There has been a lot of talk in the media about loneliness recently and last week an Isle of Wight charity spoke to MPs about how access to The Arts can improve wellbeing and reduce loneliness.
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.
Last night's commemorative concert for Mike Plumbley saw personal anecdotes and music contributions from Brian Sharpe, Martin White, Mike Jolliffe, Duncan Jones, Paul Armfield and JC with the Dance Preachers (with the last minute addition Pete and Becky).