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.

Jazzy Heath launches new pop single, Talk About Nothin

Jazzy heath album cover

'Talk About Nothin' is a happy-go-lucky pop love song, written in a beautiful meadow on a British summer day with the help of Jazzy's partner, experimental Japanese songwriter and producer, Koji Yamamoto.

Saturday, 20th April, 2019 10:07am

By Feature Writer

Book now for ‘Uzima in our Hands’ benefit concert

uzima in our hands

Go home with a spring in your step and a warm glow in your heart from this benefit concert raising money for orphans in Kenya.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 5:52pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Gothic Circus Festival: Two days and nights of mind bending fun!

magus utopia by bed

This family-run Isle of Wight festival offers two days of fun, with family-friendly circus shows, workshops, live music, mechanical monsters, knights with flaming swords, an over 18s burlesque cabaret show and more! Book now to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 3:51pm

By Feature Writer

Watch: Model glider soars above the Isle of Wight for one last time

paul knights glider

This aerial footage hasn't come from a drone, but a model glider, taking once last flight - but not before a little TLC from its owner.

Saturday, 13th April, 2019 5:23pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss Record Store Day at Ventnor Exchange

romy helen

Get to the Exchange early to ensure you secure one of those limited edition RSD vinyl releases and hang around for the day to listen to live music from Island talent.

Friday, 12th April, 2019 10:56am

By Sally Perry

Opportunity for bands and artists to play at Isle of Wight Festival

guitar player

Wight Noize allows young musicians the opportunity to be involved in a professional music industry showcase and get constructive feedback from industry professionals. Find out how to take part.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 1:03pm

By Sally Perry

Platform One students to tour Holland: Isle of Wight warm-up gig this Thursday

platform one students playing live on stage

You can show your support for the Platform One degree students who are about to go on tour in Holland, by heading to Strings in Newport on Thursday for their warm-up gig.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 11:08am

By Dave Pontin

Don’t miss PLANK: Skateboarding-inspired exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells

PLANK james jarvis and ged wells at quay arts 640

You have until the end of the month to pop over to Quay Arts in Newport to catch the latest exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells. If you're a fan of skateboarding, PLANK is a must-see exhibition.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 6:10pm

By Sally Perry

Watch delightful story of Tom Thumb at Isle of Wight Children’s Festival

tom thumb on stage

Cbeebies presenter Patrick Lynch tells the delightful story of Tom Thumb in his show traveling from Scotland to take part in the Isle of Wight Children's Festival next week.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 5:40pm

By Feature Writer

Book now for Symphony Orchestra concert


There are less than 60 tickets left for the May concert and less than 50 for the final concert in July.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 5:21pm

By Tim Isard

50 years on from Dylan’s ’69 show find Peace and Love at Isle of Wight Fest

peace sign

Festival-goers at this year's The Isle of Wight Festival are encouraged to don their finest ‘60s attire to experience the theme of Summer of ‘69 – Peace and Love.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 11:19am

By Lisa Birch

Photos: Weather watching on the Isle of Wight: ‘Hail the size of marbles’

jamie russell weather 3rd april montage

Jamie Russell was driving across the South of the Isle of Wight when he spotted a weather front coming in. Check out his fantastic HD photos here.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 8:12am

By Sally Perry