Lights, camera, action!

The Isle of Wight can boast several film festivals, as well as a handful of film societies and interest groups.

We have many filmmakers living and working on the Island, taking inspiration from their surroundings. With two mainstream cinemas and several venues showing arthouse films, there is something for everyone.

Sideways At The Botanic Gardens

Sideways At The  Botanic Gardens

Don’t forget that tonight, the Ventnor Film Society will be showing Sideways at the Ventnor Botanic Gardens. It’s glorious, it’s bittersweet and it’s a comedy of male friendship and midlife crisis. The next film will be

Tuesday, 13th December, 2005 12:03am

By Sally Perry

Sideways

Sideways

Ventnor Film Society presents Sideways (certificate 15, 123 mins) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre on Tuesday 13 December 2005. This glorious, bittersweet comedy of male friendship and midlife crisis is a delight. The

Tuesday, 13th December, 2005 12:03am

By Sally Perry

Let’s Do The Numa Numa

Let’s Do The Numa Numa

Ok, this is supposed to be a blog about Ventnor, but sometimes I come across stuff that I simply have to share. Simon has been delving around in google video and keeps sending me

Wednesday, 7th December, 2005 11:00am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Comme une Image

Comme une Image

Ventnor Film Society presents Comme une Image (certificate 12, 111 mins) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre on Tuesday 29 November 2005. Lolita, is the sensitive, overweight grown-up daughter of Etienne, a celebrated and

Tuesday, 1st November, 2005 9:10pm

By Sally Perry

A Fond Kiss

A Fond Kiss

Ventnor Film Society presents A Fond Kiss (directed by Ken Loach) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre on 15 November 2005. Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow, working as a DJ, whose devout

Tuesday, 1st November, 2005 9:00pm

By Sally Perry

7 Out of 10 For Creativity

7 Out of 10 For Creativity

It’s official, Newport has been voted the 7th (in top 20 list) most up and coming culturally creative places in the UK with the Island fast becoming a beacon for fostering musical and artistic

Thursday, 20th October, 2005 1:01pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Shopping Trolley: Was It A Dream?

Shopping Trolley: Was It A Dream?

I had to pinch myself this morning when I woke from a contented slumber ... was it a dream or did it really happen?

Monday, 17th October, 2005 7:45am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Shopping Trolley, 27 hours and counting ….

Shopping Trolley, 27 hours and counting ….

The third event is expected to be even bigger and better than the previous two.

Saturday, 15th October, 2005 4:57pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Vera Drake

Vera Drake

Ventnor Film Society presents Vera Drake (directed by Mike Leigh and starring Imelda Staunton) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre on 18 October 2005. Staunton and Leigh can both claim this tale of good neighbour,

Wednesday, 12th October, 2005 2:42pm

By Sally Perry

The Story Of The Weeping Camel

The Story Of The Weeping Camel

Ventnor Film Society presents The Story Of The Weeping Camel (certificate U, 87 mins) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre. Intriguing drama-documentary with a beautifully light touch, which lovingly observes the fascinating lives of

Wednesday, 12th October, 2005 2:25pm

By Sally Perry

My Summer of Love

Ventnor Film Society presents My Summer of Love at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre. Starts at 7.30pm and you can get drinks in the Cricket Club next door before and afterwards. Minibus services runs between

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:11pm

By Sally Perry

Shopping Trolley

Curated by the very lovely Raff Sunday 16th October sees the return of the Shopping Trolley at the Quay Arts in Newport …. expect a night of excellent visual art and music. Action

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment