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Aug
8
Sat
Cowes Week 2020
Aug 8 – Aug 15 all-day

 

The regatta has evolved enormously since 1826, and now between 800 and 1,000 boats in up to forty different handicap, one-design and multihull classes race every day for eight days. It is this complete mixture of classic and ultra-modern designs that gives the regatta its uniqueness. Several classes that raced more than 50 years ago are still racing today; Dragons, Flying Fifteens, Redwings, Sea View Mermaids, Solent Sunbeams, Swallows, Victories and X-one-designs. New classes are also introduced as they increase in popularity.

Around 8,000 competitors now participate, ranging from Olympic and world class yachtsmen to weekend sailors. The spectacle that the racing provides, together with the vibrant festival atmosphere attracts over 100,000 visitors to Cowes during the event.

For more information: http://www.cowesweek.co.uk

Aug
14
Fri
Sail GP @ Cowes
Aug 14 – Aug 15 all-day
Sail GP @ Cowes

Following its European debut event in 2019 that resulted in some of the most dramatic moments of Season 1, the organisers of SailGP have decided to return to Cowes again in Season 2.

The world’s fastest sail racing boats will compete on the Solent, where sailing’s elusive 50-knot speed barrier was eclipsed in the inaugural season. Cowes SailGP – the fourth stop of SailGP Season 2 – will take place during Cowes Week, and tickets will go on sale in March 2020.
The Great Britain SailGP Team will want to impress the home crowd in Cowes and win its first SailGP event title, as the team looks to fend off rivals from Australia, China, France, Japan and the United States, plus the possibility of an additional team during Season 2.

High speed, high tech, high drama!

Experience sailing redefined

Aug
15
Sat
Market in the Park @ Northwood House
Aug 15 @ 10:30 – 17:00

 

Northwood House are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a series of weekend markets in the Park throughout August.  A fantastic selection of Isle of Wight businesses will be taking a pitch in the beautiful Park grounds selling everything from boutique art and craft to local produce starting from Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August.

The outdoor market will meet all current Covid-secure guidelines to ensure the safety of all the traders and visitors alike, allowing everyone great peace of mind while enjoying a boutique shopping experience.  The Northwood House Tea Garden and Lawn Bar will also be open during August weekends, giving visitors the chance to stay a while and enjoy a fantastic cream tea or glass of Pimm’s on the lawns of the house while visiting.  There will also be performances on Saturday’s by the Island Based Horsebox Theatre Company, making for great mix of outdoor activity for everyone to enjoy.

What type of stalls will be there?

Local art  *  Homemade crafts  *  Plants & garden related retail  *  High quality retail (home/gift wear, clothing, pet products)

Local produce for take home consumption (fruit/veg/preserves/sweets/cheese/packaged biscuits etc)

A selection of invited charity/community stalls

Free access to the Northwood House Tea Garden and Lawn Bar for refreshments.

 

What about inclement weather?

In true British spirit the market takes place on all but the worst weather days.  Having the market over two weekend days helps spread the weather risk for customers and stall holders.  We reserve the right to cancel the market up to an hour before opening if it looks like the weather is going to stay foul all day and we will announce that via social media and at entry signage.

We reserve the right to open or close the market earlier or later if the weather or other factors make this most sensible option. We know some weekends will have some wet weather, but we can only do our best to beat it and keep the offer consistent.

 

Tea Garden @ Northwood House
Aug 15 @ 11:00 – 17:00

 

There can’t be anything more enjoyable than indulging in a cream tea with friends or family in the grounds of grand English house! The great news is that from Saturday 18th July 2020 Northwood House will be opening it’s Tea Garden at weekends on the St Mary’s lawn as they look to offer safe and relaxing experiences for local people and visitors.

 

The Tea Garden will offer a simple yet delicious range of refreshments including ice creams, hot drinks, fresh cakes and cream teas served outside on to the lawns.  Visitors will be met at the gate and shown to a vacant table before ordering at their service points.

 

Most tables are available on a first come first served basis, but a small number of outside tables are available for reservation for groups of 3-6 people only from the Wednesday before the weekend only to 10am on the day.  For this privilege and peace of mind, a non returnable booking fee is applicable of £2.50 to reserve the table (not per person) which is donated directly to the charity and the following other conditions apply.  Reservations cannot be transferred or altered due to inclement weather.  Please arrive at gate 5 minutes ahead of booking time and wait near the gate where indicated. A member of our team will meet you and show you to your table.  You have up to 5 minutes past the booking time to arrive, or the booking will be cancelled without refund of your booking fee and the table will be made available to others waiting.  They can then only accommodate you if they have tables available.

 

If you have booked, please take a printed copy of your reservation with you or have it ready to show on your phone or device.  Table bookings are for an hour only.

The Lawn Bar @ Northwood House
Aug 15 @ 12:00 – 22:00

 

We are delighted to announce the opening of “The Lawn Bar” at summer weekends from Friday 17th July here at Northwood House. You can at last enjoy a relaxing drink with friends and family in the safety of the great outdoors in the largest licenced outdoor venue in Cowes!

