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.

Another successful year for the Isle of Wight Film Festival

Cutting Room Cafe -:

Congratulations to Bruce Webb and his brilliant team of volunteers for putting on yet another successful Isle of Wight Film Festival (IOWFF) last week. We can't wait until the next one.

Monday, 18th August, 2014 3:24pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

What are ‘your’ six favourite films?

DVDs on shelf

Ahead of his role as a judge for the Isle of Wight Film festival, OnTheWight's cultural reviewer, Jonathan Dodd, shares his latest choice of films.

Wednesday, 13th August, 2014 12:02pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss the Undecided Art Collective’s Summer Show: Starting Tuesday

Undecided Art Summer Show - Carlos M Burgos

There's a fantastic line-up of outstanding artists taking part in the Summer Show for the Undecided Art Collective - starts Tuesday and finishes Sunday (17th). Don't miss it!

Monday, 11th August, 2014 2:31pm

By Sally Perry

The Chiverin Sanctuary offers a fusion of Bristol and Isle of Wight musical talent

Little Dusty - band photo

We love the line-up for this gig next Thursday and are looking forward to experiencing the 'Chiverin Sanctuary' in Ventnor.

Friday, 8th August, 2014 12:56pm

By Sally Perry

Halseys play for St. Mary’s Chemotherapy Unit

This charity concert, organised by Vic King of Vaguely Sunny will raise funds towards specialist equipment at St. Mary’s Hospital’s Chemotherapy Unit.

Friday, 8th August, 2014 8:43am

By Helen Foster

Isle of Wight Film Festival: Koan De Printemps

Koan de printemps

The international spread of films shortlisted for the feature film category of the Isle of Wight Film Festival is excellent. At just £5 per film, this festival is a must for film-lovers.

Thursday, 7th August, 2014 1:24pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Film Festival: Brown Bread: The Story of An Adoptive Family

Brown Bread - children's portrait:

This personal documentary about the filmmaker's own transracial adoptive family looks fascinating and well the fiver to see next week.

Wednesday, 6th August, 2014 11:53am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Film Festival: #Selfie

Selfie the movie:

There's a brilliant range of international films being screened at next week's Isle of Wight Film Festival.

Tuesday, 5th August, 2014 4:28pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Film Festival: The Heart of Bruno Wizard

Bruno Wizard:

If you were part of the world of punk in the 1970s, this documentary about "the most famous punk you've never heard of" should be a great start to your festival next week.

Monday, 4th August, 2014 2:20pm

By Sally Perry

Ruby McGloughlin: Red Tiles


Ruby shares a piece of dark, but intriguing creative writing. Descriptive writing clearly runs in the family.

Saturday, 2nd August, 2014 10:19am

By Ruby McGloughlin

OnTheWight proud to sponsor the Isle of Wight Film Festival

Ventnor beach:

The Isle of Wight Film Festival returns to Ventnor in two weeks time bringing with it a fantastic variety of Independent films from around the world.

Thursday, 31st July, 2014 3:46pm

By Sally Perry

Capture a prize in the Cowes Week photography competition

Winning shot of Shore-side competition:

This year organisers have included an Instagram category which runs throughout the week of the regatta.

Thursday, 31st July, 2014 9:47am

By Ben Cummings with one comment