Details of the Isle of Wight Solar Festival have now been confirmed including a fantastic line up of free live music plus circus performers, a solar powered cinema, quirky creative workshops and fire-breathing.
Image: as published earlier, Island Pulse revealed some details of the Solar Festival on 5th April click here.
Solar launches in St Thomas’ Square Newport on Saturday 30 April at midday with live music from Derek Sandy bringing some Caribbean sunshine to the Island and Wild Oats with their acoustic rock-folk. Meanwhile the workshops will inspire and stimulate creativity with recycled materials while the Footprint Trust encourages everyone to “fling-a-pooh”! The Wight Climate Exhibition will be running inside the Minster including local photography and the Bubble Earth interactive sculpture.
Sam Buck of Natural Enterprise said “There’s so much planned; we’re putting on a variety of free entertainment this Saturday with lots to see and more to do and we hope that people will come down and have some fun”.
From midday on Saturday through to 8pm there will be continuous entertainment culminating with a Solar Powered Cinema featuring short quirky films from the Festival Circuit along with wine tasting and fire- breathing. Events through the week include an architectural urban tour of Newport, a coffee morning in Newport Minster and a Weather Station Tour.
SATURDAY 30th APRIL 2011
12noon to 1pm live music from DEREK SANDY – reggae/motown
12noon to 4pm CREATIVE WORKSHOPS and STREET ENTERTAINMENT Join our crafty team to create the weather or learn some thrifty ways with recycled material. Or just watch the circus acts and brilliant balloon modellers at work.
12noon to 8pm WIGHT CLIMATE EXHIBIT featuring Bubble Earth Interactive Sculpture
1.00pm and 1.30pm EXTREME CIRCUS PERFORMANCE One man show
1.30pm to 3.30pm live music from WILD OATS – acoustic rock-folk
3.30pm and 4pm EXTREME CIRCUS PERFORMANCE One man show featuring extreme circus feats.
4.10pm to 6pm live music from THE LITTLE BIG BAND – Big band jazz
6pm to 7pm live music from DAVE WAITE – Acoustic
6pm to 7pm LOCAL WINE TASTING
7pm to 8pm ONE WAY THEATRE – SOLAR CINEMA
8pm to 8.15pm FIRE BREATHING
WIGHT CLIMATE EXHIBIT in Newport Minster
Bubble Earth Interactive Sculpture, Weathering the Change Photograihc Gallery and the ADAPT Climate Adaptation Exhibit.
Saturday 30th April 12noon to 8pm
Sunday 1st May and Monday 2nd May – 12.30pm to 2pm
Tuesday 3rd of May to Friday 5th of May – 10 to 2pm
Tuesday 3rd May 2011
from 10am Coffee morning in Newport Minster
Wednesday 4th May
7pm Climate Change and the Historic Environment talk with County Archaeologist Ruth Waller.
Thursday 5th May 2011
09.30am Weather Station Tour and Future of the River Medina. Meet at the Medina Valley Centre, Newport.
6pm Climate and Architecture Tour. How climate has influenced the buildings of Newport with Richard Smout, call Sam on 535884 to book a place and for start location.
Friday 6th May 2011
6.45pm Evening Lecture with Robin McInnes – Climate Change and the Isle of Wight Coast – from global initiatives to local applications. Talk commences at 7.30, minster open from 6.45 for exhibition
Tuesday 10 May 2011
2pm Weathering the Change Guided Walk explore the opportunities and dilemmas faced by farmers in a changing climate, meet at Brading Town Trust carpark.
Walks are free but places are limited so please call Sam buck on 01983 535884 to reserve your place.
For more details on Solar and events running through the week visit www.changingclimate.org.uk
The Festival is delivered by Natural Enterprise with support from the EU and the Isle of Wight Council and forms part of a wider climate change awareness project known as “Weathering the Change” being run across the Isle of Wight this summer.
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