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.

Latest music video from Isle of Wight band, Plastic Mermaids

Saturn - plastic mermaids video

This music video really suits the choral sopranos, interstellar synths, indie-pop, calypso and thumb-thumping funky bass of Plastic Mermaids' latest single, Saturn.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 6:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Funny: Vintage Isle of Wight postcards brought to life

Animated postcards :

Fight the Monday morning blues. Cheer yourself up by watching the third in the series of Isle of Wight Animated Postcards created by Justin Mason.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 12:08pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Sea Glass


Jonathan's annual Christmas story is a little early this year, but as the Island seems full of Christmas spirit, we're sure you'll enjoy it as much now as you would on Christmas Day.

Sunday, 14th December, 2014 10:37am

By Jonathan Dodd

Steve Miles takes Both Sides Exhibition to Newport

Steve Miles - Rembrandt Gallery

Another chance to catch some of Steve's work, this time with photos recording 30 years of his urban graffiti.

Friday, 12th December, 2014 4:42pm

By Sally Perry

Island produced album up for prestigious Grammy music award

bernhoft - grammy nominated musician :

Two more reasons to be proud of the Isle of Wight as an album recorded and produced on the Island is nominated for a prestigious Grammy music award.

Friday, 12th December, 2014 8:38am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Ed Boxall’s ‘Under The Ivy Night Rambles’ opens this weekend

Ed Boxall - drfiting far from short

Meet the artist at Quay Arts Centre this Saturday between 2.30 – 3.30pm, or take your kids along to the free children’s storytelling event from 1pm.

Thursday, 11th December, 2014 3:42pm

By Ceri Mason

Review: Moving performances in Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Our thanks to year 11 Christ the King College Pupil, Harriet Back, for sharing this review of the school's latest production, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Friday, 5th December, 2014 6:17pm

By Harriet Back

Your vote can help Island band CHAMPS make the Rebel Playlist


Your vote for this track could result in an Isle of Wight band getting primetime play on Steve Lamacq's 6Music Rebel Playlist.

Thursday, 4th December, 2014 10:34am

By Sally Perry

Tickets on sale now for Best of British Christmas Bash

Marquis Drive by Oliver Thomas Photography cropped

With the recent festival announcements this live music event might be just the ticket.

Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 7:59pm

By Feature Writer

‘It’s the blues … but not as you know them’ album launch

Laurie McVay

Isle of Wight Bluesman Laurie McVay launches his new album this week at a free event in Sandown.

Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 1:38pm

By Miranda Jokel with one comment

The New Strolling Players present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Theatre Curtains:

If you're looking for a Panto to go to this year, check out Events OnTheWight for our listings.

Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 12:23pm

By James

Charmed by The Lords of Thyme with delicate harmonies : Review

Lords of Thyme

Anastasia was suitably impressed with touring band, The Lords of Thyme, and their support act, the wonderful RHAIN, at last week's folk gathering in Porchfield.

Monday, 1st December, 2014 6:18pm

By Anastasia Robson-Wolfe