West Wight Arts Association on the Isle of Wight

About the West Wight Arts Association

West Wight Arts Association offers a season of eight professional chamber music concerts from September to April. The Association was formed in 1947 under the aegis of the Arts Council and has for over 70 years promoted performances regularly in Freshwater. It attracts outstanding chamber music ensembles, string quartets, singers and concert pianists, many of them young professionals who have taken part in the final auditions of the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) at the Wigmore Hall.

WWAA provides a Bursary every two years, open to music students between the ages of 11 and 21 and living on the Island. Awards are made to help with the purchase of musical instruments, cost of lessons or travel. Auditions are held in the spring in Freshwater, the next ones will be in 2021. find out more information on the West Wight Arts Association Bursary here.


Freshwater Memorial Hall

Freshwater Memorial Hall, Avenue Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9UU

Phone: 01983 752 956

Car parking: Small car park on site, larger car park in Avenue Road 300 metres away and another in Moa Place ten minutes walk away.

Early arrival strongly advised to ensure that there are parking spaces left.

Buses: the Memorial Hall is on Southern Vectis Bus Route 7. The bus stop is a few metres from the door

Facilities for the disabled : good

Freshwater Memorial Hall Website

Andrew Day

WWAA owns a Steinway B grand piano purchased with lottery funding.

The WWAA acknowledges gratefully the professional care and concern given to the piano by Andrew Day who tunes it for us and Jeffrey Shackell of Shackell Pianos who maintains it for us.