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.

Live comedy to close the 2014 Isle of Arts Festival

Tom Price :

Live at the Marquee offers a chance finish your bank holiday weekend with laughs from comedians Alistair Barrie, Andy Askins and Tom Price.

Thursday, 24th April, 2014 6:49pm

By Janneke Oxley

Isle of Wight Film Festival: Final call for entries

George Mackay and Brian Harley:

The excellent Isle of Wight Film Festival returns again this year. If you're planning to enter your film, make sure you act swiftly. Deadline for entries is 1st May.

Thursday, 24th April, 2014 10:26am

By Bruce Webb

Book now for unmissable jazz gig with Kyle Eastwood at Isle of Arts Festival

Kyle Eastwood:

Kyle Eastwood's music is described by the Evening Standard as "Thoughtful, contemplative, admirably understated and highly listenable". If you're a jazz fan this is a must-see gig.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 6:13pm

By Janneke Oxley

Roadworks lead to short notice changes to bus routes in Niton and Whitwell

Island Buses:

Southern Vectis have approached Island Roads and Isle of Wight Council to highlight the inconvenience the road works will cause to bus passengers but have not heard back yet.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 2:35pm

By Matt Kitchin with one comment

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat features in new Lloyds advert

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

It's great to hear that this vital charity based on Sandown has been chosen to feature in a new ad for Lloyds Bank.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 10:57am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Arts Trails at Isle of Arts Festival

Isle of Arts Arts Trail:

As well as all the amazing acts you can see perform at the 2014 Isle of Arts Festival, there's also the Arts Trail.

Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 8:07pm

By Janneke Oxley

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

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 with 33 readers' comments

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 with one comment

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