A new exhibition telling the story of Ventnor Winter Gardens from its launch in the 1930s until the present day is offering visitors an incentive to provide their feedback on the way forward for the south coast entertainments venue with ideas for its future.
Visitors will be asked to complete and return a feedback form. All completed forms will be entered into a free prize draw, with opportunities to win some fun and entertaining prizes.
Local businesses have generously donated prizes. The Royal Hotel has donated lunch for two people at the Royal Garden Cafe; its fully licensed café with a Mediterranean sunshine menu at Ventnor Botanic Gardens and Hillside has donated a bottle of Joseph Perrier Champagne, Cuvee Royale Brut. In addition the Winter Gardens is offering two tickets to a show of your choice, to be redeemed by the end of March 2011.
The free-to-attend event, which runs from 11-19 September, is the start of a public consultation to establish the best way forward to secure the Winter Gardens? long-term future. The exhibition will explain some of the issues Ventnor Winter Gardens faces today, as well as the history of the building, plus posters and photographs from past events.
Feedback forms will be available from the Winter Gardens and at supporting venues around Ventnor. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 30th September and the prize draw will be made on Monday 11th October.
Suggestions and comments from exhibition visitors will be compiled and presented at the October Ventnor Town Council meeting.