Here is the What’s On guide for May 17.

Isle of Wight County Press: What's On guide - Music


Mark Cook — Crown Inn, Shorwell (7pm-9pm).

5 O’Clock Shadows — Ryde Castle.

Cara — Shanklin Conservative Club.

Punk and reggae party with No Exit band — Crispin, Newport.

Spasm Band — Spyglass Inn, Ventnor (8pm).

Bechstein Fundraiser Gig — Quay Arts, Newport (8pm).

The Sharpetones — Steamer Inn, Shanklin (8pm).

Black Daniels Duo — Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton (8pm).

Chris Quinton — Cowes Ale House (8pm-10pm).

Simon Shelley — Newport Ale House (8pm-10pm).

That’s Life — The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport (8.30pm).

Those Island Guys — The Wishing Well, Ryde (8.30pm).

The Alberts — Old Comical, Sandown (9pm).

Baggywrinkles Blues — High Park Tavern, Ryde (9pm).

Cruise Control Duo — The Railway, Ryde (9pm).

Straight Up — Vine Inn, St Helens (9pm).

Meantime — Simeon arms, Ryde (9pm).

Switch — The Anchor, Cowes (9.30pm).


Nick Page — Spyglass Inn, Ventnor (1pm).

Folk performance with Second Time Around — Dimbola Lodge, Freshwater (1pm-3pm).

La Voix — Shanklin Theatre (7.30pm).

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra — Medina Theatre, Newport (7.30pm).

Frampwood Mac — Yacthsman, Cowes (7.30pm-9.30pm).

X-directory — Crispin, Newport.

Over The Hill Mob — Newport Conservative Club.

Blues Anonymous — Steamer Inn, Shanklin (8pm).

Roger Holmes— Spyglass Inn, Ventnor (8pm).

The Outfit — The Old Corner Bank, Sandown (8pm).

Dog House Band — Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton (8.30pm).

Tea n Biscuit Boys — The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport (8.30pm).

The Revolver Jukebox — The Folly Inn, Whippingham (8.30pm-11pm).

The Groovers — Shanklin British Legion (8.30pm-11.30pm).

Terry O’Neil — Sandown Conservative Club (9pm).

Straight Up — The Wheatsheaf, Brading (9pm).

The Mechanix — The Simeon Arms, Ryde (9pm).

The Monktons — The Solent Inn, Ryde (9pm).

Bittersweet — Freshwater Conservative Club (9pm-midnight).

Funk Soup — The Anchor, Cowes (9.30pm).


Sunday Sessions — Quay Arts, Newport (11.30am).

Rik Harris — The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport (12.30pm).

Roger Holmes — Spyglass Inn, Ventnor (1pm).

JC Jazz — Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton (1pm).

Grizzled Skipper — Steamer Inn, Shanklin (1pm).

Sunny and Nik — Buddle Inn, Niton (1pm-3pm).

That’s Life — Sun Inn, Hulverstone (1pm-3pm).

Mark Cook — Yachtsman, Cowes (1pm-3pm).

Gary Decoursey — Crab and Lobster, Bembridge (1pm-3pm).

Rock ‘n’ Roll record hop — Porchfield Cricket Club (1pm-5pm).

The Hillman’s — Besty and Spinky’s, Ventnor Haven (2.30pm).

Jim Thorn Quartet — Portland Inn, Gurnard (2.30pm).

Open mic hosted by Jim — The Ship and Castle, East Cowes (2.30pm).

5 O’Clock Shadows — Ventnor Bandstand.

Six Feet Under — High Park Tavern, Ryde (4pm).

Nick Cane and Gary Plumley — The Globe, Cowes (4pm).

John Wroath — Cowes Ale House (4pm-6pm).

Graham McCollough — Newport Ale House (4pm-6pm).

Rev Paul Green — The Railway, Ryde (6pm).

Louisa and Toby — Falcon, Ryde (6pm).

Wobbly Bob — Spyglass Inn, Ventnor (8pm).

Karaoke — The Castle Inn, Ryde (8pm-Midnight).

