News from the South Wight

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.

Villagers dedicate well dressing to Island-built commuter catamaran

Well dressing red jet 6

This year the Whitwell Well Dressing has been dedicated to the newly Island-built Red Jet 6.

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 11:17am

By Amy Grinstead

The Lion and the Wolf: Next album to be released with Xtra Mile Recordings

tom george = the lion and the wolf

Hailing from the Isle of Wight, Tom George, aka The Lion and the Wolf has been described as "one of the UK’s most promising singer-songwriters". He releases his second album in early October. You can pre-order your copy now.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 2:58pm

By Sally Perry

All Star cast at Sunday’s T20 entertainment

Lashings match

Great fun for all on Sunday as the Lashing All-Stars brought their team of international cricketers and unique brand of T20 entertainment back to Steephill.

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016 6:28pm

By Graeme Burnett

Bane is one show you definitely should not miss at Ventnor Fringe

bane poster

Joe Bone’s performance as 50’s American gunslinger, Bruce Bane, is really worth heading to Ventnor for this weekend. You won't be disappointed.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 7:32pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Service to celebrate life of cricket champion, John Hilsum

John Hilsum

Those who knew John Hilsum are invited to a service to celebrate his life next month.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 12:13pm

By Sally Perry

Dirty Blondes play the Winter Gardens as part of Ventnor Fringe

dirty blondes

This young, all-female indie rock band from Camden, London, has a punk royalty connection. They'll be performing their own work at the Winter Gardens on Thursday afternoon at 4pm.

Thursday, 11th August, 2016 1:05pm

By Sally Perry

Lots of laughter at the Ventnor Fringe Long Room

them2 and i hooky

We can all do with a good laugh every now and then, so why not head to the Long Room at the Winter Gardens over the next few days. I Hooky and Navy Knickers and Nicked TVs are just two shows that should have you chortling with laughter.

Thursday, 11th August, 2016 12:26pm

By Sally Perry

Calling all David Bowie fans: Don’t miss this Ventnor Fringe event

bowie grafitti

'Then There Were Stars' was co-written by Islander, Les Payne, who recorded 'Stars' by David Bowie in the 1970s. This 60 minute show offers two performances on Thursday afternoon. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 2:55pm

By Sally Perry

Dizraeli returns to the Isle of Wight for the Ventnor Fringe Festival


We loved Dizraeli's performance when he was last in Ventnor in 2011, so have high hopes for his solo set on Sunday at Ventnor Fringe Festival, supported by Toby Thompson.

Tuesday, 9th August, 2016 7:24pm

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive planning application approved (updated)

Welcome to St Lawrence - Undercliff Drive rebuilt road

Members of the planning committee considered the planning application by Island Roads to realign the access road for residents to the landlocked area of Undercliff Drive. Officers recommended approval but residents had serious reservations.

Tuesday, 9th August, 2016 4:06pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Man detained in Ventnor police swoop (Updated)

Police car:

Around 15 police officers with riot shields were seen by eye witnesses in Ventnor today. No arrests have been made yet, but a man has been detained.

Tuesday, 9th August, 2016 2:20pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Are you going ‘Birdwatching in Madtown’ at Ventnor Fringe?

birdwatching in madtown

We love the sound of this 'all ages welcome' event on Saturday afternoon at Ventnor Fringe Festival. Birdwatching in Madtown is a kooky mix of songs, stories and rhymes revealing all that Madtown has to offer.

Monday, 8th August, 2016 6:55pm

By Sally Perry