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It's #MuseumsAtNight celebrations next week and there'll be nocturnal nature events going on in a number of venues around the Island! There'll be bugs, slugs, moths, nature art and more at the Island art centre The Quay Arts for the Creatures Of The Night: Fun in the dark at Quay Arts night, on Thursday 26th October, followed by Isle of Wight AONB Partnership's Dark Skies event at Newchurch Observatory the following night! All these ways to explore and celebrate the Island's nights and nature are free for all - how lucky is that! ... See MoreSee Less

Creatures Of The Night: Fun in the dark at Quay Arts

October 26, 2017, 7:00pm - October 26, 2017, 10:00pm

As part of 'Museums At Night' we'll be turning off the lights to explore the fascinating world of nocturnal creatures. Expect creepy crawlies galore and even creepier food to get you in the mood for Hallowe'en. Join in our free family drop-in to bring your own creature to life. Free entry, spooky bu...

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More smashing stuff for our burgeoning calendar!

Our Wild About Wight project and Quay Arts have teamed up with 4 fantastic Island artists, Hannah George, Babs Gowan, Caroline Underwood and Ian Whitmore... together, we're launching a whole series of free art workshops and activities exploring nature and architecture across East Wight, culminating in a celebratory finale exhibition at Quay Arts in 2019!!...
And where better to launch it all but in lovely Sandown Bay!

Come and find out what it's all about at this FREE family-friendly arts workshop on Saturday 28th October 10am - 12.30pm upstairs at Sandown Library, 119 High Street, Sandown, PO36 8AF.

And for more info here...

Thanks also to Down To The Coast and the Daisy Rich Trust for supporting the launch.

Vectis Housing Association Down to the Coast DowntotheCoast IW The Quay Arts #art #nature #architecture #heritage Sandown, Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom Shaping The Bay Sandown Bay is Brilliant
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Drop in to the Discovery Bay event tomorrow.... the grand opening of the moth traps, bug vision and more! ... See MoreSee Less

Biology Week 2017

October 15, 2017, 10:00am - October 15, 2017, 4:00pm

It's Biology Week 2017 across the UK and Discovery Bay is joining in! Next Sunday, October 15th, at The Works studios on Browns golf course, from 10.00 am onwards, we will have live bugs, microscopes, rockpooling, the pop-up bone box and of course, exhibits from the stupendous National Poo Museum, ...

6 days ago  ·  

Fact for the day! Red admirals are everywhere at the mo... fuelling up for the trip! ... See MoreSee Less

It's not only the birds that are on the move at this time of the year. Did you know that our butterflies migrate too? These beautiful red admirals are fuelling up on nectar from ivy flowers and stinging nettles before heading south. They'll spend the winter in the sun around the Mediterranean coast....

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Natural Wight shared Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Ryde pier at low tide is a fantastic place to see these amazing snakelocks anemone. They get their vibrant green colour from special algae which live in their tentacles 💚💙 There's only a day left to support our work to save amazing sea creatures like these - can you help push us over the fini...

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Natural Wight shared Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Just a few days left to help us keep the Solent #WildandWonderful! Can you give a quid for a squid, or a fiver for a diver? Remember, £1 = £10!

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Natural Wight shared Isle of Wight AONB Partnership's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Fancy a walk with the AONB team this friday? This friday's Wight Summer Walk with the AONB is centred around the Devil's Chimney. Join Richard on a 3 mile circular hike from the Bonchurch Landslip via the Chink and the Devil's Chimney. This walk does have lots of steps and steep hills so is suitabl...

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Willow Walk work with Green Army today! ... See MoreSee Less

Green Army spent a brilliant day in Sandown Bay today at the Browns site, working on the Willow Walk for not-for-profit The Common Space. The Common Space have been creating the Willow Walk, a large ride through densely overgrown wetland, to open more space for nature. It’s public land for all t...

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We're delighted to have teamed up with Quay Arts for two of our Wild About Wight art projects with the fantastic Island artists, Hannah George, Babs Gowan, Caroline Underwood and Ian Whitmore!

More details later this week but in the meantime, make sure to join us at the historic Sandown Library for the launch!
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Everyone welcome at this event to launch an exciting new arts project.

1 week ago  ·  

More lovely autumnal arts & crafts coming your way... this time for Ryde residents! ... See MoreSee Less

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