Hullabaloo is back to bring discovery, exploration, fun and wonder to Sandown Bay!

Sandown Bay spectacular Hullabaloo, a two-day grand celebration of discovery and exploration, fun and wonder, is back for all to enjoy on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May.

It’s an absolutely unmissable mix of science, nature, art, live music and madcap carnival and seaside tradition!  Discover the amazing world of natural science on your doorstep, meet the makers and inventors, brush up your circus skills and join the workshops and parades… all, incredibly, for free!

Transforming an area the size of a theme park, Hullabaloo stretches across Culver Parade, from the beach to the Willow Walk, Dinosaur Isle and Browns. With something for everyone, here’s just a taster of what’s on offer!

Discovery Bay…

·         Science Museum – shows of wonder!

·         Meet the Royals…!  The Royal Society of Biology are back with their brilliant Biology Big Top

·         Nature and discovery from The Common Space, Arc, Artecology, iWatchWildlife & friends, with massive microscopes to bats, ponds and squirrels!

Meanwhile, upstairs at the Museum… Dinosaur Isle’s celebrating Hullabaloo with the excellent Bone Day.

Then there’s…

·         Mad magic from Wonderstruck

·         Ben Gates Sound Sculptures

·         Horse Box Theatre Company

·         Junior Jungle

·         Willow Walk – take a walk on the wild side…

·         Visit the Men In Sheds powering up the PLUTO Pavilion!

·         Award-winning Samba with Batala Portsmouth!

·         Carnival parades and the Shady Lady stage

·         The Makers’ Marquee

·         Delicious food

Sunday Special…

New for Hullabaloo 2019 is Cardboard Wars!  Pick your tribe, Fire or Ice, transform yourself into a cardboard Knight and then join the Battle for Sandown Bay at 2pm on Sunday 12th!  There’ll be workshops each morning to help you make your own cardboard armour ready for the off! Excellent prizes up for grabs too…

Moving Mountains!

And more exciting news… International artist, Katie Paterson, has selected the Isle of Wight’s very own ‘Science Beach’ in Sandown as the fifth venue for her fascinating touring participatory artwork ‘First There is a Mountain’.  Timed to coincide with Hullabaloo and hosted by Quay Arts, Hullabaloo beach-goers will help make global mountain ranges, micro-geologies that wash away with the tide – a reminder of coastal climate change.

Hullabaloo organiser, Sharon George said,

“Hullabaloo has become one of the biggest free art, science and nature celebrations by a local community in the country. We’re as happy as winkles in a rockpool that First There Is a Mountain will be joining us too.

“The international spotlight has well and truly turned towards Sandown Bay and it’s fitting that such a prestigious touring art project should want to come and celebrate with us. This is third year of Hullabaloo and of course, now it’s all taking place on Britain’s Best Beach!  Thanks to everyone who’s helping make it a real Sandown Bay spectacular.”

Hullabaloo takes place along Culver Parade, Sandown from 10am each day on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May.  For more details visit and keep an eye on the Hullabaloo Facebook page! Hullabaloo is run each year by Shademakers UK with help from The Common Space.

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