Burlesque, blue hair and the blues made for a belter of a night

Dan Smith with his guitar

Wondering what Nick Painless’ Black Cat and Top Hat events are like? Read Rachel Rocks' latest review

Friday, 6th December, 2019 5:40pm

By Rachel Rocks

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Sweet Karelia

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra - November 2019 by Allan Marsh

Jonathan Dodd shares his review of the first Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season. Allan Marsh shares a great set of photos of the event

Sunday, 24th November, 2019 10:02am

By Jonathan Dodd

The Castalian Quartet and clarinetist, Matthew Hunt woo audience with masterful concert

The Castalian Quartet performed at West Wight Arts Association

These five musicians brought out every beautiful nuance of the music led by the masterful playing of the clarinet, which was a privilege to hear on a rainy night

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:31pm

By Judith Hunt

Million Dollar Bash hailed a ‘great success’

Wishbone Ash

Artists and festival-goers gathered at the County Showground on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival.

Monday, 2nd September, 2019 8:50am

By Jo Macaulay with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Operatic Offerings

The conductor

Jonathan shares his review of the final Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season and gives us a sneaky peek of what's coming up next.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 4:55pm

By Jonathan Dodd

18-year-old Isle of Wight Festival-goer found happy vibes and endless entertainment

Isle of Wight Festival stage with audience in front

The Isle of Wight Festival is often mooted as being aimed at just the middle-aged or more mature festival-goer, so what did an 18-year-old think of it?

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 6:54pm

By Alpha Perry

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Prokofiev Tempestoso

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra

Read Jonathan’s review of the penultimate Isle of Wight symphony Orchestra concert of the season.

Friday, 31st May, 2019 5:59pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Review: Triumphant performance for latest Cantata Choir concert

sheet music close up

The latest Cantata Choir concert was thoroughly enjoyed by choir and audience. Read on for review of the concert.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 9:22am

By Heather Bentley

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Trombone Triumph

IWSO March 2019 by Allan Marsh

Renowned Trombone Soloist, Peter Moore, delivered an outstanding performance at the latest Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert. Read more in Jonathan's review.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 5:33pm

By Jonathan Dodd

White Hot Chili Peppers rock The Kasbah: Review

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Friday night at the newly reopened Kasbah in Ryde was a huge success for the fans, the bar and the band. The White Hot Chilli Peppers hit the spot perfectly, says Rachel Rocks.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:43pm

By Rachel Rocks

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: A European Odyssey, from Bohemia To Slovenia and Finland, via Italy

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra January 2019 by Allan Marsh

Jonathan shares his review of Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2019. Find out what he thought of the Bassoon Concerto by Nino Rota, expertly played by Rebecca Eldridge.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 4:13pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Love letter to The Lud from three Isle of Wight bands

crowd surfing

Three Isle of Wight bands played tribute to The King Lud's rich musical heritage with an emotional farewell gig before its refurbishment and new life as a craft pub.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 12:48pm

By Rachel Rocks