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.

Ventnor Deadlies Depart Oz

Ventnor Deadlies Depart Oz

The Ventnor Deadly Creatures are on the next leg of their journey and have sent us this retrospective Stream of Consciousness … get ready for long sentences, and don’t forget to take regular breaths. Surf

Thursday, 2nd March, 2006 10:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Holiday

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Holiday

The 101-word short stories continue to arrive in my inbox … keep them coming. Holiday Summer of ’86: a North London Comprehensive. It’s the last day of term and our French teacher is having a nervous

Tuesday, 28th February, 2006 9:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Only Human

Only Human

Ventnor Film Society presents Only Human (certificate 15, 89 mins) at The Ventnor Winter Gardens on Tuesday 21 March 2006 at 7.30pm. In this spirited Spanish farce, Leni arrives home to introduce her fiance

Monday, 27th February, 2006 6:06pm

By Sally Perry

Bullet Boy

Bullet Boy

Ventnor Film Society presents Bullet Boy (certificate 15, 89 mins) at The Ventnor Winter Gardens on Tuesday 7 March 2006 at 7.30pm. Fresh out of prison, Ricky (Ashley Waters) is trying to stay clean,

Monday, 27th February, 2006 6:04pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Festival – Get Involved

Thanks to jungledrums for bringing this meeting to our attention on the forum. Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:55 pm Post subject: Ventnor Festival Calling all fello enthusiasts for things community , Ventnor

Saturday, 25th February, 2006 5:49pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Are You All Right Dear?

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Are You All Right Dear?

Following my invite yesterday for further entries to the Short and Sweet 101-word short story series, here’s one I received anonymously this morning. Are you all right dear? Are you all right dear? No I’ve

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2006 3:33pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Leopard

The Leopard

Ventnor Film Society presents The Leopard (certificate PG, 188 mins) at The Ventnor Winter Gardens on Tuesday 21 February 2006 at 7.30pm. No apologies are needed for introducing this classic film into the season.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2006 7:30pm

By Sally Perry

Send Us Your Ventnor Short And Sweet …

Send Us Your Ventnor Short And Sweet …

We’ve had some very positive feedback on the Ventnor Short and Sweet 101-word stories, which is great to see. It was an interesting exercise and not as easy as it looks. Trying to create a

Tuesday, 21st February, 2006 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Short and Sweet: The Swim

Ventnor Short and Sweet: The Swim

Number six on the series of 101-word short stories brought to you from the Short and Sweet Writing class. The Swim Hello, he thought. She looks as if she’s in difficulties. The sea was calm; there

Monday, 20th February, 2006 12:01am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Love and Joy

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Love and Joy

Following on from last week’s post, here’s the fifth in the series of 101-word short stories written by a member of the Short and Sweet Writing class. Love and Joy My sister hates our mother and

Saturday, 18th February, 2006 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Short and Sweet: The Gardener

Ventnor Short and Sweet: The Gardener

Following on from Monday’s post, here’s the next 101 word short story written by a member of the Short and Sweet Writing class. The Gardener He was a big old man, who worked hard in all

Thursday, 16th February, 2006 12:01am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Too Much Caviar

Ventnor Short and Sweet: Too Much Caviar

Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s the next 101 word short story written by a member of the Short and Sweet Writing class. Too Much Caviar ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! This is the last time she provided

Wednesday, 15th February, 2006 12:01am

By Sally Perry with one comment