Organisers of The Wight Proms have announced the event’s collaboration with Island charity Independent Arts, which will help to give the local community exposure to various forms of artistic expression.

The brand-new festival will deliver open-air picnic concerts celebrating the Isle of Wight’s music, food, people and red squirrels. The 3-day event, which will take place at Northwood House in Cowes between 17th-19th August, will cater to lovers of both classical music and musical theatre.

The collaboration with Independent Arts will involve offering a range of free workshops for people of all ages, from dancing, singing and musical theatre to helping those with dementia or suffering from anxiety. As a result organisers aim to inspire the next generation who have not had access to such opportunities, and to increase awareness across the Island of the incredible work that Independent Arts does.

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Audiences will be able to donate to the charity when purchasing tickets for The Wight Proms. The full line-up of workshops will be announced in March.

A spokesperson for Independent Arts has said:

“Creativity is at the heart of our work on the Island, and Independent Arts is delighted to be involved in The Wight Proms which will bring an exciting programme of music and the arts to our local community”.

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