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All evening ticket: Phill Jupitus plus Tipitina

Friday 20 April from 7pm. The Marquee, Ventnor. Price £28. Doors open 6.30pm

This is a very special all-in price to see both of our main Friday evening events in the Festival Marquee (have a look further down this page). The brilliant Phill Jupitus followed by the superb blues of Tipitina.

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Stand Up Phill Jupitus

Friday 20 April 7pm. The Marquee, Ventnor. Price £20. Doors open 6.30pm

Phill JupitusPhill Jupitus returns to what he does best: stand up. Erudite, troubled, occasionally mean, if you’ve only ever seen him on TV, expect to spill your drink in fury. Or joy. Or both.

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Friday 20 April, 9.30pm. The Marquee, Ventnor. Price £12. Doors open 9.15pm

Hotel-Du-Vin-Tipitina3-400wTipitina brings the authentic sound of the American South to the festival. We've got the sea, we've got the atmosphere and now we've got the sound. Who needs New Orleans!

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Dracula's creator unveiled

Friday 20 April 6.30pm. Ventnor Library. £7.50 incl. glass of wine.

Dracular's creator is unveiled at Ventnor LibraryOne hundred years to the day of Bram Stoker’s death, Isle of Arts hosts a fascinating celebration of the life and work of creator of Dracula.

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Nosferatu: A Silent Horror

Friday 20 April 9pm. St Catherine's Church. £10.00 incl. glass of wine.

Nosferatu: a Symphony of HorrorThis 1922 silent screen adaptation of the gothic horror novel was the first of many cinematic outings for Stoker’s vampire Count, but it is widely considered to be one of the very best.

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Charles Dickens - The Squire of Gads Hill

Saturday 21 April, 2.30pm. East Dene, Bonchurch. Price £16. Doors open 2.15pm

lloyd lee dickens swishartA very personal audience with the great man, well, Lloyd Lee at any rate, which is as close as anyone will get to the real thing. Tea (obviously!) is included. As is the wonderful atmosphere of East Dene - a house Dickens knew and visited.

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An Evening with Sandi Toksvig

Saturday 21 April, 7.00pm. The Marquee, Ventnor. Price £22. Doors open 6.30pm

Sandi Toksvig entertains with sparkling repartée and clever games with the audience.

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Radio Soop

Saturday 21 April 3pm. The Marquee, Ventnor. Price £9. Doors open 2.45pm

Radio Soop in the studioTurn on and tune in as Radio Soop takes you back to the golden age of radio. Finding themselves plunged into a live radio broadcast with acute staff shortages, a radio repertory company are forced to come up with the sound effects themselves.

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Viva! Opera's best bits

Saturday 21 April, 7.30pm. St Catherine's Church, Ventnor. Price £18

hso cutout 400The Hatstand Opera company bring you a selection of great opera songs. It will be a night to remember in a wonderful setting.

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Steve Harley – Takes a Closer Look

Saturday 21 April 9.30pm. The Marquee, Ventnor. Price £18. Doors open 9.15pm

Steve HarleySteve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, untamed and unplugged, is set to provide a grand finale to Saturday’s performances in our cliff-top marquee.

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John Helliwell & Crème Anglaise

Saturday 21 April, 9.30pm. The Boathouse, Ventnor. Price £18

John-Helliwell Creme-Anglaise-400wJohn Helliwell and his star band Crème Anglaise are a "who's who" of British rock and jazz. They're cool. They're hot. And you can listen to them while enjoying some real beer and the fabulous view out to sea.

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The Nearly Naked Chef - Hardeep Singh Kholi

Sunday 22 April, 2.00pm. The Marquee, Ventnor. Price £15.

Hardeep-NNC-Burst-400wHe cooks. He makes you laugh. A lot! What's not to like! The brilliant HSK. Not to be missed.

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One Hundred Voices - Aled Jones guests

Sunday 22 April, 7.30pm. The Marquee, Ventnor. Price £18. Doors open 7.00pm

aled-bbc1-crop-400wThe huge choral sound of over a hundred voices, plus very special guest singer Aled Jones.

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