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.

Sexual Health Advice Soon Available in Ventnor

Sexual Health Advice Soon Available in Ventnor

From next Monday (23rd) anyone in Ventnor seeking contraception and sexual health advice will no longer need to travel to Newport to do so. A new walk-in clinic is being launched on Mondays at Grove

Monday, 16th April, 2007 10:06am

By Sally Perry

Street Jazz Fusion Dance Workshops in Ventnor

Street Jazz Fusion Dance Workshops in Ventnor

On Sunday there is a chance to join in some brilliant dance workshops at the Ventnor Youth and Community Centre (opposite Kia Cars on Victoria Street). Street jazz fusion dance is a breathtaking mix

Friday, 13th April, 2007 10:00am

By Sally Perry

Jazz At The Library?

Jazz At The Library?

Looking forward to a great weekend of Jazz. Sorry we can’t offer a performance but “¦. We do have a selection of books on Jazz and Jazz Greats in our Music Collection. Come and check

Thursday, 12th April, 2007 12:33pm

By Tess Jessop

Ventnor Acrobats Abound

Ventnor Acrobats Abound

Following on from the piece last week about Ventnor parkour boys, I’ve just came across some new photos on the VentnorBlog Flickr Group from Isle of Wight Photographer of the Year, Kevin Mitchell (and

Thursday, 12th April, 2007 9:00am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

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

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

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

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

Learn Your Family History

Learn Your Family History

For anyone interested in finding out out a bit about their family’s hostiry, a new course will be starting in Ventnor on Thursday 19th April. Running for three weeky between 1 – 3pm at

Thursday, 5th April, 2007 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New at The Library

New at The Library

There are tons of new titles in at the library this month, but here’s a small selection to whet your appetite. Bernard CORNWELL The Lords of the North Beryl BAINBRIDGE According to Queeney – a novel

Wednesday, 4th April, 2007 4:02pm

By Tess Jessop with one comment