Upcoming Events

Nature is an endless source of inspiration and we believe in exploring it in as many wonderful and inventive ways as possible –  join us on one of our free events or seminars so you can see and learn more for yourself!

Our pop-up events on the Isle of Wight include Under The Pier, Beach, Bugs & Bones, Crab & Ships, Dawn Chorus, The Christmas Garden and more. We also run the Bay Coastal Community Team (Shaping the Bay) and our Discovery Bay programme of events are designed to reveal the extraordinary science and lifelong inspiration of the natural world available to all in Sandown Bay. Join in the Discovery Bay calendar of events and become a Bayologist in 2018!

Follow our updates here or on Facebook:  Shaping The BayWelcome to Arc,Twitter: @arcteam.  Or alternatively, contact Claire Hector on claire@arc-consulting.co.uk / claire@artecology.design, tel. 07710 363446.

Here are our events galleries!


Coming up….


Hullabaloo 2018...

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May…

Launched last year, Sandown Bay spectacular, Hullabaloo is a two-day unmissable extravaganza from Shademakers UK, featuring kite-flying, parades, art, making, music and the SoapBox Challenge!

And now, for the first time ever, Discovery Bay (that’s Arc, Artecology, The Common Space and the National Poo Museum) will be bringing science, nature, heritage, and even health to Hullabaloo, revealing life-long inspiration and extraordinary natural magic of Sandown Bay… and beyond…

Join us for spectacular shows from the Science Museum and Wonderstruck, pop-up labs and plop-up displays from our team of Art-Ecologists and the National Poo Museum. Meet the Royals… the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal College of Pathology… and Dr Erica McAlister, Dipterist from The Natural History Museum too. Pick brains and bones of dinosaur experts from the IW Dinosaur Museum, learn about the work of the Wild Heart Trust and IW Zoo, discover iWatch and the BioBlitz, the fantastic Wildlife Trust Beach School… and then there’s Forest school, Biology Big Top, the Human Library, Wild About Wight, Time Taxi and much more.

At various locations…find us The Discovery Bay area, Top Floor at Dinosaur Isle, on the Science Beach and out in and among the woods of the Willow Walk.

For more details as they unfold, visit Hullabaloo and follow The Common Space on Facebook!


Under the Pier 2018 – There’s a whole wild world out there… SAVE THE DATE… 9TH SEPTEMBER!

Uncover an Anemone!  Dodge a Sea Squirt!  Splash all the way to the Sponge Gardens!

Our annual event exploring the intertidal zone under Ryde Pier has become a feature of Ryde’s nature calendar, led a special Under The Pier microsite, and is helping to inform how people feel about this 200 year old land-, or sea-mark, and the wildlife it supports.

So join Arc, Artecology, The Common Space and friends this summer to discover the amazing multi-coloured marine wildlife under the famous Ryde Pier!

Watch this www.underthepier.space! for dates and times…


Celebrating Biology Week

Sunday 14th October 10.30am – 2.30pm

Exploring a 100 million years of Bay wildlife, from ammonites to cuttlefish!  Become a Bayologist and help celebrate National Biology Week right here in Discovery Bay with a day stuffed full with life science activities for all ages.

@ The Works & The Science Beach

Browns Golf Course, Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8AF