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.

La Banda Martinez

Wednesday 9th November …. doors open 6.30pm finishing at 10pm The Wight Light Gallery presents, for one night only …. The Amazing La Banda Martinez A brilliant acoustic band playing their renditions of Latin, Jazz, Classics and

Wednesday, 26th October, 2005 8:53am

By Sally Perry

Giant Lizards At Steephill Cove

Giant Lizards At Steephill Cove

If you’re not working on Thursday this week and looking for some inspiration in your life, pop yourself down to Steephill Cove and you’ll be in for a treat. Island 2000 have organised an event

Tuesday, 25th October, 2005 9:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Peter Flies the Flag for Ventnor

Peter Flies the Flag for Ventnor

Friday night saw the launch of Ventnor based artist, Peter Lawson’s exhibition – Images From Inside the Bell Jar at Quay Arts. The gallery space was buzzing with activity as friends, artists and potential purchasers

Thursday, 20th October, 2005 1:54pm

By Sally Perry

7 Out of 10 For Creativity

7 Out of 10 For Creativity

It’s official, Newport has been voted the 7th (in top 20 list) most up and coming culturally creative places in the UK with the Island fast becoming a beacon for fostering musical and artistic

Thursday, 20th October, 2005 1:01pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Shopping Trolley: Was It A Dream?

Shopping Trolley: Was It A Dream?

I had to pinch myself this morning when I woke from a contented slumber ... was it a dream or did it really happen?

Monday, 17th October, 2005 7:45am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Shopping Trolley, 27 hours and counting ….

Shopping Trolley, 27 hours and counting ….

The third event is expected to be even bigger and better than the previous two.

Saturday, 15th October, 2005 4:57pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Peter Lawson – Images from Inside the Bell-Jar

Peter Lawson – Images from Inside the Bell-Jar

Peter Lawson lives and works on the Isle of Wight. He studied painting at Epsom and Ewell School of Art from 1965 to 1967, and at Winchester School of Art from 1967 to 1970.

Thursday, 13th October, 2005 2:42am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

The Bees Play The Venue

The Bees Play The Venue

Ventnor band, The Bees will be playing The Venue @ Ryde Theatre on Saturday 29th October. Tickets are selling fast, but if you’re quick, you might be able to get some before the event

Wednesday, 12th October, 2005 4:11pm

By Sally Perry

Vera Drake

Vera Drake

Ventnor Film Society presents Vera Drake (directed by Mike Leigh and starring Imelda Staunton) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre on 18 October 2005. Staunton and Leigh can both claim this tale of good neighbour,

Wednesday, 12th October, 2005 2:42pm

By Sally Perry

The Story Of The Weeping Camel

The Story Of The Weeping Camel

Ventnor Film Society presents The Story Of The Weeping Camel (certificate U, 87 mins) at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre. Intriguing drama-documentary with a beautifully light touch, which lovingly observes the fascinating lives of

Wednesday, 12th October, 2005 2:25pm

By Sally Perry

Another Ventnor Artist at Quay Arts

Another Ventnor Artist at Quay Arts

Ventnor resident, Peter Lawson opens his exhibition, Images from Inside the Bell-Jar, at the Quay Arts Centre later this week. It runs from Saturday 15 Oct to Saturday 19 November, with a drinks reception

Wednesday, 12th October, 2005 10:26am

By Sally Perry

New Discussion Forums on VentnorBlog

New Discussion Forums on VentnorBlog

I am very happy to say that with much help from Simon, we have just launched a number of discussion forums on VentnorBlog. There will be a permanent link in the top navigation bar, and

Tuesday, 11th October, 2005 10:59am

By Sally Perry