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Isle of Wight Events 2014

Welcome to our Isle of Wight Events Guide

Check out our Isle of Wight events listings below for your guide to what's happening on the Isle of Wight in 2014. There really are events for everybody from rock festivals to cycling and walking festivals, hedgelaying competitions to ploughing matches. Sign-up to My Red Funnel or follow us on twitter for the latest event news.

Music Festivals & Concerts


The Isle of Wight host's two multi-award winning music festivals, the legendary Isle of Wight Festival takes place each June and Bestival every September. In addition, there are many smaller more intimate music events and festivals.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

Family Fun events

Isle of Wight Family Fun Events 2014

Many events on the Island are family friendly and of interest to children of all ages but we've highlighted below some of our family favourites.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

Exhibitions, Fairs, Shows & Rallies

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally

From steam shows to scooter rallies, the Isle of Wight calendar is jam packed with shows, exhibitions and rallies.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

Food & Drink, Arts & Film, Gardens & Crafts

Wolverton Manor Garden Fair Isle of Wight

The Island has a great reputation for fresh food and organic produce and the many food related festivals and garden show's offer a great way to see and taste what's available.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

Guided Walks, Talks & Special Interest events

Star gazing on the isle of wight

With over 50% of the Island designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there is no shortage of guided walks, lectures and events for lovers of nature and the great outdoors.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

  • Guided Fossil Walks  14, 21 & 22 Feb 2014 | Various
  • Guided Fossil Walks  19 & 20 Feb 2014  |  Yaverland
  • IoW Autumn Walking Festival  |  24 -27 Oct 2014  |  Island-wide

Land based sporting events

IoW Cycling Festival

From hedge laying and ploughing competitions to full on triathlons, randonnee's and walking festivals, the Isle of Wight offers a wide range outdoor activity events.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

Water based sporting events

cowes powerboat festival

Surrounded by water, the Isle of Wight offers some of the best sailing and water related sports found anywhere in the UK. Cowes Week is the highlight of the yacht racing calendar whilst the British Powerboat Festival is all about engine power.

Main Events: Jan-Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sep | Oct-Dec

Note: We try very hard to keep events listings up-to-date but changes can occur at very short notice so please check with the event organisers before leaving home. Red Funnel accepts no liability for information that is publsihed in good faith.

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Local events

Job Seeking Support @ Ventnor Library, 17 April

17 April - Workshop at Ventnor Library



Come and join others looking for work in the Ventnor area to access informal support using computers for anything from hobbies to housing, every Thursday between 9.30am and 12noon.

Our volunteers can help users by providing a friendly and supported environment for CV writing services and support using the computers which helps them fulfil the requirements expected through Universal Job Match.

Since the scheme was launched in June 2013, we have seen a great range of people from skilled seasonal workers, long-term unemployed to stay at home mums looking to go back to work and those recently redundant.

Everyone brings a different story....

Ventnor Timebank is lucky enough to have attracted members with professional skills and experience which they wish to share with other people in the community without connection to any formal agency.

Our regular team of two volunteers meet every Thursday to support job seeking activities. We have watched people leave us for new jobs and we also have people that regularly come back as they continue their search for work.

This project is managed in accordance with Ventnor Timebank's Code of Conduct and Associated Policies.

Timebank Volunteers can support individuals taking steps to job seeking, responsibility for job searches and steps to employment remains with our users.

Portrait: Christ the King College, 1 March - 30 April

1 March - 30 April - Exhibition at Dimbola Museums and Galleries


Exhibition runs from 1st March to 30th April.

An exhibition of photographs that explore portraiture taken by Year 10 GCSE Photography students from Christ the King College, Newport.

The students began this project by visiting Dimbola Museum and Galleries to gain insight to the works of Julia Margaret Cameron. This experience and prior study of the Pre-Raphaelite painters have inspired their well-considered and creative responses to the theme of portraits.

Dimbola is open Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm in March and Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm in April.

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