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.

Wild Florist Wild launch ‘Friday Flowers’: Beautiful, sustainable garden flowers grown by the edge of the Downs

Bouquet by Wild Florist Wild

The beautiful flowers, grown in a garden by the edge of the Downs, are available to order for Friday deliveries on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 9:46am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Fringe 2021 promise the most diverse, interesting and creative festival yet

Comedy & Cabaret Tent by Julian Winslow

Ventnor Fringe Festival is shaping up to be the most diverse, interesting and creative it’s ever been, says Jack Whitewood, and the celebration we all need after 2020

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 5:41pm

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Exchange bring us unhinged, bonkers and hilarious outdoor performances

Juliet and Romeo and the Importance of Being Earnest

Ventnor Exchange have lined up some fantastic outdoor events providing a safe way for us all to begin to experience live events once again

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 9:28am

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Day an opportunity to celebrate strength of the town’s community spirit

Ventnor Day Poster showing tghe bandstand and colourful trees and bushes

Ventnor Day brings music, performance, stalls and food in the picturesque setting of Ventnor Park

Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 9:43am

By Tony McCarthy

Farewell John Armstrong, it was a pleasure to have known you

John Armstrong sitting on a chair reading poetry

John's dry wit and thought-provoking poetry will be fondly remembered by all who knew him

Thursday, 22nd April, 2021 11:20am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Watch: Hidden Goddess by Isle of Wight musician and poet, Cooly Haste

Hidden Goddess - Cooly Haste typed on top of image of two women from egyptian film

Sit back and let Isle of Wight musician and poet, Cooly Haste, take you on a journey through the A to Z of goddesses

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 6:48pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Register to become a volunteer at this year’s Ventnor Fringe Festival

Ventnor Fringe in the Park

Ventnor Fringe Festival welcomes volunteers from all ages and backgrounds. Register today if you want to take part

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 4:31pm

By Sally Perry

40,000 Euro project to find sustainable way to remove seaweed funded by EU

Ventnor Harbour

The project begins on 1st May and will look at sustainable ways to remove the seaweed from Ventnor Harbour - something that currently costs the tax payer £87,500 a year

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Botanical residency for Isle of Wight artist

Artists Paint Brushes

Over the next three months Guy Eades will be based at Ventnor Botanic Garden three days week

Friday, 9th April, 2021 12:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Lockdown research uncovers the true identities of two Dickens’ characters, and they lived in Bonchurch

Ink and quill

This lockdown project has uncovered that two of Charles Dickens' characters were based on real Bonchurch residents. See within

Sunday, 4th April, 2021 10:45am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Always innovating: New kind of theatre performances from Ventnor Exchange

People walking past Ventnor Exchange

Always looking at new ways of helping people enjoy theatre, these 'over the phone' and zoom performances from Ventnor Exchange certainly tick the box

Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 5:34pm

By Jack Whitewood

Isle of Wight named ‘one of the best places to live in 2021’, of course

Ventnor Fringe - champs - mixed age audience

The Sunday Times showcases all the great things about living on the Isle of Wight

Sunday, 28th March, 2021 1:29pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments