IW Country Markets
are open every week providing a selection of homemade cakes, savouries, jam and pickles, handmade crafts, homegrown fruit and veg and bedding and perennial plants at: The Sports Centre, Freshwater on Fridays at 9am-11am; at Holyrood Hall, Newport High Street, Fridays at 8.30am-noon; at The Institute, Yarmouth on Wednesday mornings at 9.30am-11.45am.
open every Friday in St Thomas's Square, Newport, 9am-2pm, and every Saturday in Ryde Town Square, 8.30am-12.30pm.
at Shanklin Conservative Club, every Wednesday 2pm-4pm.
at Bembridge Village Hall, 9am-1pm every Thursday.
Craft and Gift Market
at Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone 10am-3.30pm every Thursday. Stalls with Island photographic cards & pictures, handmade gifts, jewellery, Body Shop, knitted items, nearly new and more. Free parking opposite.
IW Observatory Open Evening
at Watery Lane, Newchurch every Thursday, 8pm.
Table top sale
of handicrafts, china, CDs, books and other items at the Parish Hall of St Thomas, Town Lane, Newport, 10am-2pm every Friday.
Apollo Theatre Open Day,
Pyle Street, Newport, tour and refreshments, 10am-noon every Saturday.
IW Health Walks
at various locations across the Island every week. Click here
1: Memorial Ploughing Match and Family Fun Day at the New Wolverton Farm, Shorwell with vintage and conventional tractor ploughing and heavy horses, raising funds for the Earl Mounbatten Hospice.
St Stupid's Day! Family Entertainment, at Blackgang Chine, Ventnor.
1-6: The Alfred Kerr Painting Group art exhibition at Ventnor Botanical Gardens Echium Terrace, 10am - 5pm.
1-8: A History of Portrait photography exhibition featuring famous 19th and 20th century portraits at Dimbola Lodge Gallery, Freshwater.
1-15: Paul Murray-Smith exhibition of paintings and sculpture at Newtown Town Hall, 2pm- 5pm, closed Monday, Friday and Saturday. Spring NatureTrail at Bembridge Windmill.
1-29: John Bradshaw, an Italian Journey, photographic exhibition at Dimbola Lodge Gallery, Freshwater.
1-30: Historic Jubilee exhibition, Turner's Isle of Wight Landscapes and the Discovery of Shanklin Chine, Shanklin Chine Heritage Centre, 10am-5pm.
IW Festival exhibition of posters, programmes and photographs at Dimbola Lodge Gallery, Freshwater.
2: Fossil Walk on Yaverland Beach, meet at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown, 1.30pm, book on 01983 404344.
3: Fossil Walk on Yaverland Beach, meet at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown, 2pm, book on 01983 404344.
Newtown Brickmaking and Salt Pan Nature Trail, at Newtown Old Town Hall, book on 01983 741020.
4: Dipping for Wildlife, Family Pond Day at Bouldnor Forest, call 01983 760018.
Fossil Walk on Brook Beach, meet at gravelled carpark, Brook Bay, 1.30pm, book on 01983 404344.
4-7: Leading Ladies, a Comedy at Apollo Theatre, Newport.
5: Fossil Walk on Brook Beach, meet at gravelled carpark, Brook Bay, 2pm, book on 01983 404344.
5-7: Bugsy Malone at Medina Theatre, Newport.
6: Fossil Walk on Yaverland Beach, meet at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown, 3pm, book on 01983 404344.
Newchurch Male Voice Choir Concert, St Alban's Church, Ventnor, 7.30pm.
That'll Be The Day! Musical at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.
6-8: Spring Art exhibition and sale at Bembridge Village Hall, 9.30am to 5pm.
6-9: Easter Fun and Teddy Bears Outing Weekend, at the IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet.
6-30: Carinthia West: West with the Wight photographic exhibition at Dimbola Lodge Gallery, Freshwater.
7: Easter Saturday Duck Race, River Yar, Yarmouth.
Spooky Ghost Walk at Appuldurcombe House and Owl and Falconry Centre, Wroxall, 7.30pm.
7-13:St Lawrence Society Spring art exhibition at Ventnor Botanical Gardens Echium Terrace, 10am-5pm.
8: Easter Egg Hunt at Appuldurcombe House and Owl and Falconry Centre, Wroxall near Ventnor, 10am-noon.
Easter Egg-citement at Mottistone Manor Garden, 11am-4pm.
9: Fossil Walk on Yaverland Beach, meet at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown, 10am, book on 01983 404344.
Bembridge Windmill Easter Egg Trail, 10.30am-4pm.
