Spirit of the Place: From this weekend pop on your headphones, submerge yourself in this snackable audio play as you walk down Union Street, Ryde

Spirit of the Place - Scene 1 Vicky and Will in S. Fowler & Co by Rachel Shore

Listen at home, or while you’re in Ryde, as the short play unfolds along the length of Union Street. It’s full of great visuals, theatre, memories from Ryde residents and a soundtrack by Plastic Mermaids

Friday, 28th August, 2020 4:33pm

By Feature Writer

Wightlink step up to support travel costs for bright young Isle of Wight star in the making

Ebb Phillips - by Chris Jones from Chemical Gardens

Ebb fought off stiff competition for a place at Guildford College of Acting's Junior Conservatoire Saturday School, but faced the hurdle of the cost of ferry travel every Saturday for two years. News OnTheWight put out the call for businesses for support, now Wightlink have stepped up

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Call for Isle of Wight venues and event companies to ‘Light It In Red’ next week

light it in red illustration of buildings lit up in red

Companies and event locations are urged to join #WeMakeEvents in lighting their building or structure in red in order to draw attention to the dramatic situation facing the events industry

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 8:20am

By Jerome Attrill with 2 readers' comments

Brave Island: ‘I May Destroy You’ actor launches new opportunity platform for young Islanders

stephen wight and brave island and I May destroy You logo

Brave Island is a new dedicated platform for 14 to 25-year-olds on the Isle of Wight who are interested in the arts and creative industries. And for those who didn't even know they might be

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 6:34pm

By Sally Perry

Horse Box Theatre Company’s summer of Isle of Wight shows

Bourgeois & Maurice By Guto

Great news for theatre and music lovers. A pop-up stage will be appearing at Northwood House and Chale Showground to host a series of concerts, plays and family friendly shows this summer

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 8:24pm

By Joel Bateman

Change in planning laws will save theatres, concert halls and live music venues for future generations

red theatre seats

The law comes into effect in the next week and aims to protect theatres, concert halls or live music venues that have been impacted from Coronavirus

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:03am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Government announce £1.57bn rescue package for The Arts (updated)

audience of ventnor exchange theatre 2018

Isle of Wight museums, theatres, live music venues, and those who work in those sectors, will be breathing a sigh of relief as a £1.57bn rescue package is announced

Monday, 6th July, 2020 6:57am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight artists and organisations awarded a share of £161,000 emergency Covid-19 funding

Jack barnes, Jack Whitewood and Mhairi Macaulay

The funding is designed to alleviate the immediate pressures faced by Isle of Wight artists, creative practitioners, arts organisations, museums over the summer. Details within

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 1:44pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival takes a year out in light of Coronavirus: Expect something in its place though

Ventnor Fringe Festival promo image

The thousands who take part in or visit Ventnor Fringe Festival will be disappointed to hear of the cancellation, but organisers still hope to mark the occasion in a special, creative way

Wednesday, 20th May, 2020 1:49pm

By Sally Perry

Nuffield Southampton Theatres goes into administration

nuffield theatre

The theatre was a popular haunt for many Islanders, both those watching, as well as those performing

Friday, 15th May, 2020 1:30pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe Festival announce their first confirmed acts for 2020


Ventnor Fringe Festival returns this July and brings with it a great variety of live music, comedy, theatre, fun for the kids and loads more. Check out the first round of announcements

Friday, 6th March, 2020 6:34pm

By Jack Whitewood

Major upgrade for Events OnTheWight listings site making it easier to find and publicise Isle of Wight events

New version of Events OnTheWight site launched

Our event listing site has had a huge upgrade and is bursting with upcoming events. Over the last decade it has remained Google’s highest-placed dedicated What’s on guide on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 6th March, 2020 4:51pm

By Simon Perry with one comment