Dimbola Exhibition: Nonpareil Visions Nonpareil is based in North Wiltshire and consists of just seven members - each of whom has national and international success under their belts and
Dimbola Exhibition: Nonpareil Visions
Nonpareil is based in North Wiltshire and consists of just seven members – each of whom has national and international success under their belts and who came together 7 years ago to bounce ideas off each other. Whilst each of them have developed and benefited from the collaboration, it is important that they have retained their own individuality and you will see a variety of subject matter and approaches on our walls today. Nonetheless, this varied approach seems to have been successful since the group recently came second in competition against the pick of clubs in the UK with two picking up Gold and silver in the 2019 Western Counties Exhibition as well as Highly Commended.
Over the years – although not many, the personnel has varied with the group numbering 5 at the beginning, reaching a high of ten and now back to seven. Because we meet at members houses space is limited and we need to be selective when approaching prospective new personnel. Most important is the ability to fit into the group and a certain standard of photographic ability. A willingness to venture outside one’s personal comfort zone as far as image making is concerned is a prerequisite, for that is and remains the main principle of the group, a policy bearing favourable comparison to the photographic approach of Julia Margaret Cameron who was very much an innovator. As a group of enthusiasts, it was apparent after a while that we needed an aim and so we cast around for a competition at which to try our hands. In order to compete at a regional level, we had to become a club and so we competed in a group competition where we were outstandingly unsuccessful although one of our chaps secured the best picture award. We have competed in local, regional and national competition (representing the Western Counties) as well as The FIAP (Fédération Internationale de L’Art Photographique) World Cup where came in the first 25 out of about 150 clubs. We do not hold internal competitions and limit our external exposure to a few favourites. The images in this collection are therefore varied in subject matter and method of production although all have originated in camera. They are varied in style and not necessarily ‘Photographic competition’ worthy, but hopefully, are in the main pleasing for the onlooker to behold.
Exhibition Preview The private view will be held on Friday 22nd February from 12pm- 2pm All welcome, free entry, Cash bar.
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April 19 (Friday) 10:00 am - June 2 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
Terrace Lane, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight. PO40 9QE
Dimbola Museum and Galleries Terrace Lane Freshwater Bay Isle of Wight England PO40 9QE
Wild West Week Guide Prices Included in standard peak ticket. About 25th May – 2nd
Wild West Week
Included in standard peak ticket.
25th May – 2nd June
Immerse yourself in the world of outlaws and sheriffs as Wild West Week takes over Cowboy Town!
Prepare for a rootin’ tootin’ good time with entertainment for all ages including the return of the Wild West Dance Workshops and of course, plenty of action from our favourite cowboys! New for 2019, the live-action Cowboy Show will surprise audiences with fast-paced stunts, pyrotechnics and plenty of opportunities for young cowboys and cowgirls to don their hats, test their shooting and take centre stage in their own Wild West story!
Keep your eyes peeled for more details coming soon!
May 22 (Wednesday) - June 5 (Wednesday)
Blackgang Chine01983 730330 BLACKGANG, Isle Of Wight, PO38 2HN
East Cowes 2019 About Celebrating East Cowes as a royal town, rich industrial heritage and the contributions the town has made to the world of science and innovation. * Victorian Weekend: 24th
East Cowes 2019
Celebrating East Cowes as a royal town, rich industrial heritage and the contributions the town has made to the world of science and innovation.
* Victorian Weekend: 24th – 27th May – celebrating the 200th bicentennial birth year of HM Queen Victoria and & HRH Prince Albert.
* Town Walk of History: 24th – 27th May.
* Grand Exhibition: 24th – 27th May.
* Town Market Victorian Day: 25th May.
* Town History Show: 25th & 26th May.
* Grand Procession: 26th May.
* Town Esplanade Festival: 26th May at 12 noon.
* RNLI Open Day: 26th May.
* Thanks Giving Service: 27th May.
There will also be street art, town tapestry plus much, much more…
may 23 (Thursday) - 27 (Monday)
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery Quarr Abbey, Nr Fishbourne, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 4ES Thursday, 23 to Tuesday, 28 May 2019 10am to 5pm Free admission Now in its ninth year, Quarr Abbey
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery
Quarr Abbey, Nr Fishbourne, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 4ES
Thursday, 23 to Tuesday, 28 May 2019
10am to 5pm
Now in its ninth year, Quarr Abbey Art Gallery will be hosting VISIONS & DIMENSIONS, with work by local artists Andrew Dowden and Jeanne Mills-Holland.
Andrew’s contemporary ceramics, sculptural forms and tile wall panels, are handmade and hand-built. Inspiration is drawn from many sources including architecture, archaeology, engineering and machinery and the surrounding countryside, tracks made by man, machine and by nature.
Jeanne’s decorative porcelain vessels are handmade and she has a particular interest in glazes. Her oil and watercolour paintings and photographs reflect her love of the sea, being a keen sailor for many years.
