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History of the Quay Arts Building – Free Talk with Tony Fretton

Sun 21 April Sun 21 April

April 21st ’24

Talk starts at 2pm

Tony was the architect responsible for the refurbishment of the Quay Arts centre building in 1997. We’re delighted to be able to welcome him back to the Isle of Wight to talk about the trials and tribulations of both this, and other projects he has been involved with.

Tony Fretton’s award-winning architecture firm holds an impressive national and international reputation, his work stretching across a broad range of buildings; from government offices to landmark cultural projects for the arts. With his arts projects spanning across prestigious galleries and studios, including Tate St. Ives, White Cube, the V&A, Longside Gallery at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and a multitude more.

Tony will be bringing the original architectural model of Quay Arts with him for people to see.

Limited seating available – book now to secure your seat!

The Cafe/Bar will be open prior to the talk serving teas, coffees and Sunday Roasts. Book a table by ringing 01983 722124





*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.


Even a little money can make a big difference at Quay Arts

Did you realise that when you buy a cup of freshly ground barista coffee in our Café Bar, you are helping to support the cultural life of the Isle of Wight?

However, the generosity of our supporters goes beyond sales of food, drink and theatre tickets. Gifts of money, time, and even specific items make a huge difference to the amount of work we can do. Together, we can continue to enrich the lives of islanders and visitors with our fantastic programme of events.