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.

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

Last Days of Exhibition

Last Days of Exhibition

It's the last few days of Shopping Trolley.

Friday, 7th October, 2005 10:20am

By Sally Perry

Black History Month comes to Ventnor

Black History Month comes to Ventnor

You might already know that each year in the UK, October is Black History Month. Diversity is sparse on the island, so it’s encouraging to see that schools and associations are helping to promote the

Tuesday, 4th October, 2005 3:01pm

By Sally Perry

Bound to Make Blast Fast

Bound to Make Blast Fast

Bound to make blast fast as I cast past. Make these words my very last so I can sound cool. An adder on the ladder off the bottom rung. Born to auto focus before

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:11pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

My Summer of Love

Ventnor Film Society presents My Summer of Love at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre. Starts at 7.30pm and you can get drinks in the Cricket Club next door before and afterwards. Minibus services runs between

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:11pm

By Sally Perry

Shopping Trolley

Curated by the very lovely Raff Sunday 16th October sees the return of the Shopping Trolley at the Quay Arts in Newport …. expect a night of excellent visual art and music. Action

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment