Looking for something to do this weekend?

Here are our top picks of what you should definitely check out if you are out and about on the Isle of Wight this weekend...

1. The IW Charity Classic Cars Extravaganza, all day, Saturday and Sunday, Newport and Ryde.

Enjoy one of the greatest free cars shows in the country when more than 700 assorted classics will line up around Newport Quay on Saturday before decamping to Ryde’s Esplanade on Sunday.

Included are London businessman Aleem Hosein's four modern classics — the late, lamented Invicta S1 model.

Some 50 classic Rolls Royces are also due to parade in Ryde, including a large collection of the magnificent Silver Ghost model from the golden years of motoring.

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2. Gin Festival at Ryde Castle Hotel, Sunday, noon to 6pm.

If you fancy a tipple and gin is your poison then this is the place to be to sample 20 different micro-distilled small-batch gins, including Pickerings and Daffy's Gin, both based in Edinburgh, Sacred Gin, hand-distilled in North London and Addingham Sloe, made form foraged berries in Yorkshire.

The creators of the Island's own Wight Mermaid Gin are big supporters of this boutique festival as are Fever Tree, which has been chosen as the mixers of choice.

The event is free with customers purchasing tokens to try as many gins as they wish.

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3. Heritage Open Day tours at Ventnor Winter Gardens 1pm and 5pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Take a free tour around the iconic Art Deco Winter Gardens and find out what happened when The Who and David Bowie played on stage, who comedian Dick Emery took home with him and what gift The Queen made when she visited the town.

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4. THE 24th Isle of Wight Fell Running Series, Ventnor, Saturday 11am and 3pm and Sunday 10.30am.

A really gruelling run that is fun to watch and agony to take part in.

Saturday’s races start from Ventnor seafront — the first, The St Boniface Fell, getting under way at 11am, the second, The Ventnor Horseshoe, at 3pm.

On Sunday, The Wroxall Round, the weekend’s longest run at 13 miles, starts at 10.30am.

St Catherine’s School, in Grove Road, Ventnor, will be the finish line for races.

Beginners are encouraged to give it a go, with on-the-day entries accepted. Only for the brave or fit!

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5. Musician Kate St John at Quay Arts on Sunday, 7.30pm.

Kate sings, plays the oboe, the cor anglais, piano, saxophone and accordion and has featured in Van Morrison's band and on his albums as well as her on recordings.

More recently, she has been regularly sought after as a musical director for live music projects so now rarely performs solo gigs. Catch her while you can.

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6. Schubert's Trout quintet performed at Freshwater Memorial Hall, Saturday, 7pm.

WEST Wight Arts Association starts its new season with Schubert’s much-loved piano quintet.

It is played by a distinguished line-up of players, Bartosz Woroch, violin, Tetsuumi Nagata, viola, Jonathan Bloxham, cello, Tim Gibbs, double bass and Mei-Yi Foo, piano.

They will also play Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor and the Song of Autumn from Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons arranged for piano trio by Alexander Goedicke.

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7. Comedian Ross Noble at Shanklin Theatre, Saturday, 8pm.

See long-haired funny man Ross Noble in his new show, El Hablador. Guaranteed laughs with this stand-up's surreal sense of humour. There are still some stickets left if you're quick.

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8. Hobby Horse Gymkhana, Porchfield Cricket Club, Saturday, 2pm.

This crazy gymkhana is part of the club's family fun dayand also includes a dog show.

There will also be terrier racing, a bouncy castle, vintage rides and games, stalls, a barbecue, licensed bar and tea and homemade cakes. Yum!

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