Tapestry — Simeon arms, Ryde (9pm).


The Shalfleet Shanty Singers — The Horse & Groom, Ningwood (7.30pm-10pm).

Jam on Mondays — The Crispin, Newport.

Traditional Irish Session — Cowes Ale House (8pm).

Steve Parkes Hosts Hammond X666 Organ, Piano & Keyboard Club — The Wight Hotel, Sandown (8.30pm-11.30pm).


Bob Howarth — Rylstone Bandstand, Shanklin (7.45pm).

Roger Holmes — Spyglass Inn, Ventnor (8pm).

Jam night — Newport Ale House (8pm-10pm).

Folk Night — The Dairyman's Daughter, Arreton (8.30pm).

Jazz at the Mouse with The Grant O'Brien Trio — The Wight Mouse Inn, Chale (8.30pm-11pm).


Scarecrow — Spyglass Inn, Ventnor (8pm).

JC and Angelina — The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport (8.30pm).

The Outfit Duo — The Anchor, Cowes (9pm).


Seaview Fun Choir — St Peter’s Church, Seaview (3.30pm-5.30pm).

JC and Angelina — Spyglass Inn, Ventnor (8pm).

Open mic night — The Solent Inn, Ryde (8pm-11.30pm).

Open mic night — The Old Comical, Sandown (8.30pm).

Open mic night — The Railway, Ryde (8.30pm).

JC and Angelina — The Bargeman’s Rest, Newport (8.30pm).

Jazz Blues Variety Evening with The Steve Parkes Piano Trio & guests — The Wight Hotel, Sandown (8.30pm-11.30pm).

Open mic — The Vectis Tavern, Cowes (9pm).

Ben Jordon — The Anchor, Cowes (9pm).

Isle of Wight County Press: What's On guide - Art

James Jarvis and Ged Wells: Plank — Quay Arts, Newport (all week, 9am-5pm).

Charlotte Ager: From Madness and Back — Quay Arts, Newport (all week, 9am-5pm).

Caroline Underwood: Bearings — Quay Arts, Newport (all week, 9am-5pm).

Nonpareil Visions by Nonpareil photography —Dimbola, Freshwater (all week, 9am-5pm).

May The Toys Be With You — Brading Roman Villa (all week, 10am-4pm).

Second Sight – Paintings by Richard May — Full Circle Exhibition Space, St Mary’s Hospital, Newport (all week).

Craft Artists – Five Island Artists — Quarr Abbey, Ryde (Today (Friday) to Tuesday, 10.30am-4.30pm).

Plastics exhibition — The Bunker, St Lawrence (Saturday and Sunday).

Visions and Dimensions — Quarr Abbey, Ryde (Thursday, 10am-5pm).

Island Art Society exhibition — Bembridge Village Hall (Thursday, 10am-4.30pm).

Isle of Wight County Press: What's On guide - Music

Men in Sheds — Winchester House, Shanklin (today (Friday), Monday and Wednesday, 10am-4pm).

Tea dance — Ventnor Winter Gardens (today (Friday), 2pm-4pm).

Games night - Magic the Gathering TCG, Keyforge — Heroes, Newport (today (Friday), 6.30pm-10.30pm).

An Evening with Dan Clarke, Spiritual Medium — Sandown Conservative Club (Friday, 7pm).

Prize bingo — Traveller’s Joy, Northwood (Friday, 8.30pm).

Balloon Festival — Northwood Church (Saturday, 10am-4pm. Sunday, 2pm-4pm).

Mary in May: The life of the Virgin in poetry and song — St Mary’s Church, Ryde (Saturday, 7.30pm).

Casino night with Zac Bauman and his Summit of Swing Show — Shanklin Conservative Club (Saturday).

Intermediate dance workshop with Cats tour dance captain, Eilish Harmon-Beglan — Studio 2, Medina Leisure Centre, Newport (Sunday, 8-11 year-olds - noon-1.30pm, 12+ year-olds – 2pm-5pm).

Family afternoon — Sandown Conservative Club (Sunday, 1pm).

