Discovery & Exploration in the Bay

What is Hullabaloo? 

Hullabaloo is a FREE Discovery & Exploration event in Sandown Bay on the Isle of Wight on the 11th & 12th May 2019.

Hullabaloo is an unusual combination of the arts, sciences & heritage together with the madcap antics of carnival & seaside traditions 

 A vital element of Hullabaloo is its connection to its locality. It is an event created directly from the cultural, creative and environmental content of The Bay itself.  The 80 Ha site earmarked for Hullabaloo is predominantly public realm. As it stands, this is an attractive site, but once it is dressed it will be transformed into a truly magical place.

It will bring people together, through play & exploration: building sandcastles together; making new creations; learning about the environment we live in & discovering the fascinating world of natural science; watching weird & wonderful contraptions take over the roadway; planting seeds & sowing new ideas.
 By bringing artists, creators, community groups & "ordinary people of all ages", together with scientists, engineers & businesses, this exciting weekend of discovery & celebration on the Isle of Wight will engage thousands of people in a unifying, uplifting & unconventional way, helping to build relationships & find common ground amongst those who perhaps do not ordinarily meet.
 Earlier this year, a pilot one day event, held in the same area, involved 80 groups & 500 volunteers. 4000 people attended on the day, enjoying the spectacle, taking part in the activities and entertainments.  Hullabaloo will be completely free and open to all.

 The Headlining elements of Hullabaloo will be:

Makers' World – Demonstrations and stalls from a range of makers from boat   builders and charcoal makers to high-tech makers such as Kitronics.  

Discovery World  - contributors to include The Science Museum, Biology Big Top, The National Poo Museum, Southampton  University Science Buskers & Wonderstruck

 The Support Acts will be:

Carnival Parade – Shademakers UK will lead a parade of costumed   performers & pimped up wheeled contraptions around the sea front   location.

Food World – Local food market together with attractive seating area and DJ

Community & Craft World  - local voluntary organisations together with craft stall   will show off what they do on the IOW

Pirate World – The Shady Lady Ship & stage will be the backdrop for all kinds of   weird and wonderful acts and goings on. 


Key Artists:

Shademakers UK – Carnival Arts
Eccleston George - Beach and woodland art 

Benjamin Gates – Sound Sculpture
Liz Cooke - Flags
Batala - Samba
Cycle Circus