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

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

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

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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

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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

Share you Independent Arts memories for 30th anniversary

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As part of their celebrations, Independent Arts are looking for people that the charity has worked with over the last thirty years.

Friday, 7th April, 2017 4:23pm

By Hannah Griffiths

£85,000 Arts Council boost for Isle of Wight Charity

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The Celebrating Age grant will fund an exciting Island-wide programme of participatory arts to increase older people’s engagement with cultural organisations and address social isolation

Monday, 27th February, 2017 11:08am

By Hannah Griffiths

Magic Doors creative writing project brings Poetry to Orchard House

Poetry shack:

The Magic Doors creative writing project made its way to Orchard House residential home in Newport and the results have been surprising and rewarding.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 2:48pm

By Hannah Griffiths

The perfect recipe for a Christmas song to SingAbout


The SingAbout Christmas Single will be available to buy from Friday 2nd December. Proceeds go towards supporting the Independent Arts charity.

Thursday, 1st December, 2016 11:32am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Independent Arts ‘Teddy Bear’s picnic brings young and old together

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A project to break down the barriers between the young and old continues with Independent Arts's Henry Bear project.

Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016 12:04pm

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Local charity takes creative writing projects to school and care home in Ryde

henry bear on tour

An unwanted teddy bear for sale in a charity shop has been used to help bridge the between young and old in this inter-generational creative writing project.

Tuesday, 21st June, 2016 8:01am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment