Ventnor Exchange

Ventnor Exchange is a creative arts hub in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight combining a theatre, record store and craft beer bar.

Throughout the year they present a diverse and exciting programme of new work, nurture emerging talent and host award winning festivals

The team at the Exchange are also the producers of Ventnor Fringe Festival & VIF (Ventnor International Festival).

Book now for an evening of eclectic, contemporary folk with Charlie Dore

charlie dore

Some might remember Charlie from presenting Children's TV show, Rainbow, but she's also one of the UK’s most respected songwriters. For Ventnor Fringe she'll team up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span and and virtuoso double bass player, Gareth Huw Davies.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 9:20am

By Feature Writer

Record Store Day returns to Ventnor Exchange this April

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Get your hands on the limited edition RSD vinyl releases and listen to live music all day, followed by the Big RSD quiz will be hosted by the lovable and audacious Bobbin Dixon.

Friday, 15th March, 2019 5:27pm

By Mhairi Macaulay

The Isle of Wight Children’s Festival returns for more fun this Easter: Book now

Performer on stage

Expect incredible performances, spell-binding storytelling, magical experiences, mad games and wicked workshops, as well as an epic Silent Disco, Baby Massage, The Lego Movie screening and loads of activities and games at this year's Isle of Wight Children's Festival.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 6:18pm

By Jack Whitewood

‘Lift the Lid’ reveals artist commissions

Lift the lid artists

A project aimed at encouraging residents to find out more about the arts and culture on the Isle of Wight announces their public artist commission for Newport, East Cowes and Totland.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 8:31am

By Sarah Glass

Aspiring filmmakers of all ages invited to take part in music video comp

lego cameraman

Aspiring local filmmakers are invited to produce a promo video for a music track (from a choice of several), with the chance to have it adopted as the official video for the band, win a trophy and £250, as well as having your film shown at a professional cinema screening of the best entries.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 9:36am

By Linda Davis

Major boost for Ventnor with national exposure from Guardian Labs

guardian feature about ventnor

Some of the town's lovely independents get a mention and although the feature is obviously a great big ad for iZettle, it is also a great big ad for Ventnor town and you can't argue with that.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 12:14pm

By Sally Perry

Aspiring filmmakers invited to take part in Picture The Music competition

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This competition is inviting people of all ages to produce a promo video for a music track, with an opportunity to have it adopted as an official video for a band. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 2:05pm

By Linda Davis

Ventnor Exchange host free open day for young creatives aged 11-25

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Calling all 11-25 year olds. From 11am - 5pm this Sunday there'll be a range of taster sessions, activities and information available on everything from a Film School in the October Half Term to mentoring for young professionals.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 12:16pm

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Giant mural named as ‘one of best in the world’ by street art agency

Ventnor Giant Mural by Phlegm - Photo by Julian Winslow

We're not in the least bit surprised that Phlegm's fantastic piece of street art that now adorns a three-story building in Ventnor has been selected as on the best creations in August across the globe.

Monday, 10th September, 2018 10:05am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe another success with over 4,500 tickets sold

Ventnor Fringe

With over 4,500 tickets sold Ventnor was buzzing with activity all week for the ninth Ventnor Fringe Festival. Despite the weather, it was a huge success. Here's to 2019!

Monday, 13th August, 2018 2:01pm

By Sally Perry

WATCH: Island’s tallest mural, ‘Ventnor Giant’, created by world-renowned street artist, Phlegm

Ventnor Giant Mural - Julian Winslow

Head to Ventnor to see the amazingly detailed three-storey mural of the 'Ventnor Giant', the tallest piece of street art on the Isle of Wight. It was commissioned by Ventnor Exchange and created by world-renowned street artist, Phlegm.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 5:45pm

By Sally Perry

New two-year project aims to ‘Lift the Lid on Island Culture’

lift the lid launch at hullabaloo

A two-year project that aims to reignite a sense of pride and passion in cultural heritage on the Isle of Wight was launched earlier this year. OnTheWight has more detail.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 9:07am

By Sally Perry