Welcome to The Arts Society Isle of Wight Quay Arts

Welcome to The Arts Society Isle of Wight at Quay Arts, an evening Society based at the Quay Arts Centre, a converted 19th-Century brewery warehouse complex at the head of the River Medina in the centre of Newport. We are a very friendly Society and we meet on the third Thursday of the month to enjoy both illustrated art-based lectures in the Anthony Minghella Theatre as well as the hospitality of the QA Café and exhibitions.

The 2019-2020 programme has lectures planned for October and November, then from January through to June. In addition, the committee members arrange other cultural and social activities throughout the season.

We welcome new members, visitors and students and offer the opportunity for those who work during the day to join us. Our lectures and visits are wide ranging, some traditional in content and others more challenging. Our aim is to offer enjoyment in a convivial environment.

Please browse the Events section to get a flavour of what is on offer or send an email via the contact link on this website for further information.

This coming season should prove an exciting one as we have a diverse range of lectures which hopefully will appeal to all. Please note that all lectures start at 7:30pm and the Quay Arts Centre opens at 6:00pm for drinks and light suppers.




Quay Arts Newport
15 Sea Street
Newport Harbour
United Kingdom

PO30 5BD


7.30 pm-The third Thursday of the month.



The origins of the Ventnor Botanical Gardens