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.
The World War 2 Suitcase of History activity
at the Needles Old Battery, every Tuesday, 2pm.
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: Extraordinary Times...Extraodinary People! The 1940s Experience, at IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet, 10am-5pm.
Park to Park Family Day and Bike Route in aid of Earl Mountbatten Hospice at Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens.
Messy Church Olympic Fun Craft Activities at Parish Centre, Newport, 10.45am.
IW Ramblers Walks: Sunset Walk, meet at Freshwater Bay car park, 6.30pm.
1-26: Timeless and Contemporary, exhibition of contemporary ceramics by Andrew Dowden at the Old Town Hall, Newtown, Sunday to Thursday, 2pm-5pm.
1-28: Ryde Social Heritage Group exhibition 'Friendship across the World' at Ryde Library.
1- 31: 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, 10am5pm, closed Mondays.
2: The Story of Mottistone Down Walk, meet at the Jubilee car park off Lynch Lane, Calbourne to Brighstone Road, 10.30am-12.30pm.
3: Wight Sole four mile Walk at meet Parkhurst Forest car park, 6pm.
Don't Dress for Dinner at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.
4: IW Ramblers Walks: Get some Steam Up, meet at Arreton Cross, 10am.
IW Country Dancing Festival at the IW Steam Railway, 11am-1pm.
4-7: Gypsy, a play at the Apollo Theatre.
5: IW Ramblers Walks: A Summer Treat, meet at Brighstone Jubilee car park, 1pm.
Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.
6: Go Yellow Day, raising funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Find out more at www.iwhospice.org
Nocturnal Night Hike, family walk from Bouldnor Forest to Ningwood Nature Reserve, call 01983 760018. Dave Gorman's Power Point Presentation sell-out tour at Shanklin Theatre.
RedTie Theatre Brenton v Brenton by David Tristram at Quay Arts, Newport, 8pm.
Hospice Go Yellow Day at Islandwide.
Clairvoyance with Medium Estelle Webster at Falcon Cross Hall, 7pm-8.30pm.
6-8: J105 Euro Cup Weekend at Yarmouth.
IW Folk Festival at Green Barn Field, Whitehouse Road, Porchfield Newport.
6-10: Pat Clarke’s Inspiration and Imagination at Quarr Abbey, Ryde, 10.30am to 4.30pm.
7: Fused Glass Workshop at the Old Post Office, Nettlestone, 11am, call 611916. Twilight in the Woods Walk, call 760773 to meet, 6pm.
Evening and Midnight Service of Steam Trains, at IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet.
IW Symphony Family Concert at Medina Theatre, 7.30pm.
The Twits at Brading Roman Villa Open Theatre, 6pm.
Dover Park Primary Summer Fayre, 11am-2pm.
The Midnight Train to Smallbrook at IW Steam Railway.
8: IW Community Day at Bembridge Fort, 11am-4pm.
Fossil Walk, meet at Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade, 11am, book on 01983 404344.
National Trust Day Have Fun up on the Down at Parade Ground, Bembridge Fort, 11am-4pm.
Flamenco Workshop with Maria Vega at Masonic Hall (opposite Crab and Lobster) Bembridge, 11.30am-1pm.
Chale Village Fete Day at Chale Green, noon-4pm.
Free pitch Charity Car Boot Sale at IW County Showground, Cowes, 12.30pm-4pm.
St Mildred’s Church Cream Tea and Guided Tours at Whippingham, 3pm-5pm.
8-10: Ryde School presents West Side Story, 7.30pm.
8-12: Andrew Dowden’s Timeless and Contemporary Ceramics at Old Town Hall, Newtown, 2pm to 5pm.
9: Summer Nights at Medina Theatre, Newport, 7pm.
10: Don’t Dress for Dinner at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.
Quarr Abbey Guided Tour at meet in shop, 11am.
11: Block Printing Workshop at the Old Post Office, Nettlestone, 2pm-4pm, call 01983 611916.
Tea Dance with Chic Cole at Shanklin Conservative Club, 2pm-4pm.
Charity Quiz Night at The Wight Rock Bar, Ryde.
11-12: 12 Metre Regatta at Yarmouth.
11-14: Gypsy, a play at the Apollo Theatre.
12: Bouldnor Baywatch, Geology and Conservation Event with beach sweep, call 01983 760018.
Mottistone Common Nightjar Walk, meet in NTcarpark, Strawberry Lane, Mottistone, 8.30pm -11pm.
The Best of the West End at Shanklin Theatre, 8.15pm.
IW Observatory Open Evening at Watery Lane, Newchurch, 8pm.
12-16: Half a Sixpence, musical at Trinity Theatre, Cowes, 7.30pm.
13-15: Start of the Pier Show, fundraising events around Ryde.
