News from the South

If you’re interested in news from around the South of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Why are Island Roads hiding the severity of the landslip at their Undercliff roadworks?

Undercliff Drive - Solid hoardings erected by Island Roads

It's not just the residents that are confused as to why large solid hoardings have been erected, instead of the see-through fencing used everywhere else on site.

Monday, 21st April, 2014 3:00pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss The Dollymops at the Isle of Arts Festival

There's still time to book your tickets to see the brilliant Isle of Wight band, The Dollymops, as they perform at this year's Isle of Arts Festival.

Monday, 21st April, 2014 1:45pm

By Janneke Oxley

Double portions of SOOP at Isle of Arts Festival

Radio Soop

If you've seen the chaps from SOOP perform at the Isle of Arts Festival before, you'll be pleased to hear they're returning to the Festival held in Ventnor between 2-5th May. But not just once.

Saturday, 19th April, 2014 1:23pm

By Sally Perry

Riotous Rich Hall returns to Isle of Arts Festival

Rich Hall:

Rich Hall had the audience in the fits of laughter from the off when he opened the very first Isle of Arts Festival three years ago. Make sure you book now before tickets sell out.

Friday, 18th April, 2014 2:21pm

By Janneke Oxley

Enjoy The Hambrough’s spring themed lunch whilst supporting local charity

Hambrough - dessert

After a successful debut event last October, The Hambrough will be hosting their second fine dining fundraising lunch at speech and language school, St Catherine’s in Ventnor on 18th May 2014.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 3:06pm

By Susan Graves

£50,000 grant bonus for tennis club

Tennis Rackets :

Cheers all round at Ventnor Tennis Club as news of grant success arrives and plans can progress to upgrade the 1920s clubhouse.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 9:25am

By Sally Perry

Are you a Downton Abbey fan? If so, the Isle of Arts Festival has a treat for you

luke kempner downton abbey:

This is a must-see event for Downton Abbey fans. This brilliant new parody has won critical acclaim and sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 5:48pm

By Janneke Oxley

Develop your skills at Wednesday Art Group

Wednesday Art Group

This friendly and relaxed group could be the perfect place to develop your artistic skills.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 9:12am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss your chance to see Rudi Eastwood perform at Isle of Arts Festival

Rudi Eastwood

Rudi Eastwood is very keen to help spark an interest in music amongst young people and his Concert of Nordic music at the Isle of Arts Festival is free for 16s, so why not book now? It should be a fantastic event.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 7:26pm

By Janneke Oxley

Rugby: Last game for Danny as captain of Ventnor 1st XV

Danny Newbury :

Ventnor's last game of the season was also Danny Newbery's last game as captain, and so Ventnor wanted a big win!

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 6:01pm

By Nolan Winter

Don’t forget Puckaster Benefit Gig on Saturday night

The Ohmz

It'll be great to see everyone come together tomorrow night for the Puckaster Benefit Gig. Live music and magical entertainment all aiming to raise money for the victims of the fire.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 5:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Have you tried I Spy Ventnor? A great new family activity

I Spy Ventnor

I Spy Ventnor has been produced by the Ventnor & Undercliff Heritage Partnership and is a great family activity to take part in when you visit Ventnor.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 8:11am

By Evelyn Knowles with 3 readers' comments