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 Foodbank and Quay Arts host Blues event

foodbank blues

All proceeds raised will go directly to the Foodbank, to help support and secure their work in the local community.

Tuesday, 29th August, 2017 10:36am

By Sarah Collier

Prolific Ventnor artist exhibits latest work

Boney happy hour

This week sees the last chance to catch the exhibition of prolific Ventnor artist, Boney, at Ventnor library.

Tuesday, 29th August, 2017 8:23am

By Sally Perry

Foal Arts Open Studios: Launch event tonight and open all weekend

foal arts open studio

Discover paintings, ceramics, prints, collage, textiles and sculptures by The Depozitory's resident artists, as well as seven guest artists at the second Foal Arts Open Studios event this weekend.

Thursday, 24th August, 2017 4:21pm

By Feature Writer

Binnel Studios welcome you to their Third Summer Exhibition

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Don't miss the third Summer Exhibition by artists at Binnel Studios. It takes place this coming bank holiday weekend in deepest, but delightful St Lawrence.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 8:08pm

By Sally Perry

Saturday Rock School: Build confidence and self esteem through music. Register now

saturday rock school

Saturday Rock School offers a brilliant and fun opportunity for 12 to 16 year olds to develop self-confidence, communication skills, self esteem, team work and musical creativity. Sign up now!

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 5:35pm

By Feature Writer

Mark Steel’s in Town: Ventnor tickets now available!

mark steel on street

People were excited to learn on Monday from OnTheWight that Mark Steel was coming to record his radio show in Ventnor. 'When can I get tickets?' was the most asked question. Right now is today's answer! Here's how.

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 12:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Head to Quay Arts for the ‘Foodbank Blues’

foodbank blues

The Foodbank helped nearly 5,000 local people in the year 2016-2017. This event is a great way to show your support and you get a great night out too.

Tuesday, 15th August, 2017 11:40am

By Sarah Collier

Mark Steel’s in Town: Ventnor radio recording coming next month

mark steel

All are invited to the recording of the brilliant comedian Mark Steel's BBC Radio4 show, 'Mark Steel's in Town' on Tuesday 19th September. It's free and should be a great evening.

Monday, 14th August, 2017 6:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Last chance to grab your tickets for Ventnor International Festival

bad sounds

Just £30 gets you into a whopping seventeen gigs today at the Ventnor International Festival. Across three venues in the sun-kissed seaside town, with musical genres spanning rock, garage, electronic, hip hop and jazz.

Friday, 11th August, 2017 11:02am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival 2017 now well and truly underway

Ventnor Fringe

There are over 120 acts to choose from over the next five days. Many performances are selling out, so act quickly to secure your seats.

Wednesday, 9th August, 2017 10:52am

By Sally Perry

Book now for ‘A Heathening With Dominic Robertson’ aka Ergo Phizmiz

dominic robertson

Dominic Robertson, aka Ergo Phizmiz, the one-man musical genius, returns to the Isle of Wight - after a three year hiatus from performance - with this new live show.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 5:42pm

By Tayla Smith

Watch this great Milky Way time lapse video shot on the Isle of Wight

flowersbrook milky time lapse shot by damian haworth

We're so lucky to have had tens of thousands of images and videos shared with us over the last decade. This latest from Damian Haworth is a stunning eight seconds of beauty.

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017 7:55am

By Sally Perry