festival isle of wight

Dates for your Isle of Wight Diary

From the Isle of Wight Festival to Newport Carnival

The Isle of Wight Events Diary and What’s on Pages that highlight the many things to do on the Isle of Wight all year around.  Find out about the Isle of Wight Music Festival, Eklectica, Garlic Festival, Festival of the Sea and so much more.
Welcome to our essential and up-to-date guide to what’s happening on the Isle of Wight including fun events for children, amazing festivals, live music and theatre, agricultural shows, arts exhibitions and quirky local events.   There usually something on most days, especially in the summer months, making the Isle of Wight the ideal holiday location for all ages.
Explore our great Christmas and New Year Events happening across the Isle of Wight over this festive period.

Our listings provide a comprehensive guide to all events and festivals with ideas to suit all ages, interests and budgets. 

Loading Events

« All Events

Peter Johnstone Exhibition – Dimbola Museum

January 25 @ 10:00 am - May 13 @ 3:00 pm

Welcome to Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Peter Johnstone Exhibition –

What gives a place its sense of place? It might include, location, landscape, buildings, folklore, culture, local history and probably much more. To photographer Peter Johnstone the defining characteristic is the people themselves. People who live and work in an area, whether born and bred or a more recent arrival. As a recent newcomer to the Island he set himself a challenge – to find the sense of place of West Wight through photographing people and asking them about their connection to ‘their’ own place in the West Wight. West Wight People and Place seeks to capture the contribution that people are making to this diverse rural community, be it around the sea, landscape, heritage or the community itself.

**The exhibition preview is on Thursday 25th January 6-8pm, All welcome, free entry.

*Please check our website for opening hours as our summer opening times start from Easter

Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a Museum and Gallery dedicated to her life and work, which also showcases contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe.
Thinking of visiting Dimbola? 

There’s lots to see and do. We have a permanent exhibition of Julia Margaret Cameron’s life and work, vintage camera displays and a fun Victorian dressing-up room. Make sure you do not miss out on one of our spectacular events

There’s something new every-time with our changing exhibitions programme. Plus don’t miss taking a break in the ‘The Mad Hatter at Julia’s Tea Room’ to try our delicious homemade cakes.

Dimbola Museum and Galleries
Terrace Lane
Freshwater Bay
Isle of Wight
England PO40 9QE

Telephone: 01983 756814