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Ventnor Winter Gardens is hosting an exhibition telling the story of the south coast entertainments venue from its launch in the 1930s until the present day.
The display will include details of the issues it faces today and visitors will be encouraged to provide their ideas for its future.
The free-to-attend event runs from 12-19 September and is the start of a public consultation to establish the best way forward to secure the Winter Gardensʼ long-term future.
Share your memories
Ventnor Town Council is working with the Ventnor and District Local History Society to compile archive materials from the early days of the Winter Gardens. But it also wants to hear from patrons past and present about their favourite Winter Garden memories. The best pictures and stories will be included in the exhibition and contributors will be invited to a private VIP opening.
The exhibition will explain the issues Ventnor Winter Gardens faces today, as well as the history of the building, plus posters and photographs from past events.
Visitors will be asked to provide their feedback on the Winter Gardensʼ future – how they want to use it, the facilities they want and the types of activity that would attract them.
Feedback forms will be available from the Winter Gardens and at supporting venues around Ventnor. Suggestions and comments from exhibition visitors will be compiled and presented at the October Ventnor Town Council meeting.
Your Winter Garden Memories If you have a favourite story to tell about an event or activity at the Winter Gardens, and can also provide a picture to be copied or other memorabilia, contact Ventnor Town Clerk, David Bartlett by email [email protected] or in writing at the Winter Gardens, Pier Street, Ventnor, PO38 1SZ