Spring has Spung – Tie the Knot Wedding Fayre at Quay Arts



Wedding Fair - Spring


Sunday 9th February
11am to 3pm

Spring has sprung and it has time to celebrate and plan your wedding for 2020 and beyond!

Join us for this free wedding fayre in the cafe and theatre to help you plan and celebrate your special day.

Come and meet a range of local suppliers and businesses who are here to help you ‘tie the knot’. We will have everything from stylists and florists, honeymoon travel planners, cake makers, photographers, prop hire, photo-booths, a tuk-tuk and a casino table!

The cafe will be open for you to enjoy coffee, cake and lunch as well as a showcasing a range of local musicians who are taking bookings for weddings. The cafe line up includes:

  • Wight Harmony  – Barbour shop choir
  • Jim Thorn Trio  – Live Jazz Band
  • Greg Barnes  – Acoustic Guitarist
  • Euan Pope  – Smooth Jazz Guitarist
  • Dave Plummer – Saxophonist
  • Tom Nuckley on Piano

Did you know that you can get married at Quay Arts and we are a fully licensed venue from the IW Council. Come and meet the team and see part of the cafe dressed for a wedding, thanks to our partnership with supplier, Personalize.

Jan 2020: *Applications  for stalls are now full*



If you are a local business and would like to exhibit, please click here to fill in the online application form.


The Great Leap Forward

The West Gallery
Saturday 8 Feb – Saturday 18 Apr

Opening Event: Saturday 8 Feb | 12 – 2pm, all welcome, free

The Great Leap Day: Saturday 29 Feb | 10am – 2pm | FREE all welcome!

A group exhibition of work created by local school children from across the Island reflecting upon the heritage of the Isle of Wight and theme of ‘The Future’, drawing inspiration from, and celebrating the Lift The Lid project and commissions.

Artists Ian Whitmore and Chris Jenkins worked with Island schools; St Saviours, Queensgate, Nine Acres, St Catherine’s, The Island Free School and Barton Primary to create work for this exhibition exploring heritage, culture and the theme of ‘The Future’. Taking inspiration from the four Lift the Lid public art commissions created on the Island earlier last year, the artists and young people invite you the viewer to consider what cultural heritage means to you and what might be left in the future for others to discover.

Join us on Saturday 8th February from 12-2pm, as we open the exhibition to the public and on Saturday 29th February for an interactive day of fun to celebrate the Leap Year – 10am – 2pm, for more information please click here!

Gallery opening times: Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm & Sundays 10am – 4pm.


What is Lift the Lid?

Lift the Lid on Island Culture is a 2 year project focused on four brand new art commissions, the aim being to reignite a sense of pride and passion in the cultural heritage of the Isle of Wight. The project, led by the IW Cultural Education Partnership, involved schools, artists, community groups, arts and heritage organisations, with local community workshops and school sessions.
The final phase, The Great Leap Forward is a celebration of the art commissions and a call to explore the future of culture on the Island through the eyes of young people.

Find out more: www.liftthelidiow.com | Twitter: @LtL_IoWCulture | Facebook: www.facebook.com/LtLIoW | Instagram: liftthelidiow