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.

March of the Mods: A full day of Mod fun in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

march of the mods

March of the Mods returns to Ryde on Saturday 25th March for a full day of live bands and DJs in several venues across Ryde - raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Friday, 10th March, 2017 5:18pm

By Steve Robson

Rhythmtree Festival returns to the Isle of Wight this summer


Rhythmtree Festival is back! One of our favourite music festivals on the Isle of Wight returns in July, bringing with it a fantastic range of live music, loads for the kids to do (they get in for free), yoga, meditation and massage, as well as free camping. It's the one Isle of Wight Festival not to be missed.

Thursday, 9th March, 2017 6:47pm

By Feature Writer

Find out more about the ‘Golden Ratio’

golden ration

Find out more about the Golden Section (or Ratio) - a mathematical principal often used to create pleasing compositions for art and design pieces - at the Vectis Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture.

Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 5:04pm

By Carolyn Power with one comment

Photographer Tim Rudman presents Iceland an Uneasy Calm

tim rudman iceland silver gelatin print

‘Iceland: An Uneasy Calm’ is a series of spectacular landscapes created by award winning photographer and printer, Tim Rudman. See them at Dimbola next month.

Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 11:03am

By Rachel Tait

Get ready for a Hullabaloo in Sandown this May

Hullabloo red squirrels

This innovative annual event combines the arts, community, health and wellbeing, heritage, environmental issues and much more. Get involved, take part, or just head down to the Bay on the day.

Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 7:27pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight Festival: Latest acts announced

the pretenders

The 16th Isle of Wight Festival takes place at Seaclose Park in Newport between 8-11 June 2017. Check out the latest announcements from festival HQ today.

Tuesday, 28th February, 2017 8:48am

By Lisa Birch with one comment

£85,000 Arts Council boost for Isle of Wight Charity

older women laughing

The Celebrating Age grant will fund an exciting Island-wide programme of participatory arts to increase older people’s engagement with cultural organisations and address social isolation

Monday, 27th February, 2017 11:08am

By Hannah Griffiths

50th anniversary concert for choir at Donkey Sanctuary


There'll be Welsh themed meals, as well as wonderful song from the Newchurch Male Voice Choir on St David's Day at the Donkey Sanctuary.

Friday, 24th February, 2017 10:09am

By Bob Cooper

Well-known Isle of Wight artists join Open Exhibition

sienna anderson painting

A number of Isle of Wight artists will be displaying work during an Open Exhibition at Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s Art Gallery in March.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 3:49pm

By Emma Topping

Don’t miss the sensational RHAIN when she plays live in Ventnor


This event is expected to sell out fast so book tickets now to secure your seats. Two fantastic artists performing in this wonderful venue.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 12:33pm

By Feature Writer

Ventnor International Festival: Emerging artists revealed on exciting 2017 line-up

VIF Promo Photo -

Ventnor International Festival, a pioneering urban festival on the Isle of Wight returns this August with a great line-up of emerging bands and musicians from around the country.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 12:36pm

By Jack Whitewood

Cinema for Peace: Three screenings this week on the Isle of Wight

tickling giants

There are three Cinema for Peace screenings to choose from this week. Learn more about the 'Age of Man’, the Italian 'refugee island' of Lampedusa or The 'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Show.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 11:45am

By Sally Perry