Everyone is welcome to Ventnor for the 10th anniversary Ventnor Fringe Festival, with music, dance, theatre, comedy and more. This handy guide will help you navigate what the festival has to offer.
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.
Join Tick Tock Bridget as they invite you to eavesdrop on their latest book group meet up, discussing the story of knitwear-clad Jane the eccentric traveller through movement, dialogue and music with the “quirky, glass half-full Parisian vibes of Amelie".
The show is about what it's like to drag yourself up on stage when you're spectacularly shy, nervous, confused and a little bitter when your friend leaves you for dust as they become famous, but really it's about education, meditation and this rampant plague of distractedness that afflicts us all.
A moving service was held on Ventnor seafront to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when 300 veterans on board the MV Boudicca travelling from Portsmouth to Normandy, stop off the Ventnor coast to exchange signals. Listen to the audio and look at the 360 photos.
Saturday, 15th June, 2019 12:36pm
By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments
Cllr Ian Ward also says it's his view the Isle of Wight needs to have Undercliff Drive road open again, but will not make a decision until after the consultation.
Thursday, 13th June, 2019 11:41am
By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments
Under current plans these health visitors, who walk to most clients, will be forced to drive over seven miles from August (updated)
From August the team of four health visitors that usually walk to see most of their clients (families with children under five-years-old) will have to drive more than seven miles, all to save £4,500 rent at Salisbury Gardens.
Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 6:34pm
By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments
Weed-infested flower beds replaced with 300 plants, grown by hand with zero budget, by one champion volunteer
Lesley Brown asked to take over the weed-infested raised beds outside the Winter Gardens 12 months ago and has totally transformed them with zero budget and a lot of hard work.
Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 10:53am
By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments