freshwater Independent Lifeboat Events 2014

20th December - Santa’s Grotto. FILB Boathouse Freshwater Bay. Community event for children.
We reserved the right to change events should the need arise.