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.

Million Dollar Bash teams up with Playlist for Life as world’s first dementia-friendly festival confirmed

All Wight Now's Million Dollar Bash has confirmed they will be working with leading dementia charity, Playlist for Life, to make this year's 50th anniversary festival dementia friendly and fully inclusive.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 6:55pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival: A quick guide on how to make the most of it

Ventnor Fringe Festival audience

Everyone is welcome to Ventnor for the 10th anniversary Ventnor Fringe Festival, with music, dance, theatre, comedy and more. This handy guide will help you navigate what the festival has to offer.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 5:13pm

By Sally Perry

Tick Tock Bridget bring ‘quirky, Parisian vibes of Amelie’ to Ventnor Fringe

rejoining jane in cafe

Join Tick Tock Bridget as they invite you to eavesdrop on their latest book group meet up, discussing the story of knitwear-clad Jane the eccentric traveller through movement, dialogue and music with the “quirky, glass half-full Parisian vibes of Amelie".

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 1:39pm

By Feature Writer

Second single for Isle of Wight’s Killing Morton

Killing Morton

The Isle of Wight grunge trio release their second single later this week, with live gigs lined up next month.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 9:28am

By Sally Perry

Festival success for Izzie and Daisy’s Mamma Mia tribute act

Izzie Norsworthy and Daisy Johnson performing at the Festival

With less than a week's notice these college students performed their Mamma Mia tribute act at Isle of Wight Festival.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 8:42am

By Sally Perry

Fabulous shots from the Isle of Wight of noctilucent clouds above Portsmouth

Noctilucent clouds by Margaret Smith Twilight Wight Photography

These rare luminous electric blue Noctilucent clouds were captured by Margaret in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 8:27am

By Sally Perry

The Sound of Isle of Wight Indie music on Spotify

Fat Earthers performing on stage

If you're hankering after some Isle of Wight tunes, head to Spotify for the ultimate playlist of Isle of Wight independent music.

Sunday, 23rd June, 2019 6:41pm

By Sally Perry

The LOVE Band, featuring Johnny Echols, to open their farewell tour on the Isle of Wight this Wednesday

the love band

This is a very rare mid-week treat for Islanders, as the incredible LOVE band open their farewell tour on the Isle of Wight. With a very special surprise guest collaboration featuring artists from several well-loved Isle of Wight bands. Grab a ticket before they all go.

Saturday, 22nd June, 2019 1:23pm

By Feature Writer

CHAMPS play rare hometown show at Ventnor Fringe Festival

champs with dave looking down at mike on the hair

They went down a storm in Madrid earlier this month and recently signed a three-album deal with music giants, BMG. Headlining at Ventnor Fringe Festival, tickets for CHAMPS are selling fast.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 6:01pm

By Feature Writer

Rave Against Cancer returns for another event

DJ Missrepresent

Book your tickets now for this event which is expected to sell out (like the last ones) and features award-winning DnB DJ, MissRepresent. All proceeds go to Wessex Cancer Trust.

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 8:05pm

By Alicks Simpson

WATCH: Ventnor Fringe Festival marks tenth anniversary with documentary short

People at Ventnor fringe festival

It's now hard to imagine Ventnor without Ventnor Fringe - An amazing achievement in ten years. This video reveals the who and why behind the event that just continues to get stronger.

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 11:33am

By Sally Perry

Lift the Lid presents The Great Light and Dark Show this weekend

LTL light and dark show poster cropped

This Saturday between 2-5pm, head to Totland for this (free) exciting event set within one of the Island’s long-standing communities and meet the people who make life happen there.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 12:51pm

By Tayla Smith