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.

Last chance to see Undecided Earth exhibition

undecided art collective exhibition at ventnor exchange

Exhibiting artists at Undecided Earth include Tania Dixcey, Rachael Berry, Cooly Haste, Adam Harvey, Teresa Grimaldi, Holly Maslen, Julie Hutchison and many others.

Friday, 15th November, 2019 8:05pm

By Sally Perry

Unwanted gardening equipment needed for school project: Can you help?

gardening tools

Students with speech, language and communication difficulties have been working hard to clear outside areas ready to develop and now need gardening tools to learn how to grow produce

Friday, 15th November, 2019 1:27pm

By Michaela White

Life of pioneering chemist who played formative role in development of ‘The Pill’, John Mills, to be celebrated today

John Mills by his bookshelves

Ventnor resident, who worked on the creation of ‘The Pill’ and pioneering work in the Art world, will today (Friday) be bid farewell and his rich and fulfilling life celebrated during a service at the Crematorium

Friday, 15th November, 2019 11:32am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor student celebrates success at City College annual awards

Congrats confetti on gravel

The student from Ventnor was recognised for his exceptionally good attitude, extracurricular activities, additional student support within class, and his resource provision

Monday, 11th November, 2019 12:16pm

By Bex Pearce

‘Grumpy’ the Grey Seal heads to the Isle of Wight to ‘chill out’ on Ventnor beach (video)

grumpy the seal on ventnor beach

'It's always sunny in Ventnor,' Grumpy the 30+-year-old Grey Seal had heard, so he popped over from West Sussex to "chill out on the Island for a bit"

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 1:27pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Act now to have your work included in the ‘Undecided Earth’ art exhibition

Extinction Rebellion protesters holding up red hands

Original art, Letters to the Earth and Climate Emergency placards are welcome as part of the Undecided Earth exhibition opening later this week

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 11:24am

By Julie Hutchison

‘On Your Doorstep’ event showcases community groups

two cups of tea being offered

Next week residents are invited to an 'On Your Doorstep' event where local and Island-wide voluntary sector and community groups will showcase what they do

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 8:13am

By Tony McCarthy

Appeal to raise £2,500 for lifesaving therapy dog to help young Islander

evan and his sister

Not only will a therapy dog be a great physical comfort to young Evan, but it will be trained to notice seizures, of which there are many and mostly silent

Sunday, 27th October, 2019 11:00am

By Sally Perry

Can you help clear weeds so Ventnor’s Flower Fairy can do her magic?

flower fairy's garden

Some helping hands are needed to clear an area of weeds by the playground so the Flower Fairy can sow seeds before winter sets in

Friday, 25th October, 2019 6:12pm

By Sally Perry

Undecided Earth : An Exhibition about the ecological crisis

undecided earth

We can't wait to see what new works have been created for this Undecided Art Collective Exhibition

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 6:20pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight comedy writer slips yet another BAFTA nominated show under her belt

hannah george looking into camera

Fingers are crossed once again as Class Dismissed - which Hannah wrote a series of sketches for - is nominated for a comedy award in the Children's BAFTAs

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 3:52pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS share more about their latest album (video)

sean oakley dave and mike champion cropped

Having had some time for the third album to sink in, OnTheWight caught up with CHAMPS to find out more about their influences, new manager and why at least two songs reference red stars

Sunday, 20th October, 2019 9:59am

By Sally Perry