Community celebrations for IW Biosphere Festival

The Island community has come together to put on a wonderful variety of events across the Island, celebrating our UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, for the Biosphere Festival this weekend – and most events are free and family-friendly!

At the Biosphere Hub (Quay Arts centre), they will have talks, walks, workshops, and performances, all free. These include local folk songs, crafty upcycling, the Prehistoric Wight, Creaturama constructions, Doughnut economics, a Newport nature walk, wildlife-friendly gardening, energy equality and miniature print-making.

Across the Island there will be more than 40 events, exploring local nature and our human connections with it. These include crafty children’s activities at six libraries, a rewilding open day, sustainable fashion, a Creative Biosphere market, a great oak walk, a well-being walk, a mindful forest walk and an arty walk, moth identification, a permaculture food forest, a literary launch, a forest school, a digital heritage trail, beach bliss, ‘mardi gras’ costume-making, and creative consultations and conversation for young people across two Newport venues. There will also be a bike ride for children, nature activities at Branstone, a street party, an churchyard tour, allotment days, swift walk, a community picnic, story-telling, talk about solar energy, and more.

Festival ferry discounts are available. Why not encourage your friends and family to come over and join the celebrations too?

Full details at iw.observer/biospherefestival.