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.

Invent Theatre Group: Get Signed Up

Invent Theatre Group: Get Signed Up

You might remember back in December, we gave you details of a new youth theatre group being set up in Ventnor. The Invent Theatre Company is the brainchild of writer and director of The Bench

Tuesday, 8th January, 2008 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cozy Flashbak, Wight Dragon, The Ladykillers

Cozy Flashbak, Wight Dragon, The Ladykillers

If you didn’t have a chance to catch any live music over the last couple of weeks, then take note that this Thursday, Island bands return to play live at Ryde Theatre. This week’s menu

Tuesday, 8th January, 2008 10:54am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Comfort Zones @ Quay

Comfort Zones @ Quay

Whilst up at Quay Arts recently, a postcard for the next event in the Micael West Gallery caught my eye. On Saturday 19 January a touring exhibition brings together work by twelve artists from the

Tuesday, 8th January, 2008 9:00am

By Sally Perry

Internet and Email Workshop

If you’re reading this, it’s unlikely that you be needing the services of an Internet and email workshop. However, we all know someone who may need some help and if so, let them know about

Tuesday, 8th January, 2008 7:00am

By Tess Jessop

Clr Debby Robinson On TC Site

Clr Debby Robinson On TC Site

Good to see that Ventnor’s latest elected councillor, Debby Robinson, has had her photo and contact details added to the Ventnor Town council

Monday, 7th January, 2008 6:55pm

By Simon Perry

Janice Thwaites Still Life Exhibition

Janice Thwaites Still Life Exhibition

Janice Thwaites became interested in the Rope Store Gallery as an exhibition site when she discovered that the Quakers, who meet there on Sundays, sometimes cover up the art show, as it could be

Monday, 7th January, 2008 6:39pm

By Sam Mitchell with one comment

Quay Comedy Club: Andrew Lawrence; Mark Allen

Quay Comedy Club: Andrew Lawrence; Mark Allen

We all know that January can be a dark month on the Island, so if you need cheering up then how about booking tickets for January’s comedy night at Quay Arts? This month’s Comedy Club

Monday, 7th January, 2008 5:57pm

By Sam Mitchell

Claude Bourbon: Acoustics At The Altar

Claude Bourbon: Acoustics At The Altar

Acoustics at the Altar are back again in February with another great lineup. Following the folk night with Catherine Craig and Brian Willoughby, AAT bring you a breathtaking acoustic fusion of Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical

Monday, 7th January, 2008 5:39pm

By Cora Wade with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight TV Launches ‘Pimp My Mobile Library’

Isle of Wight TV Launches ‘Pimp My Mobile Library’

e Isle of Wight's domestic island TV channel has had a surprise hit with its new show 'Pimp My Mobile Library'.

Monday, 7th January, 2008 5:05pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Reading Group on Doris Lessing

Ventnor Reading Group on Doris Lessing

Ventnor Library’s Reading Group met in the St Boniface Arms on the 12th December to discuss the works of Doris Lessing, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature this year at long last

Monday, 7th January, 2008 4:48pm

By Tess Jessop

Ventnor In The Guardian

Ventnor In The Guardian

If you’re a Guardian reader, you may well have been surprised to see Ventnor’s beach beaming out at you from the pages of the colour supplement, recommending all of their readers to Move to

Monday, 7th January, 2008 4:37pm

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments

Southern Vectis Bus Fares Rise

Southern Vectis Bus Fares Rise

Southern Vectis have announced their annual fares increase, which apply as of yesterday. Single fares under £3 will rise by 20p, over £3 by 30p. They claim this is due to a large increase

Monday, 7th January, 2008 3:54pm

By Stuart George with 7 readers' comments