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  The multi-award-winning arts festival, which features gigs, comedy and performances in pop up venues throughout Ventnor, will return for an extended 10 day edition from 23rd July - 1st August 2021. In recent years it has become an important testing ground for artists premiering new material, running in the lead up to Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A host of new acts have been announced including RuPaul’s Drag Race UK contestant Joe Black who will be previewing new show ‘Decopunk’ plus ‘Work In Progress’ performances f rom comedians Lou Sanders (Taskmaster, Travelman, QI) Geoff Norcott (Live at the Apollo, Mash Report, Mock the

A chance to escape back to the sixties this August! Owing to very popular demand, Jack Up Events are bringing back the good times with a very special ‘Jack Up The 60s’ evening at Shanklin Theatre on Friday, August 13th as they continue to celebrate all things retro. Multi-talented 5-piece band The Zoots will bring the unforgettable sounds of the iconic decade to life, taking audiences on both a visual and musical journey. This is THE 60s show that's been wowing audiences around the world, selling out and headlining venues from the London Palladium to Old Trafford. Having recently won the 2021 Global

We are absolutely delighted and extremely grateful to announce that we have been awarded lifeline funding thanks to the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure our much-loved festival, Jack Up The Summer, has a bright and sustainable future. This funding will allow us to continue to deliver high-quality affordable, locally accessible, life-affirming musical entertainment, enabling people of all ages to enjoy the festival experience, whilst making a positive contribution to our Island community. As a completely independent, homegrown Island event, our ethos has always been to invest in local services and skills

The sky’s the limit this summer as magnificent hot air balloons float back to Robin Hill for a three-day extravaganza! Sky High Night Glow, in association with T&K Masks will run daily from 5-10pm between 20th – 22nd August. After previously cancelling the event planned for May due to Government restrictions, the Robin Hill team are delighted to be able to stage this balloon exhibition with a few changes at the end of August. “We’re so pleased that we’re able to offer our visitors the chance to see some hot air balloon action this year! After a successful first week of being

The Isle of Wight TT / Diamond Races motorcycling race coming to the Island in 2021, which is hoping to be as popular as the famous Isle of Man TT. Riders will battle it out in a time trial format at speeds of up to 210mph in the ‘Diamond Races Isle of Wight’, which will take place on a 12.4-mile road course through villages such as Chale, Shorwell and Brighstone in October 2021. The circuit will challenge competitors through technical, winding sections as well as a 5-mile fast coastal stretch along the iconic Military Road. The Diamond Races is an all-new motorcycle

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