We love Ventnor and we’re sure you do too! If you’re a visitor or lucky enough to live here we have some great inspiration for things to do in Ventnor this July. Don’t forget to head to the Spyglass whilst you’re here to enjoy a hearty meal, cold drink with a great atmosphere overlooking the sea!
23rd – 28th July
This month Ventnor will play host to the ever popular Ventnor Fringe Festival from the 23rd – 28th July. Enjoy pop-up cinemas, basement bars, gigs and mystery tours, as the town comes alive with this multi-award-winning arts festival. The Spyglass is the perfect spot to get lunch between activities right in the heart of it all. See https://vfringe.co.uk/ for more details.
Do you love all things spooky? Join Marc Tucky from The Isle of Wight Ghost Experience every Tuesday for a ghost walk at Ventnor Botanic Garden from 8pm. Learn about the local history and enjoy creepy tales of paranormal happenings on the site of the old TB hospital. Visit www.facebook.com/iwghostexperience/ for more details
After treating yourself to a delicious lunch at the Spyglass why not take a relaxing walk along the coast to Steephill Cove. This quaint little cove nestled just south of Ventnor is the perfect spot to enjoy a peaceful stroll or a quieter afternoon by the sea. Steephill Cove is roughly a 20-30 minute walk from the Spyglass if you’re planning to enjoy a nice meander but the views and scenery are truly breathtaking, don’t miss the Ventnor sign in the cliff, a great spot for a photo.
Winter Gardens Markets
Enjoy the weekly indoor market at The Winter Gardens, just at the top of the esplanade. Browse a whole variety of goodies and support some small independent businesses selling everything from crafts to scarves, books, fudge and bags. Shop till you drop and then rest your legs with lunch at The Spyglass.
We all love a bit of live music, especially when it’s performed by talented local musicians. If you’re on the hunt for live music on the Isle of Wight we have you covered with live entertainment every evening as well as Saturday and Sunday lunch times. This means you can expect sets from:
Jazz guitarist and singer Nick Page is a self-taught musician and enjoys playing the Great Standard songs from the likes of Cole Porter and the Gershwins. A professional musician for nearly thirty years, he has worked with many of the best known names in jazz including Ronnie Scott and Humphrey Lyttelton.
As a youngster Roger learned to play the trumpet, piano and church organ, on leaving school he worked in local hotels, playing cocktail piano music, backing cabaret artistes and providing the music for ballroom dancing.
JC & Angelina
Jazz and Blues
JC and his sister Angelina have worked together professionally for ten years performing locally and internationally. Their emphasis is on old time jazz, country and blues as well as heartfelt ballads. They work as a duo, independently, as part of their five piece band The Dance Preachers and in The Gramophone Party Trio.
Visit thespyglass.com/live-music for a full list of who is playing and for more info.