Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend

By Alexandra Hughes

Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend

JB Priestley's thriller Dangerous Corner is on at Apollo Theatre.

There is plenty to keep you entertained on the Isle of Wight this weekend, including special events to mark Valentine's Day.

The Be Mine burlesque show will be coming to East Cowes Town Hall on Saturday night. The Presented by CK event stars the Allure cabaret troupe, pole performer Pink Petite and burlesque dancer Cha Cha Le Burr. Doors open at 7.30 and guests are urged to dress to impress.

A Valentine's ball in aid of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust is being held at Ventnor Winter Gardens from 7pm on Saturday.

The event is supporting the Isle of Wight Youth Trust charity which offers counselling, advice and support services to young people on the Island.

Saturday also sees the opening of the People's Gallery, Union Street, Ryde. The opening exhibition is Island Brush Strokes, which will display the work of local artists Peter Allen, Marion Large, Birgit Ackroyd and Becky Samuelson.

On Saturday evening the Apollo Theatre, Newport, will be staging a production of J.B. Priestley's thriller of lies and secrets, Dangerous Corner. The play starts at 7.30, for information visit www.apollo-theatre.org.uk

Robin Hill will be ringing in the Chinese New Year with the return of the Electric Woods, which kicks of on Saturday from 5pm to 9pm.

The attraction's woodland will be illuminated with new lightening effects, coloured lanterns and flags.

There will also be Chinese-themed entertainment including a traditional lion dance and an interactive dragon procession, falconry show and oriental food.

Dillie Keane will be bringing her musical comedy show to Shanklin theatre on Saturday, starting at 7.30pm the show promises "to break your heart, mend it again and have it sent to the cleaners for pressing."

On Sunday the Ramshackle Pop-up Cinema www.ramshacklecinema.co.ukwill be continuing it's Shakespeare season with a showing of Much Ado About Nothing. Joss Whedon's black and white modern day adaptation will be showing at Silver Sands Court, Bembridge, doors open at 4pm.

Check out our online guide for more events.

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