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 Create shine a light beautifully on Isle of Wight’s creative talent

isle create main cover image

The guys at Skinny Mammoth Media have created a series of beautifully shot, thought provoking short films, shining a light on the Isle of Wight's diverse and inspirational creative talent.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 6:52pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight artists exhibit ‘season by season celebration’ of natural and built heritage

wild about art - in the woods

All welcome to the opening of this community show celebrating a whole year of art workshops exploring the Island’s natural & built world, from landscapes and wildlife to streetscapes and architecture.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 12:05pm

By Tayla Smith

Another Isle of Wight school has success at Rock Challenge Awards

Medina College pupils dancing at rock challenge

As well as seeing a "Premier Showcase" from Ryde Academy, the team from Medina College came home with many awards.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 8:35am

By Sally Perry

Double-bill of documentaries by Isle of Wight filmmaker

David George

The documentary double-bill includes a film looking at the charity founded over 60 years ago to give emotional support to those at risk of suicide and a film a ground-breaking community hub in Ryde.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 5:33pm

By Sally Perry

Host of awards for Isle of Wight school at 2019 Rock Challenge®

Christ the King College pupils at Rock Challenge

Congratulations to pupils, teachers and parents as this Isle of Wight secondary school picked up a host of awards at last night's 2019 Rock Challenge®.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 8:32am

By Sally Perry

Amy Winehouse tribute offers second fundraising date at The Nightingale Hotel

Amy Winehouse on the back of Nightingale Hotel

After the first date sold out, Laura J Butler - described as simply the most authentic and best Amy Winehouse Tribute available today - offered to perform for a second night, and tickets are selling fast.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 11:15am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight artists collaborate to exhibit together in London

work by marius and freya

Freya Purdue and Marius von Brasch, who both work from their studios on the Isle of Wight and shared Open Studios in 2017, have now joined for a bigger show at APT Gallery London.

Sunday, 10th February, 2019 2:52pm

By Sally Perry

Top trombonist to appear with Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra: Only 60 tickets left

Peter Moore

Only 60 seats left for the next Symphony Orchestra concert which welcomes a former BBC Young Musician of the Year, as well as a bursting orchestra, including two harps, for Elgar's First Symphony. It's going to be immense!

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:53am

By Tim Isard

Rock for Good returns to Ryde with eight hours of live music

rock for good poster

Rock for Good returns to Ryde next week, when a whole host of live acts perform at Coburg's in Ryde to help raise money for WightAID.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:24am

By Joshie Adams

Nick Harper, one of UK’s best kept musical secrets, plays new show at Quay Arts

Nick Harper

Nick Harper will be making his way to Quay Arts on Saturday 23rd February, to perform his new show ‘58 Fordwych Rd’. Don't miss out, book now.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 4:39pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight photographer’s frolicking hares shortlisted in Sony World Photography Awards

Isle of Wight Hares by Nick Edwards

This fabulous shot by Nick Edwards has been shortlisted in the Sony World Photography Awards competition and will be featured in a prestigious exhibition, as well as coffee-table year book. Keep your fingers crossed for Nick and his hares to become a winner.

Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 10:18am

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Big Man, Jonathan Veira, brings his ‘Songs and Tales Tour’ to Ventnor

Jonathan Veira on stage playing piano

It's a major coup and tickets are expected to sell fast, as the Isle of Wight welcomes international singer and TV star Jonathan Veira this summer. Details of how to book within ....

Monday, 4th February, 2019 6:26pm

By Feature Writer