Wolverton Manor hosts outdoor charitable events throughout the year
Wolverton Manor was the second house built on this site and is a typical Jacobean house in the shape of an 'E' when viewed from above. The main axis of all such houses was North - South and the front elevation always faced due East. Wolverton is no exception. The original house was built on an island and the moat still exists. After the death of Sir John Dingley, his son-in-law, Sir John Hammond decided to improve the family home. He demolished the old house and built the present one. Hammond was one of the physicians to James I of England (6th of Scotland) and his nephew was Governor of Carisbrooke Castle. He handed Charles I over to the Parliamentarians, which led to the King's execution. The house is built of ferruginous sandstone quarried near Brighstone and green sandstone quarried at Quarr. The mullioned windows were bought in from Portland ready-made!
Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair 2019
11th May 2019, 10:30 am
11th May 2019, 8:00 pm
The ninth annual Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair will take place in the stunning grounds of Wolverton Manor, Shorwell, Isle of Wight on Saturday 11th May 2019. 11.30am to 8.00pm.
After a sell-out successful launch in 2011, the festival has been gaining momentum with fantastic bands/artists each year along with locally produced food, children's activities, tea tent and not forgetting the Real Ale tent!
Very pleased to announce our special guest artistes at Wolverton Folk & Blues this year include... award winning UK blues band THE PRODUCERS, Country-Blues of THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND, and stomping blues/roots of GRIZZLY & THE GRASSHOPPERS.
As well as the Main Stage, the popular 'Beer Tent Acoustic Stage' will make a welcome return this year providing a full and varied programme, featuring some of the best Folk & Blues musicians the Isle of Wight has to offer.
Other Bands/Artists confirmed include: The Moonshiners, Holly Kirby & The Great Outdoors, The Dance Preachers, Second Time Around, Coppersmith, Andy Roberts, The RUG Band, The Bluesbury Group, Paul Armfield, Cajundaze and Moonshiner Border Morris.
With an IW real ale beer tent, BBQ, Tea Tent, children’s activities, craft stalls, Circus Skills and Morris Dancing, The Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair looks set to be a great opportunity to enjoy top live music and great festival food, set against the backdrop of the beautiful West Wight scenery.
In aid of Leukaemia Research and Brighstone School.
Ticket Information: £8.00, (£10.00 on day). Children under 12, Free!
Advance tickets available from:
Waterstones Bookshop, Newport.
The Village Shop, Brighstone.
Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop, Wootton Bridge.