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

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

Are you related to one of the three Isle of Wight suffragists?

suffragists carrying arrows to denote prison status

Three women from the Isle of Wight signed the 1866 Women's Suffrage Petition, the first mass Votes for Women Petition submitted to Parliament. Hannah Griffiths is keen to see whether any readers can help fill in the gaps of her research.

Friday, 17th June, 2016 1:25pm

By Hannah Griffiths with 7 readers' comments

SingAbout Freshwater: Five years on and still going strong

SingAbout Freshwater 5th Birthday

The Singabout Sessions, run by charity Independent Arts, take place across the Isle of Wight. The Freshwater group have just celebrated their fifth birthday.

Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016 10:52am

By Hannah Griffiths