Winners of Independent Arts Creative Writing Competition revealed

Jot Prizes - books and reusable coffee cup

The judges said it was difficult to choose just one winner within each category, so don’t feel discouraged if it wasn't you.

Friday, 11th September, 2020 9:00am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Independent Arts launch online sessions to continue support for Isle of Wight communities

Hanna taking the music group session

Independent Arts will be running virtual Anxiety Cafe sessions via Zoom, and are planning to start virtual SingAbout next week and virtual DanceMakers sessions very soon

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 11:42am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Who do you think is the most notable character in Newport? Here’s your chance to say

Shaping Newport Library Session

The new artwork from Independent Arts will feature the silhouettes of local characters who have changed the face of Newport or change the world

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 2:24pm

By Hannah Griffiths

Are community arts activities lacking or thriving? Share your views in new consultation

paint brushes and tea and biscuits

The consultation will take place over the next 12 weeks and you'll be able to share your views through a variety of means

Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 10:00am

By Hannah Griffiths

Isle of Wight charity announce their new Chief Executive

Lisa Gagliani - CEO of Independent Arts cropped

The former CEO of the Childhood Trust brings a wealth of experience to Independent Arts, including her time at the Bright Ideas Trust and from leading London’s largest independent Chamber of Commerce

Monday, 11th November, 2019 10:32am

By Hannah Griffiths

‘Art and Identity’ portrait exhibition of ‘outstanding quality’ ends cultural project

time and tide flyer

Time & Tide has paired local history and the arts to bring opportunities for older people to engage with cultural pursuits. All are welcome to the Private View this Friday.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 10:29am

By Hannah Griffiths

Photographers take a different look at their Quay Street surroundings

Anxiety Cafe Library launch

The photography project has been a great boost for the confidence and self-esteem of the Anxiety Cafe group. You can see their work at an exhibition being held at the Lord Louis Library until 30th November.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 1:38pm

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Isle of Wight charity shows MPs how The Arts can help wellbeing of older people

Portraiture workshop image

There has been a lot of talk in the media about loneliness recently and last week an Isle of Wight charity spoke to MPs about how access to The Arts can improve wellbeing and reduce loneliness.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 9:14am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Time and Tide exhibition showcases work produced by older people

An exhibition of work produced by older people at creative workshops run across the Isle of Wight, goes on display at Isle of Wight College until 9th August 2018.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 1:37pm

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Independent Arts and Leonard Cheshire: A tale of two charities

Indie arts leonard cheshire

This collaborative project has transformed the dining room at Isle of Wight Leonard Cheshire Disability home in Shanklin. It will be officially unveiled on Friday 1st December.

Monday, 27th November, 2017 7:15pm

By Hannah Griffiths

New anxiety cafe group launches on the Isle of Wight

anxiety day cafe hands

This new weekly club will give people who live with anxiety the chance to meet together in a safe environment and learn new skills.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 11:36am

By Hannah Griffiths

From St Lawrence to Somerset in aid of Independent Arts

David Running

David Waller will be running in eight stages from St Lawrence to Bath in Somerset, all in aid of Independent Arts, an Isle of Wight charity that's dedicated to improve the quality of life for people living on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 11:36am

By Hannah Griffiths