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Island events

The superb IW Classic Car
Extravaganza, the Literary
Festival and Beer, Buses and

STEP back in time and enjoy a trip down memory lane at the IW
Classic Car Extravaganza.

   It will be nostalgia galore at this popular free event, which takes
place on September 16 and 17, the first day at Newport Quay the
second at Ryde Esplanade.

   There will be around 700 vehicles on display, including many rare
ones and some new to the show.

   Among the groups attending are the P4 Drivers’ Guild (Devon
Branch), which is bringing 12 Rovers from the 50s and 60s, and
the East Surrey MG Owners’ Club, which is bringing 13 cars for the
Sunday only.

   The charity event will support the IW Round Table on the Saturday,
and the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Sunday.

BEER, Buses and Walks is growing in popularity and this                   ANOTHER popular event is the IW Literary Festival, which takes
quirky event takes place on Saturday, October 14, and                     place from Thursday, October 12, to Sunday, October 15.
Sunday, October 15.
                                                                                                   One big name appearing is Andrew Marr,
   Enjoy free bus travel across the                                                                author, distinguished print and television
Island while                                                                                        political journalist and presenter of the
you explore the                                                                                     BBC1 show The Andrew Marr Show.
sights, work your
way through a                                                                                          Also appearing are Val McDermid,
few choice real                                                                                      Scotland’s queen of the psychological
ales and get to                                                                                      thriller, Dame Jenni Murray, the doyenne
know some local                                                                                      of long-running BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s
hostelries.                                                                                          Hour since 1987, Jim Al-Khalili, professor
                                                                                                      of physics, author and presenter of The
   The weekend is                                                                                     Life Scientific on BBC Radio 4.
organised by the
IW Bus Museum,                                                                                           Catch Xiaolu Guo, who is Granta best
which is also an                                                                                      young British novelist and Orange prize
interesting place to                                                                                   short-listed author of I Am China.
visit for a step back                                                   ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS The Good Life Autumn 2017
into days gone by.
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