Sponsor a concert at the  West Wight Arts Association

Many members of our loyal audience have helped West Wight Arts Association in the past by generously sponsoring one or part of one of our concerts. This has enabled us to keep up the very high standard of performance for which West Wight Arts Association is noted. 

Next season the average cost of fees per concert is nearly £1,500. There are of course many other costs involved, hire of the hall, upkeep of the piano, publicity, printing, insurance etc.

If you enjoy the concerts you might like to consider contributing towards the cost of a forthcoming one, perhaps to celebrate a personal occasion or to commemorate someone. Any contribution you would like to make, large or small, will be very much appreciated.

West Wight Arts Association would welcome any contribution you would like to make, either anonymously or with acknowledgement in the programme.

You could of course specify which concert you would like your donation to go towards and you could contribute without shouldering the whole cost of a concert.

If you would like more details or would like to contribute, please see Judith Hunt in the hall, ring her on 01983 756217 or email juhunt@btinternet.com.


 

The WWAA acknowledges the generous support of Wightlink in providing half price ferry travel for the artists.


 

The WWAA is affiliated to Making Music, which represents and supports amateur vocal, instrumental and promoting societies throughout the UK.


West Wight Arts is very grateful to the Young Classical Artists' Trust who act as agents for many of our artists. Set up in 1984, YCAT promotes outstanding young classical soloists and chamber ensembles trained in the United Kingdom. WWAA trustees attend the YCAT final auditions in the Wigmore Hall each May and engage artists for the following seasons.


Black Rock Express Insurance and Financial Services Limited provide quotations for all classes of insurance including Motor, Household, Travel and Commercial. 

They can also provide competitive insurance for second homes, let and unoccupied properties.

They are a local broker for local people, we do not use call centres, we prefer to give a personal service. 

Contact your local Black Rock branch now to see how much we can save you!


Hose Rhodes Dickson was formed in Ventnor in 1990 by Jeff Hose and Mark Rhodes.  Richard Dickson joined the firm two years later and from there the partnership has grown.  With the addition of Marcus Waldron and Jamie Busby there is now a total of five partners who, along with the three associate partners, all bring different skills and attributes to the business.

With a total of six offices, located at Newport, Ryde, Shanklin, Ventnor, Bembridge and Cowes, the range of services offered by the partnership encompasses virtually all aspects of the property business. 

For more information, you can visit the HRD website.

 


Orchard Bros offers a wide range of everyday products including groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, beers, wines and spirits, confectionary,  newspapers and National Lottery.

They also offer local delivery and customer and business accounts and will make up Christmas hampers to order. Do try our renowned home cooked ham and range of local produce.

We aim to provide a friendly, personal service to the local community that has been our hallmark for the past 150 years. Orchard Bros Website


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Andrew Day Piano Tuning looks after the West Wight Arts Association Steinway, and offers the following services;

Full tuning & repairs service
A full tuning and repairs service is available with pianos always tuned to concert pitch (where possible), and any minor repairs are undertaken. 

Overhauls and Inspections
At some point, your piano may require further attention. It may need to be completely overhauled or more complex work carried out that cannot be done on site. In such cases arrangements can be made for the piano or necessary parts to be moved to a suitable location locally or a specialised workshop for the work to be undertaken. 


An Alzheimer Café is an informal meeting place, where people whose lives have been affected by dementia can come along to find out more about it’s emotional and psychological impact in a supportive and friendly atmosphere, as well as receiving the benefits of social interaction.

The Café combines a number of elements, bringing about an atmosphere of openness, where people directly and indirectly affected by dementia can discuss issues surrounding the disease, where family, friends, carers, support workers and those with the disease can all enjoy a social and informative event.

On the Isle of Wight we are fortunate to have four Alzheimer Café’s running each month, all around the island at different times of the day, so there should be something for everyone. Find out more here


Chris Court Associates has been working with West Wight Arts Association for several years now, writing and maintaining their website, online ticket sales and email marketing.

The audiences have steadily grown over these years and now WWAA enjoys regular capacity crowds

If you run a business or other organisation and are looking for help with your online presence, contact Chris Court Associates who will be happy to help you with a website, social media marketing, search engine optimisation or email marketing.


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We have live music at least once a week (Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening) And Piano most Sunday Lunchtimes.


For 15 years between 1860 to 1875, Dimbola was Julia’s home and workplace. Now preserved by the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and open to the public.

Once two adjacent dwellings in the rural idyll of Freshwater Bay, the Camerons built a central tower to form their new home. The name ‘Dimbola’ was chosen by the Camerons after the tea and coffee plantations they owned in Dimbula, Sri Lanka.

Inside the house now are preserved features including Gothic carvings, William Morris wallpaper, her original design stairway, Victorian glass and a re-creation of her bedroom.


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