Sally Perry


Contact: sally@onthewight.com

Sally Perry is co-owner, reporter and editor at Isle of Wight News from OnTheWight.

The publication has built up a large and trusting audience, not only on the Island, but also around the world, helping IW ex-pats stay in touch with Island news.

Sally has been recognised nationally for her in-depth coverage of the three-week occupation of a factory by workers. As Journalism.co.uk commented at the time, “[they} gave the national and local media a run for its money with its comprehensive coverage of the industrial dispute".

She’s also been awarded for her dogged persistence in highlighting the plight of landlocked Ventnor Undercliff residents following a major landslide (over 200 articles in four+ years).

As well as covering local democracy and holding those in power to account for their decisions, OnTheWight is a champion of The Arts, regularly celebrating the creative talents of Islanders.

It’s Friday … Ventnor or Ryde (or Castlehold) tonight?

It’s Friday … Ventnor or Ryde (or Castlehold) tonight?

I suspect that there’ll be a lot of people heading out of Ventnor tonight … the question is which gig will they be going to? Happy Feet Productions are hosting Give Peas a Chance

Friday, 21st July, 2006 12:15pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Bestival Bands : Bastila and afterdarkdnb win

Bestival Bands : Bastila and afterdarkdnb win

I know .. it was Wednesday night … what on earth do you want to be doing heading up to Ryde? Well don’t worry your little selves, cos we did and we’re glad to share

Thursday, 20th July, 2006 12:26am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Ventnor Festival: Urgent call for more marshall volunteers

Right, here’s the score, unless more people come forward and volunteer to help marshall the Ventnor Festival it might not go ahead. There are certain criteria that need to be met in order to fulfill

Wednesday, 19th July, 2006 2:37pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Bestival Bands Final Tonight

Bestival Bands Final Tonight

Blimey, it’s all happening in Ryde this week, The Soul Lounge on Monday, Give Peas a Chance and Curious Generation (featuring The Windows) on Friday and tonight the grand final of the Bestival Band

Wednesday, 19th July, 2006 1:31pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Curious Generation

Curious Generation

Wednesday, 19th July, 2006 1:17pm

By Sally Perry

Feeling Stressed? Head For The Big Chill

Feeling Stressed? Head For The Big Chill

If you find that you are not going to be around for Bestival this year, but still want to experience the joy of a great summer festival why not consider The Big Chill (4th

Tuesday, 18th July, 2006 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Bestival Bands & DJ Final

Bestival Bands & DJ Final

The Bestival PR Line has been ringing off the hook all day with everyone wanting to hear WHO has reached the finals of the 2006 Bestival Bands and DJs competition. Try no more, all you

Tuesday, 18th July, 2006 11:09am

By Sally Perry

The Soul Lounge

Liberty’s Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight Soul-soothing favourites from a couple of chancers called The Soul Lounge. Attempting great tunage from the likes of Al Green, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Burt Bacharach, Sting & The

Monday, 17th July, 2006 10:44am

By Sally Perry

The Soul Lounge Tonight

The Soul Lounge Tonight

If you happen to be up in Ryde tonight and are in need of some soul soothing, then get yourself over to Liberty’s on Union Street, (Ryde, Isle of Wight) from 8.30pm. A couple of

Monday, 17th July, 2006 10:44am

By Sally Perry

The Peas / The Chancers

The Peas / The Chancers

UPDATE: Ventnor tickets available from Lesley at the Ventnorian (Spring Hill next to the Launderette) At last I get to hear them in the flesh. On Friday 21st July 2006, ever faithful HappyFeet Productions

Saturday, 15th July, 2006 5:10pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Seafront Decorations Workshop

Seafront Decorations Workshop

Come and join the Seafront Decorations Workshop which takes place next Saturday (15th July) at the Youth Centre, Victoria Street. Willow and tissue flowers, stars, fish (like the one in the picture) are being

Saturday, 15th July, 2006 11:00am

By Sally Perry

Night Watch

Night Watch

What does Appuldurcombe House, Ankh Morpork and a group of enthusiastic am-dramers have in common? Well at 7pm on Friday 14th July, Appuldurcombe House in Wroxall will become host to an outdoor performance of

Friday, 14th July, 2006 7:00pm

By Sally Perry