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.

IWSO Review: Wasps, Violas and Elgar

Lorena Canto Wolteche

The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert held their second concert of the season last weekend and it was a cracker. Don't miss out on the next one in March.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 2:44pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Watch the latest Plastic Mermaids music video, Playing In Your Mind

Plastic Mermaids - band during playing in my mind

If you've had enough of hearing about politics or cuts to public services sit back and lose yourself in the latest music video from Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 9:09am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Film Society announce a great lineup for spring season

Leviathan grabs from film:

Ventnor Film Society have pulled together a fantastic programme for the spring season. Plenty of films well worth checking out.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 3:07pm

By Linda Davis

Find out more about Russian and Soviet Art this Thursday


The Vectis Decorative & Fine Arts Society moves to a new venue from tomorrow (Thursday). Join them at Quay Arts for the first lecture of 2015, a fascinating introduction to Russian art.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 10:56am

By Sally Perry

IW Symphony Orchestra bring you ‘A Celebration of English Music’

Loreno Canto Wolteche

Don't miss this chance to see up to 70 musicians performing on stage at Medina Theatre. Always a fabulous experience and well worth checking out.

Friday, 9th January, 2015 3:03pm

By Sally Perry

Sandown Cinema Club: Screening of Short Term 12

Short Term 12

Book your tickets before they go. Should be a great night.

Friday, 9th January, 2015 9:48am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Arts Festival announces its first headline acts for 2015

Isle of Arts signs :

Hear the anecdotes of a former Government Whip, sit back and enjoy a performance by one of UK’s best-loved cellists and hit the dance floor for a night of world-class Chicago Blues. Just some of the acts announced for this year's Isle of Arts Festival

Thursday, 8th January, 2015 9:00am

By Janneke Oxley with 3 readers' comments

Fantastic photos of Bloodstone Border Morris band on eve of Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice by Buron 640

We love these shots by Buron of Bloodstone Border Morris celebrating the eve of Winter Solstice on Culver Down yesterday.

Sunday, 21st December, 2014 2:26pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Latest music video from Isle of Wight band, Plastic Mermaids

Saturn - plastic mermaids video

This music video really suits the choral sopranos, interstellar synths, indie-pop, calypso and thumb-thumping funky bass of Plastic Mermaids' latest single, Saturn.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 6:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Funny: Vintage Isle of Wight postcards brought to life

Animated postcards :

Fight the Monday morning blues. Cheer yourself up by watching the third in the series of Isle of Wight Animated Postcards created by Justin Mason.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 12:08pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Sea Glass


Jonathan's annual Christmas story is a little early this year, but as the Island seems full of Christmas spirit, we're sure you'll enjoy it as much now as you would on Christmas Day.

Sunday, 14th December, 2014 10:37am

By Jonathan Dodd

Steve Miles takes Both Sides Exhibition to Newport

Steve Miles - Rembrandt Gallery

Another chance to catch some of Steve's work, this time with photos recording 30 years of his urban graffiti.

Friday, 12th December, 2014 4:42pm

By Sally Perry