DRACULA MEETS THE NEARLY NAKED CHEF
Travel to the Isle of Wight’s Isle of Arts Festival with Wightlink
Culture vultures looking for festival fun this spring can head to the second annual Isle of Arts Festival in Victorian Ventnor on the Isle of Wight by crossing the Solent with event sponsor, ferry operator Wightlink (0871 376 1000* www.wightlink.co.uk). Taking place from 20 – 22 April, this year’s festival begins by lifting the coffin lid on Dracula and celebrates 100 years since the death of the vampire’s creator, author Bram Stoker. For festival goers not ‘bitten’ by the current vampire craze, leading chef, broadcaster and writer, the Nearly Naked Chef, Hardeep Singh Kohli, will no doubt raise eyebrows and split sides with his comedy set on Sunday 22 April.
Also on the menu is comedy from Phill Jupitus, star of the cult panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and Danish comedienne Sandi Toksvig, who is set to bring her own unique brand of humour to the stage.
Meanwhile, fans of the voice, no not the BBC show, can snap up tickets to see performances by former Cockney Rebel, Steve Harley, Lili La Scala, the little diva with a big voice, who will showcase a range of comedic ditties from around the globe, and TV presenter Aled Jones, who is to perform alongside a 100-strong Island choir. In addition to all this, the festival will also feature dance workshops, jazz trios, poetry readings, blues music and literary walks.
In a day: Using a Wightlink days out ticket, four people can travel to the Isle of Wight by car ferry from either Portsmouth or Lymington and pay from £36 in total or just £9 per person.
Staying over: Opt for a spring weekend away on the Isle of Wight to coincide with a visit to the Isle of Arts festival and a two-night B&B stay at The Wellington Hotel in Ventnor costs from £164 per person. Departing on Friday 20 April, the package is based on two sharing a superior deluxe sea view double room with a balcony and includes B&B accommodation together with return car ferry travel with Wightlink from either Portsmouth or Lymington.
Note to Editors:
Tickets for the festival are not included in the Wightlink packages and must be booked and purchased separately. Wightlink advises that customers check availability before booking ferry travel.
* Calls cost 7p per minute plus network extras
Issued on behalf of: By:
WIGHTLINK LTD Christine Ball PR
11 April 2012 Tel: 01798 874177
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