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.

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 one comment

Rising star in the artworld seen in Cowes

Edward Waite

Work by up-and-coming artist Edward Waites 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

Don’t miss the start of the Ventnor Film Society Autumn Season

Grand Budapest Hotel:

Get your diaries out and make sure you keep a note of upcoming screenings by the Ventnor Film Society.

Friday, 22nd August, 2014 10:57am

By Linda Davis

See work by Boris Moscoff and Martin Evans at Full Circle gallery

Seahorses Boris Moscoff:

An exhibition of prints by two leading Island artists are currently on display at the Full Circle Exhibition Space.

Wednesday, 20th August, 2014 4:47pm

By Andy Hollebon

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