Government announce £1.57bn rescue package for The Arts (updated)

audience of ventnor exchange theatre 2018

Isle of Wight museums, theatres, live music venues, and those who work in those sectors, will be breathing a sigh of relief as a £1.57bn rescue package is announced

Monday, 6th July, 2020 6:57am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight artists and organisations awarded a share of £161,000 emergency Covid-19 funding

Jack barnes, Jack Whitewood and Mhairi Macaulay

The funding is designed to alleviate the immediate pressures faced by Isle of Wight artists, creative practitioners, arts organisations, museums over the summer. Details within

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 1:44pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival takes a year out in light of Coronavirus: Expect something in its place though

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The thousands who take part in or visit Ventnor Fringe Festival will be disappointed to hear of the cancellation, but organisers still hope to mark the occasion in a special, creative way

Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 1:49pm

By Sally Perry

Nuffield Southampton Theatres goes into administration

nuffield theatre

The theatre was a popular haunt for many Islanders, both those watching, as well as those performing

Friday, 15th May, 2020 1:30pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival announce their first confirmed acts for 2020

Gengahr

Ventnor Fringe Festival returns this July and brings with it a great variety of live music, comedy, theatre, fun for the kids and loads more. Check out the first round of announcements

Friday, 6th March, 2020 6:34pm

By Jack Whitewood

Major upgrade for Events OnTheWight listings site making it easier to find and publicise Isle of Wight events

New version of Events OnTheWight site launched

Our event listing site has had a huge upgrade and is bursting with upcoming events. Over the last decade it has remained Google’s highest-placed dedicated What’s on guide on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 6th March, 2020 4:51pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Tonight: Pay what you can for poignant play about young people battling with mental health

LAST NIGHT AND THE PILL

This poignant show challenges the audience to think about how they support young people battling with mental health, and how easy it can be to overlook the issues people within your own family

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 11:04am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight theatre company and female punk band joins forces for Southampton production

LAST NIGHT AND THE PILL

The Horsebox Theatre Company will have underscore music provided by The Pill for their latest production in Southampton

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 6:04pm

By Sally Perry

Vectis Radio’s soap opera, ‘Penny for your Thoughts’, reaches 100th episode

Vectis Radio soap stars

The soap is set in a community where everyone knows everyone else. Sound familiar? That's because it's set on the Isle of Wight

Monday, 9th December, 2019 8:20am

By Kevin Wilson with one comment

Want to perform at Ventnor Fringe Festival in 2020? Applications now open

artist performing on stage

If you'd like to perform at Ventnor Fringe next year, register as early as possible to be in with the best change of obtaining the slots you’d like

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 11:30am

By Jack Whitewood

Melodic Choir does Mamma Mia this weekend for Wight Brainy Bunch

Abba album and guitar strings

If you don't have plans for Saturday night or Sunday afternoon, why not head to Apollo Theatre and support the Wight Brainy Bunch

Friday, 8th November, 2019 8:38am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Exchange launch new season of shows this week

Rob Auton holding a dead plant

Become a Friend of Ventnor Exchange and get 2for1 tickets to all events. With the new season out this week, you'll need to act fast to avoid missing out

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 5:32pm

By Jack Whitewood