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

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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

Volunteer at Ventnor Fringe Festival and become part of the VFringe family

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.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 1:16pm

By Sally Perry

Individual Medley: A touching and funny cross-cultural coming-of-age memoir at Ventnor Fringe

Katrina Quinn performing on stage - looking as if about to dive into water

The show especially resonates with swimmers, people who've moved country and 90s kids, but the themes of growing up and learning to be confident in yourself and your body are universal. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Saturday, 8th June, 2019 1:16pm

By Feature Writer

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

Bruce Laker / Phaedra Kelly: Transgender campaigner, poet and musician passes away

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A campaigner for the rights of those in the trans community, a musician, artist and poet, Bruce Laker/Phaedra J Kelly passed away earlier this month. The funeral service takes place on Friday. Our thoughts are with all Bruce/Phaedra's family and friends.

Thursday, 28th February, 2019 1:51pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight poetry publisher boost after Poetry Book Society recommendation

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The reading recommendation by The Poetry Society has been a welcome boost for this Isle of Wight publisher.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 9:35am

By Charlotte Begg

Grab your tickets for PUNK’s end of exhibition closing party

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Grab your tickets, dig out your best punk outfits and head to Quay Arts on 9th February for the closing party of the PUNK exhibition.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 10:30am

By Tayla Smith

Distinguished North American poet, James Arthur, heads to Quarr Abbey

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No booking required for this free event at Quarr Abbey in February to hear distinguished North American poet, James Arthur and others read.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 9:44am

By Father Luke Bell

In conversation with Dr John Cooper Clarke: OnTheWight Podcast

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When a conversation starts, "No one has the imagination big enough to envisage the extent of Human evil ..." you know it's going to be an interesting chat. OnTheWight sat down exclusively with John Cooper Clarke this afternoon for a wide ranging discussion.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 6:38pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

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