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.

All welcome to ‘Short Story Evening’ at Ryde Library

Voskresnoye chteniye v selskoy shkole:

Knowing the number of talented writers on the Island, we expect this will be a popular event. Make sure you put it in the diary if you love story-telling.

Friday, 19th September, 2014 1:03pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Big changes at Quay Arts

Big changes at Quay Arts

Interesting times ahead for all at Quay Arts, not least the arts scene on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 19th September, 2014 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Additional screening of Calvary due to popular demand. Book now!

screen grab from Calvary :

Due to popular demand, the Ventnor Film Society will be providing an additional screening of Calvary. Book now to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, 17th September, 2014 8:29am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss your chance to meet artist Martin Creed at Quay Arts showcase

Martin Creed:

The season launches at Quay Arts are always great fun. This season launch sees the return of the brilliant duo, The Adventurists, and brings a chance to meet world-renowned artist Martin Creed.

Thursday, 11th September, 2014 8:40am

By Ceri Mason

Cowes Week photography competition winners announced

Under 18s category winning shot by Will Ball

Budding photographers, Sophie, Simon and Will have all been announced as winners of the 2014 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Photography Competition that challenged entrants to capture the ‘spirit of the regatta’

Thursday, 4th September, 2014 9:55am

By Ben Cummings

Osborne House: Gorgeous: Like you’ve never seen it

Osborne House from quadcopter film by Seb Godsmark

Only by watching this video will you truly understand quite how enormous the Osborne House estate is.

Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014 4:50pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Lisa Traxler: DECADE Exhibition at Quay Arts

Lisa Traxler :

British abstract artist, Lisa Traxler, celebrates a decade of painting inspired by her life on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 11:05am

By Ceri Mason

Book now for short film screenings being held in aid of Joe Ellis Trust

MIST - Image from poster for September 2014 event

Both evenings offer a chance to see short films that you've never seen before. Tickets are just £5 and capacity is limited so book now.

Monday, 1st September, 2014 4:20pm

By Sally Perry

Want to know why Guinness World Records judges are heading to Bestival?

Bestival disco ball

They'll be finding out whether the Bestival team have succeeded in busting the Guinness World Record for creating the largest disco ball in existence. You can be there too to see it happen (tickets still available).

Monday, 1st September, 2014 7:34am

By Simon Blackmore with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd went to see … A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Isle of Wight Shakespeare Company

Earlier in the week OnTheWight's cultural reviewer, Jonathan Dodd, spent an evening in Bonchurch in the company of the first Isle of Wight Shakespeare Festival.

Friday, 29th August, 2014 8:42pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Rising star in the artworld seen in Cowes

Edward Waite

Work by up-and-coming artist Edward Waite is currently on tour of the UK. Suzanne and Alan met him in Cowes recently and learnt more about the artist.

Friday, 29th August, 2014 10:01am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Special price portrait offer from Isle of Wight photographer Lucy Boynton

Lucy Boynton portrait

Lucy Boynton and Christopher Jones are offering a special price portrait session tomorrow. Book now to reserve your place.

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 11:50am

By Sally Perry