From the four corners of the diamond

We appreciate that some readers are only interested in news from certain parts of the Isle of Wight. Luckily, we’ve been geographically marking all our stories for many years.

Simply choose one of the five categories; Central; North; East; South or West to find news in your area and don’t forget that if you have something to share, do get in touch.

Calling Da Ventnor Yoof

Calling Da Ventnor Yoof

There’s going to be a meeting at the Ventnor Community Projects Cafe (Albert St) tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at 3pm. It’s for all young people (that counts me out then!) interested in youth projects in Ventnor.

Wednesday, 11th April, 2007 11:17am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Wall Lizards on The Radar

Ventnor Wall Lizards on The Radar

It seems our Ventnor wall lizards are keeping lots of people busy these days. Not only have they sparked a discussion on the forum by fairly new member Steve L from Surrey, who visits Ventnor

Wednesday, 11th April, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

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

Summer Courses in Ventnor

Summer Courses in Ventnor

There are some great new Summer courses happening in Ventnor this term but one particularly caught our eye …. Community Mosaic Be involved in making a large mosaic of Hygeia to go on the bandstand at

Tuesday, 10th April, 2007 12:03pm

By Sally Perry

Computer Courses for Beginners

Computer Courses for Beginners

If you looking at this site, you might not be a candidate for this particular course, but you may well know someone who is. Starting next Monday (16th), a five week course starts at Ventnor

Tuesday, 10th April, 2007 11:38am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t Forget This is Asa

Don’t Forget This is Asa

With just over a week to go until the This is Asa fundraising screening at Ryde Theatre, don’t delay in buying your tickets. £10 (£5 if under 18) gets you in to watch the moving,

Tuesday, 10th April, 2007 11:22am

By Sally Perry

Last Calls For Transcendental Meditators

Last Calls For Transcendental Meditators

Don’t forget to confirm your place on the Transcendental Meditation Retreat at East Dene coming up in two weeks time (20th April). Places are going fast and deposits required asap. If you have previously been

Monday, 9th April, 2007 8:30pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

I <3 Audrey Join Bastila

I <3 Audrey Join Bastila

As you know, Ventnor band Bastila will be playing The Development Suite at Liquid Lounge tonight. Thanks to MySpace bulletins, I’ve just heard that also joining them will be I <3 Audrey (two parts of

Sunday, 8th April, 2007 8:57am

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

Ventnor In The Nationals Again

Ventnor In The Nationals Again

Thanks to forum member, Lowtherville Lout (and my Mum) for pointing us in the direction of the following article in the Guardian today. It’s titled Coastal charms highlighted in new seaside awards with the subline

Thursday, 5th April, 2007 3:54pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t Forget ICANDI Tonight

Don’t Forget ICANDI Tonight

Don’t forget that Joe’s in Newport plays host tonight to another ICANDI arts event. The walls will be adourned with artwork by various artists, including Paul Brown, Kitty Linnington, Marcia Mence, Rachel Berry, TDK and

Thursday, 5th April, 2007 3:29pm

By Sally Perry