Exchange Journal

07 Jan

No Time Like The Present: Toby Thompson Residency

Three weeks I spent developing a piece of theatre in collaboration with Jack Whitewood and Mhairi Macaulay. By the end of the second week I’m proud to say I had almost learnt to correctly spell Mhairi’s name.
14 Oct

Lion and the Wolf: Home Gig Tonight

Following in the footsteps of a very well received debut album, The Lion and the Wolf (aka. Mr Tom George) has just releases his new record, 'The Cardiac Hotel' recorded and produced right here in Ventnor by the talented Red Squirrel boys.

28 Sep

Summers over... so whats next?

It's been a fantastic summer on the Island this year, with record-breaking sunshine and a packed schedule of festivals and events, including the biggest Ventnor Fringe to date! But with Autumn settling in, it can begin to feel a lot quieter.

21 Sep

WATCH // Plastic Mermaids

Island favorites Plastic Mermaids have been releasing some films of their recording session at St Catherine's Church earlier in the year. They're making some fantastic sounds and finally beginning to get the wider recognition they deserve with radio play and a national tour about to start.

17 Sep

LISTEN // Lion & the Wolf

Ventnor-based Tom George (aka The Lion and the Wolf) is back with a new album and a great new single/video produced by fellow Ventnorian Luke Bridgeman.

14 Sep

Fringe 2017 - Dates confirmed

After our most successful year to date we're thrilled to announce next year's Ventnor Fringe will take place from Tuesday 8th - Sunday 13th August 2017.

12 Sep

Young Creative's are back!

Our Sunday workshops for young creatives are back, starting this week (18th Sept) and spanning skills from clay work to fashion drawing, collages to charcoal. 

All sessions run for two hours from 2pm - 4pm and there is a small £2 fee towards materials.

15 Aug

We love feedback!

Feedback and your thoughts help us make the festival better for future events. We'll use the responses to inform our planning for next year's event. Your suggestions are always very helpful in allowing us to see how we can improve!
14 Aug

Note From The Editor

This is our 20th issue of the Fringe Review! 

14 Aug

The Equal Blood Project: An Interview with Ben Hansen-Hicks

Where did the Equal Blood project come from?

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    Isle of Wight
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