Tea dance with Tony and Doreen — Ocean View Hotel, Shanklin (Sunday, 1pm).

Mary in May: The life of the Virgin in poetry and song — St Thomas of Caterbury, Cowes (Sunday, 7.30pm)..

Fun prize quiz with chocolate round — Traveller’s Joy, Northwood (Sunday, 8pm).

Free games day - Magic the Gathering Commander, Warhammer 40k/Age of Sigmar — Heroes, Newport (Sunday, 11am-4pm.)

Charity quiz — Flanagan's, Sandown (Monday, 8.30pm).

Tea dance – Ballroom and sequence dancing — IW Community Club, Cowes (Tuesday, 2pm-4pm).

Tea dance — IW Community Club, Cowes (Tuesday, 2pm-4pm).

Tea dance and live music with Chic and Bernie — Brading Town Hall (Tuesday, 2pm-4pm).

Games night - Board games, Pokemon TCG and Dragonball TCG — Heroes, Newport (Tuesday, 6.30pm-10.30pm).

Beginner ballroom and Latin dance classes — Riverside Centre, Newport (Tuesday, 7pm-8pm).

Charity quiz in aid of Bloodwise — Hong Kong Express, Newport (Tuesday, 8.30pm).

The Wellbeing Singing Group — St John’s Church Hall, Ryde (Wednesday, 11am).

Tea dance — Aspire, Dover Street, Ryde (Wednesday, 2pm-4pm).

Game night - Dungeons and Dragons — Heroes, Newport (Wednesday, 6.30pm-10.30pm)

Charity Quiz — Newport Ale House (Wednesday, 8.30pm).

Rhymetime for babies and toddlers — Sandown Library (Thursday, 2pm-2.30pm).

Games night - Warhammer 40k/Age of Sigmar, Final Fantasy TCG — Heroes, Newport (Thursday, 6.30pm-10.30pm)

Improver ballroom and Latin dance classes — Riverside Centre, Newport (Thursday, 8pm-9.30pm).

Isle of Wight County Press: What's On guide - Theatre

The Grunch — A new children’s musical — Trinity Theatre, Cowes (Friday and Saturday, 7pm. Sunday, 3pm).

Natural Causes — Apollo Theatre, Newport (Friday, Saturday, Tuesday to Thursday, 7.30pm).

Death in High Heels — Niton Village Hall (Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm).

Gary Delaney: Gagster’s Paradise — Medina Theatre, Newport (Friday, 7.30pm).

Hormonal Housewives — Shanklin Theatre (Wednesday, 7.30pm).

Beyond the West End — Shanklin Theatre (Thursday, 8.15pm).

Isle of Wight County Press: What's On guide - Music

Barton Primary School, Newport (Friday, 10.30am), Ryde Library (Friday, 10.30am), Cycle Track, Artic Road, Cowes (Monday, 10.30am), Paddling Pool, Ventnor (Monday, 10.30am), West Wight Sports Centre, Moa Place, Freshwater (Monday, 1pm),  outside Ryde Bowling Alley (Tuesday, 10.30am), Brighstone Library (Tuesday, 1.30pm), Cricket Pavilion car park, St Helens (Wednesday, 10am), Lake Common, by the bench (Thursday, 10.30am).

Isle of Wight County Press: What's On guide - Music

IW Ramblers — Day 1 — Chain Ferry, East Cowes, 24 miles (Friday, 8.30am).

IW Ramblers — Brading car park, six-point-four miles (Friday, 10.30am).

IW Ramblers — Day 2 — Appley steps, Shanklin, 22 miles (Saturday, 8am).

IW Ramblers — Pan Lane car park, Newport, 15 miles (Saturday, 9am).

IW Ramblers — Day 3 — Freshwater Bay car park, 26 miles (Sunday, 8am).

IW Ramblers — Chale Green, five miles (Sunday, 10.30am).

IW Ramblers — Blackgang Viewpoint car park, ten miles (Thursday, 10.30am).

Parkrun — Appley Park, Ryde (Saturday, 8.45am).