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Saturday 13th April to
Monday 22nd April 2019

Dairman's Daughter Beer Festival

Dairyman's Daughter - Arreton Barns

Featuring 16 Real Ales and 4 ciders.

Thursday 18th April to
Monday 22nd April 2019

Easter Weekend Beer Festivals


Solent, Ryde From Thursday 18th April (Ale and Cider Festival) Castle, Sandown 19th to 21st April Railway, Ryde From Good Friday (20Ales!)

Friday 26th April 2019

Branch Meeting

Wight Mouse, Chale

All Welcome

Saturday 27th April 2019

Phoenix Choir Concert - 10th Anniversary Year!

All Saints Church, Gurnard

On Saturday 27th April the Phoenix Choir will be celebrating their 10th anniversary year with a concert at All Saints Church, Gurnard. The Phoenix Choir is a 50-strong mixed choir with a wide range of easy-listening songs. The concert is in aid of the Friends of Northwood Cemetery. Admission is free but their will be a retiring collection.

Saturday 4th May to
Monday 6th May 2019

Gin and Ale Festival

Crown Inn, Shorwell

The Crown Inn, in conjunction with Xavier Baker, will be holding a gin and ale festival on the 4th/5th/6th May. They will be offering an array of Goddard’s Ale amongst others and a selection of gins including but not limited to Mermaid, navy strength and Warner Edwards. Over the weekend there will be live music, bouncy castle, face painter, magician and balloons and also a guest appearance by Ariel and Captain America.

Saturday 4th May to
Monday 6th May 2019

Real Ale Festival

Havenstreet Steam Railway

Relax in the ambience of Havenstreet station with a pint of your favourite tipple as you watch the trains go by! The 14th Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival features beers sourced from brewers all over the country, including many brewed on the Isle of Wight. There is also live music between 1 pm and 5 pm each day.

Saturday 11th May 2019

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair 2019

Wolverton Manor, Shorwell

11.30am to 8.00pm. A One-Day Festival of Folk & Blues Music set in the scenic grounds of Wolverton Manor, Isle of Wight, raising funds for Leukaemia Research and Brighstone Primary School. Saturday 11th May 2019. UK award winning blues band THE PRODUCERS Rising folk stars of 2019 THE TRIALS OF CATO plus THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND and GRIZZLY & THE GRASSHOPPERS

Thursday 30th May to
Sunday 2nd June 2019

Yarmouth Old Gaffers Regatta and ‘A Celebration of Sea Songs and Shanties’

Yarmouth Harbour

Along with the biggest annual gathering of gaff-rigged boats in the UK, with a host of both national and international performers, The Green at Yarmouth will see the return of 'A Celebration of Sea Songs and Shanties' The event kicks off on Friday the 31st around mid-day, hopefully with the Mayor of Yarmouth ‘cutting the tape’ , followed by a combined performance between Tom Lewis and local school children. Performances will carry on through to early evening each day, with food , ice cream, an Island Ales beer tent as well as children’s entertainment, rides and a face painter all on hand to ensure that visitors can relax and enjoy the event.

Friday 5th July to
Sunday 7th July 2019

Highdown Beer Festival

Loads of Beer - more details to come

Tuesday 23rd July to
Sunday 28th July 2019

Ventnor Fringe Celebrates

Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor

An impressive rolling revue of award winning contemporary Arts is coming down the Tracks again. The vibrant, Cultural collision, that showcases at many rural pop up venues, transforming the townscape of Ventnor. The youthful, invigorating, and fiercely independent, Ventnor Fringe is celebrating its 10th edition. Diary bookers should note the new dates 23-28th July.

Saturday 12th October to
Sunday 13th October 2019

Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend 2019

Now the biggest event of its kind in the UK. Programmes are now available from the website, the Bus Museum, participating pubs and Rookley Post Office



Editor: Tim Marshall.
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