News from the East Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the East of the Isle of Wight, 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.

The Progression Sessions

The Progression Sessions

It might be the end of The Development Suite at The Liquid Lounge, but the promoters have their fingers in many pies. They pulled off something potentially bigger and better for Island bands and

Tuesday, 14th August, 2007 11:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

ICANDI Moves To The Venue

ICANDI Moves To The Venue

Those crazy kids at icandi are certainly pulling the rabbit out of the hat next month, when they take icandi on tour around the Island. If you want to be part of the action, you’ll

Tuesday, 14th August, 2007 9:44am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Danny Vokins: Shark Catcher Podcast

Danny Vokins: Shark Catcher Podcast

Quite an achievement for Danny. A Podcast with Danny Volkins, Isle of Wight resident , about his adventures catching sharks off the Island.

Monday, 13th August, 2007 9:29am

By Simon Perry

White Air Extreme Sports Festival

White Air Extreme Sports Festival

I would say it’s that time of year again, but this time round, it’s not, because as we reported back in May, the best extreme sports festival in the UK has moved from it’s

Friday, 10th August, 2007 12:25pm

By Sally Perry

Shindig @ Ryde Theatre

Shindig @ Ryde Theatre

Following the recent last minute postponement of Shindig, we’re pleased to hear that Char is now back in the helm and raring to go. The night of great live bands and DJs with visuals has

Friday, 10th August, 2007 9:30am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

The Development Suite At Liquid Lounge: No More

The Development Suite At Liquid Lounge: No More

It’s very sad to hear that last nights gig at The Liquid Lounge may have been the last for The Development Suite at that particular venue. Despite the hard work, dedication and support from

Thursday, 9th August, 2007 3:19pm

By Sally Perry

Jacuna Play Liquid Lounge

Jacuna Play Liquid Lounge

The Development Suite at The Liquid Lounge presents Jacuna tonight. We know they’ve lots of fans out there, so if you fancy a cheap night, listening to one of your favourite bands play live, head

Wednesday, 8th August, 2007 3:13pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Summer Of Fun At Island’s Theatres (Including Ventnor Winter Gardens)

Summer Of Fun At Island’s Theatres (Including Ventnor Winter Gardens)

When I received a press release last week from the Council with the title “Summer Of Fun At Island’s Theatres “, I thought, “Brilliant, extra publicity for the Winter Gardens”. I started reading the press

Wednesday, 8th August, 2007 1:00pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Happy Feet & Beer and Rap Presents …

Happy Feet & Beer and Rap Presents …

This Thursday start the weekend early and head up to the Balcony in Ryde (I don’t say that often) for a night of hip hip, scratching and rap. In association with ‘Beer and Rap Presents’,

Wednesday, 8th August, 2007 8:30am

By Sally Perry

Shanklin Carnival: Readers Photos

Shanklin Carnival: Readers Photos

Thanks very much to VentnorBlog reader, Lin, for sending in her pics from last weeks Shanklin Carnival. Looks like there were some excellent costumes taking part and I expect you’ll be able to see

Monday, 6th August, 2007 9:29pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

UK Guns N’ Roses @ Ryde Theatre

UK Guns N’ Roses @ Ryde Theatre

Ryde Theatre plays host this coming Saturday to one of the best and most loved Guns N’ Roses tribute bands in the UK. Not really my scene, but I’m sure there will be plenty

Monday, 6th August, 2007 2:32pm

By Sally Perry

Plane Crash At Sandown: Four Dead: UPDATE

Plane Crash At Sandown: Four Dead: UPDATE

A plane crashed at midday on Sunday at Sandown airport, killing all four on-board. Reports say that the plane came down a half mile after take-off, after the plane had climbed to around 100ft, nose

Monday, 6th August, 2007 1:08pm

By Simon Perry