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

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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?

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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

Ryde Arts – Stitching the town together in 2018

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Over the summer and into the autumn, as part of Ryde Arts, you’ll be able to enjoy unique music events, art installations, theatre and poetry, as well as workshops, carnivals, films and more.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 5:30pm

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Former tourism chief branches out into children’s poetry

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Former CEO of Visit Isle of Wight has launched a new Website of children's poetry, with regular updates.

Friday, 2nd March, 2018 12:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Storytelling Laureate on the Isle of Wight for National Storytelling week

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Legendary storyteller, Taffy Thomas, will be on the Isle of Wight for National Storytelling week in February performing and running a storytelling workshop.

Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 10:15am

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THEM 2 fill art_house_life with Xmas cheer and laughter for DementiaUK

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The ‘furiously fabulous females aka THEM 2’ performed their quirky mix of poetry, prose and anecdotes in aid of Dementia UK last weekend in Ventnor.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 6:50pm

By Joanna Kori

New contemporary poetry journal, Eye Flash, now open for submissions

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A new contemporary poetry journal for the South of England launches this October and is now open for submissions.

Friday, 21st July, 2017 11:22am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Pride announce new Arts Festival

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Fantastic news as Isle of Wight Pride team up with redTIE theatre and the Apollo theatre to create an amazing Isle of Wight Pride Arts Festival in the heart of Newport in the run-up to the main event next month.

Monday, 12th June, 2017 6:27pm

By Matthew Bundy

Lawrence Holofcener: A truly inspirational man

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Lawrence Holofcener had achieved so much in his lifetime; singing; writing; acting; directing and creating fantastic pieces of artwork, he really was an true inspiration. Our sincerest thoughts go out to all of his family and friends.

Saturday, 8th April, 2017 9:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Multi award-winning poet Luke Wright back for one night only (tonight)

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Drop whatever you're doing tonight and head to Ventnor Exchange. We saw Luke perform last year and his performance was outstanding. Don't miss this one-off show tonight (Thursday).

Thursday, 16th March, 2017 2:09pm

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