I've long-argued that the Isle of Wight punches above its weight when it comes to events.
I reckon there's something happening most weekends in the summer.
Some of the new events for Summer 2023 include:
1. Robin Hill's West End In The Woods
Robin Hill often holds events in the summer, including the Isle of Wight ballooning festival. This summer, they've got live music include 'beloved classics of Chicago, Wicked, Waitress, and Miss Saigon' at West End In The Woods on July 1st. I'm not sure if they'll attempt to land a helicopter in the amphitheatre for Miss Saigon...
2. Red Funnel Presents The Architects of Air Luminarium
It took me a while to get my round head what this rather cool event actually is.
The Architects of Air Luminarium is an art installation which resembles a big inflatable village from the outside. You can wander through corridors and admire the pretty lights at Northwood House.
Red Funnel are doing a cheap bundle deal for ferry tickets and entry to the Luminarium. It's taking place in early August.
3. Blackgang Chine's Sunset Sessions
Last summer, we turned up at Blackgang Chine in the evening to find the whole place dancing at their summer party for families.
This summer, they're doing a Sunset Session for grown-ups, with Ellie Sax.
4. Jack Up Summer Party
The Jack Up events aren't exactly new but they have changed sufficiently to warrant a mention. For a few years, Jack Up The 80s grew to a bigger and bigger retro festival of 1980s and 1990s.
It is now a series of events throughout the year, including the Jack Up Summer Party which is a mix of cover bands and original artists.
5. Milton Jones at Tapnell Farm Park
Tapnell Farm Park regularly puts on events in the summer, including parties for kids.
This summer they are venturing into comedy for the first time with Milton Jones in the Comedy Barn.
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