You’ve heard of Edinburgh Fringe, well what about something a little closer to home? Have you been to the Isle of Wight? Well, what about Ventnor? If yes, you can’t forget this calming and peaceful feeling, being within the Isle of Wights lush landscape and green scenery you’d be surprised in finding this small seaside town is home to one of the Isle of Wight’s biggest arts festival.
Ventnor Fringe festival will be celebrating its tenth year from 23rd-28th July and will be home to a whole host of new venues. Plus its new dates allows them to welcome even more unique artists and performers to the festival. From comedians to the theatre, live music performances and visual arts – whatever your age and whatever your budget, don’t miss this extraordinary week in Ventnor.
Vectis Holiday Homes’ apartments and properties are ideally situated just a 15-minute drive away from the festival in the neighbouring seaside town of Shanklin. A perfect place for ‘culturphiles’ to stop off during their pilgrimage to Ventnor, you could even jump on the bus and enjoy one of the many festival bars located around the town from the oceanview of Harbourside, to the cosy woodland setting of Parkside.
The Fringe often sells-out during the festival, therefore its well-recommended to book early for shows you want to attend in advance, festival organisers have already said that some shows are on their way to selling out very soon!
On the first night of the fringe, two veterans of the event host their first show as a pair in the variety of ‘Love, Loss and Head Lice’. billed as a grim however light-hearted show during which Doolally and Reid, 2 ladies in their 30s, compulsively stew-over the highs, the lows and also the dreary middles of contemporary love, told through the medium of spoken word and song. With an enormous local following, we know it’s bound to be popular.
Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire brings a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming show concerning why we must always all be Team titanic. A writer on Eight Out of Ten Cats and also The Last Leg, she has had sold-out out shows at Ventnor Exchange, however, this is her premiere performance at Ventnor Fringe. Advance ticket sales are already sturdy and this looks possible to be among the first stand-up shows to sell out this year.
One of the foremost talked about new comedy podcasts of the last year arrives in Ventnor on the tail of its sell-out London residency. Drunk women solving Crime is a true-crime podcast with a twist…of lime. every episode sees the boozed-up panel of writer/comedian hosts Catie Wilkins, Taylor Glenn and Ventnor native Hannah George, welcome a prime guest to check out their drunk detective skills and solve true crime cases.
Vectis Holiday Homes are just a short distance from this exciting arts festival, if you’re looking for a last-minute booking or just want to get ready and book in advance for next years festival please do get in touch!