10: Crazy Creatures, meet live animals, listen to stories and make a craft to take home with you. At Ryde Library, 10am-noon and 1pm-3pm, with half-hour story sessions at 11am and 2pm.
Fossil Walk on Yaverland Beach, meet at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown, 10am, book on 01983 404344.
11: Fossil Walk at Shanklin Beach, meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade, 9.30am, book on 404344.
Music Making Day at Oakfield Primary School , Ryde, 10am-3pm.
John Steggles What Knot Crafts at Yarmouth Town Hall, 10am-3.30pm.
Pond Dipping at Seaclose Park Pond, near Medina Theatre, 10am-2pm.
Fused Glass and Silk Painting Workshop at the Old Post Office, Nettlestone, 11am and 2pm, ring 01983 611916.
Easter Lambs and Eggs Wildzone Activity at Newtown Old Town Hall, book on 01983 741020.
Sandown Carnival Queen selection event at Colonel Bogeys, Sandown, 6pm. Organisers looking for six girls to represent Sandown at carnivasl this year. Free entry. http://www.sandowncarnival.com/queensel.php
Understanding Renewable Energy meeting at the Riverside Centre, 6.30pm.
11-17: Charlotte Hodge - Thomas's Easter exhibition at Quarr Abbey, Ryde, 10.30am-4.30pm.
12: Fossil Walk at Shanklin Beach, meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade, 10am, book on 01983 404344.
Nature Walk around Pennyfeathers, Ryde. Meet at the public footpath left of Busy Bee Garden Centre, Ryde, 11am.
12-14: A Jolly Sinister Jape and Bang! You're Dead, a play at Newchurch Village Hall.
13: Fossil Walk on Brook Beach, meet at gravelled carpark, Brook Bay, 11am, book on 01983 404344.
Popular Fun Music Quiz at Newport Football Club, raising funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, 7.30pm.
Frock Exchange, beauty and style advice evening raising funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice at IW Pearl, Brighstone, 7pm-9pm.
The Music of the Hollies a musical at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.
It Ain't Half Fun Mum at the Apollo Theatre, Newport 7.30pm.
13-14: Easter Follies at Newchurch Community Hall, 7.30pm.
13-15: Kinema Graphien Photographic exihibtion at the Gallery 120, Ryde, 11am-4pm.
13-30: Wight Surf History exhibition at Dimbola Lodge Gallery, Freshwater.
14: IW Ramblers: 15-mile Long Walk with lunch, meet Brightstone car park, 9am.
Cowes Art Group Spring exhibition at Gurnard Village Hall, Worsley Road, 10am-4pm.
Aviation Day at Quay Arts, Newport, 10am-4pm.
Wight Sole Walk, meet Brannon Way car park, Wootton, 10.30am.
Village Memories book launch at Seely Hall, Brook, 10.30am-3pm.
NCT Nearly New Sale at the Riverside Centre, Newport, from 11.30pm.
The Best Blue Brothers in The World Ever! Musical at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.
Jake and Elwood with the Black Rhino Band, musical at Medina Theatre, 7.30pm.
Martyna Jatkauskaite fundraising concert at Wolverton Manor.
Bath Chorus and IW Gospel Choir at Newport Minster.
15: Bustival, Vintage Vehicle Cavalcade at the IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet.
16: IW Ramblers Short Stroll, Fightin', smitin' lightin', writin', and sightin', meet at the Buddle, Niton,10.30am.
Bingo Night at the Vine, St Helens.
17: IW Ramblers Walk, meet at Wroxall car park, 10.15am.
Cowes Heritage AGM at Methodist Church, Birmingham Road, Cowes, 7pm. Followed by talk from Freddy Gradon on RAF Air/Sea Rescue based at Calshot and Cowes. Free entry, light refrehsments available, retiring collection.
18: Classic Boat Museum free open day, East Cowes seafront, 10.30am-4pm.
18-22: Cash on Delivery, a play at Bembridge Village Hall.
19-21: Titanic the musical, play at Shanklin Theatre by the Island Savoyards.
20: Isle of Arts Festival: Stand Up Phill Jupitus at festival marquee, Dudley Road, Ventnor, 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets £20.
Ballroom Dance Social at Binstead Community Centre, 7.30pm to 10.30pm.
20-21: How Does Your Garden Grow? A play by the Pepperpot Players at Whitwell Village Hall.
20-22: Isle of Arts Festival with acts including Sandi Toksvig, Phill Jupitus, Aled Jones and Hardeep Singh Kholi at venues around Ventnor. More information at http://artsisle.org/
21: IW Ramblers Saturday Long Walk to Brockenhurst with lunch, meet at Yarmouth Ferry terminal, 8.35am.
