Fascinating history of women’s lives on the Isle of Wight revealed in new book

daisy plant book being held by a christmas tree

Learn about how life for women on the Isle of Wight used to be very different and also very much the same

Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 5:22pm

By Charlie Simpson

Paul Armfield leads Q&A with Isle of Wight graphic novelist, Serena Katt

page from serena katt's book

Serena's wonderfully brave graphic novel explores the story of her Polish grandfather’s time in the Hitler Youth

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 6:03pm

By Sally Perry

Brevity, the Isle of Wight’s Literary Handbill, out now

antique typewriter on dark wood table on unsplash by Patrick Fore

Having spotted a gap in the creative market on the Isle of Wight, writer Anmarie Bowler founded Brevity, a new Isle of Wight Handbill. Details within

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 9:30am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight comedy writer slips yet another BAFTA nominated show under her belt

hannah george looking into camera

Fingers are crossed once again as Class Dismissed - which Hannah wrote a series of sketches for - is nominated for a comedy award in the Children's BAFTAs

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 3:52pm

By Sally Perry

‘Personae Vectenses: Isle of Wight Notables’ from Queen Osburga to Alan Titchmarsh (updated)

Front Cover - Personae Vectenses - Isle of Wight Notables

Published by Beachy Books, ‘Personae Vectenses: Isle of Wight Notables’ is written by Island-born, Phillip Armitage, and is a labour of love that took him twelve years of research

Friday, 11th October, 2019 12:24pm

By Philip Bell with 5 readers' comments

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

Writing notes:

Budding writers have until 9th November to create and enter their short story for the Isle of Wight Society of the Blind winter writing competition.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 10:06am

By Chris Cane with one comment

Mother of Damien Nettles tells full perplexing story of her son’s disappearance: Buy now

Valerie nettles with portrait of damien

Out this Thursday, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance. Available in paperback and Kindle versions.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 9:47am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight author and historian, MJ Trow, releases latest Ripperology book

interpreting the ripper letters - book cover

If you're a fan of crime novels, you might find it hard to put down MJ Trow's latest book which gives a fascinating insight into the world surrounding Ripper correspondence.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 9:02am

By Sally Perry

Story of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles out next month

Being released in September, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 5:20pm

By Sally Perry

Book Fair promises readings, workshops, film screening and more

freshwater library

Freshwater Parish Council is hosting a book fair in the autumn, to include live readings, a book sale, publishing workshop for established and aspiring authors, and a themed film night.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 1:43pm

By Daniel James

How Robert Maxwell rescued me from electro-convulsive therapy: Eleanor Berry shares her story

In what promises to be an illuminating evening, Eleanor Berry shares the story of her unique relationship with Robert Maxwell, Mirror Newspaper Group boss.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 9:27am

By Jo Macaulay

Ventnor screening for Isle of Wight writer’s film, The Vanishing, plus Q&A

poster for the vanishing

Meet the man behind the script for the film The Vanishing and watch the screening in the luxurious surroundings of Ventnor Arts Club.

Friday, 17th May, 2019 11:00am

By Sally Perry