Quay Arts

Quay Arts is a cultural jewel in the heart of the Isle of Wight.

Whether you are just visiting the Isle of Wight or live here all year round, there is plenty of things to do, see and hear at the Quay Arts. Great fun for kids and adults alike. Check out their fantastic programme of music, visual arts, film, comedy, family events, workshops and courses. Come along to the free concerts, free art exhibitions, and enjoy world-class entertainment in some of the best live venues on the south coast of England.

You can learn new skills and make new friends on a huge range of courses and workshops at Quay Arts. It’s never too late (or too early) to start creating and making.

Two galleries give you the chance to discover the diversity of Island talent and established international artists on show at Quay Arts. On the first floor, the Clayden Gallery is an excellent space to see and buy work from local artists as well as work by schools, colleges and collectives, exploring a limitless range of themes and ideas.

Major exhibitions are held in the West Gallery. This spectacular space never fails to delight, challenge and surprise. Recent shows include Turner Prize winner Martin Creed and artists in residence at Jubilee Stores. Click here to see their upcoming exhibitions.

Make sure to try the award-winning Café Bar at Quay Arts. Explore their wide selection of daily specials, freshly prepared in the kitchen, using locally sourced seasonal produce. Guaranteed to be some of the yummiest cakes and best tea and coffee you have ever tasted. With art on the walls, free wifi and a book exchange, the cafe is the perfect place to relax at the heart of the Island.

Events at Quay Arts

THEM 2 – At it Again, Saturday 29 February –  Performed to a sell-out audience at last year’s Ventnor Fringe, THEM TWO, At It Again features ‘furiously fabulous’ duo Donna Jones MBE and Joan Ellis.

Out of the Hat , Saturday 7 March – When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show!

London Astrobeat Orchestra performing Abbey Road, Saturday 14 March – It’s 50 years since The Beatles’ last ever recorded studio album Abbey Road so Quay Arts have prepared a special night to celebrate.

Peter Knight and John Spiers, Wednesday 18th March – 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 and Quay Arts will replicate the fantastic performance that left the audience in awe.

Morgan & West – Unbelievable Science , Saturday 21 March – Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakema. Saturday 21st March – Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman’s ‘On Reflection’ Tour 2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo.

The Noise Next Door – In Charge (15+), Thursday 26th March – The quickest wits in comedy are charging into their sixth national tour with a spectacular new show that will trample your expectations.

For a full list of all upcoming workshops, events and more, visit http://www.quayarts.org/events/.

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