Funded by Arts Council England, Time & Tide positively celebrates the Isle of Wight’s ageing community and our natural and cultural heritage.

Through partnership with Age UK, Southern Housing Group, local museums and galleries, Time & Tide will offer older people an exciting island-wide programme including creative workshops, museum visits, and pop-up exhibitions and touring collections to inspire and engage older people.

Through our Age Friendly Island initiative and in collaboration with Age UK we will deliver a training and development programme to all partners, enabling their museums to become welcoming places to older people.

Older people are at the heart of the decision making, and Independent Arts would like to hear their ideas to ensure we facilitate an exciting programme of participatory workshops covering a range of art forms which can include photography, visual art, dance, theatre, music and creative writing.

Arts and Heritage Café

Join us for our Time & Tide Arts and Heritage Cafés to explore a fabulous collection of original Roman artefacts and learn about the history of Newport's very own Roman Villa. You will have the chance to handle some beautiful objects and find out more about their history. Inspired by this trip back in time, you will have the opportunity to create your own work of art! Painting, pastels, printing, mosaics and more.

All at 10.30am–12.30pm at the following locations:

Friday 26th January 2018, Lord Louis Library, Newport

Friday 2nd February, Ryde Library

Friday 9th February, Sandown Library

Time & Tide Romans


Volunteer with Time & Tide

We are currently recruiting volunteer Peer Facilitators to assist with developing the Time & Tide project.

Find out more

For full details of Time & Tide see the project website.


Time & Tide practitioners include:

Mandy Bangeter

Leigh Jackman