Claude Bourbon

Fri 19 August, 2022 Fri 19 August, 2022

Friday 19th August 2022

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”- Altadena News, USA

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’. Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach…. Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O’Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.

“Claude Bourbon weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond… from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, holding audience attention under a musical spell, his music would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings.” – (G. Munn)

Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today… his playing is almost indescribable“ – The Hook, Charlottesville, USA

“Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45” – Bob, Tucson, AZ

“…His fingerpicking is exquisite and if I closed my eyes I could clearly hear two guitars playing. Just when I recognised a theme he moved on with a mesmerising cascade of notes which kept on flowing. He added a driving bass, for a version of “She knows how to stretch it”. By the time he sang the first verse he had ‘stretched it’ from Spain to the Caucuses, and from the concert hall to the bar room. His forte is obviously his wonderful guitar work, but he does occasionally burst into song and what you then get is something between Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens, combined with a French accent! C’est magnifique.” Dave Baily

www.claudebourbon.org

TICKETS

£12 advance*
£14 on the door

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*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.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Sunday Recital – Steve Bingham

Sun 8 May, 2022 Sun 8 May, 2022

Sunday May 8th ’22

Doors 11:00
Onstage from 11:30

STEVE BINGHAM

An eclectic violinist and conductor renowned worldwide for both his solo concerts and his work with the Bingham String Quartet.

Steve studied violin with Emmanuel Hurwitz, Sidney Griller and the Amadeus Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music from 1981 to 1985, where he won prizes for orchestral leading and string quartet playing. In 1985 he formed the Bingham String Quartet, an ensemble which has become one of the foremost in the UK, with an enviable reputation for both classical and contemporary repertoire.

The Quartet has recorded numerous CDs and has worked for radio and television both in the UK and as far afield as Australia. The group has toured in Europe, the Middle East and Australia and has worked with distinguished musicians such as Jack Brymer, Raphael Wallfisch, Michael Collins and David Campbell. The Quartet’s educational activities have included residencies at London’s South Bank Centre, for several UK festivals and at Radley College. The Quartet is also known for it’s many performances of new works by some of the best young composers in Britain.

Steve has appeared as guest leader with many orchestras including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English National Ballet and English Sinfonia. He has given solo recitals both in the UK and America and his concerto performances include works by Bach, Vivaldi, Bruch, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn and Sibelius, given in venues as prestigious as St. Johns’ Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall.

In recent years Steve has developed his interest in improvisation, electronics and World music, collaborating with several notable musicians including guitarist Jason Carter and players such as Sanju Vishnu Sahai (tabla), Baluji Shivastrav (sitar) and Abdullah Ibrahim (piano). Steve also plays live with No-Man, the progressive art-rock duo of Tim Bowness and Steve Wilson.

Steve’s debut solo CD “Duplicity” was released in November 2005, and has been played on several radio stations including BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. His second solo CD, entitled “Ascension”, was released in December 2008 and has since been followed by “Touchable Dreams”, a CD of poetry and violin with Jeremy Harmer, “Third”, an eclectic mix of live-looped pieces, and in 2014 “The Persistence Of Vision”, which features the amazing Bach D minor Partita, and works by Michael Nyman. Steve has also released many single tracks, and has an active YouTube channel featuring many weird and wonderful video creations!

Beyond performing on the violin Steve is a conductor of some repute, and currently conducts the Ely Sinfonia, Ad Hoc Sinfonia and City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, with guest appearances with several other ensembles. Steve is a committed teacher, being Editor for the European String Teachers Association (UK), and coaching on many chamber music courses as well as giving regular school workshops to all age groups. He is particularly known for his communication skills and enthusiasm.

Steve is also Joint CEO of PartPlay (partplay.co.uk), an exciting online music service for chamber musicians. Steve’s interests include ornithology, photography and Celtic knotwork.

www.stevebingham.co.uk

https://youtu.be/jwHlSPn7gAE

TICKETS

£8 advance*
£9 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

*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.

