Escape the pressure of the festive season with Planet Aware and friends at the Alternative Spirit of Christmas

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Escape the commercial pressure of the festive season at this event with storytelling, music, poetry as well as simple up-cycling crafts

Saturday, 30th November, 2019 9:07am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Fringe Festival smashes box office records on tenth anniversary: Dates for 2020 announced

Barney Artist performing at Ventnor Fringe

The Box Office records were smashed with almost 6,500 tickets for Ventnor Fringe Festival being sold. It's no wonder those performing fall in love with this town and want to return.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 7:13pm

By Sally Perry

Head to Ventnor this weekend and join in celebrations for the tenth Ventnor Fringe Festival

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There truly is something for everyone this weekend at the tenth Ventnor Fringe Festival. Head to Ventnor this weekend and we're sure you'll find plenty to entertain and enrich your soul.

Saturday, 27th July, 2019 11:03am

By Sally Perry

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

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

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

ventnor fringe festival side of container in harbourside

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

bruce laker with hat

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

James Arthur and quarr abbey poets

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