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.

Isle of Wight theatre company and female punk band joins forces for Southampton production

LAST NIGHT AND THE PILL

The Horsebox Theatre Company will have underscore music provided by The Pill for their latest production in Southampton

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 6:04pm

By Sally Perry

Yet another prestigious award for Isle of Wight comedy writer, Hannah George

hannah george and Tasha at the writers guild awards

For the second year in a row, Hannah George, and her writing partner Tasha Dhanraj, were back at the Writers' Guild Awards

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 8:25am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight bands ‘Rock for Good’ to raise money for WightAid

Rock for Good gig

Rock for Good has established itself as a highlight on the Isle of Wight's musical calendar. Rachel Rocks reports back from the most recent fundraising event

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 11:08am

By Rachel Rocks

Portrait of an artist: Short film about Isle of Wight artist Jo Bemis

jo bemis on ventnor beach

Just over five minutes, Paul Knights' latest film provides a great insight into artist, Jo Bemis’ creative process

Saturday, 4th January, 2020 10:25am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Damehood for Isle of Wight’s Donna Langley

Donna Langley

Once again proving that growing up on the Isle of Wight isn’t a barrier to achieving your ambitions, this Islander is now awarded a Damehood

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 5:43pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Sea shanty lovers form new Isle of Wight crew

The Ferrymen singers

Depending on when you travel, if you're lucky you might hear The Ferryman singing sea shanties at Fishbourne this year

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 12:02pm

By Andy Schofield

Bobbin and the Babymakers rock the Balcony

Bobbin Dixon and Seb Clark

Music reviewer Rachel Rocks believes the new manager of The Balcony has put the venue "back on the map for good night out"

Monday, 30th December, 2019 8:37am

By Rachel Rocks

Grab the last few tickets for Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra’s next concert

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Concert by Allan Marsh

The incredibly impressive Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra returns to Medina Theatre in January. There are a handful of tickets still available, so act now to secure yours

Monday, 30th December, 2019 8:12am

By Tim Isard

Jazzy Heath releases debut album, ‘World Of My Own’

Jazzy heath

The songs include themes about Jazzy's fundamental personality, love, struggle, songs she had fun making, as well as some you may have heard her play live

Saturday, 28th December, 2019 10:01am

By Sally Perry

Images of Byzantium: Don’t miss the stunning gilded iconography at Monkton Arts

stuart robinson - byzantium images exhibition

This exhibition and illustrated talk by Isle of Wight artist, Stuart Robinson, features a large fully-gilded 18th century Moscow-prototype of the crucifixion

Monday, 23rd December, 2019 10:52am

By Sally Perry

Jonathan Dodd: The Real Sound of Christmas

robin redbreast on a branch in the snow

Jonathan Dodd shares a message of consolation with his latest Christmas story

Sunday, 15th December, 2019 9:49am

By Jonathan Dodd

Are community arts activities lacking or thriving? Share your views in new consultation

paint brushes and tea and biscuits

The consultation will take place over the next 12 weeks and you'll be able to share your views through a variety of means

Wednesday, 11th December, 2019 10:00am

By Hannah Griffiths