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.

Foo Fighters tribute act rock Newport

something for nothing

Something From Nothing offer the full caboodle, music, vocals, lights and smoke to give the full Foo Fighters experience. Rachel Rocks shares her latest review.

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 3:51pm

By Rachel Rocks

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: More acts added to the bill

T.Rextasy Danielz

Festival HQ announce more acts for the 50th anniversary of the first ever Isle of Isle of Wight with T.Rextasy, Travis, The Wombats, Rak-Su, Sigrid, Hot Dub Time Machine and The Pretty Things being added to the bill.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 8:38pm

By Sally Perry

March of the Mods 2018: Full day of Mod fun in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

modern apes

March of the Mods returns to Ryde on Good Friday, 30th March, for a full day of live bands and DJs in several venues across Ryde.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 3:56pm

By Steve Robson

Special entry price this weekend at Dimbola Museum and Galleries

Dimbola lodge

Entry to Dimbola Museum and Galleries this weekend is just £2 per person as part of the Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes campaign. Find out more about the pioneering Victorian Photographer.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 7:30am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Children’s Festival: Magical performances and loads of free events

Yana and the Yeti

As well as magical children's performances from Moomins and Yetis, there'll be loads of free workshops and sessions for children to take part in at the first Isle of Wight Children's Festival at Quay Arts.

Thursday, 15th March, 2018 3:34pm

By Sally Perry

Which way now for Ryde Arts? Play your part in plotting the way forward

ryde arts festival printmaking by julian winslow

Come and share your ideas about how Ryde Arts can secure a sustainable future now that funding has been agreed by Ryde Town Council.

Monday, 12th March, 2018 12:51pm

By Carol Jaye

Head to Quay Arts tonight for a hilarious, absurd and often magical show

flabbergast Theatre

The show treads the line between silliness and poignancy, with the dark twist that Flabbergast Theatre is known and celebrated for. Book now to secure your seats for Friday night.

Friday, 9th March, 2018 1:52pm

By Tayla Smith

Former tourism chief branches out into children’s poetry


Former CEO of Visit Isle of Wight has launched a new Website of children's poetry, with regular updates.

Friday, 2nd March, 2018 12:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Latest music video by Alessi’s Ark shot on the Undercliff

alessis ark

This music video by Alessi's Ark takes you on a delightful sun-dappled journey through the Ventnor Undercliff and down to St Catherine's Lighthouse.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 10:32am

By Sally Perry

Take part in free Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes family craft sessions

JMC drop in

Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes artist, Hannah George will be holding a free family drop-in workshop at Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater Bay this Saturday, with another next month in East Cowes.

Friday, 16th February, 2018 5:23pm

By Sally Perry

£3.7m needed to save rare Julia Margaret Cameron photo album from leaving UK

Julia Margaret Cameron

If you happen to have a spare £3.7m down the back of the sofa, you could be the person who comes to the rescue to ensure these iconic and historically important photographs stay in the UK.

Thursday, 15th February, 2018 11:24am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Your chance to win £1,000 in countryside photo competition

photographers by richard heaven

The competition is open to the public and has a top prize of £1,000. It's aimed at showcasing the landscapes and people of the great British countryside.

Monday, 12th February, 2018 6:37pm

By Helen Symes