SingAbout Project celebrates two birthdays

Amy and the Virtual SingAbout sessions

The project promotes good lung health and a bit of escapism too

Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 10:59am

By Hannah Griffiths

Competition to design a Thank You card for Independent Arts

Thank you typed in different languages on a typewriter

Could you design a new Thank You card for local charity Independent Arts or know someone who could? Details within

Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 10:53am

By Hannah Griffiths

Army of Isle of Wight school children creatively support older residents in care homes

Boy on beach with St. T P Poem overlaid at side

Isle of Wight charity, Independent Arts, have been responsible for organising some brilliant activities over the last year to creatively bridge the gap between young and older. Read the details within

Thursday, 11th February, 2021 7:59am

By Hannah Griffiths

Major step forward for Independent Arts as new Creative Hub announced

Team on the move

The Creative Hub will feature exhibitions from Independent Arts community programmes across the Island, as well as opportunities to engage with arts for well being activities

Friday, 20th November, 2020 10:30am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

‘Singing for Breathing’ sessions move online in wake of Coronavirus

Singing for Breathing session taking place

Singing for Breathing aims to improve the quality of life, health and wellbeing of those diagnosed with a respiratory conditions

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 10:52am

By Hannah Griffiths

Community art project fills Cockram’s Yard with historic Newport characters

Notable Newport Art Installation along Cockrams Yard

People were very clear about who should and shouldn’t be included! The notable people were chosen because they were interesting and perhaps not so well known, or were seen as inspirational

Monday, 12th October, 2020 8:53am

By Hannah Griffiths

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