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.

Win tickets to see CHAMPS play in Ventnor this Friday

champs playing the lexington

Enter our competition and you could win a pair of tickets to see the amazing CHAMPS play Ventnor Winter Gardens this coming Friday. It'll be a great way to start the bank holiday weekend.

Sunday, 26th April, 2015 4:05pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss this comedy double bill at Isle of Arts Festival next week

Stphen Bailey and Pat Cahill - Isle of Arts

The Isle of Arts Festival is just one week away. How does a night of comedy with Stephen Bailey and Pat Cahill grab you? Book now to avoid disappointment.

Saturday, 25th April, 2015 12:59pm

By Janneke Oxley

Celebrations as primary school lifted out of Special Measures

Niton children on the playing field

Three cheers for all involved in helping to lift the school out of Special Measures.

Friday, 24th April, 2015 2:54pm

By Sally Perry

Book now for Electric Chicago Blues from The Medina Delta


As part of Sunday's 'Blues Day' at The Isle of Arts Festival Weekend, catch The MoonShiners as a warm up to the great Mud Morganfield (Son of blues legend Muddy Waters) who will be at Ventnor Winter Gardens later that evening.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 5:57pm

By Tim Hollis

Book now for Jazz at the Movies brunch with Joanna Eden

Joanna Eden

The Jazz Brunches at Isle of Arts Festival are always great treat for jazz lovers. This year Joanna Eden will be joined by Chris Ingham Quartet (featuring Alan Barnes). Book now!

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 4:20pm

By Janneke Oxley

Results and fixtures for Ventnor Cricket Club

Cricket match:

Find out the latest from Ventnor Cricket Club

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 7:15am

By Graeme Burnett

See ‘Quentin Crisp – Naked Hope’ performed at Isle of Arts Festival

Mark Farrelly as Quentin Crisp

Fresh from its London premiere after an Edinburgh season, Naked Hope shows Quentin both in his beloved Chelsea flat as the 1970s dawned, and in his final years in his adopted New York. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 6:56pm

By Janneke Oxley

Fancy taking part in the British 10k London Run?

London 10k run:

St Catherine’s School in Ventnor are recruiting enthusiastic fundraisers to join its team of runners for the British 10k London Run. Fancy it?

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 4:50pm

By Susan Graves

Don’t miss your chance to see CHAMPS play Ventnor

Champs jumping cropped

If you missed the two free CHAMPS gigs at the weekend as part of Record Store Day, worry not, there's another chance to see them in two weeks time at the Ventnor Winter Gardens.

Monday, 20th April, 2015 4:53pm

By Janneke Oxley with 2 readers' comments

Have you picked up your Isle of Arts Festival souvenir brochure yet?

Isle of Arts 2015 brochure with champs album

Make sure you pick up an Isle of Arts Festival souvenir brochure, which you can find in many locations around the Island in the lead up to the launch of the Festival on 1st May.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 5:58pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Exchange brings Record Store Day celebrations to the Isle of Wight

Record Store Day logo 2015

If you haven't checked out Ventnor Exchange yet, why not pop down on Saturday. There'll be hosting free live music, talks & film screenings throughout the day from 10am on into the evening.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 9:27am

By Jack Whitewood

Undercliff Drive: An update on renewing access to the area

New Undercliff hoardings - 9 June 2014

Fourteen months since Undercliff Drive suffered a significant landslip, OnTheWight has been talking to those closest to the situation to find out where progress is, including when the public and residents will be able to gain access again.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 8:13pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments