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.

Take part in The Big Draw at Quay Arts this Saturday

The Big pencil

Quay Arts have teamed up with Eccleston George to deliver this drawing bonanza. The event is completely free and everyone is welcome, young and old, to take part.

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014 9:03am

By Ceri Mason

Don’t miss latest exhibition by acclaimed photographer Julian Winslow

Regatta 139

Julian's latest exhibition, REGATTA 139, can be see at Seaview Hotel from 25th October.

Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014 3:17pm

By Tracy Mikich

Extra screenings for Film Society starting tonight with Icelandic film

Shot from Of Horses and Men :

Starting tonight (Wed), Ventnor Film Society will be running extra screenings of their programmed films.

Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014 11:30am

By Linda Davis with one comment

Isle of Wight band Duveaux bring creativity to their Kickstarter appeal

Duveaux at iw festival:

Here at OnTheWight we're massive fans of the Isle of Wight music scene. It's so rich and diverse, there's always something for everyone, whatever genre of music you enjoy, so we're always happy to support where we can.

Friday, 17th October, 2014 12:38pm

By Sally Perry

All welcome to Caribbean stories and poems book launch

Davis Deen- drumming

Island entertainer, poet and master of ceremonies, Coco P, welcomes you all to his book launch on Wednesday in Ryde.

Tuesday, 14th October, 2014 9:59am

By Alison Knapman

Annie Leibovitz comes to Dimbola in 2015

Annie Leibovitz love heart shot:

World renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz will be bringing her ‘Pilgrimage’ exhibition to Dimbola next spring.

Thursday, 9th October, 2014 9:26am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Graffiti artist Steve Miles brings new exhibition to Ventnor

Steve Miles in his studio:

Graffiti artist, graphic and videogame designer Steve Miles (aka Toxic363) exhibits his first collection of work on canvas at Hillside Bistro this month.

Tuesday, 7th October, 2014 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

River and sky at Dimbola

Colin Riches and Lydia Fullylove

Suzanne and Alan checked out the new exhibition by Colin Riches and Lydia Fullylove at Dimbola Museum and Galleries.

Monday, 6th October, 2014 1:34pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Find out more about surrealist artist Man Ray later this week

Man Ray

The VDFAS lectures return to Medina Theatre this week with what looks to be a fascinating talk by Anthony Penrose. Find out how the Americian surrealist Man Ray influenced Antony's family and their work.

Monday, 6th October, 2014 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Read your poetry at festival to an improvised live jazz accompaniment

Jazz and poetry event

When Paul ran evenings like this at Waterstones, they were always very popular and a great night out.

Friday, 3rd October, 2014 4:33pm

By Sally Perry

Talking poetry on National Poetry Day

Poetry shack:

A former Islander has had a collection of his poems (including Island-inspired) published. Why not share your favourite poem with us and other readers on National Poetry Day

Thursday, 2nd October, 2014 3:32pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Take Badger for a Day Out around the Isle of Wight with new online game

Badgers Day Out brushing teeth - Howard Hardiman

Howard Hardiman's free online game is now live. Why not take Badger for a day out on the Isle of Wight?

Thursday, 2nd October, 2014 1:11pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments