Special Screening: Joni 75
Wednesday 18th August, 7.00pm
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Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday.

The hand-selected group of peers and protégés including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor, Rufus Wainwright and more paid tribute to the iconic artist, performing songs from all stages of Mitchell’s life and career, across her entire catalog of 19 studio albums. Captured over two nights by The Music Center at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, the entire concert, along with special behind-the-scenes and interviews with the artists.

As an artist, Mitchell performed with an emotional honesty that resonated with a wide audience. The unifying effect of Mitchell’s music rings out with a closing group singalong to “Big Yellow Taxi” during which Mitchell herself is captured on camera. But the biggest moment, the most emotional, is saved for the end when the celebrated singer takes to the stage to blow out candles on a cake after the crowd serenades her with “Happy Birthday.”

Runtime 120 minutes

Andre Rieu – Together again
Wednesday 28th August, 7.00pm
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The King of the Waltz has handpicked his all time favourite show tunes, operatic arias and dance numbers from stages around the world – featuring many performances
never seen before on the big screen. André brings together performers from all over
the world in one global spectacular to make you smile, sing and dance. Featuring
performances from São Paulo, Mainau, Bucharest, Mexico city, Amsterdam,
Melbourne and Istanbul.

André Rieu invites you to come together again with friends, family and loved ones for a heart-warming concert. André Rieu Together Again exclusively in Cinemas.

Mike Christie – The show must go on – LIVE
Wednesday 1st September, 7.30pm
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Join Mike for an exclusive fly-on-the-wall experience as he broadcasts his show ‘The Mike Must Go On’ LIVE across the globe at Ventnor Arts Club. Enjoy an evening of well-known classics including West End hits, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Rodgers & Hammerstein and many more, as Mike sings from the piano and showcases the diversity of his voice from his deep and rich bass-baritone to the lighter singer-songwriter tones of his self-penned songs.

Due to the devastation to the arts and entertainment industry during Covid, Mike has been performing live shows every Wednesday at home from his piano since May last year, having now performed over 130 shows and sung over 1,000 songs online. With hugely ranging themes each week from Abba to Les Mis, and Irish bands to opera, he even performed an online panto last Christmas. Aptly titled ‘The Mike Must Go On’ these shows inspired Mike to release his third solo album with the same name in December, which consists entirely of his own songs, including one he wrote during the first UK lockdown called ‘Stay at Home’.

Cowes-resident Mike Christie shot to fame as a member of G4 on the very first series of ITV’s The X Factor, having studied singing and piano at the Guildhall School in London. He has performed in musicals in the West End, pantomimes and numerous operatic roles, and is the founder of the Wight Proms, the annual summer festival at Northwood House in Cowes, which celebrates comedy, opera, musical theatre and orchestral proms. You can join Mike’s mailing list here:

Mick Fleetwood & Friends
Tuesday 7th September, 7.30pm
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Legendary drummer, Mick Fleetwood enlisted an all-star cast for a one-of-a-kind concert honouring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and its founder, Peter Green which was held on 25th February 2020 at the London, Palladium.

The bill included Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, Steven Tyler, Bill Wyman, Noel Gallagher, Pete Townshend, Neil Finn, Kirk Hammett and many more. Legendary producer Glyn Johns joined as the executive sound producer and the house band featured Fleetwood himself along with Rick Vito, Andy Fairweather Low, Dave Bronze and Ricky Peterson.

Fleetwood, who curated the list of artists performing, said: “The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it’s important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I am honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician. ‘Then Play On’…”

NT Live Encore – Follies 
Wednesday 15th September, 7.00pm
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Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie BennettJanie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night MusicSweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

An Evening with Island Poet, Steve Taverner
Thursday 16th September, 7.30pm
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Steve began writing poetry to amuse his students whilst working as a biology teacher at an outdoor education centre.  His poems are often relevant to the island, but cover a wide range of topics and even when there is a serious point to be made, the style of his work is light hearted and humorous, using traditional rhythm and rhyme.  There is a certain amount of adult content, but Steve tries to make his work saucy rather than offensive.  He has performed in a variety of open mic poetry events, where he usually provides the light relief and his recent performances at the Ventnor Fringe were greatly enjoyed by those who saw them.

La Traviata on Sydney Harbour
Wednesday 22nd September, 7.00pm
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Verdi’s hugely popular La Traviata returns to the Sydney Harbour water stage featuring a breath-taking, soaring, nine metre high chandelier covered in 10,000 shimmering Swarovski crystals. This glamorous production was captured on Sydney Harbour in 2021 in front of a sold-out audience.  La Traviata features timeless romantic arias, lively choreography, beautiful costumes and spectacular fireworks.

The opera followsa beautiful and carefree courtesan by the name of Violetta who is the life of the party dancing across the stage. However, Violetta hides an illness behind her dazzling smile, as her love interest Alfredo enters and confesses his love for her. Little does Alfredo know that his love is dying of tuberculosis and an emotional yet beautiful opera performance unfolds.

La Traviata has inspired multiple stories of pop culture like Moulin Rouge, or even Pretty Woman! Film buffs and pop culture enthusiasts will remember Edward (Richard Gere) taking Vivian (Julia Roberts) to see the world’s most popular opera, La Traviata in the film, drawing parallels from the film and opera’s story!

NT Live screening – Romeo & Juliet
Tuesday 28th September, 7.00pm
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Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them. This bold new film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way.

Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Judy) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown, God’s Own Country) play Juliet and Romeo. The award-winning cast includes Tamsin Greig, Fisayo Akinade, Adrian Lester, Lucian Msamati, Deborah Findlay.