Sally Perry


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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.

Lantern Making in Ventnor

Lantern Making in Ventnor

Anyone in town who has got to know me since I moved here, will know that (when I have the time and am well enough) I like to throw myself into things going on

Tuesday, 1st November, 2005 10:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Comme une Image

Comme une Image

Ventnor Film Society presents Comme une Image (certificate 12, 111 mins) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre on Tuesday 29 November 2005. Lolita, is the sensitive, overweight grown-up daughter of Etienne, a celebrated and

Tuesday, 1st November, 2005 9:10pm

By Sally Perry

A Fond Kiss

A Fond Kiss

Ventnor Film Society presents A Fond Kiss (directed by Ken Loach) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre on 15 November 2005. Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow, working as a DJ, whose devout

Tuesday, 1st November, 2005 9:00pm

By Sally Perry

The Bees Played Ryde

The Bees Played Ryde

The Bees played Ryde Theatre to a packed capacity

Monday, 31st October, 2005 9:40pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Bees/Motion Pictures

The Bees/Motion Pictures

Ventnor band, The Bees will be playing The Venue @ Ryde Theatre on Saturday 29th October. Tickets are selling fast, but if you’re quick, you might be able to get some before the event

Saturday, 29th October, 2005 7:30pm

By Sally Perry

White Lines Running Through My Mind

White Lines Running Through My Mind

All praise to Rob Chuter for challenging a parking ticket that was given to him for parking on double WHITE lines! Check out the County Press story in

Friday, 28th October, 2005 1:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Affordable Art Fair

Wight Light Gallery presents another Affordable Art Fair this Saturday 29th October. From 10am-4pm take your chance to meet artists and purchase their work, in various medium at affordable prices. Wight Light Gallery 1a High Street Ventnor tel: 01983

Thursday, 27th October, 2005 12:31pm

By Sally Perry

La Banda Martinez

Wednesday 9th November …. doors open 6.30pm finishing at 10pm The Wight Light Gallery presents, for one night only …. The Amazing La Banda Martinez A brilliant acoustic band playing their renditions of Latin, Jazz, Classics and

Wednesday, 26th October, 2005 8:53am

By Sally Perry

White Air Events Schedule

White Air Events Schedule

Only someone walking around with their eyes firmly fixed to their feet, wouldn’t have noticed that Thursday sees the start of the White Air 2005 Extreme Sports Festival. The advertising has been everywhere, and

Wednesday, 26th October, 2005 12:40am

By Sally Perry

Hurricane Wilma Brings Great Surf to IOW

Hurricane Wilma Brings Great Surf to IOW

Thanks to Hurricane Wilma, there’s a big swell looming in the Atlantic, which should make things interesting for the Saltrock IOW Pro championships, part of White Air Festival taking place later this week. If

Tuesday, 25th October, 2005 9:39am

By Sally Perry

Giant Lizards At Steephill Cove

Giant Lizards At Steephill Cove

If you’re not working on Thursday this week and looking for some inspiration in your life, pop yourself down to Steephill Cove and you’ll be in for a treat. Island 2000 have organised an event

Tuesday, 25th October, 2005 9:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Forums Are A Changing …

Thanks to Simon for changing the forums around a little – essentially simplifying them. Earlier in the week, after a very enjoyable evening with mook during which we’d had a great, wide ranging conversation

Friday, 21st October, 2005 11:26pm

By Sally Perry