Creative Island

The Isle of Wight has a rich history of incredible creative talent. Home to famous poets, writers and photographers in the Victorian age, the talent is still strong today.

From artists and photographers to poets, theatre groups, live music and more, there is always something cultural to report on or feature. If we’ve written about it, this is where you’ll find it.

Joanna Kori’s Future reCollections: Don’t miss installation

Jo Kori's exhibition

Isle of Wight artist, Joanna Kori, will be presenting her latest exhibition at Quay Arts tomorrow (Saturday 21st January ) between 1-3pm. It looks amazing, do pop along.

Friday, 20th January, 2017 7:20pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Film Society presents their spring season of screenings

Ventnor Film Society Spring Season

The spring season of films from the Ventnor Film Society features an interesting and fairly light-hearted programme of recent award winning films from the UK, France, Spain, Greece, New Zealand and Italy.

Monday, 16th January, 2017 3:06pm

By Linda Davis

Joanna Kori’s latest exhibition opens next week

Jo Kori;s artwork

Isle of Wight artist, Joanna Kori, is currently hanging work for her latest exhibition, due to open at Quay Arts on Saturday 21st January (1-3pm - all welcome). Over 1,000 pieces have been created for this fascinating exhibition which responds to current and previous uses of Quay Arts.

Friday, 13th January, 2017 6:41pm

By Sally Perry

Dimbola to host ‘Two Stories’ exhibition by Judy Rodrigues

Dimbola lodge

This exhibition of paintings and research material focuses primarily on the Freshwater landscape and Dimbola as a catalyst and meeting place for an exploration into the work several writers.

Thursday, 12th January, 2017 12:16pm

By Rachel Tait

Isle of Wight Pride announce committee and launch event

IW Pride logo

Isle of Wight now has a formal committee and have planned a launch event for 10th February in Ryde. All are welcome to join the party and find out more about how they can help with the main event in July.

Thursday, 12th January, 2017 8:41am

By Matthew Bundy with 3 readers' comments

Find out more about ‘The Ups and Downs in the Lives of the Impressionists’

berthe morisot's painting the cradle

The lives and early works of Monet, Renoir, Pisarro and Morisot will be explored in what promises to be an entertaining lecture.

Thursday, 5th January, 2017 5:44pm

By Carolyn Power

Founding member of Noah and the Whale to play intimate gig

Noah and the Whale,

Matt Owens from platinum-selling, indie-folk band, Noah and the Whale, will be playing an intimate show at the Ventnor Exchange next month. Book now before tickets sell out.

Thursday, 5th January, 2017 3:00pm

By Luke Joynes

Beat the post-Christmas blues with the Symphony Orchestra

joo yeon sir

You'll need to hurry and book your tickets if you want to beat the post-Christmas blues with a concert by the Isle of Wight Symphony concert.

Wednesday, 4th January, 2017 11:24am

By Tim Isard

Bestival deserts the Isle of Wight for Dorset

Bestival crowd

The music festival has taken place at Robin Hill Country Park for the last 13 years, but in 2017 organisers plan to move to the site of Lulworth Castle in Dorset. The response has been very mixed.

Thursday, 15th December, 2016 7:55am

By Sally Perry with 39 readers' comments

Julian Winslow’s ground-breaking work opens new Photographer’s Studio


We absolutely love this new work by Julian Winslow. It's like nothing you've seen before and is being exhibited at The Photographer's Studio until the end of the year, so don't miss out.

Monday, 12th December, 2016 2:48pm

By Simon Wells with one comment

Book now for pre-Christmas knees-up at the ‘Christmas Tap N Ale’

band members of goodbye stereo

Goodbye Stereo will be reforming for a very rare appearance. They're a fantastic live band, who will be ably supported by Galactic Ents DJs, Jakey Chan and Oz White. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 7:20pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight novelist branches out to the D&D gaming world

Samuel Z Jones

This Isle of Wight novelist, has written 18 novels (and counting) and is now branching out his setting to the gaming world. A must for all D&D fans.

Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 10:29am

By Sally Perry