Creative Island

The Isle of Wight has a rich history of incredible creative talent. Home to famous poets, writers and photographers in the Victorian age, the talent is still strong today.

From artists and photographers to poets, theatre groups, live music and more, there is always something cultural to report on or feature. If we’ve written about it, this is where you’ll find it.

40 artists for 40th Anniversary of Quay Arts: All welcome to preview event

contemporary art summer exhibition

Forty artists from the Contemporary British Painting Group will be exhibiting at Quay Arts during their 40th anniversary year. Meet some of the artists this Saturday at the preview event.

Wednesday, 27th July, 2016 6:50pm

By Georgia Newman

Quay Arts host great live music tonight (Free)

tom george

Four great Isle of Wight musicians will be performing at Quay Arts in Newport. Grab some friends and head over for a night of free live music.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 11:44am

By Sally Perry

Dimbola presents two new exhibitions

andy hollingshead

Two very different exhibitions are now running through the summer and into the autumn at Dimbola Museum and Galleries. Well worth the visit.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 6:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Review: It came from the Devil’s Isle

A great evening was had by all and over £100 raised for the Isle of Wight Youth Trust at this Devil's Isle event.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 8:20am

By Rachel Rocks

Binnel Studios Summer Exhibition returns to St Lawrence

binnel summer exhibition

The six fully-established, award-winning artists, based at Binnel Studios in St Lawrence, invite you to their second summer exhibition between 6-8 August. Highly recommended if you appreciate world-class quality.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 5:15pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight author finds success in Japan

diana kimpton book japan

Great news for this Isle of Wight author, as her books become a success in Japan. The main character, Amy Wild, has become Mia Wight in honour of the Island where Diana Kimpton has lived for over 40 years.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 12:36pm

By Diana Kimpton

Rhythmtree Festival now in full swing. What are you waiting for?

plastic mermaids at rhythmtree 2016

Day tickets available for those who want to dip in on Saturday or Sunday. It really is one of our favourite festivals.

Saturday, 16th July, 2016 9:46am

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Cow Co Presents: Summer Sunset Shindigs

At the Cow Co Summer Sunset Shindigs you get great outdoor food, incredible sunsets, a range of family entertainment and an eclectic mix of Isle of Wight bands performing live every Thursday evening throughout the summer.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 4:34pm

By Feature Writer

Firestone Copse as you’ve never seen it before (video & gallery)

firestone copse from the air

This drone footage and the images taken above the canopy of Firestone Copse are outstandingly beautiful. Thanks to Andrew for sharing with OnTheWight readers.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 12:33pm

By Sally Perry

Contemporary British Painting’s Summer Exhibition comes to Quay Arts

Cobra

Some of the most exciting emerging and award-winning artists in the UK today will be holding their Summer Exhibition at Quay Arts from the end of the month. All welcome to private view on 30th July.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 11:05am

By Georgia Newman

What do you do during a zombie apocalypse? Watch Burlesque of course

ASM Photography Sugar the Rim

Not for the faint-hearted, the Lunar Hex marked a zombie apocalypse last Saturday night in Ryde. Survivors were treated to an evening of Gorelesque Burlesque, live music, spoken word, drag and lots of glitter.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 9:40am

By Rachel Rocks

The Lion and the Wolf now represented by same music agency as Bon Iver

tom george

Hailing from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, Tom George aka The Lion and the Wolf, is now being represented by the Coda music agency. Many congrats Tom!

Thursday, 14th July, 2016 1:57pm

By Sally Perry