This fantastic 'Experience' exhibition is now on display at 64 High Street for five weeks, coming down on the 10th November. After this time, it will be returning to this location in May next year for the summer (including the Isle of Wight Festival period).
This wonderful exhibition features highlights from the past 21 years of the Isle of Wight Festival, with photography by the Festival's official photographers, some local Island photographers and a few official band photos - notably those of the Rolling Stones!
The exhibition was first at Dimbola (from May to September this year) and was the idea of John Giddings, who is a trustee of the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, the charity who run Dimbola. The idea was to celebrate the new Isle of Wight Festival and to raise funds for Dimbola. As visitor numbers were up over 40% this goal has certainly been reached!
Cllr Andrew Garratt said
"𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘭 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘋𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘭𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘴𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘞𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘍𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘌𝘹𝘩𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘏𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘚𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵.
𝘐𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘭'𝘴 𝘢𝘪𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘩𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥-𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘌𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥 8000 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘤𝘢𝘳, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘺.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘐𝘴𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘞𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦, 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯-𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘵.
𝘞𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘩𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭'𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮."