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_Lost At Sea 2013 logoEVENT DETAILS: Passionate about changing the face of independent festival culture, the team behind Bestival (winner of UK’s Best Major Festival 2012) and the multi-award winning Camp Bestival are proud to present something brand new and unique – Lost at Sea, a free-floating arts festival on the Isle of Wight.

Featuring an exciting and eclectic programme of music, film, talks, theatre and comedy, Lost at Sea will be held in an array of distinctive venues around the UK’s most treasured island.

Speaking about the Festival, Bestival curator Rob da Bank said:

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 “Ever since we started Bestival a decade ago we’ve met so many interesting musicians, film-makers, artists, actors, poets, philosophers and all round free thinkers on the Isle of Wight. For a while I’ve thought about running a small and wide ranging ‘arts & thought festival’ on the Island and now myself and everyone at Bestival HQ are very proud to announce our inaugural Lost At Sea. In 2013 we’re presenting a finely-curated wide range of events – from talks on food sustainability to Edwardian train adventures, sea-shanty sessions and a concert of improvised jazz. I hope you’ll join us for a mind-expanding adventure on this beautiful Island.”

Taking place from August 31st – September 4th (in the lead up to Bestival 2013), Lost at Sea offers a range of delights for all ages and tastes, whether you are a curious Islander, a discerning Isle of Wight visitor or an adventurous Bestival veteran. You can purchase separate tickets for each event, making Lost at Sea an accessible and affordable new festival for everyone.

‘Lost At Sea’ – Full Show Listings

HagEvent: Hag
Location: Quay Arts Theatre Ages: 10+
When: Saturday 31st August
Time: 2.30pm and 7.00pm
Price: £11-£13

Hag is a captivating show that fuses live action, puppetry, music and physical theatre for audiences of ages 10+. Quay Arts, Sea St  Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5BW

Rob da BankEvent: Rob da Bank’s King Kong Alternative Soundtrack
Robin Hill Woods – Film with DJ
When: Saturday 31st August
Time: 7.00pm
Price: £15

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Bestival founder and BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank has been digging through his record library and chosen an eclectic collection of tracks to accompany the greatest adventure-fantasy film of all time, the much-loved original 1933 classic, ‘King Kong’.  Robin Hill Woods, Downend, Nr Arreton, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU

Amazing Bubble ShowEvent: The Amazing Bubble Show
Medina Theatre
Ages: 2-11
When: Sunday 1st September
Time: 11.00am
Price: £5-10

This incredible stage show celebrates the magic, art, science and pure unadulterated joy of bubbles!  Medina Theatre, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DX

Salon du The 2Event: The Salon du The Express; an Edwardian Adventure by Rail
Where: Isle of Wight Steam Railway
When: Sunday 1st September
Time: 2.00pm
Price: £15-25

Delight in this unique and magical journey aboard the award winning Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Interactive theatre company Gideon Reeling are hosting a very special ‘Salon du Thé’… a theatrical adventure with afternoon tea, on the truly beautiful Victorian and Edwardian carriages of this much loved Steam Railway. Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Wootton Station, Station Road Wootton, PO33 4RP

Sunset IOW photo - for Sundowners eveningEvent: Sea Shanty Sundowners with the Crew & Dollymopps
Little Gloster
When: Sunday 1st September
Time: 4-30pm – 10 30pm

Watch the sun setting over the Solent as you listen to sea shanty harmonies from the Crew & the Dollymopps lilting on the breeze, sipping a rum-punch sundowner at the glorious seafront restaurant, Little Gloster.  What a perfect way to spend a Sunday evening on the Isle of Wight. Little Gloster,  31 Marsh Rd  Isle of Wight PO31 8JQ

Philosophy BitesEvent: Philosophy Bites:  A Slice of Real Life
Royal Hotel
When: Monday 2rd September
Time: 7.00pm
Price: £30

David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton, from the hugely popular podcasts and website Philosophy Bites, present ‘A Slice of Real Life’, through their insightful discussions of Love, Death, Charity and Happiness. With dinner – at The Royal Hotel, Belgrave Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JJ

Jay RaynerEvent: Jay Rayner: A Greedy Man In A Hungry World
Little Gloster
When: Tuesday 3rd September
Time: 7.00pm
Price: £60

“The doctrine of local food is dead and farmers markets are merely a lifestyle choice for the affluent middle classes”

Highly respected restaurant critic and BBC TV ‘One Show’ reporter Jay Rayner will be hosting an exquisite dinner at the beautiful seafront restaurant, the Little Gloster. Combining hardnosed reporting with witty memoir, this talk will change the way you shop, cook and eat forever. Dinner will include four courses (including a drink on arrival) with a specially prepared ‘Taste The Difference’ menu.  Little Gloster, 31 Marsh Rd  Isle of Wight PO31 8JQ

Andrew MaxwellEvent: Andrew Maxwell And Benny Boot
Quay Arts
When: Tuesday 3rd September
Time: 8.00pm
Price: £10

We are delighted to present an incredible double bill of comedy at Quay Arts, featuring Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and TV star Andrew Maxwell, plus Benny Boot (hailed by critics and comics alike as one of the UK’s greatest and most original joke writers).  Quay Arts, Sea St  Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5BW

Courtney Pine 2013 colourEvent: Courtney Pine supported by IOW Youth Orchestra
Newport Minster
Wednesday 4th September
Time: 7.30pm
Price: £16

We are honoured to welcome to the Newport Minster the finest and most recognised jazz saxophonist on the planet, the mercurial Courtney Pine.  Supported by the talented local Isle of Wight Youth Orchestra, this will be a glorious night of music in the heart of our most treasured Island.  Newport Minster, The Parish Centre, Town Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1JU

For more information & full listings info on Lost at Sea please visit

Ticket Info:  / 0844 888 4410


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