Welcome to the home of the IW Story Festival. 


It’s a special place for children and families to have fun together; where we can all CREATE, INSPIRE and IMAGINE.


Stories are all around us; not just in books and poems and plays and songs, but also in the news and history and the places we live. Over two days, the IW Story Festival lets you get lost in stories of all kinds…


Our aim is to:


  • let children and their families CREATE; whether through stories and poems, junk modelling or other crafts; to have fun together and discover new talents

  • let authors, poets, actors, illustrators, spoken word artists and others INSPIRE you to create your own stories; to discover new worlds and new ideas 

  • let us all IMAGINE the amazing things we can do and the amazing things we can be.


What stories will you bring with you?

The IW Story Festival, for 4-18 year olds, takes place on
21-22 February 2020
at the Riverside Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Booking essential for ticketed events. All children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult.

Our story so far...