Events, Shows & Festivals

Here is a quick guide to local and national events


Island Events

Sat 4th & Sun 5th November 2017


At Northwood House & Park, Cowes, Isle of Wight.



IOW comic-con is a celebration of pop culture. comic books, films, TV, gaming and general entertainment. There's also a focus on Cosplay, with a large percentage of ticket-holders going dressed in a costume of a character from any theme of their choice.


A host of special guests to meet* including :

MANU BENNETT - The Hobbit, Arrow, Spartacus and The Shannara Chronicles.

PAUL MCGANN - Dr. Who, Alien 3, Ripper Street, Withnail & I

BRIAN O'HALLORAN - Clerks, Chasing Amy & Dogma. This is also Brian's first appearance in Europe !

STEVE BYERS - Smallville, Man in the High Castle Actor and Game Voice artist for Far Cry & Assassin's Creed.

STEVE CARDENAS - Mighty Mophin, Zeo, Turbo and Power Rangers the Movie.

KEVIN DUHANEY - Power Rangers Dino Thunder.

JEFF PARAZZO - Power Rangers Dino Thunder.


NICK JOSEPH - Star Wars, Blakes Seven & Dr.Who.

JOHN ALTMAN- Eastenders.

LEE TOWNSEND - Marvel & D.C. Comics artist.

COLIN MACNEIL - Judge Dredd, 2000AD, Marvel & D.C. artist.

DEZ SKINN - Marvel U.K. editor, Comics International creator & writer.

TITAN COMICS ! Chris Thompson

THE 501st IW GARRISON - The worlds largest costume group, displaying movie accurate costumes & props from the Star Wars Films.

MASTER OF DISGUISE - Are showcasing a Harry Potter range of Prop-replicas, interactive events and also vintage comics.


(*some guests may charge for autographs & photoshoots)

Additional guests, stalls & events are listed on the main web site.


As one of the official Sponsors - MASTER OF DISGUISE is also supplying all the prizes for the Cosplay Contest !



The Black Cat and Top Hat

For the Victorian rascal in all of us

Coburgs 70 Union Street Ryde


This deliciously dark event features burlesque, cabaret, comedy, illusions and traditional sideshow acts. No stone is left unturned


Hosted by the devious Painless Parties group

This chapter of this lavish event features various performances


Tickets available at the following outlets -

Master of Disguise, Watchbell Lane, Newport

Coburgs, Union Street, Ryde




Isle of Wight Festival

Seaclose Park, Newport, I.O.W.


The big music festival of the year with the biggest acts of all time.



11th-13th August

Jack Up the 80's

Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde, IOW


Come & relive the music of the 1980's at this weekend event.

Line up includes...

Right Said Fred, Jason Donavan





Robin Hill Country Park


The idea of turning ‘quirk’ into an art form by showcasing all varieties of entertainment disciplines! From circus to poetry, comedy to fine art, theatre to burlesque we have a line-up that will flabbergast your artistic senses!



25th November


Cowes Yacht Haven


The Island's biggest charity decade dance event. Every year it sells out so don't miss out. Tickets now on sale



31st December

Top D.J's, Bar & Fancy Dress Party!

The Electric 80's

Cowes Yacht Haven


The isle of wight biggest new years party !! 1000+ party goers in costume dance the night away. to the world's greatest electric music.


Annual Calendar of Events



1st - New Years Day

8th - Elvis's Birthday

18th - Winnie the Pooh Day

25th - Burns Night (National Scottish Celebration)

26th - Australia Day



7th - Charles Dicken's Birthday

10th - Chinese New Year

10th - Bafta Awards

14th - Valentines Day

21st - Mardi Gras



1st -7th World Book Day

1st - Saint David's Day

2nd - Oscar Night (American Film Awards)

14th - Albert Einsten's Birthday

17th - Saint Patrick's Day

21st -23rd - Sport's Relief

28th - Wear a Hat Day

30th - Mothers Day



20th - Easter Day

23rd - Saint George's Day



4th - International Firefighters Day

12th - Children's Book Week

8th - V.E. Day

9th - Europe Day

11th - Cannes Film Festival

22nd - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Birthday

20th - Chelsea Flower Show

26th - Eurovision Song Contest

26th - John Wayne's Birthday

28th - Ian Fleming's Birthday (James Bond Writer)



1st - Marilyn Monroe's Birthday

June Isle of Wight Festival

17th - Father's Day

21st - Summer Solstice

25th - 29th - Glastonbury Festival

27th - National Armed Forces Day

29th - Wrong Trousers Day



4th - Independence Day

5th - NHS Birthday

27th - British Food Fortnight



5th - Royal Edinburgh Tattoo

9th - Ventnor Day Carnival

10th - 13th V-Dub Festival 'Isle of Wight'

10th - 13th Boom Town 'near Winchester'

11th - 13th Jack Up the 80's

12th - Ventnor illuminated Carnival



18th - Oktoberfest

19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day

22nd - Great Gorilla Run (London)



1st - World Smile Day

4th - World Animal Day

4th - World Space Week

5th - International Teachers Day

7th - National Children's Book Week

9th - National Poetry Day

14th - Harvest Festival

30th - Wear it Pink Day

31st - Halloween



1st - Day of the Dead

4th & 5th - Isle of Wight Comic-Con

5th - Guy Fawkes

11th - Remembrance Day

13th - Diwali Festival

18th - Children in Need

21st - World Television Day


30th - Saint Andrews Day



1st - Wallace and Gromit's Great British Tea Party

24th - Christmas Eve

25th - Christmas Day

31st - New Years Eve

31st - the Electric 80's




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