Lift the Lid

Lift the Lid on Island Culture is a two-year Arts Council England and Artswork funded project, which will see artists, arts organisations, schools, museums, and environmental organisations all working together the reignite a sense of pride and passion in cultural heritage on the Isle of Wight.

Below are some of the articles about the project.

Four fascinating art commissions showcased at Lift the Lid: A look inside

Guests were presented with four new art commissions. You can still see two of them on the Island.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 9:30am

By Sally Perry

Dmitri Galitzine’s film ‘Back and Forth’ explores connection to town, island and ferry for Lift the Lid on Island Culture

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Dmitri Galitzine's film titled Back and Forth is the third of four art commissions on the Isle of Wight as part of the Lift the Lid on Island Culture project. Don't miss it 13th September to 5th October.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 10:19am

By Sarah Girling with one comment

Come to see the Ventnor Giant mural and share your selfies with us

ventnor giant selfie

If you come to see the mural, please do share your photos by tagging the image #VentnorGiantSelfie on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 10:05am

By Sally Perry

Lift the Lid on Island Culture at today’s fun family picnic at Ventnor Fringe

Poster for Lift the Lid picinic

Head to Ventnor for this fun family picnic where you can hear fantastic stories about the Island's culture.

Friday, 26th July, 2019 9:24am

By Sally Perry

Lift the Lid presents The Great Light and Dark Show this weekend

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This Saturday between 2-5pm, head to Totland for this (free) exciting event set within one of the Island’s long-standing communities and meet the people who make life happen there.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 12:51pm

By Tayla Smith

Share your Red Funnel stories with Lift The Lid artist, Dmitri Galitzine

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Be part of something special and share your stories of crossing the Solent with Red Funnel. Head to the Classic Boat Museum today and participate in 'Lifting The Lid on Island Culture'.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 9:15am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

‘Lift the Lid’ reveals artist commissions

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A project aimed at encouraging residents to find out more about the arts and culture on the Isle of Wight announces their public artist commission for Newport, East Cowes and Totland.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 8:31am

By Sarah Glass

Calling all Isle of Wight teachers: Book now for Cultural Expo 2018

lift the lid cultural expo

Isle of Wight Schools are invited to be part of the Lift the Lid on Island Culture project and can take advantage of free heritage and arts workshops, linked with Arts Award, as well as the chance to start their Artsmark journey.

Monday, 24th September, 2018 10:39am

By Tayla Smith

Ventnor Giant mural named as ‘one of best in the world’ by street art agency

Ventnor Giant Mural by Phlegm - Photo by Julian Winslow

We're not in the least bit surprised that Phlegm's fantastic piece of street art that now adorns a three-story building in Ventnor has been selected as on the best creations in August across the globe.

Monday, 10th September, 2018 10:05am

By Sally Perry

WATCH: Island’s tallest mural, ‘Ventnor Giant’, created by world-renowned street artist, Phlegm

Ventnor Giant Mural - Julian Winslow

Head to Ventnor to see the amazingly detailed three-storey mural of the 'Ventnor Giant', the tallest piece of street art on the Isle of Wight. It was commissioned by Ventnor Exchange and created by world-renowned street artist, Phlegm.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 5:45pm

By Sally Perry

New two-year project aims to ‘Lift the Lid on Island Culture’

lift the lid launch at hullabaloo

A two-year project that aims to reignite a sense of pride and passion in cultural heritage on the Isle of Wight was launched earlier this year. OnTheWight has more detail.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 9:07am

By Sally Perry