Chef who transformed food offering back at Isle of Wight hotel

Chef Bruce Theobald

He said the time was right to look for a position back on the Isle of Wight to spend more time with his family and to the hotel that has meant so much to him

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 2:03pm

By Tracy Mikich

New service from Independent Arts reaches out to the vulnerable, lonely and marginalised

Singalong with Independent Arts

Building on 30 years of work, this new service will provide a local service to reach out to vulnerable individuals and help them feel less isolated, alone and marginalised

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 11:26am

By Tracy Mikich

Seaview Hotel Restaurant retains Michelin Bib Gourmand for five years running

tom bull head chef at seaview hotel

The Restaurant at the Seaview Hotel was the first and so far the only venue on the Isle of Wight to be awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 8:02am

By Tracy Mikich with one comment

Celebrating Age exhibition showcases remarkable artwork produced by Isle of Wight care home residents

For these workshops residents from Inglefield, Eden House, Ancona, Cherry Blossom Cornelia Manor and Downside looked at the work of Henri Matisse and in particular the theme of dance as it appears in his work. Residents talked about their own memories of dance and dancing, and these were then transcribed onto the large collective frieze you see displayed here. This is the first time Independent Arts have attempted to draw together all the care home residents that join our art workshops to create a single piece of work. Using a cut paper technique pioneered by the artist residents assembled forms to recreate their own memories of dance.

Celebrating Age, is a major Isle of Wight exhibition that shines a light on the wealth of creative expression to be found in our later years

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 9:58am

By Tracy Mikich

Funding boost for creative consultation to explore shared community space

money and calculator

Independent Arts will use ‘Space to Connect’ funding to hold a series of creative and accessible community consultations with stakeholders to evidence the case for a shared community space.

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 8:29am

By Tracy Mikich

Isle of Wight art project designed to improve mental health

portfolio arts - abstract painting

Leading Isle of Wight social prescribing charity has received a grant from the Bupa UK Foundation to improve health and wellbeing for people in their middle years.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 8:51am

By Tracy Mikich with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight portraits created by older residents off to Fox Talbot Museum

art and identity portrait

Curator of the Museum called this a wonderful and laudable project, with thought-provoking images that clearly demonstrate that the creative journey is a life-long one.

Wednesday, 17th July, 2019 12:25pm

By Tracy Mikich with one comment

Exhibition that puts feelings in the frame

indie arts - graphic design

The latest exhibition at the People’s Pop-Up Gallery PPUG will show artwork created by ten residents of Newport Residential Care. Reconnections draws on themes of reconnecting with oneself, the community and to the environment.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 4:18pm

By Tracy Mikich with one comment

Vibrant art gallery and wellbeing hub for art-based projects launches

The People's Pop Up gallery

Independent Arts (IA) have transformed an empty space on Newport High Street creating a vibrant art gallery and a well-being hub for art-based projects that can benefit your mental and physical health.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 10:59am

By Tracy Mikich

Independent Arts SingAbout cash boost

Older people taking part in SingAbout session

The £117,900 grant from The Henry Smith Charity will go towards three years' running costs of the SingAbout project.

Friday, 12th April, 2019 11:54am

By Tracy Mikich with one comment

Transformative care project positively changes lives of young and older Islanders

a School classroom in care home

The 'Schoolroom in a Care Home' project by Independent Arts has already seen fantastic results that positively change the lives of young and older. Details within.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 8:43am

By Tracy Mikich with 2 readers' comments

Seaview Hotel appoints 24 year old head chef

liam howes seaview hotel

The prestigious Seaview Hotel, an award-winning independent coastal hotel on the Isle of Wight, has appointed 24 year old Liam Howes as their new head chef.

Thursday, 29th June, 2017 10:24am

By Tracy Mikich