16th, 17th & 18th February 2023

Create, Inspire, Imagine.

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Watch out for our 2023 headliners

16th, 17th & 18 February 2023

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IW Story Festival

IW Story Festival

IW STORY FESTIVAL 16, 17, 18 February 2023.

5 days ago

IW Story Festival
See IW Story Festival's Holly spying on hidden gems around Newport ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️www.relive.cc/view/v7O9BgxK7L6View my hike: Isle Spy Newport's hidden gems with Holly Medland ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

IW Story Festival
Join me for some Corgi/Queen fun on my Royal Fleas tour. It's free, but contact the Isle of Wight Council Library Service for free tickets at the libraries.Just turn up at Medina Bookshop or join the IW Story Festival at Newport Market.Stories and crafty fun!#isleofwight #visitisleofwight #jubilee #ThingsToDoWithKids #jubileecelebrations #queensjubilee ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

IW Story Festival
We had a great time yesterday searching for clues and discovering the hidden stories around Newport! Thanks to all the amazing detectives who came along and took part. If you missed out there's no need to worry - you can take part any time with the Isle Spy app. Go to www.iwstoryfestival.com/isle-spy/ to get hunting! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

IW Story Festival
Ready for this afternoon's Isle Spy walk! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

IW Story Festival
Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend?Join us in St Thomas' Square this Sunday at 2:30pm for the Isle Spy: Hidden Stories of Newport walk! Participants will be given a spy pack with a magnifying glass and photo clues. Each clue solved will lead us to a different location and unlock a new strange but true story that happened there. Booking is essential and free (donations accepted). Go to isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk/walks/isle-spy-hidden-stories-of-newport/ for more information and to secure your place. ... See MoreSee Less
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Testimonials

“Fabulous atmosphere. Will attend more sessions next year.”

“Lovely venue. Sessions felt intimate rather than just large audiences.  Good format mixture of author presentations and interviews.”

“The Isle of Wight should be proud of this and those who have worked to establish it.  A great attraction.  Thank you and well done.”

16th, 17th & 18 February 2023

Welcome to the home of the IW Story Festival. 

It’s a special place for children and families to have fun together; where we can all CREATE, INSPIRE and IMAGINE.

 Stories are all around us; not just in books and poems and plays and songs, but also in the news and history and the places we live. Over two days, the IW Story Festival lets you get lost in stories of all kinds…

Our aim is to:

  • let children and their families CREATE; whether through stories and poems, junk modelling or other crafts; to have fun together and discover new talents
  • let authors, poets, actors, illustrators, spoken word artists and others INSPIRE you to create your own stories; to discover new worlds and new ideas
  • let us all IMAGINE the amazing things we can do and the amazing things we can be.

What stories will you bring with you?

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