Isle of Arts returns on
Friday 2nd - Monday 5th May 2014
Four days of art and entertainment. Bigger and
better than ever
What you said about the 2013 festival
"Thank you for a fab weekend in Ventnor, all your hard work definitely paid off, it is so good to see the town so alive and buzzing."
Mark and Lindsay, Ventnor
"THANK YOU ALL for your splendid arts weekend. I loved the outline on page 2 of the brochure - set the scene for what you were trying to achieve so very well. Your raison d'etre explained. The eclecticity of what you staged was just right with a balance of local acts [and so many of these like JC are very good indeed] and from afar. We loved the French influence which we find strangely lacking on an island only 50 miles from France, so well done for that inclusion too. All in all, thank you and we await next year with much anticipation"
Alastair & Louis (website contact message)
It certainly looks like the event itself went wonderfully well. You did a grand job."
"The festival was great! I did the odd jobs to help out as a volunteer, but also had the chance to see some great performances! I saw the 2nd set of Allan Davies, he was hilarious! I also liked "The Massive Violins", a group of 7 Cello players who performed and sang popular songs in a church with lovely acoustics. And I really loved the performance of the SKATONICS, they got the whole audience dancing like Mad(ness)! A band who has and is really fun while performing! And finally Alistair Barrie in the Boathouse, a stand up comedian, who grew up on the IOW in the 80's, and was amazed by the changes of cultural life at the Isle and thought that this Festival was really a good one! I AGREE!!!"
Anouk (via Facebook)
"Thank you for organising this fabulous event."
Jacqui (website contact message)