26 Upcoming EventsToggle Filters
See Saws is a new group starting at WOW! for Mum’s with mental health difficulties and babies under the age of one year old accessing the perinatal service. This is a relaxed group offering a safe place to come and meet other mums and babies. There will be a different activity provided at each session. Come and get crafty with activities such as sensory play, messy play, hand and foot prints and baby massage. See Saws will be on at WOW! Women’s Centre on selected Wednesday’s between 10am – 12pm. Phone: 01983 300423 Email: info-WOW@btconnect.com Website: https://www.wightdash.co.uk/new-index/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IsleofWightWomensCentre
Brading Art Group. Every Thursday between 10.00am and 12.00pm. Simple step by step instructions. To join either phone or e-mail Paul Hewson. Learn about colour mixing, brush control, perspective, composition and much more. Small friendly group. Contact: Paul Hewson – 01983 525708 Email: email@example.com
Local artist Bethany Moore is running a weekly course of 2 hour sessions for anyone who loves to draw or would love to learn. Starting from Thursday 24th May 2 – 4pm, there will be interesting things to draw, materials to try and guidance and tips throughout the sessions. You can try out different drawing mediums and be inspired by new and classic ideas. Refreshments are provided. £15 per session. £60 for 5 sessions. £100 for 10 sessions. For more information or to book email: Bethany at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Cowes Library on 01983 293341.
Knit and natter is a regular knitting group held in the Lord Louis Library. There is a free session on the first Wednesday, 2.00pm – 3.30pm, and third Thursday, 5.45pm – 7pm, of every month. Bring along your latest project! Tea and Coffee and natter is provided! Phone: 01983 823823 Website: https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Lord-Louis-Library/Regular-Events/
Join us. . . Come and be part of this new writing group. Whether you are an inspiring writer or a published author, everyone is welcome in this friendly and supportive atmosphere. Join like-minded people to discuss ideas, routes to publishing, marketing your work and more. West Wight Writers meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.00pm. For more information contact Krissy on: 07900 538 440 or email: email@example.com Tea, Coffee and Cake can be purchased from the Rabbit Hole.
Knit & Natter Group at Sandown Library Knit and Natter takes place every Friday at Sandown Library. Whether you’re an experienced knitter or a complete novice, come along and join in the fun. Free tea and coffee provided. All are welcome. Phone: 01983 402748 Website: https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Sandown-Library/Regular-events
Creative Café runs every Monday from 10am–12 noon at the Methodist Church in Newport Creative Café is an opportunity for older people to meet for creative activity over a cup of tea. Our wide range of activities includes iPads, Art & Craft, Photography, Kurling, Movement, Creative Writing and much more. Refreshments are provided. Everyone welcome. A voluntary donation is appreciated. (Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day) Phone: 01983 822437 Website: http://independentarts.org.uk/
From Tuesday 26th June 2018 Community Navigator Drop-in sessions at Cowes Library 4th Tuesday of every month 10.30am – 12pm As part of the Age Friendly Island initiative from Age UK IW, meet Community Navigator for North Wight Rachael Smith, and find out what social activities are going on in the local area for adults aged 50+. Also volunteers help the well-being of people’s lives. If you are interested in lending a hand to individuals or community group activity, the please get in touch or drop-in.
