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.

Change to programming at Ventnor Film Society

Caeser Must Die - grab from the film:

With the last month of the year almost upon us, so too see the end of the current Ventnor Film Society season of films.

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 4:13pm

By Sally Perry

Britain’s Got Talent auditions head to the Isle of Wight

Britain's got talent queues:

Have you got what it takes to impress the judges on Britain's Got Talent? Book your audition and head to Trinity Theatre next week to find out.

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 11:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Review: Another Fine Evening at the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

The stage at Medina Theatre was crammed full with around 70 musicians last weekend for the start of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra's season of concerts. We thought it was incredible, read on to see whether Jonathan agreed.

Saturday, 22nd November, 2014 12:49pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Find out how you can enjoy the fun of Raw Samba

Raw Samba - Green tops

You too can become part of this happy positive group. Open invitation on offer for free trials.

Friday, 21st November, 2014 11:02am

By Sally Perry

Camerata Choir to perform Faure’s Requiem at Wolverton Manor

Camerata Choir

This promises to be moving and inspiring concert and you'll also go home with a warm fuzzy feeling that you've helped towards Leukaemia Research.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 5:04pm

By Sally Perry

Bringing it all back home – a night to remember

Phil May -:

This gig is expected to be a sell-out, so make sure you reserve your tickets now for this night of live music from a rock legend and a string of surprise guest stars.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 12:09pm

By Feature Writer

‘Tales of the Wight’ author seeks help from Islanders

Rowing boat in the water:

Mandy Baldwin is seeking to raise £2,000 in order to complete a series of novels set on the Isle of Wight. There are a range of perks offered in return for donations.

Tuesday, 18th November, 2014 12:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Film Society offer two screenings this week

Mia Wasikowska in Tracks

Both nights are now sold out.

Monday, 17th November, 2014 9:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Symphony Orchestra returns to Medina this Saturday

Alexander Sitkovetsky IWSO Nov 2014

A brilliantly exciting season for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra has been mapped out, starting this Saturday. There is one seat left ready to be snapped up.

Thursday, 13th November, 2014 11:46am

By Sally Perry

An interview with Barbara Jane Mackie, creator of stage musical, Rumpy Pumpy

Barbara Jane Mackie

OnTheWight sits down with author, TV producer, script editor and now creator of her first musical, Barbara Jane Mackie, to find out more about the Rumpy Pumpy tour, which kicks off at Medina Theatre later this month

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 6:39pm

By Sally Perry

Plastic Mermaids pull another cracker out of the bag with new single, Saturn

plastic mermaids - shimmery

If you're feeling a little sluggish this morning and can't summon up the motivation to get on with things, this track from Isle of Wight band Plastic Mermaids is just the tonic you need.

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 8:33am

By Sally Perry

Music video by Island band CHAMPS up for International Award

St Peters champs video shot

St Peters has been shortlisted for 'Best Video' prize, but is up against some big names, so the brothers from Niton need the Island's support to push up the public vote.

Tuesday, 11th November, 2014 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments