Creative Island Ident (Teal)
The Cultural Development Agency for the Isle of Wight
Ryde, Gateway to the Island painting showing Union Street with lots of Ryde characters in the scene by Nick Martin

Creative Ryde

One element of the work we are doing at Creative Island, is to commit to convening a series of local conversations with the cultural community of each town on the Isle of Wight.

The ambition is to speak about and listen to the particular challenges and opportunities that we all face, to explore collaborative opportunities, share information and network with others.

There have been two creative events held in Ryde at the Library so far, one in October 2023 and the other in January 2024.

We invited creative practitioners, cultural leaders, town councillors and influences in Ryde, to join us in what we hope will be the start of, perhaps, twice yearly meetings designed to support the cultural community of Ryde.