Last call for Ventnor Fringe Festival volunteers: Give a few hours and become part of the VFringe family

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If you have some spare time, why not get involved? As previous a volunteer says, you’ll meet some of the kindest and most talented people you could imagine, all in this most amazing town.

Sunday, 21st July, 2019 9:41am

By Sally Perry

The Palace of Earthly Delights: For those who like their comedy satirical, outrageous and just plain bizarre

Coming to Ventnor Fringe festival - Absurd political storytelling from Max Turner Prize finalist James Harris, an original and intelligent political comic who is "growing in stature with every performance".

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 5:03pm

By Feature Writer

What not to miss at Ventnor Fringe Festival’s tenth anniversary

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There are loads of free things to see and do during the Ventnor Fringe, but in the meantime some ticketed shows are starting to get close to selling out, so here's a round-up of some of the best shows to see.

Sunday, 30th June, 2019 10:46am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2019: A quick guide on how to make the most of it

Ventnor Fringe Festival audience

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.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 5:13pm

By Sally Perry

Last chance to register for Ventnor Fringe

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If you're hoping to perform at this year's Ventnor Fringe Festival (celebrating its tenth anniversary), you'll need to register by midnight tomorrow (30th April).

Monday, 29th April, 2019 1:13pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight comedian launches star-studded podcast collaboration

Drunk women solving crime

Somehow, it's not surprising to hear that the 'Drunk Women Solving Crimes' podcast series was conceived in a pub. Launching on 5th September, it features a range of guests including Katherine Ryan, London Hughes, Nerina Pallot and Carol Decker (T’Pau).

Tuesday, 21st August, 2018 9:55am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival: Moves to new dates for 2019

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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

Dr John Cooper Clarke heading to the Isle of Wight this autumn

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Expect to see Shanklin Theatre packed to the gunnels this November when the original People's Poet comes to the Isle of Wight as part of his show touring across the UK, USA, Canada and Australasia.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 3:38pm

By Feature Writer

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

Ventnor Fringe 2018: What will you discover?

Ventnor Carnival Tobias Penner

The Ventnor Fringe Festival is undoubtedly one of our favourite festivals of the year. Set in a wide variety of unusual venues across this creative and quirky town there are 70 shows to choose from this year. Providing something for everyone!

Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 6:59pm

By Jack Whitewood

WATCH: Isle of Wight written and shot comedy sketch snapped up by BBC3

hannah george wedding comedy sketch

Anyone who's been to an elaborate wedding will relate to the sentiment behind this comedy sketch written, filmed and featuring Islanders which is now showing on BBC3 Facebook page.

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 8:49pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Mark Steel’s in Town: Ventnor tickets now available!

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People were excited to learn on Monday from OnTheWight that Mark Steel was coming to record his radio show in Ventnor. 'When can I get tickets?' was the most asked question. Right now is today's answer! Here's how.

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 12:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment