News from the centre

If you’re interested in news from around the centre of the Island, this is the place to find it.

If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Acoustic Originals At Quay Arts

Acoustic Originals At Quay Arts

Quay Arts Director, Mick Smith is starting to put his mark on the centre, by launching a new monthly event, Acoustic Originals, to showcase the musical talent on the Island. Mick is an

Thursday, 3rd May, 2007 3:01pm

By Sally Perry

How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?

How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?

Whoops! All of the objections that Ventnorians had made to Cheetah Marine plonking a building on valuable public parking places on the Ventnor seafront seemed to slip the minds of our local councillors.

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2007 2:31pm

By Lord Ghome with 6 readers' comments

Fantasy Festival Launch Party

Fantasy Festival Launch Party

A couple of weeks ago, two invites for the Fantasy Festival launch party fell onto our virtual doorstep. Unfortunately, we had previous plans that couldn’t be changed, and sadly, missed out on what sounded

Tuesday, 1st May, 2007 11:00am

By Sally Perry

Bestival 2007 Exclusive …. Radio 1, Zane Lowe, Go! Team and Kevin Rowland

Bestival 2007 Exclusive …. Radio 1, Zane Lowe, Go! Team and Kevin Rowland

Those hard working party animals over at Bestival HQ, just can’t stop bringing us hot news and fantastic that they’ve let VentnorBlog readers have the news three days before general release. Brilliant to see Islanders

Friday, 27th April, 2007 2:37pm

By Sally Perry

The Bench in the Park: Last night tonight

Don’t forget that 16 year old, ventnor lad Jack Whitewood’s play finishes at Medina Theatre tonight, Jack and the team have received rave reviews from the first night …. The production was absolutely fabulous and anyone

Friday, 27th April, 2007 1:26pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Go Wireless At Joe’s

Go Wireless At Joe’s

Don’t forget that tomorrow night Joe’s in Newport plays host to the debut night of Wireless. A new night celebrating Island talent in the form of live music, DJing, art, film and photography. Kicking off

Wednesday, 18th April, 2007 3:11pm

By Sally Perry

Cheetah Marine Goes To DCC

Cheetah Marine Goes To DCC

The Development Control Committee will be considering the Cheetah Marine planning application for the eastern esplanade next Tuesday. The Planning Department have recommended that the application be approved. This does NOT mean it is a

Wednesday, 18th April, 2007 11:13am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

An Evening with Mimi Khalvati

An Evening with Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati is an Iranian born poet who grew up from the age of six on the Isle of Wight. When she was seventeen she returned to Iran, coming back to the UK

Monday, 16th April, 2007 10:31am

By Sally Perry

Radio Soma Presents Wireless

Radio Soma Presents Wireless

The MySpace world is a small one, it’s possible to come across people from the Isle of Wight almost every time you log on. This latest plug actually came from being at ICANDI last week

Wednesday, 11th April, 2007 6:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Bloom ~ Living Mandalas

Bloom ~ Living Mandalas

Quay Arts is looking to forward to hosting the premiere launch of Bloom ~ Living Mandalas – a multimedia performance exploring the mandala form, composed by Echo Mazur. At its simplest, a mandala is

Tuesday, 10th April, 2007 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Jack Whitewood Takes The Bench in the Park To Medina

Jack Whitewood Takes The Bench in the Park To Medina

On Friday we received a rather lovely email from a young Ventnor lad called Jack Whitewood. He said some very kind things about Ventnorblog and went on to ask, very politely, whether it would be

Saturday, 7th April, 2007 5:40pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Pink Pussycat Tonight

Pink Pussycat Tonight

It’s the first Saturday of the month, so that means The Pink Pussycat will be beaming down from his home planet Ughgetupa! to the Castle Inn, Newport. His mission is to kindly remind us

Saturday, 7th April, 2007 11:50am

By Sally Perry