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.

Quay Arts announce their Winter Open: Get involved

Quay Arts - paper open exhibition

Do you produce contemporary paper craft, illustration and book art? Want to take part in an exhibition at Quay Arts? OnTheWight has details of a new Open Exhibition.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 3:56pm

By Georgia Newman

Hospice patients and staff feature in ‘Island’ – premiering at BFI London Film Festival

ryde pier

‘Island’ and ‘The Interval and the Instant’ – filmed over a one-year period at Earl Mountbatten Hospice, featuring hospice staff and patients, premieres in London and Brighton this month.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 3:36pm

By Emma Topping

Don’t miss the Kathkali performance this Sunday


Unforgettable Kathakali performances by top international performers, superb singers, rhythmic drummers and highly skilled make-up artists. Don't miss it.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 1:29pm

By Tayla Smith

Quay Arts is ‘the’ place to be this Friday night

quay arts on friday night

There's something for everyone at Quay Arts tonight (Friday). Two exhibition openings, live music from an incredibly talented folk/classical guitarist and the LBGT+ meet-up.

Friday, 29th September, 2017 10:01am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Society for the Blind ‘Short Story writing competition’ returns

merry christmas

Budding writers have until 10th November to create and enter their short story for the Isle of Wight Society of the Blind winter writing competition.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 11:56am

By Chris Cane

Shimmering Musicians: Clean Bandit skater launches new exhibition

nick martin and shimmering artists

Nick Martin’s exhibition ‘Shimmering Musicians’ opens this Friday, 29th September at Quay Arts. All are welcome to the preview event between 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 11:20am

By Nick Martin

Illumination: New work by Marius von Brasch and Howard Hardiman

Illumination artwork by howard hardiman

Two Isle of Wight artists have been on a year-long journey finding common threads of storytelling and mythological tales within their work. See the results in this upcoming exhibition at Quay Arts.

Friday, 15th September, 2017 4:03pm

By Georgia Newman

Ventnor Film Society returns with season of acclaimed British and world cinema

slack bay

The autumn season of films from around the World kicks off next week in Ventnor. OnTheWight has details of all the films being screen in the coming months.

Thursday, 7th September, 2017 6:48pm

By Linda Davis

Calling all artists: Deadline for art commission imminent

art commission

The deadline for submissions for the Wild about Wight art commission is midnight on Friday 1st September 2017. Read on for details of how to apply.

Thursday, 31st August, 2017 3:08pm

By Georgia Newman

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