The end of a project always feels sad, and to end in the middle of a Global Pandemic and subsequent Lockdown seems all a bit strange. But it is what it is! Thank you to everyone who made Lift the Lid a wonderful project to work on. Here is the evaluative film from Sassy Productions… Continue reading At the end…
Take a look inside the Artists’ Digital Notebooks and Lift the Lid on Island Culture Whilst many people are still in lockdown and children off school, now is the perfect time to ‘take a look inside’ the fabulous Lift the Lid Digital Notebooks From the comfort of your home you can explore not only pieces… Continue reading LtL Artists Notebooks
During the wonderful Ventnor Fringe celebrations in July 2019, Lift the Lid was invited by Ventnor Exchange to host a picnic with a difference. Members of the public were welcomed to Ventnor Park, to bring a picnic and to explore boxes brought along by members of the Isle of Wight CEP and beyond. There were… Continue reading Lift the Lid Picnic – 26 July 2019
Island Culture during Covid-19 You might feel stuck inside a box, locked down, quarantined… But culture has been liberated! No longer stuck inside the museum or gallery building… Culture is out of the box! There are so many names/phrases that we’d never have expected to use or perhaps even heard of: furlough, lockdown, Covid-19, social… Continue reading Out of the box!
On Saturday 29 February 2020, Quay Arts hosted a fun day of FREE workshops and performances. We were very grateful for all participants, workshop leaders, volunteers and artists/performers: Lift the Lid artist, Ian Whitmore Lift the Lid artist and storyteller, Sue Bailey Independent Arts The New Carnival Company: workshop leader Sharon Poole Volunteer, Sheila Lucas… Continue reading Lift the Lid takes a Leap…
In preparation for The Great Leap Day event at Quay Arts on Saturday 29 February, we commissioned Sassy Productions IoW to ask children and young people what Island Culture means to them. We asked what inspired them to be creative on the Island; people, places, things. Here’s the wonderful film, featuring children and young people… Continue reading #LetsCreateIW
A brand new opportunity is available for a well organised and effective Organisational Development Manager to work with the Isle of Wight Cultural Education Partnership (IWCEP). Through Artsworks Transition programme the Isle of Wight Cultural Education Partnership (IWCEP) intends to strengthen the quality and reach of cultural education opportunities for children and young people on the… Continue reading Opportunity to work for the IWCEP
LIFT THE LID ON ISLAND CULTURE CELEBRATORY EXHIBITION Quay Arts, West Gallery Saturday 8 February – Saturday 18 April 2020 Opening Event: Sat 8 Feb, 12 – 2 pm The Great Leap Day: Sat 29 Feb, 10 am – 2 pm Free, all welcome! A group exhibition of work created by local school children from across… Continue reading The Great Leap Forward
One of the four commissioned pieces of art for the Lift the Lid project, Back and Forth, a film by Dmitri Galitzine, is now online for all to watch and enjoy…
Only a few times in life have I wanted to capture the atmosphere in a room and bottle it. On Friday 11 October 2019 at Oakfield CE Primary School, I had that feeling, at the Isle of Wight Cultural Education Partnership’s Curriculum Conference. The words ‘inspiring’ and ‘buzzing’ were heard in the corridors and I… Continue reading Inspiring! Curriculum Conference 2019
A Case Study from the Isle of Wight Music Hub This term the Isle of Wight Music Hub were delighted to work with St Saviours Catholic Primary School in Totland on a very special music project composing music for The Great Light and Dark Show one of four art commissions for Lift the Lid, led… Continue reading St Saviour’s Primary School & the Isle of Wight Music Hub create ‘space’ for music…
When we started to plan the art commissions, it was important to identify individuals or organisations that would be interesting for the artists to meet and talk to during their Research and Development on the Island. I don’t know about you but I find Twitter a wonderful source of people who have stories to tell…… Continue reading Sacred Isle’s Vlog with Dmitri Galitzine
We thought it was about time you met our Creative Apprentice, Jack Barnes. Here Jack tells Project Manager, Sarah, all about becoming a Creative Apprentice and what that means… Why did you apply to become a Creative Apprentice with Lift the Lid? Hi Sarah! I’ve lived on the Isle of Wight my whole life and… Continue reading Lift the Lid on: Creative Apprentices
With thanks to Dr Ronda Gowland-Pryde, who has written the independent report for the Lift the Lid project, 2018 – 2020.