Work is for sale and Quarr Abbey, a registered charity, will receive a percentage of all exhibition sales. Open 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.
Additional venue information:
Large free car park – Tea Garden – Farm shop – Book shop – Visitor Centre – Woodland walk – Old abbey ruins – Landscaped gardens – Pigs and chickens on site – Disabled access – Toilets
Summer Slide at Robin Hill Guide Prices Additional charge may apply in addition to a peak park ticket.
Summer Slide at Robin Hill
Additional charge may apply in addition to a peak park ticket.
The epic 100m waterslide returns for 2019!
Your first chance to try out the slide comes during the Whitsun half term so splash and slide your way down the hill, race your friends and enjoy the adrenaline-inducing slide in the sun with Robin Hill’s Summer Slide!
May 25 (Saturday) - June 2 (Sunday)
Rum & Reggae Festival – Cowes Yacht Haven Cowes Yacht Haven is hosting the Rum & Reggae Festival on Saturday the 25thof May from 1900 to 2300. Described as
Rum & Reggae Festival – Cowes Yacht Haven
Cowes Yacht Haven is hosting the Rum & Reggae Festival on Saturday the 25thof May from 1900 to 2300. Described as a ‘Rum journey around the world’ with hosts Reggae Sound System there will be music, carnival performers and, of course, Jamaican food and special craft rums. A quick search will find the Facebook page and a link to Event Brite to buy a ticket.
Spring Gala Our theme for this year's Spring Gala is "Back to Black" when we showcase our locomotives which carry "British Railway black" Livery. These include Ivatt 2MT
may 26 (Sunday) - 28 (Tuesday)
Isle of Wight Steam Railway01983 882204 The Railway Station Havenstreet Isle of Wight PO33 4DS
SKY HIGH 27th – 30th May, 10am – 6pm The sky’s the limit this May at Robin Hill’s brand-new soaring event, Sky
27th – 30th May, 10am – 6pm
The sky’s the limit this May at Robin Hill’s brand-new soaring event, Sky High. Marvel at the sight of over 40 hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes, taking flight from and tethered in the Lower Valley.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet the pilots, walk inside the balloons and possibly even take flight! In addition, there’s kite making and flying workshops for the kids so join us as we take to the sky!
27th & 29th May, until 10pm
To make the event even more spectacular, Night Glow will take place on 27th & 29th when the park stays open until 10pm so you have the opportunity to see the balloons at twilight, lit up in all their glory, together with incredible sound and light production. There’ll be a bar and food available throughout the evening with live music too!
27 (Monday) 10:00 am - 30 (Thursday) 10:00 pm
The Great Victorian Show at Osborne Guide Prices PRICES Member (Adult) £3.50 Member (Child) £2.10 Member (Concession) £3.20 Member (Family) £9.10 Adult £21.60 Child, 5-17 years £13.00 Concession £19.50 Family
The Great Victorian Show at Osborne
Member (Adult) £3.50
Member (Child) £2.10
Member (Concession) £3.20
Member (Family) £9.10
Child, 5-17 years £13.00
Purchase your tickets online, or by calling English Heritage’ dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm, Sat 9am – 5pm). Please note telephone bookings will close at 3pm on Monday 27 May 2019. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day.
In the 200th anniversary year since the birth of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, English Heritage are hosting a most magnificent show at their family home of Osborne!
Watch the beloved royal couple arrive by carriage at Osborne alongside a splendid parade.
Take part in hands on activities, and watch exciting Victorian sideshows.
Experience a brand new display of horsemanship, and learn about the fantastic inventions of Victoria and Albert’s time, as the kids ride the helter-skelter and laugh out loud at vintage amusements, including the iconic Punch and Judy.
Just like the Great Exhibition of 1851, this spectacular show will delight in the innovation of an era, and excite and amaze with its wondrous exhibits.
Don’t miss out, for it will truly be a celebration fit for royalty!
may 28 (Tuesday) - 30 (Thursday)
East Cowes -Osborne House
York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6JX
Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend Guide Prices For more information please visit www.newportjazzweekend.co.uk
Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend
For more information please visit www.newportjazzweekend.co.uk
isle of Wight Jazz Weekend is the best established jazz festival in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, regularly attracting star names from all around the UK and further afield including the USA and Australia. Taking place in half term week, it is popular with locals, holidaymakers and jazz fans who make a trip to the Island especially for the chance to see some of the best jazz singers and musicians around. There are some wonderful venues with great acoustics, all within a short distance from each other which results in a small, bustling and vibrant festival feel. As well as the main acts, there are many free local bands and other musicians playing in pubs, restaurants and other venues around town. There is always live music on somewhere around the Town, often free of charge. The music itself is accessible and popular, ranging from Dixieland / traditional jazz, to mainstream and modern, and latin / funk. Full details are on our website www.iwjazzweekend.co.uk “.
May 28 (Tuesday) - June 2 (Sunday)
NEWPORT, Isle Of Wight, PO30 2QR