Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend

By Alexandra Hughes

Published on Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 08:21


Isle of Wight: What's on this weekend

The WIght Diamonds Marching Band will be on the move on Saturday.

FROM raucous musicals to relaxing afternoon teas, the Isle of Wight has lots to offer this weekend.

Wight Diamonds Marching Band will be marching from Yaverland to Shanklin and back today (Saturday), leaving at 11am.

The musicians are raising money to help pay for a new set of drums and appealed to Islanders to come along and support them.

The Savoyards will be bringing the laughs to Shanklin Theatre with their production of Monty Python's Spamalot, which continues tonight. There will be performances at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Medina Theatre will be hosting The Wight Strollers' production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Saturday from 7.30pm

And theatre lovers will get the chance to go behind the scenes when the Apollo Theatre opens its doors to the public today for a tour of the theatre and coffee from 10am to noon.

On Saturday night JB Priestley's thriller Dangerous Corner finishes its run at the Newport theatre, starting at 7.30pm.

Then on Sunday afternoon from 3pm to 5.30pm Jazz comes to the Apollo with Newport Jazz Club's Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, staring Bruce Adams, Andy Urquhart, Tony Woods, Tim Whitehead with the Phoenix Trio.

Also tomorrow (Sunday) children can enjoy the chance to make a sandman at Small Hope Beach, Shanklin from 2pm at the annual Sandman Snowman competition organised by Gift to Nature.

Clatterford House, Carisbrooke, will be opening up its gardens on Sunday as part of the NGS open gardens scheme. The gardens, which are managed for wildlife conservation, will be open from 2pm to 3pm.

Or step back in time and enjoy homemade cakes at a vintage tea afternoon will be taking place tomorrow (Sunday) at St Mildred's Church Centre, Whippingham from 3pm.

For more events, please see our online events guide.

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