Afternoon In Ventnor by Aaron Freeman

Ventnor on the Isle of Wight is a south facing resort with a micro climate owing to its position on the side of a cliff formation. With adjacent country walks and down lands, a fine beach, unique shops, nine pubs and eight churches it’s a great place to spend the afternoon or even longer!

Produced by Aaron Freeman for Ventnortv

Talkative peeps needed for our BBC listening project

BBC listening project

We’ve started recording conversations for the BBC listening project and we’re looking for more Islanders who’re willing to share a tale or two over a nice cup a’ tea (other beverages available).

The Listening Project is an ambitious new partnership between BBC Radio 4, BBC local and national radio stations, and the British Library.

Capturing the nation in conversation

Here’s what the BBC say…

We are asking people up and down the country to share an intimate conversation with a close friend or relative, to help to build a unique picture of our lives today. Some of these conversations will be broadcast across BBC radio and archived by the British Library, preserving them for future generations.

Talkative volunteers needed

Have you got a story to tell? Do you have a friend and can you spare an hour to meet us?
We’re recording at Ventnor Community Cafe most Saturday mornings, so why not pop in?
Drop us a line or contact us in the comments section below.

BBC Listening Project

Sally Peak: Bikes for Africa

St Lawrence resident and charity worker Sally Peake saw a need for personal transport among her African charges and set out to organise ‘Bikes for Africa’ which collects and sends out bicycles to the African centre. We Islanders take mobility for granted but when you have to travel miles for water and supplies or to get to a job without the benefit of bus services then a bike is a god-send.

If you haven’t got a bicycle to give, you can also send a donation instead.

Drop Sally a line:

Read more about Sally’s Charity work here:

Interview with John Cattle of Wight Trash Skate Park

It’s a park with a view. This skate park on the South Wight coast just below Ventnor is on a site that was once the Gas works. Now it’s more muscle powered as youngsters chase and challenge each other up and down the half pipes. They had to raise enough money locally to provide a weather screen and stability for the site which is right at the sea’s edge.

Check out Wight Trash for Clothing and Skate Board Accessories:


Ventnor Car Wash

When Firemen set out to raise money for charity they do not do it by halves – more by hose as you can see when the men from South Wight Ventnor Fire Station helped the local football club to raise cash to support training and kit for youth teams at the Rew Valley ground.

This was the last video made by the late Mike Furness, a much missed founder member of Ventnortv.

Film Premier of Death in Ventnor

A feature film made around the Island by Ventnor man and Producer David George had its world premier at the Medina Theatre attended by Island personalities. Who’d a thunk it? Its about a gang of robbers. But did they stop to think about getting off the Island afterwards?. Do WightLink or Red Funnel have special rates for people in a hurry or did they find that the Ferries had stopped for bad weather, maintenance or Christmas Day. The Mystery deepens!

This film screening took place on 19th April 2009 at the Medina Theatre, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Check out out the trailer below:

Produced and Directed by David George. Camera and Editing by David White.