isle of wight cowes week

Winds of change

The Isle of Wight’s Cowes Week might be about the races but head along and you’ll find there’s a lot more to the festival than just the races.

isle of wight garlic festival

The Garlic Festival

It seems odd at first – an entire festival dedicated to a cooking ingredient. But when you start to learn more, it all makes sense…

ventnor fringe festival

On the Isle of Wight’s fringe

In a small coastal community on the Isle of Wight, a group of young locals set up a festival for something to do. In five years, it’s grown into a premier event.

satchmo summerfest

What a wonderful world festival!

This celebration of Louis Armstrong takes the best of the man – his music, his city, his creativity – and turns it into a wonderful New Orleans festival!

patricia piccinini artworks

Artistic mutations

The works of Australian Patricia Piccinini were the clear highlight of the art exhibitions at this year’s Galway International Arts Festival. Here’s why: