Society Monthly Meetings

2020 Monthly Meeting Programme

Speaker programme for 2020: 31st January               Andy Butler: The 1950s and 60s – The Way Things Used to Be 28th February            Nick Minns: Michael Faraday and the IOW 27th March                 Annual General Meeting (followed by slide show)… read more »

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 2019

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 2019: “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 »

26th April 2019 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 »

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