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.

That’s Marvellous Darhling

That’s Marvellous Darhling

Fantastic news to see that the youth division of Ventnor Theatre Group have just received the Terry Hyde Award (for choreography or staging in a musical) for their very excellent staging of Les Miserables

Thursday, 9th November, 2006 2:12pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Exhibition of Auntie P’s Work

Exhibition of Auntie P’s Work

You might recognise the name Auntie P, from a previous posting or if you regularly visit the VentnorBlog Flickr Group. We heard last week that we’d just missed an exhibition she had at the Apollo

Thursday, 9th November, 2006 7:00am

By Sally Perry

Chicane Blast Back In Ventnor 2007?

Chicane Blast Back In Ventnor 2007?

It seems like ages ago, but it was only just over a week back that the WhiteAir Extreme Sports Festival took place. A short review follows later in the week, but in the meantime after

Wednesday, 8th November, 2006 12:14pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Lantern Procession and Lantern Making Workshops

Ventnor Lantern Procession and Lantern Making Workshops

It’s that time of year again … time to get your fingers sticky with tissue paper and wall paper paste and start creating your lanterns for the grand Ventnor Lantern Procession. Thanks to Alison for

Monday, 6th November, 2006 9:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Two More Demolition Applications

Thanks to Bubbles359 for alerting us on the forum to the Conservation Area Consent application for the meeting hall in Marlborough Road to be demolished and replaced with a three storey block of flats.

Friday, 3rd November, 2006 11:59am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

SkillSwap: It’s All About the Skills

SkillSwap: It’s All About the Skills

Update: Sadly SkillSwap isn’t online anymore. I’ve been meaning to write for some time about a fantastic new service that has been launched by Islanders. It’s called Skillswap and does just what it says on

Thursday, 2nd November, 2006 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Get Your Psychedelic Love (in Ryde)

Get Your Psychedelic Love (in Ryde)

Coming up this Friday, your chance to catch The Gypsy Ladyland Experience, playing the music of … you’ve guessed it, Jimi Hendrix, and The Sharks playing The Kinks. Our old mate, DJ

Wednesday, 1st November, 2006 4:39pm

By Sally Perry

The Ventnorian: Quirky Quality

The Ventnorian: Quirky Quality

If you live in town or have visited in the last few months, you will have noticed that The Ventnorian premises at the foot of Spring Hill is alive once again. The shop is run

Tuesday, 31st October, 2006 8:00am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

PC Pete Appeals For Information

Last night at 9.45pm ‘some mindless idiot’ walked through town with a hammer and smashed the windows of the Nat West Bank, Hurst and Seasons. All windows, including some beautiful curved glass, will need

Monday, 30th October, 2006 11:19am

By Sally Perry

What’s On At White Air Today …

What’s On At White Air Today …

There has been mucho action down in Yaverland over the last two days and it continues today and tomorrow. It’s the 10th anniversary of the White Air Extreme Sports Festival and this year is bigger

Saturday, 28th October, 2006 11:52am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Beatle Action This Sunday

Beatle Action This Sunday

The Apple Beatles play Sunday 29th October at the Liquid Lounge, Union Street, Ryde as part of the Development Suite. (The Development Suite@ The Liquid Lounge has been created to showcase the vibrant & diverse

Friday, 27th October, 2006 9:58am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Library Events This Week

Thanks to Tess for sending through these couple of events happening at Ventnor Library this week. The first one is Go Ape! Free stories and activities for 4-8 year olds, starts 2.30-3.45 and is on

Wednesday, 25th October, 2006 2:14pm

By Sally Perry