News from the South Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the South 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.

Funding approved for new clifftop wildflower scheme

wildflower meadow at the garlic farm

Funding will see a scheme of replanting with UK native shrubs and wildflowers, as well as a clifftop wildflower scheme. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 8:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Over 30 Isle of Wight artists take part in Nonsense Exhibition

nonsense exhibition poster

A week-long exhibition, plus film, music and poetry evening are in store for you in Ventnor from Saturday. Meet the artists at opening event.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 10:13am

By Sally Perry

Explore the heritage of Ventnor Winter Gardens

Davy Jones (aka David Bowie) and others outside the Winter Gardens

The iconic Art Deco building is opening its doors on the afternoons of Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd September with guided tours rounds the bits you don’t normally see.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 8:17am

By John Allen

A performance of promise by Ventnor RFC

rugby ball

The resilience and power shown at the weekend against Romsey suggest great potential for this Ventnor side in the coming months.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 9:16am

By James Morton

Latest single from CHAMPS is so heavenly it’ll make your heart melt

dave champion

The latest track from Isle of Wight's CHAMPS goes on release tomorrow (Friday) and it's heavenly. Watch the video now.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 8:04pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Dragon Tree shortlisted for Tree of the Year Award

the dragon treet by a river in brighstone

You can vote for your favourite tree via the Woodland Trust Website. It closes on 27th September, so there's time to share with friends and family and perhaps the Isle of Wight will take the top prize.

Monday, 9th September, 2019 2:35pm

By Sally Perry

Spread the love by getting your very own Flower Fairy planter and help feed the bees

Planter filled with flowers

Your chance to have a slice of the Flower Fairy in your garden, as Lesley's night-time passion of decoupaging steel buckets and filling them with plants is revealed.

Monday, 9th September, 2019 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Fell Running Series returns to Ventnor

Lorna Gaffney of Loughton AC St Boniface Descent

Isle of Wight Fell Running Series consists of three races over two days with runners covering 24 miles of off-road running.

Friday, 6th September, 2019 6:50pm

By Chris Lewis

Bereavement service in memory of departed loved ones

White water lilly

All denominations are welcome with refreshments served after the service.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 7:58pm

By Chris Philpott

Ventnor Film Society’s new season of films from around the world

image from the film capernaum showing two kids walking along motorway

The new season of Ventnor Film Society screening of films from around the world begins next month. Pick out your favourites and reserve your seats.

Friday, 23rd August, 2019 3:13pm

By Linda Davis with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS release third single from their long-awaited album

brothers champion in front of bunglow

The long awaited third album is just around the corner, as the latest track from The Hard Interchange is released today with a great looking video.

Friday, 23rd August, 2019 10:38am

By Sally Perry

Chale Show helps Isle of Wight children and young people with cancer

clic sargent stand at the chale show

The amount raised could pay for a family to stay over a month in the CLIC Sargent Home from Home, “Jean’s House”.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 5:34pm

By Liz Blunt