Church Bell Ringing open day and exhibition at Newport Minster, 10am to 4pm. Visit the Ringing Room and have a go at ringing a bell. Ringers on hand to answer questions. Tea and coffee available. Free entry. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call Viv Nobbs on 01983 530920.
Isle of Arts Festival: Radio Soop at festival marquee, Dudley Road, Ventnor, 3pm, doors open at 2.45pm. Tickets £9.
Isle of Arts Festival: An Evening with Sandi Toksvig at festival marquee, Dudley Road, Ventnor, 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm. Tickets £22.
22: Isle of Arts Festival: The Nearly Naked Chef - Hardeep Singh Kholi at festival marquee, Dudley Road, Ventnor, 2pm. Tickets £15.
Celebration of the High Street Charity Fashion Show at Medina Theatre, Newport, 3pm.
23: IW Ramblers Short Stroll: Manors, Moats and mud, meet at the Crown Inn, Shorwell, 10.30am.
Beowulf Storytelling at Newport Lord Louis Library, 7pm-8.30pm.
The Incredible Ride, Nick Sanders' Astonishing Motorcycle Adventures at Newport Football Club, 7.30pm.
24-25: Island Made Crafts Fair at Ventnor Botanical Gardens, 10am - 4pm.
25: National Trust walk: Spring Flowers at Eaglehead Copse Nature Reserve, call 760018 for details.
Lino Printing Workshop at Nettlestone Post Office, 2pm-4pm.
26: Gordon Wiltshire-Smith and Brigid Julian at Quarr Abbey, Ryde, 10am-4.30pm.
IW Ramblers Bluebell Walk with lunch, meet at Brannon Way, Wootton, 10.30am.
27: T-Rextasy, the Children of the Revolution tour at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.
Let's Hang On Musical at Medina Theatre, 7.30pm.
Comedy Club with Jason Patterson, Tom Allen and Nick Doody at Quay Arts, Newport, 8pm.
27-28: How Does Your Garden Grow? A play by the Pepperpot Players at Niton Village Hall.
27-30: Gordon Wiltshire-Smith and Brigid Julian art exhibition at Quarr Abbey, Ryde, 10am-4.30pm.
28: IW Cantata Choir Concert Mozart's Requiem at Medina Theatre, Newport, 7.30pm.
Retro Respect DECAdeDANCE in aid of Earl Mountbatten Hospice at Sandown Golf Club, 8.30pm.
28-29: IW Craft Guild exhibition at the Apple Farm, Afton, Freshwater, 10am-4pm.
Art for Pleasure exhibition at Ventnor Botanical Gardens Echium Terrace, 10am-5pm.
29: Antiques and Collectors Fayre at the Riverside Centre, Newport, 10am-3pm.
Natural Wight Wild Food Walk, meet at Ventnor Downs, 10.30am; call 01983 824275.
Bill West's Absent friends Sandcastle Competition at Appley Beach, Ryde, 2pm.
Open Garden Day at Pitts Cottage, Lynch Lane, Calbourne, 2pm-5pm.
Bill Oddie with Stephen Moss Un-plucked, at Medina Theatre, Newport, 7.30pm.
30: Quiz afternoon at the Arreton Community Centre from 2pm-4pm. £4 per head including cream tea
IW Health Walks:
Meet at Northwood House small car park off Ward Avenue, Cowes, every Monday, 10.30am; meet at Parkhurst Forest car park, Newport, every last Monday of the month, 10.30am; meet at Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater, (beginners/improvers), every Monday, 2pm; meet at Sandown Library every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 10am; meet at Brighstone Library,1st and 3rd Tuesday, 1.30pm; meet at Shorwell Shute, opposite the Dell Path Centre, (intermediate/advanced) every first Tuesday of the month, 10.15am; meet at Ryde Seafront outside The Super Bowl every Tuesday, 10.30am; meet at Shanklin Railway Station 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 10.15am; meet at Brighstone Library 1st adn 3rd Tuesday at 1.30pm; meet at the United Reform Church on the junction of Upton Road and Corbett Road, Haylands, Ryde every last Tuesday of the month, 10.30am; meet at Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater, (advanced), every Wednesday, 10am; meet at the Pavilion, Vectis Road, East Cowes, every Wednesday, 10am; meet at St Helens carpark, every Wednesday, 10am; meet by the bench on Lake Common (beginners/improvers and intermediate/advanced) every Thursday, 10.30am; meet at Wootton Community Centre, Brannon Way, Wootton every Thursday, 2.15pm; meet outside Downside Middle School, Furrlongs, Pan Estate, Newport every Friday, 10.30am; meet at The Yarbridge Inn carpark, every last Saturday of the month, 2pm.
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