The Isle of Wight is all about community

Community spirit can be found in the rural and urban areas on the Isle of Wight. We’ve gathered together stories that explicitly focus on the Island’s community to share with you.

They might be about a new volunteering scheme, charitable event or grants for local groups. If you have some community information you’d like to share with our readers, get in touch.

Christmas lunch at Ventnor Community Projects

A very merry christmas to you all – Ventnorian or not. It’s a lovely, uplifting day here. Looking over the sea, the sun is bouncing off the flat sea, following a lovely orange sunrise. The

Sunday, 25th December, 2005 9:51am

By Simon Perry

Fantasic quotes – IWRadio

Fantasic quotes – IWRadio

VentnorBlog has been pulled into the deep joy of listening Alex ‘Big Al’ Dyke phone-ins on IWRadio. We’ve yet to fully absorb the meaning of this content, but currently remain fascinated. Today we’ve got the

Wednesday, 21st December, 2005 1:38pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Wot, No Posts?

Wot, No Posts?

Sorry for the lack of updates over the last week, things have been getting hectic here at Chez VentnorBlog in the run up to Christmas. The Ventnor Lantern parade went really well. A huge

Tuesday, 20th December, 2005 6:26pm

By Sally Perry

Missing Penguin, It’s No Joke

Missing Penguin, It’s No Joke

Give the penguin back you fool!

Tuesday, 20th December, 2005 1:29pm

By Sally Perry

Volunteers For Saturday Please

Volunteers For Saturday Please

Local super hero and all-round supporter of the arts, Alison Knapman, has been in touch via Mark C-H to ask if we’d post a request on VentnorBlog. But of course we will. As I’m sure

Wednesday, 14th December, 2005 2:23pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Sideways At The Botanic Gardens

Sideways At The  Botanic Gardens

Don’t forget that tonight, the Ventnor Film Society will be showing Sideways at the Ventnor Botanic Gardens. It’s glorious, it’s bittersweet and it’s a comedy of male friendship and midlife crisis. The next film will be

Tuesday, 13th December, 2005 12:03am

By Sally Perry

Niton Lantern Parade

Niton Lantern Parade

Ahhh, how lovely was that? Excellent evening, so pretty, lanterns jingling around Niton, drumming troupe at the front of the procession. Superb. We didn’t have a lantern to hold, but tagged along with the procession,

Saturday, 10th December, 2005 5:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t Miss Mother Goose

Don’t Miss Mother Goose

The Ventnor Theatre Group are doing a great job in keeping men in dresses this week when they present … Mother Goose “A Family Panto”. How many excuses do the men of Ventnor need to

Thursday, 8th December, 2005 10:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Last Chance To Make Lanterns

Last Chance To Make Lanterns

Next Sunday (11th) is your last chance to make a lantern for the Ventnor Lantern Procession. There are two venues to go along to, either The Youth Centre in Victoria Street or St Margarets Hall,

Monday, 5th December, 2005 11:44am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Community Projects Supper

Community Projects Supper

Oh what a lovely evening that was … it was strange, as we’d gone down with the anticipation of experiencing what we did last time, but got something totally different. However, the different was

Sunday, 27th November, 2005 12:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

American Supper at Community Projects

American Supper at Community Projects

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Tuesday, 22nd November, 2005 9:33pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Digital Arts Club

Ventnor Digital Arts Club

With so many creative peeps in Ventnor, it’s not surprising that there’s a Digital Arts Club being run in town each week. Anyone with basic computer skills looking to master or improve their video,

Friday, 4th November, 2005 12:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment