A LIVE outdoor arts event will take place at the Garlic Farm in Newchurch at the end of this month.

The New Carnival Company (NCC) is forging ahead with plans to produce a show to celebrate the impending blue moon.

A blue moon is said to occur when there are two full moons in a single calendar month and only falls on Halloween once every 19 years.

The event will take the theme of dark skies, and is supporting the IW Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to get official recognition for the Island to become an International Dark Skies Area, one of only 16 registered globally.

Guests will be guided along an illuminated trail around fields and through woodland, taking approximately one hour to complete.

Joel Bateman, projects officer for AONB, said: “The Isle of Wight has some of the darkest skies in Europe.

"This is important for nocturnal animals and insects as light pollution confuses them so that they cannot feed or find a mate”

Once in a Blue Moon will be held on three consecutive nights — October 29, 30 and 31 and costs £5 per car, with up to two cars allowed per group.

If you're taking part, you're encouraged to bring a torch or a lantern.

Why not make your own lantern? Tickets and lantern kits are available to buy online from today (Monday, October 12). Email info@thenewcarnivalcompany.com.