Creative Island

The Isle of Wight has a rich history of incredible creative talent. Home to famous poets, writers and photographers in the Victorian age, the talent is still strong today.

From artists and photographers to poets, theatre groups, live music and more, there is always something cultural to report on or feature. If we’ve written about it, this is where you’ll find it.

I Spy With My Ventnor Eye … 18

I Spy With My Ventnor Eye … 18

If you’ve just joined us here at VentnorBlog you will be wondering what this I Spy business is? We’re running a competition to see who is the most observant in town. So far, 8 year

Wednesday, 12th April, 2006 12:26pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

DiG – The Long Good Friday

DiG – The Long Good Friday

I can’t keep up at the moment, there’s so much stuff going on in Ventnor, but one thing that I won’t be forgetting to do this week, is to get myself down to the

Wednesday, 12th April, 2006 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Wight Source Music Courses

Wight Source Music Courses

Many in Ventnor will already know Andy Jones (aka Randy Bones) who has been DJing and producing music for over 18 years. He’s been pretty successful in his field, and a number of his

Tuesday, 11th April, 2006 2:32pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

The Return of Shopping Trolley

The Return of Shopping Trolley

Ah … the sun has gone in, and it’s got all cold again … what happened to our lovely weather? Fear not, if you have to stay inside today, make use of the time and

Tuesday, 11th April, 2006 1:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Neighbourhood Learning – New Summer Courses

Ventnor Neighbourhood Learning – New Summer Courses

It’s that time again … Easter hols will be finishing in a week and the new Ventnor Neighbourhood courses are starting soon. Alison Knapman has been busy whipping up enthusiam amongst the tutors and there’s

Monday, 10th April, 2006 9:34pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Jazz Bazaar Marquee

Jazz Bazaar Marquee

As we all know, the Jazz Festival is currently rocking Ventnor. One of the lesser known parts of the festival is the Jazz Bazaar Marquee at Salisbury Gardens on Dudley Road, nestled between

Saturday, 8th April, 2006 11:50pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

I Spy With My Ventnor Eye … 17

I Spy With My Ventnor Eye … 17

Leila got in fast again for No.16 correctly guessing the sign was in Pound Lane. So, the scores are really hotting up now … Maddy – 6 points Leila – 5 points Mark – 2 points Dave – 2

Friday, 7th April, 2006 11:59am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hold Your Horses : Mista Mushroom Update

Here’s a message from MM for all you kids out there planning to go along on Sunday to ClubK (there are lots of ‘its’ … is there a hidden meaning?): After some confusion I

Thursday, 6th April, 2006 9:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Mista Mushroom Album Release ….

Mista Mushroom Album Release ….

All fans of Mista Mushroom (and I know there are lots of you in Ventnor) will know that they were due to be playing at St George’s on 14th April. Unfortunately this has had

Wednesday, 5th April, 2006 11:20am

By Sally Perry with one comment

I Spy With My Ventnor Eye … 16

I Spy With My Ventnor Eye … 16

True, the last image was a pretty easy one to spot, but I thought I’d be kind. Leila guessed this one quickly and has obviously been walking around with her head held high (rather

Tuesday, 4th April, 2006 1:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

IOW International Jazz (Divas) Festival …

IOW International Jazz (Divas) Festival …

Friday 7th April sees the opening night of the 2006 Isle of Wight International Jazz (Divas) Festival and the Jazz Office in Pier Street is a hive of activity as Festival directors Phil &

Tuesday, 4th April, 2006 10:51am

By Sally Perry

I Spy With My Ventnor Eye … 15

I Spy With My Ventnor Eye … 15

Maddy got there finally with I Spy 13 (the doorway between model shop and Somerfield) Then Mark managed to guess the April Fools I Spy, well done Mark … you really deserved it! Here’s

Tuesday, 4th April, 2006 9:42am

By Sally Perry