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.

Undecided Art Collective return to Ventnor Exchange

UAc Poster

The Undecided Art Collective never fail to impress with their exhibitions. The latest, Undecided², is promising to be no exception. Join the artists at tonight's launch, or catch the exhibition over the long-weekend.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 1:42pm

By Sally Perry

Inspirational Music Movement to host Blues and Rock night

blues guitarist

Three Isle of Wight bands will be performing at this fundraising gig for the Aspire Inspirational Music Movement on 6th May.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 12:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

A night of mischief, mayhem and rock in Ryde

Night of mayhem

Rachel Rocks has been out on the town again, hitting not one venue but two on Friday night. Check out her review of two events in Ryde.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 11:47am

By Rachel Rocks

Undecided Art Collective create ‘inside the box’ for latest exhibition

UAc Poster

The brilliant Undecided Art Collective will be serving up the fruits of their labour at the latest art show, titled Undecided², at Ventnor Exchange from Friday 29th April.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 8:15pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Rocks across four venues showcasing young musical talent

the orders

Four events across four venues, all raising money for charity and showcasing young Isle of Wight talent.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 5:28pm

By Sally Perry

Two new fascinating portrait exhibitions open at Dimbola

dimbola two exhibitions

Two new portrait exhibitions at Dimbola Museum and Galleries bring a treat for Islanders. Catch them between now and Sunday 10th July 2016.

Tuesday, 19th April, 2016 11:25am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Ventnor Film Society finish the season with ‘The Lady in the Van’

lady in the van

They were unable obtain the previously advertised film, Black Souls, so see the BAFTA nominated 'The Lady In The Van' at Ventnor Film Society's final screening of the season instead.

Monday, 18th April, 2016 12:12pm

By Linda Davis

Head to Ventnor Exchange for Record Store Day 2016


From 9am running all day into the evening, there will be lots of music related activities taking place at Ventnor Exchange on Saturday, not to mention RSD editions of classic vinyl and live music from Isle of Wight artists.

Friday, 15th April, 2016 6:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Last chance to see Lisa Traxler’s Cloud Collecting exhibition at Quay Arts

lisa traxler

Don't miss your last chance to see this extraordinary work by Isle of Wight artist Lisa Traxler.

Friday, 15th April, 2016 2:41pm

By Georgia Newman

Learn about the ‘Sicilian Splendours’ from Greece to the Normans

taormina amphitheatre

The Vectis Decorative Fine Art Society always manage to attract great speakers, sharing their expert knowledge of a range of subjects within the world of Art. Why not try this next week?

Thursday, 14th April, 2016 6:13pm

By Carolyn Power

Chalkpit Records present best new Indie artists at showcase night

XOCHKA - Frankie Backer, Ben Jones, James Pinfield-Wells, Ellis Durand

Don't miss out on this highly anticipated Chalkpit Records night of Original Independent Music.

Wednesday, 13th April, 2016 9:53am

By Silas Gregory

The Lotte Meitner-Graf Portraits: Two portrait photographers, a century apart

lotte portraits

Dimbola to host exhibition of two great women artists, showcasing their compelling photographic portraits. All welcome to the preview event on Thursday this week.

Tuesday, 12th April, 2016 11:51am

By Rachel Tait