The Lawn Bar will compromise of a “container” style bar with a marquee roof  cover, surrounded with lots of tables and picnic style seating on the house lawns. You will be able to queue up to get a drink from the bar as all the measures are in place to allow that to happen, with bar snacks available to enjoy too.

This won’t unfortunately be our normal “Cowes Week Lawn Lounge” set up at the moment, with no undercover seating available in marquees due to the current risk management, so this will be a venue for days/evenings for when the weather is nice for sitting out of doors. We are able to play background music across the lawns, but no live music is currently permitted, but we hope that might change soon!

Aug
16
Sun
Market in the Park @ Northwood House
Aug 16 @ 10:30 – 17:00

 

Northwood House are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a series of weekend markets in the Park throughout August.  A fantastic selection of Isle of Wight businesses will be taking a pitch in the beautiful Park grounds selling everything from boutique art and craft to local produce starting from Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August.

The outdoor market will meet all current Covid-secure guidelines to ensure the safety of all the traders and visitors alike, allowing everyone great peace of mind while enjoying a boutique shopping experience.  The Northwood House Tea Garden and Lawn Bar will also be open during August weekends, giving visitors the chance to stay a while and enjoy a fantastic cream tea or glass of Pimm’s on the lawns of the house while visiting.  There will also be performances on Saturday’s by the Island Based Horsebox Theatre Company, making for great mix of outdoor activity for everyone to enjoy.

What type of stalls will be there?

Local art  *  Homemade crafts  *  Plants & garden related retail  *  High quality retail (home/gift wear, clothing, pet products)

Local produce for take home consumption (fruit/veg/preserves/sweets/cheese/packaged biscuits etc)

A selection of invited charity/community stalls

Free access to the Northwood House Tea Garden and Lawn Bar for refreshments.

 

What about inclement weather?

In true British spirit the market takes place on all but the worst weather days.  Having the market over two weekend days helps spread the weather risk for customers and stall holders.  We reserve the right to cancel the market up to an hour before opening if it looks like the weather is going to stay foul all day and we will announce that via social media and at entry signage.

We reserve the right to open or close the market earlier or later if the weather or other factors make this most sensible option. We know some weekends will have some wet weather, but we can only do our best to beat it and keep the offer consistent.

 

Tea Garden @ Northwood House
Aug 16 @ 11:00 – 17:00

 

There can’t be anything more enjoyable than indulging in a cream tea with friends or family in the grounds of grand English house! The great news is that from Saturday 18th July 2020 Northwood House will be opening it’s Tea Garden at weekends on the St Mary’s lawn as they look to offer safe and relaxing experiences for local people and visitors.

 

The Tea Garden will offer a simple yet delicious range of refreshments including ice creams, hot drinks, fresh cakes and cream teas served outside on to the lawns.  Visitors will be met at the gate and shown to a vacant table before ordering at their service points.

 

Most tables are available on a first come first served basis, but a small number of outside tables are available for reservation for groups of 3-6 people only from the Wednesday before the weekend only to 10am on the day.  For this privilege and peace of mind, a non returnable booking fee is applicable of £2.50 to reserve the table (not per person) which is donated directly to the charity and the following other conditions apply.  Reservations cannot be transferred or altered due to inclement weather.  Please arrive at gate 5 minutes ahead of booking time and wait near the gate where indicated. A member of our team will meet you and show you to your table.  You have up to 5 minutes past the booking time to arrive, or the booking will be cancelled without refund of your booking fee and the table will be made available to others waiting.  They can then only accommodate you if they have tables available.

 

If you have booked, please take a printed copy of your reservation with you or have it ready to show on your phone or device.  Table bookings are for an hour only.

The Lawn Bar @ Northwood House
Aug 16 @ 12:00 – 18:00

 

We are delighted to announce the opening of “The Lawn Bar” at summer weekends from Friday 17th July here at Northwood House. You can at last enjoy a relaxing drink with friends and family in the safety of the great outdoors in the largest licenced outdoor venue in Cowes!

The Lawn Bar will compromise of a “container” style bar with a marquee roof  cover, surrounded with lots of tables and picnic style seating on the house lawns. You will be able to queue up to get a drink from the bar as all the measures are in place to allow that to happen, with bar snacks available to enjoy too.

This won’t unfortunately be our normal “Cowes Week Lawn Lounge” set up at the moment, with no undercover seating available in marquees due to the current risk management, so this will be a venue for days/evenings for when the weather is nice for sitting out of doors. We are able to play background music across the lawns, but no live music is currently permitted, but we hope that might change soon!

Ballroom & Sequence Dancing @ Isle of Wight Community Club
Aug 16 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Ballroom & Sequence Dancing @ Isle of Wight Community Club

Would you like to learn how to dance?

 

Visit the Isle of Wight Community Club to find out more information, or speak to Jacky Phillips on 01983 282115 – Members and Newcomers welcome.

Quiz Night @ The Union Inn
Aug 16 @ 20:00
Quiz Night @ The Union Inn

Quiz Night every Sunday evening.

 

Everyone Welcome