The brand-new annual festival of open-air picnic concerts at Northwood House, Cowes celebrating the Isle of Wight's music, food and people, featuring red squirrels, free arts workshops and the inaugural 'Proms Art & Sculpture Exhibition'.

Red Jet hi-speed ferry special offer: £10 day return or £15.60 short break between 16th - 19th August. Simply quote coupon code: WIGHTPROMS at our Red Jet ticket offices (from Southampton to West Cowes).

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There has never been a music festival like this on the IOW, catering to lovers of both classical music and musical theatre.

The 4-day festival will take place on 16-19 August in the grounds of Northwood House, Cowes as well as inside the grade II* listed Georgian manor house.

Picnic hampers containing delicious IOW produce will be available to pre-order when purchasing tickets.

Thursday 16th August 2018 - Musical Theatre Workshops


Musical Theatre Workshop:12:00-15:00 (Ages 7-11)

Musical Theatre Workshop: 16:00-19:00 (Ages 12-18)

The aim of this workshop is to inspire the next generation of budding young performers, by transporting them into the world of musical theatre. Those involved will learn a song (from a musical currently showing in London's West End) during this workshop, which will involve singing and dancing. They will then perform the song at 'Wight at the Musicals' on 18th August as part of The Wight Proms.

Friday 17th August 2018 – Percussion & Drumming Workshops


Boomwhackers & Bamboo Tamboo Workshop: 12:00 13:00 (Ages 6-11)

Have some noisy fun with these easy to play plastic tubes. Explore whole group composition, incorporating upbeat Caribbean rhythms that will get your hands & feet moving!

STOMP-style Body Percussion Workshop: 14:00 15:00 (Ages 8-13)

Who knew you could make so many sounds just by hitting yourself! Following some fun rhythmic warms ups, this workshop will incorporate participants’ own ideas to create a brand new body percussion routine!

Samba Drumming Workshop: 15:15 16:15 (Ages 8-13)

Create the spirit of Rio on the Isle of Wight! Participants will have the opportunity to learn a number of fun, energetic rhythms on authentic Brazilian percussion instruments.

STOMP-style Body Percussion Workshop: 16:30 17:30 (Ages 14+ including adults)

Who knew you could make so many sounds just by hitting yourself! Following some fun rhythmic warms ups, this workshop will incorporate participants’ own ideas to create a brand new
body percussion routine!

Samba Drumming Workshop: 17:45 18:45 (Ages 14+ including adults)

Create the spirit of Rio on the Isle of Wight! Participants will have the opportunity to learn a number of fun, energetic rhythms on authentic Brazilian percussion instruments.

Saturday 18th August 2018 - 'Wight at the Musicals'

Be transported to the world of musical theatre with hit songs from the West End and Broadway.

Sunday 19th August 2018 - 'Last Wight of the Proms'


We're delighted to announce the headline performer line-up for our outdoor-picnic concert 'Last Wight of the Proms' as part of 'The Wight Proms' on Sunday 19th August at Northwood House, Cowes:

BLAKE

The Classical Brit Award-winning vocal group, who have just released their 10th anniversary album in collaboration with the RAF to celebrate their 100th anniversary, which is currently No.1 in the Classical Charts!

MARY-JESS

The Downton Abbey Songstress, who is currently G4's Guest Soprano on their 40-date UK tour, having toured with Russell Watson and performed with the likes of Sir Tim Rice and Don Black. She has won the Chinese 'X Factor' with a viewing audience of over 70 million people, has performed at the FA Cup Final in Wembley Stadium to a worldwide television audience of 300 million people, and she releases a new EP album 'Inspire' on 20th April

ISLE OF WIGHT PROMENADE ORCHESTRA

A 50-piece live orchestra created especially for The Wight Proms, with players from the IOW and beyond, and conducted by the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra's Jonathan Butcher

The 'Last Wight of the Proms' will also see performances from our supporting acts from across the island, who will perform between gates opening and the main concert starting, to be announced shortly. We will also soon be announcing the headline performer line-up for our outdoor-picnic concert 'Wight at the Musicals' which takes place on Saturday 18th August, all as part of 'The Wight Proms' 2018.

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