Museum & Tearoom Closed until the 24th January


12 hours of live entertainment to raise funds for the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and other local charities


Highlights from 7 October 2017

FaT Samba community percussion band


Dimbola’s Blues, Roots and Jazz Party






Patsy Cabaret





Stephen J. Parkes


Mark Thomas

Wight Ukers

John Bentley











Wight Harmony




2nd Time Around




The Dollymopps








Return of Penguin Brolly

Merlynna Johnson





The Ancient Band of Recorders






RUG Band




Chain Ferry Gang








Confirmed charities for 2018 include:
Ability Dogs 4 Young People IOW
Training assistance dogs to enhance the independence of disabled young people on the Isle of Wight.
Earl Mountbatten Hospice
EMH provides Islanders with end-of-life care together with vital help and advice for their families, friends and carers.
Freshwater Independent Lifeboat
Freshwater’s sea-rescue organisation, independent of the RNLI, is staffed entirely by volunteers and raises all its own funds.
Isle of Wight Pride
The only Pride on a beach celebrates diversity and inclusivity to show the UK what an amazing place the Island is.
IW Pride is selected as UK Pride 2018.

Julia Margaret Trust at Dimbola
Dimbola Museum & Galleries, at Mrs Cameron’s former home at Freshwater Bay, is dedicated to the life and work of the celebrated Victorian pioneer photographer.
KissyPuppy (Sophie Rolfe Trust)
SRT works with the Earl Mountbatten Hospice to develop services for Island children with life-shortening illnesses.
Wessex Cancer Trust
WCT offers effective local support and information for all people living with, or affected by, cancer.
West Wight Sports and Community Centre
Providing sports, health and fitness as an integral part of the West Wight way of life


Confirmed performers for 2018 include:
2nd Time Around
Camerata Chamber Choir
Chain Ferry Gang
Cool Connection
Damien Paul
Dimbola’s Blues, Roots and Jazz Party
(by arrangement with Nick Cane Music)
FaT Samba community percussion band
Jim Thorn’s Jazz Cafe
(by arrangement with Newport Jazz Weekend)
Mark Thomas and Jose Lito
Merlynna Johnson
Millicent’s Favourite
Mr Charles Dickens and guests
Nils Mason
Patsy Cabaret
Red Sqwrl
RUG Band
Stephen J. Parkes
The Ancient Band of Recorders
The Bay Wailers
Wight Ukers

Confirmed sponsors for 2018 include:
Amazing Glazing
Coleman’s Carpets
Orchard’s family grocer
Picture Language Limited
Tennyson Garage

The programme is dependent on sponsorship. More sponsors are welcome!

Look out for  details of our launch/preview event in September.
Seahorses B&B, Victoria Road
Donations to the Lantern Community
The Lantern Community offers life-enhancing opportunities for adults with learning difficulties. Seahorses guest house
and self-catering cottage provides a home life, fulfilling work, friendship and inspiration through mutual support


Venues for A Day at the Bay are all within easy walking distance of Dimbola Lodge and the beach car park.

A Day at the Bay is organised by Friends of Dimbola and the Freshwater Circle
and promoted with the kind assistance of Community Action Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight County Press, Visit Isle of Wight,, Quay Arts and  Taste of the Wight .