13-16: IW Arts Open Studios Weekend of interactive live events at a variety of South and West Wight venues, pm.
14: IW Ramblers walk: Long walk and picnic, meet at Godshill car park, 9am.
John's Club Jumble Sale at Shanklin Methodist, Regent Street, Shanklin, 10am-4pm.
Newport Children's Carnival, leaving Church Litten at 11.45am, then going along Upper St James's Street, via Orchard Street and finishing in St Thomas's Square.
Olumpic Torch Relay from Alum Bay to East Cowes. For more information on the route and times click here, for information on road closures, parking restrictions and travel advice click here.
Troy Players Concert at St Alban's Church, Ventnor, 7.30pm.
Summer Knees-up Dance Party. At The Unity Hall, St Thomas Square, Newport, 8pm.
14-15: Island Motor Show at Brickfields Horse Country, Binstead.
Bonchurch Village Gardens Open Day. At The meet At The Old Pond stores, 1pm-5.30pm.
15: IW Ramblers walk: Pam's Walk, meet at Freshwater Cliffs car park, 10.30am.
Storytelling Evening with Island Storytellers. At The Griffin, Godshill, 7.30pm.
16: Clairvoyance with Medium Estelle Webster. At The Falcon Cross Hall, 7pm.
17: IW Ramblers walk, meet at Parkhurst Forest car park, bring a picnic, 10.30am.
Wight Sole four-mile walk, meet at Whitwell Church, 6pm.
18-24: Murray Ince and Ann Greenhill exhibition at The Quarr Abbey Gallery, Ryde, 10am-5pm.
19: IW Ramblers walk: Coastal Walk and picnic, meet at Blackgang Viewpoint car park, bring a picnic, 10.30am.
20-22: Newport Jazz Weekend at the Apollo Theatre and various Newport venues, with numerous island bands and national headline acts in aid of Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
IW Arts Open Studios 2012 showcasing eight Island artists. At Ryde School with Upper Chine.
POSTPONED DUE TO WATERLOGGED GROUND: 20-22: Rhythmtree World Music Festival at Three Gates Farm, Newport. More info on the postponement at www.rhythmtree.info
20-23: IW Arts Open Studios Weekend of interactive live events at a variety of central, North and East Wight venues.
21: Re-enactment of the 1850s Round the Island Race with J class super yachts, from Cowes.
Gurnard Regatta 2012.
21-24: Days out with Thomas The Tank Engine, at the IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet, 9.45am-5pm.
21-28: 11th Commodores' Cup Sailing Championship, Cowes.
22-25: Superyacht Cup 2012 Regatta, Cowes.
22-26: Exhibition: Timeless & Contemporary, Andrew Dowden Ceramic Designs at Newtown Old Town Hall. Sunday to Thursday, 2pm-5pm.
24-31: Summer Family Nature Trail at Bembridge Windmill.
25: Become a Junior Falconer at Appuldurcombe House and Owl & Falconry Centre, Wroxall, 11am-4pm, book on 01983 740188.
Batik workshop at the Old Post Office, Nettlestone, 2-4pm, call 611916.
27: For Queen and Country - a Jubilee Fete at Godshill Parish Church, noon-4pm.
Fossil Walk on Yaverland Beach, meet at Dinosaur Isle, Sandown, 2.30pm, book on 01983 404344.
Grand Sunflower Ball, at Cowes Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, raising funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, 7pm.
Marty Wilde at Shanklin Theatre, 7.30pm.
27-29: Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta, weekend of sailing and entertainment at Yarmouth.
27-30: 350th anniversary of St Mary's Church, Cowes with Flower Festival, 10am-4.30pm, refreshments and lunches, musical entertainment every night, 7.30pm.
28: Chillerton and Gatcombe Horticultural Show at the Sheat Manor.
Steps concert at Osborne House, East Cowes, 7.30pm.
28-29: IW Fuschia Society Annual Show at Oakfield Primary School, Ryde, 2pm-5pm and 10am-4pm.
Fossil Walks on Brook Beach, meet at the National Trust car park, 2pm.
29: IW Jaguar Enthusiasts Club annual car show at the IW Steam Railway, Havenstreet, 10am-4pm, entertainment all day with music, falconry display, dog training, train rides, stalls and demonstrations.
RSPCA IW Branch Gala Day at Animal Centre, Bohemia Corner, Godshill, 11am-4pm, variety of stalls, dog displays, food and refreshments.
Race for Life, women's walk and run fundraising for Cancer Research UK at Medina Leisure Centre, Newport.
30-31: Start of Cowes Dinghy Week, family sailing event at Gurnard Sailing Club.
31: Medieval Living History Village, at Appuldurcombe House and Owl & Falconry Centre, Wroxall, 10am-4pm.
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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