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Best for Last is a term heard all too often. Why is it that when something is last it should be best? Having said this, Lounge Around Town is going to be insatiable. My point is that we’ve had a fantastic array of actors, singers, puppeteers, magicians, traders, volunteers and of course yourselves join us in Ventnor this week.

I mark Ventnor Fringe as my cultural injection of the year. It’s a rare occasion that you are able to cruise the streets at a leisurely pace and encounter a barber-shop quartet, Island City Music in full band busking or Jack Pout with his guitar.

I had the fortune to chat with wonderfully charismatic Eve Ferret for the second year in a row, a sit down with Joan Ellis and meet both of Ed Summer’s alter egos, Seska and Karl Sparx.

Then moved by a Shakespeare play (Scena Mundi), fell asleep in an art exhibition (UAC) and rekindled by childhood love of Zap with Lejo (Hands Up).

It’s not over just yet; we have a full music bonanza today! Last year’s Lounge Around Town saw the likes of Champs, Alessi’s Ark, Pale Seas and a Dj set from The Maccabbees own Felix White. Today will kick start at 1pm in the Woodland Bar with DJ’s and continue until the pinnacle with Hooton Tennis Club. 

We’d love to hear your tales. If you feel so inclined to share we’d love to hear them, email review@vfringe.co.uk.