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Wight 365: A Day by Day Film of the Isle of Wight

Wight 365: A Day by Day Film of the Isle of Wight which was part of the Ventnor Fringe this year will be shown as part of the Nonsense Art Exhibition at the Central (old Youth Club) in Victoria Street,  Ventnor, from 21 – 28 September 2019 (2-7 pm each day).  Free entry. Includes contributions from… read more »

Carnival Week in the Heritage Centre: 12-17 August 2019

This year Ventnor celebrates 130 years of Carnival, and that’s the title of our ‘Carnival Slide Show’ (Monday 12 August, at 7.30 in St Catherine’s Church).  During Carnival week 2019 we have free entry to the Heritage Centre for anyone presenting a Carnival Programme (admission  free for accompanied children under 16). We have been working with… read more »

An Evening With Charles Dickens: Saturday 27 July

An Evening With Charles Dickens: Saturday 27 July 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (tickets £6.00). Our Ventnor Fringe event this year will be staged in the Ventnor Heritage Centre on Saturday evening 27 July, from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm, where Origins Theatre will present its entertaining re-creation of ‘Charles Dickens: Storyteller’, capturing the atmosphere and energy… read more »

Society Meeting 28th June. “A Naturalist’s Year.”

The previously scheduled talk for this month,“The Archaeology of the Undercliff”, has unfortunately had to be postponed. We are very fortunate that Andy Butler has offered to step in and deliver a talk, “A Naturalist’s Year”  which will take a look at the wildlife to be seen in the Isle of Wight throughout the course… read more »

Society meeting 31 May 2019: ‘Ventnor – No Finer Place’

The previously scheduled talk for this month,“The Archaeology of the Undercliff”, has unfortunately had to be postponed, owing to the indisposition of the speaker. Instead, there will be a showing of the film “Ventnor – No Finer Place”, produced by the Society in 2000 and narrated by the late Shaw Taylor. Please note that the… read more »

Summer opening times start on Easter Monday (22 April)

Our 2019 Summer opening times begin on Easter Monday, 22 April.  The Museum and Heritage Centre will be open from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays.  (We are open on Saturday mornings all through the year). We look forward to seeing you if you visit… read more »

26th April Ventnor Breweries

The Society’s next meeting will feature a talk by Richard Downing, who will relate the history of Ventnor’s breweries, in particular Burt’s Brewery, which was established in 1840. Please note that this replaces the previously advertised talk by Brian Greening on Island life 100 years ago. This has now been rescheduled to 27th September. The meeting… read more »

29th March Society’s AGM with Ventnor Video Presentation

The next meeting will be the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Society, with reports presented by the Society’s officers, including a statement of its finances and election of new officers. In addition, there will be a short video presentation on Ventnor, entitled ” England’s Island in the Sun”, narrated by  the late Cliff Michelmore. The… read more »

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