Don’t forget to book a table in the cafe before the performance for one of our delicious freshly cooked breakfasts or relax after the show and enjoy one of our celebrated roast dinners with a glass of wine!
Tel : 01983 216978

Cara Dillon

Sat 30 April, 2022 Sat 30 April, 2022

Saturday 30th April 2022

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

EVENT RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19 – Existing tickets remain valid

Cara Dillon, the multi-award winning Northern Irish singer, will be visiting Quay Arts to perform some of her favourite and most popular songs Cara has been celebrated as one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world and continues to honour her rich cultural heritage. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Cara continues to maintain an enviable position at the very top of her genre, and her voice has been lauded by the good and great since her very beginnings.

“It’s an intimate and beautifully recorded set with Cara’s vocals breathing into your ear and touching the very heart of these songs.” THE INDEPENDENT ****

“Cara Dillon is one of Ireland’s truly great singers.”
THE GUARDIAN ****

“This album is a finely-etched, faultlessly delivered set.”
DAILY MIRROR ****

“A beautifully balanced production. It’s impossible not to be held spellbound… an artist this good deserves to be savored.”
BBC

www.caradillon.co.uk

TICKETS

£20 advance*
£22 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

*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.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Morgan & West – Unbelievable Science

Sun 3 April, 2022 Sun 3 April, 2022

Sunday 3rd April November 2022

Doors 13:30
Onstage from 14:00

RESCHEDULED EVENT DUE TO COVID-19 – EXISTING TICKETS / SEATS REMAIN VALID

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

For family audiences all aged 6+

★★★★★ “Put quite simply…great science with hilarious hosts!” – Primary Times

★★★★ “hugely talented” – Daily Mirror

★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage

http://www.morganandwest.co.uk/

TICKETS

£12 advance*
£10 Children under 13*

BOOK ONLINE

*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.

Night Sky Show

Sat 26 March, 2022 Sat 26 March, 2022

Saturday 26th March 2022

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

RESCHEDULED DATE – EXISTING TICKETS/SEAT POSITIONS WILL STILL BE HONOURED.

Come along to the long-awaited Night Sky Show. It will certainly be a night to remember!

Facts, fiction, laughter and more in a fantastic place, for one night only. A night of great entertainment as well as an event for everyone! The Night Sky Show will take you on an epic journey from our celestial back yard and across the cosmos. A light hearted evening of astronomy and so much more. Above all, an evening for anyone with a slight interest in the night sky or more. A night for anyone who indeed wants to laugh, learn, be inspired and enjoy. The Night Sky Show is a truly fun, entertaining and memorable evening. Helping you understand and enjoy the heavens above and the universe beyond. Helpful for the next time you’re looking up at the night sky stargazing, or when you just look up and wonder. We’ll skip the heavy-going science and hard to follow explanations. The Universe and everything within will be presented in an entertaining and easily absorbed way.

AN AMAZING SHOW FOR EVERYONE

This won’t be a boring astronomy talk. The Night Sky Show is a live performance anyone can enjoy! Learn about constellations, stars, planets and the deeper cosmos. The sheer scale of the universe. The mythology and stories of the night sky. Presented by Adrian West – A passionate and experienced astronomer. Better known as VirtualAstro on Twitter and Facebook. One of the largest independent astronomy and space accounts on social media. He’s passionate about the night sky and inspiring people to look up. His success is due to being interesting, down-to-earth and fun! The writer of numerous astronomy and space-related articles for various popular online science magazines. He has also written guides and articles for the BBC, Met Office and National Trust to name a few. You can regularly find him pointing out things to people in the night sky. If you look up and wonder, The Night Sky Show Isle of Wight is for you. SO LET’S EXPLORE!

www.nightskyshow.co.uk

TICKETS

£15 advance*
£17 on the door

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Roddy Woomble

Sat 19 March, 2022 Sat 19 March, 2022

Saturday 19th MARCH 2022

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

Roddy Woomble is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest songwriters.

Known for his enigmatic lyrics, warm baritone voice and consummate gift for a tune, Roddy has released five solo albums to date – ‘My Secret Is My Silence’ (2006), ‘Before The Ruin’ (2008, with Kris Drever and John McCusker), ‘The Impossible Song & Other Songs’ (2011), ‘Listen To Keep’ (2013), and ‘The Deluder’ (2017). Roddy’s first poetry collection ‘Instrumentals’ was released in 2016.

