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.

Ventnor Cricket Club: Results and Fixtures

FINE ALL ROUND DISPLAY BRINGS TITLE CLOSER Ventnor are eight points away from a fourth successive Southern Electric Premier League Division 2 title after a superb 108 run victory over Rowledge on Saturday. This

Thursday, 30th August, 2007 12:28pm

By Fiona Newnham

Ventnor Library Exhibition: St Catherine’s Lighthouse

Ventnor Library Exhibition: St Catherine’s Lighthouse

If you haven’t been down (or up) to Ventnor Library recently, you won’t have seen the new exhibition. It’s a very extensive exhibition that covers the history of St. Catherine’s Lighthouse and its predecessors. Michael

Wednesday, 29th August, 2007 9:00am

By Sally Perry

Peter Pan Auditions

Peter Pan Auditions

If you went along to see the excellent production, In The Spotlight, over the summer by the Ventnor Theatre Group and felt inspired to get involved in the next one, put this date in

Wednesday, 29th August, 2007 8:25am

By Sally Perry with one comment

C’mon Everybody

C’mon Everybody

You don’t have to have been a teenager during the 50s and 60s to appreciate the music of that time, but if you were, a show on at The Ventnor Winter Gardens in a

Tuesday, 28th August, 2007 10:18am

By Sally Perry

We Will Rock You Opens Tonight

We Will Rock You Opens Tonight

Don’t forget that tonight is the opening night for We Will Rock You at The Ventnor Winter Gardens. Having spoken to the those working behind the scenes at yesterday’s dress rehearsal, it sounds like

Monday, 27th August, 2007 10:17am

By Sally Perry with one comment

New Wight Loos The Greenest In The Nation

New Wight Loos The Greenest In The Nation

You might’ve heard about the revamp happening to public loos around the Island and maybe you even went down to the Winter Gardens to see the proposed plans for the esplanade loos last month. Well,

Friday, 24th August, 2007 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Powerboat P1: Round the Island Audio

Powerboat P1: Round the Island Audio

Yes – you heard it … some of the Powerboat P1 just went past us in Ventnor (complete with helicopters) only 25 minutes after they set off from Cowes! Makes the sailing Round the

Friday, 24th August, 2007 3:40pm

By Simon Perry

Don’t Forget Grand Donkey Day Out

Don’t Forget Grand Donkey Day Out

Yes, don’t forget this bank holiday Monday sees the Grand Donkey Day Out over at the Donkey Sanctuary in Wroxall. A great day of fun for the family with live music and entertainment, followed by

Friday, 24th August, 2007 1:34pm

By Sally Perry

IW Cycling Festival: Singles Cycle

IW Cycling Festival: Singles Cycle

Organisers of IW Cycling Festival have taken a leaf out of the IW Walking Festival’s books and organised a ‘singles’ cycle on Saturday 22nd September. Setting off at 2pm from Shanklin Railway Station, this will

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2007 4:30pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Library: Mud, Muck and Slime

Ventnor Library: Mud, Muck and Slime

If you’re looking for something to do with the kids tomorrow, why not head down to Ventnor Library for some free fun! Titled Mud and Muck and slimy things! there will be free stories and

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2007 12:04pm

By Tess Jessop

Skate Ramp Returned: Grind Rail Still Missing

Skate Ramp Returned: Grind Rail Still Missing

Very pleased to report that the hired skate ramp that went missing during the clear up from the StreetStyle festival has been returned. This is great news, as the ramp was hired in for the

Wednesday, 22nd August, 2007 8:32am

By Sally Perry

In The Spotlight: Final Performance Tonight

In The Spotlight: Final Performance Tonight

In case you didn’t realise, tonight is the last chance to see the brilliant performance of Ventnor Theatre Group’s In The Spotlight. Here are some of the rave comments left on the blog about

Tuesday, 21st August, 2007 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment