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.

Outdoor school performances of The Lion Inside on offer

children watching a performance by LASTheatre

The outdoor performances will take place on the Isle of Wight between September and November, see details of how to book for your school.

Friday, 4th September, 2020 12:58pm

By Sarah Girling

Ideal for Lockdown: Take a look inside these Digital Artists’ Notebooks of the Isle of Wight

Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks - Schools

Now is the perfect time to flick through the Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks. Four projects around the Island - and loads of IW school kids and community groups were involved. Do you recognise anyone?

Friday, 15th May, 2020 5:15pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: Isle of Wight young people talk about Island culture and creativity

Students talking about Island Culture - all punching their arms in the air

Exploring how young people on the Isle of Wight view our cultural heritage, this delightful four minute video is a must watch

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 9:31am

By Sally Perry

Celebrate the Great Leap Day with free workshops, performances and fun for all ages

Pupil from Island Free School working on artwork

This Saturday there’ll be loads to see and do at the Great Leap Day event at Quay Arts to mark the end of the Lift the Lid project - so why not take the family for a great day out

Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 12:53pm

By Tayla Smith with 3 readers' comments

Great Leap Day: Free workshops, performances and fun for all ages #LetsCreateIW

Clay models by Island Free School pupils

There'll be loads to see and do at the Great Leap Day event at Quay Arts to mark the end of the Lift the Lid project

Thursday, 20th February, 2020 4:45pm

By Tayla Smith

Young Islanders look to the future with ‘The Great Leap Forward’ exhibition

Work by Year 6 pupils at Queensgate Primary Foundation

The Great Leap Forward is a celebration of the art commissions and call to explore the future of culture on the Island through the eyes of young people

Monday, 27th January, 2020 5:48pm

By Tayla Smith

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

back and forth cropped

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

LTL light and dark show poster cropped

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

lift the lid launch at hullabaloo

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