For the past two decades Roddy has also been the frontman of much loved Scottish alternative rock band Idlewild, releasing eight studio albums, and touring worldwide as a headline act, but also in support to R.E.M., Pearl Jam and U2 amongst others

www.roddywoomble.net

TICKETS

£17 advance*
£19 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

*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.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Peter Knight and John Spiers

Friday February 25th 2022

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

RESCHEDULED DATE (DUE TO COVID-19) – EXISTING TICKETS/SEAT POSITIONS WILL STILL BE HONOURED.

On a summer’s day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today’s folk scene. Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe. With no space to be found in the marquee, people stood five deep in the pouring rain in order to witness the bringing together of two of the most genuinely gifted musicians in their respective fields.

With a standing ovation and roars for more, and much to the delight of folk fans everywhere, Knight and Spiers decided not to leave things there.

The pairing of violin and melodeon is not a new one, but in the hands of Knight and Spiers, Improvisation and invention meet the listener at every turn. Together they have created a musical document that resonates with history, but also something that should inspire future generations of musicians to engage with Britain’s folk dancing heritage, and the beautiful, mysterious tunes that can be found within that heritage.

These uniquely gifted musicians make a sublime pairing, and create a live performance to be remembered for a long time.

www.peterknight.net/knight-and-spiers

TICKETS

£16 advance*
£18 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

*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.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Fri 25 February, 2022 Fri 25 February, 2022

Goat Roper Rodeo Band

Friday February 11th 2022

Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

RESCHEDULED DATE DUE TO COVID-19 – existing tickets remain valid for this event

With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, Welsh trio The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are preaching ‘Country Blues’ like you never heard. It’s up, it’s down, it’s soft and loud, it’s dark and lonesome too, there’s hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there’s love in what they do! There’s a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon’s blues. Simply put, it’s exactly what it says on the tin. They’ve been performing solidly across the UK and in Europe the last few years and have been picking up new fans and supporters wherever they go.

“Like the Everlys fronted by Gram Parsons” Fatea

Amazing” Bob Harris

“The Goat Ropers are the real deal ! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there’s any justice in this crazy world, they’ll soon be a household name and we’ll all be keeping it country with them” Romeo Stodart – The Magic Numbers

www.goatroperrodeoband.co.uk

TICKETS

£14 advance*
£16 on the door

BOOK ONLINE

*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.

Did you know we serve an evening menu before the show?

Our delicious evening menu will be served 6 – 7.30pm before the show. Booking is essential!

Fri 11 February, 2022 Fri 11 February, 2022

Quay Folk Club

Sun 19 December Sun 19 December

December 19th 2021

In the cafe 19:30 – 22:30

The best in folk music on the island on the third Sunday of each month, with several floor spots sandwiched between two showcase performances. Please see Facebook for details: www.facebook.com/quayfolkclub

TICKETS

FREE

Tech Drinks

Thu 16 December Thu 16 December

Thursday 16th December 2021

In the café 18:00 – 21:00

Isle of Wight Tech Drinks is a regular meetup for passionate tech/startup folks to meet like-minded people, have fun and relax at the end of a busy week. We are inviting entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, mad scientists and anyone in between to join us for a drink and speak about anything and everything that interests you.

TICKETS

FREE

Jazz Jam

Mon 13 December Mon 13 December

December 13th 2021

In the cafe 19:30 – 22:30

Jazz Jam is a FREE monthly showcase of the best local talents hosted by the world class Jim Thorn Trio.

TICKETS

FREE

The Hug – Longnose Puppets

Sun 28 November Sun 28 November

Sunday 28th November 2021

Two performances : 11am and 2pm
Doors open 30 minutes before performance

Based on the heart-warming and funny book ‘The Hug’ by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar. Starring a Hedgehog and a Tortoise both in search of a restorative hug.

Facing many rejections along the way, they meet a rather scary badger, an obsessive squirrel who knows A LOT about nuts, a fabulous fox and an owl who is trying hard to be wise. A tale of hope, empathy and acceptance.

Set to Tom Gray’s beautiful and witty music, the audience are invited on a journey full of fun, laughter and love…and at the end, a very special hug from our puppets. 
Running time 45 mins plus meet the puppets. 

www.longnosepuppets.com

TICKETS

£8 per person
£30 for family of 4

BOOK ONLINE

*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.