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Head to the Isle of Wight Jigsaw Festival

Tue 30 Apr 2013

Head to the Isle of Wight Jigsaw Festival

Visitors to the island in August might like to head along to this year's annual Isle of Wight Jigsaw Festival, which promises to be a great day out for all the family.

Launched in 1995 by then rector at St James Church in East Cowes, the event has since grown to be one of the standout features of the local calendar, with an array of puzzles being put on display and for sale to entertain the crowds.

Still held at St James Church, this year's jigsaw showcase is scheduled to take place from August 12th to 17th and will be as vibrant as ever, with the entire church transformed for the duration of the festivities into a grand gallery of jigsaws of all shapes, sizes and themes.

Entries into the festival display are created by locals throughout the year and the show promises to include some zany offerings.

Admission costs just £1.50 for adults and accompanied children can get in for free, with the doors opening at 10:00 BST each day and closing at 16:00. However, late night arrivals can also enjoy the displays from 18:30 to 20:30 on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Once individuals have purchased a ticket it will allow them entry each and every day of the festival at no extra cost. An extensive range of refreshments will also be on offer throughout the week, supplied by local parishioners.

Meanwhile, fans of two-wheeled entertainment might also like to check out the annual International Scooter Rally that will also be taking place in August from the 23rd to 26th in Ryde.

It will hundreds of Vespers and Lambrettas descending upon the tiny island town, with prizes on offer for the best conversions and customisations, as well as for the best paint jobs, graphics and scooter oddities.

The show is expected to attract thousands of visitors and is being organised by the VFM Scooter Collective.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801579497-ADNFCR

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