The Sandown Aviation Museum Shed (Located within the new Wight Aviation Museum) is a shed with a difference. Located within the museum hangar itself, the shed will form part of the exhibition, recreating the woodworking shed built by Richard Holleyman, the person who brought the original museum collection together. The shed can still be used by it’s members for woodworking and model making, being an integral part of the museum by providing means to provide on site maintenance, building exhibits as well as making models and parts. This shed meets every Tuesday morning (11am-1pm) at the aviation museum hangar, Sandown Airport (head into the airport, turn right to the hangars, We are the third hangar along). Phone: 01983 525282 Website: http://iowsheds.weebly.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come along to this new session at WOW! and create your own stories and ideas using different pictures. A fun, relaxed session for all abilities and a chance to try some new creativity! Free and open to all Women and Girls. Phone: 01983 300423 Email:mailto:info-WOW@btconnect.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IsleofWightWomensCentre/
Come along on 29th July to Arreton Barns for the IOW Asian Day. A free event for everyone – see the flyer attached. Have ago at Indian Printing, Asian Arts, Glass Painting to create your own Asian Style Tea Light and much more. Phone: 07514 805 961 Email: email@example.com
Flag Making Workshop, exploring print and textiles at Cowes Library On Friday 3rd August 10.30am – 12.30pm Independent Arts will be running a Time and Tide Arts & Heritage Cafe. Participants can explore the the Isle of Wight’s rich maritime heritage from Royal Regattas to the growth of marine industries and the Island’s place at the centre of the sailing world, illustrated by images from the Dore photographic collection and loan items from the Classic Boat Museum. Using textile art staff will support participants to produce signal flags for display in their final exhibition.
Adult Colouring Club at Cowes Library takes place on the 2nd Friday of the month. This is a friendly group run by the Supporters of Cowes Library, and a great relaxing activity, and a good way to beat stress. All pens, pencils and colouring sheets are provided, but you can take your own. Refreshments are provided. For further information contact Cowes Library. Phone: 01983 293341 Website: https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Cowes-Library/Regular-Events
Home of the Original Jigsaw Puzzle Festival. Our next Festival is due to be held on: Monday 13th – Saturday 18th August 2018. 100’s of Puzzles on Display and to Buy. Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm Entry charge: Adults are £1.50 Children are 50 pence Children accompanied by an adult are free There is also an extensive range of refreshments available in the Church Hall as well as a selection of gifts and a second-hand book stall to browse over. Phone:01983 294075 (Rose Mitchell) Website:jigsawfestival.wix.com/iow Email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Prices: Adults £1.50, Children 50p, (Accompanied children Free)
Would you like to join our new group? Learn how to use a digital camera? Edit your photos? Enjoy a walk at the same time? We shall grow the availability of cameras to borrow / use each other’s equipment / make available a shared digital platform to enable us to post, show and discuss. We hope to explore the personal and expressive use of our assorted equipment to not only take “happy snaps / picturesque /memorable moments” but also photos with personal and symbolic meaning for us; capturing an emotion, a mood, humanity and mother nature in its many forms; photos to reflect ordinary moments or spectacular importance – for those involved. Digital facilitates experimentation – so let’s explore being creative to produce photos of which we are proud to have captured. If you are interested, please leave your name and telephone number, stating that it is for the photography group and we will be in touch. For Carers please ring to leave your details. Phone: 01983 533173 Website: http://carersiw.org.uk/ Email: email@example.com
We’re delighted to be offering an exciting line-up of free arts workshops for people of all ages as part of The Wight Proms. This will give over 200 people fully-immersive involvement in the arts in ways that they would not otherwise ever experience. To be fair to all those wishing to take part, you can apply by ballot and then people will be chosen at random. Wight Proms – Boomwhackers & Bamboo Tamboo Workshop (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! Workshop running times 12:00–13:00 (1 hour)
**Cancelled for 17-07-18, next Craft Club will be 21-08-18** Now held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month 2pm – 4pm our Craft Club gives people the opportunity to meet and learn new crafts, and make new friends. The club is non-profit making (a nominal charge of £4 per person per meeting which includes crafts and a cuppa) and proceeds cover the cost of the hire of the Church Hall and refreshments. Any surplus funds are used to purchase materials for future meetings. Pam who runs the club is a BRAG member with an interest in card making. Pam will help you if you have never tried before. New members are always welcome. If you have a craft you wish to share, then please bring it along. For more information please email Pam Snuggs at the address above. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Prices: £4 per person per meeting Phone:01983 406273 Website:bragiow.co.uk
Everyone Welcome – all abilities. Everything provided or bring your own sewing. We have sewing machines, fabrics, threads and haberdashery all available for you to use! No need to book, just turn up! £5 to take part. Please bring your own lunch. Website: https://friendsofrydelibrary.com/events/ Phone:01983 823825 Prices: £5.00 per person