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.

Don’t miss Holly Maslen’s thought-provoking and impactful Pick up Pieces exhibition

Pick up Pieces - central grid

Holly has created a striking exhibition which not only looks beautiful set in stunning surroundings, but will leave you hopefully thinking differently about what gets washed up on beaches around the world and how it's impacting sealife

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 5:30pm

By Sally Perry

People power works as Isle of Wight council agree to fund new swings

Kids in the North Street Playground

Isle of Wight council were so impressed by the community spirit and have agreed to fund and install new swings at the playground.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 9:36am

By Sally Perry

Low flying plane off the Isle of Wight will be a planned oil spill response simulation

oil spill response plane over the water

Don't be concerned if you see a low flying Boeing 727 over the water off the Isle of Wight from tomorrow. It's a planned manoeuvre.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 11:51am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor screening for Isle of Wight writer’s film, The Vanishing, plus Q&A

poster for the vanishing

Meet the man behind the script for the film The Vanishing and watch the screening in the luxurious surroundings of Ventnor Arts Club.

Friday, 17th May, 2019 11:00am

By Sally Perry

Eight-year-old skateboarder’s speech about concrete skatepark dubbed ‘illuminating and inspirational’ by Mayor

martha reading her speech

The eight-year-old skateboarder's speech on the benefits of a concrete skatepark was dubbed by the Mayor of the town council as "very illuminating and inspirational". Watch here.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 6:18pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Popular Phoenix Choir are back in Brighstone for fundraising concert

phoenix choir

In view of the popularity of this very talented choir, early seating is recommended.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 7:48am

By Sally Perry

Godshill Firewalk: Fun, fire and fundraising

Someone walking over hot coals

Head to Godshill in June and walk on hot coals for a night of fun, fire and fundraising along with a chance to win Isle of Wight Festival Tickets and over 50 other prizes.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 4:57pm

By Sally Perry

Hollywood afternoon tea in aid of Isle of Wight brain tumour charity

Afternoon tea

Think Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Ginger Rogers. We love an opportunity to feel spoiled and this afternoon tea will do just that.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 4:19pm

By Sally Perry

Sally Halsey returns to the Isle of Wight for two piano concerts

sally and joshua

Isle of Wight pianist, Sally Halsey returns to the Island for two charity concerts this month. A variety performance at Quay Arts plus a piano recital in Bonchurch.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 2:44pm

By Helen Foster

Stunning Milky Way and casting reflections on Isle of Wight waters

milky way and jupiter reflected on the calm sea

Theo's latest shot is a cracker and shows the Milky Way core and Jupiter casting reflections across the still surface of the sea.

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 6:36pm

By Sally Perry

Hear more about Ventnor Skatepark Group’s plans

ventnor skatepark drawings from cliff

All members of the community are invited to the AGM for Ventnor Skatepark to hear more about plans for the coming year.

Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 5:19pm

By Sally Perry

Hurrah – Third time lucky – Ventnor’s ‘benchgate’ appears to be over!

Benchgate - the new bench from the left

Island Roads brought their finest minds and straightened things out, but some in Ventnor are asking why it took three attempts and a lot of media attention for this bench to finally be installed properly.

Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 10:41am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments