Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum at the Isle of Wight Arts Society talk

The new season of the IW Arts Society will be launched with the visit of Marc Allumfamous for his many appearances on the BBC Antiques Tour.

He has been a BBC Antiques Roadshow miscellaneous specialist since 1998 and has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes.

Marc has his own unique style with interests ranging from prehistoric to modern design and is an avowed collector.

It will take members and visitors behind the scenes of the UK’s best-loved antiques fair and discuss some of the most intriguing, enigmatic and valuable finds of recent decades.

The first conference of the new season will take place at Northwood House, Cowes on Tuesday 27 September at 2.15pm.

Each month, the society will host top experts in their fields, to give illustrated talks on a wide variety of fine art topics, including painting, sculpture, music and history.

Membership in the Society is now open.

Application forms are available from

There are a limited number of places for visitors, for £10 per person, but booking must be made in advance at [email protected]

There is a special membership offer this month.

Most conferences are now also streamed on Zoom, for members who cannot attend in person.

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