Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor is an absolute jewel. A beautiful area that has, since the Victorians discovered its magic been loved by those who have been lucky enough to find it.

Known for years as a centre for arts on the Isle of Wight, of late it’s become a Mecca for food lovers, with some of the best restaurants on the Island being gathered in this single town.

Its beach is a delight, held within an arced cove, with a mixture of golden sand and shingle. For those on the beach, food, drinks and ice cream needs are met by a wide selection of businesses along the Esplanade.

Ventnor Fringe Festival: Moves to new dates for 2019


The new dates will ensure that Ventnor Fringe Festival does not clash with any other festivals taking place at the same time and will mean that performers going to Edinburgh can preview their shows on the Island beforehand.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe another success with over 4,500 tickets sold

Ventnor Fringe

With over 4,500 tickets sold Ventnor was buzzing with activity all week for the ninth Ventnor Fringe Festival. Despite the weather, it was a huge success. Here's to 2019!

Monday, 13th August, 2018 2:01pm

By Sally Perry

The Ventnor Mermaid, created on other people’s rubbish by Not Dead Yet

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Ventnor might now be home to Phlegm's Ventnor Giant, but has also this week been hosting the Ventnor Mermaid, created by Isle of Wight artist Not Dead Yet. Do you want to take her home?

Saturday, 11th August, 2018 12:08pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Play written and performed by young Islanders celebrates the culture and unique identity of seaside towns

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This performance is a dynamic, avant-garde narrative that follows the rise of a new political figure in a seaside town, who capitalises on an accident with a pothole and the local bingo caller. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 2:11pm

By Feature Writer

WATCH: Island’s tallest mural, ‘Ventnor Giant’, created by world-renowned street artist, Phlegm

Ventnor Giant Mural - Julian Winslow

Head to Ventnor to see the amazingly detailed three-storey mural of the 'Ventnor Giant', the tallest piece of street art on the Isle of Wight. It was commissioned by Ventnor Exchange and created by world-renowned street artist, Phlegm.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 5:45pm

By Sally Perry

See the Isle of Wight on Gardeners’ World later this week

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Tune in on Friday to see Gardeners' World presenter, Mark Lane, make a visit to the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 6th August, 2018 1:00pm

By Sally Perry

Make a dragonfly costume and be part of Ventnor Carnival: Workshops today


Pop along with the kids to the workshops today to make dragonfly costumes and take part in the two Ventnor Carnivals.

Monday, 6th August, 2018 8:28am

By Sally Perry

Watch these beautiful dolphins dancing off the Isle of Wight coast last weekend


These happy dolphins seemed to be having great fun racing alongside this boat off the Isle of Wight coast yesterday afternoon. Thanks to David for sharing the footage on Facebook for all to see.

Sunday, 5th August, 2018 11:02am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2018: A peek at what not to miss and more

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Enrich your soul this week and head to Ventnor for the Fringe Festival for a week of theatre, live music, comedy, talks, art workshops, exhibitions and more - you won't be disappointed. There's so much to see and do, you'll never want to leave.

Sunday, 5th August, 2018 9:25am

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive: Over 100 residents share their views at ‘quiet road’ meeting

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Over 100 residents attended a meeting on Saturday to explore options of Undercliff Drive being reopened to through traffic, becoming a 'quiet road' and other suggestions. Vix Lowthion who chaired the meeting shares her report.

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 3:30pm

By Vix Lowthion with 6 readers' comments

Don’t miss highly-acclaimed performances by Stonecrabs Theatre at Ventnor Fringe

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Brazilian Theatre Director, Franko Figueiredo, returns to the Isle of Wight with two thought-provoking plays at the Ventnor Fringe.

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 11:05am

By Sally Perry

Young detectives needed to help solve bearnapping mystery


Book now for your young detectives to help make sense of riddles and solve clues of missing bear next week at Ventnor Fringe Festival.

Wednesday, 1st August, 2018 10:41am

By Sally Perry