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.

During our developmental phase we aim to gather the views of older people through Age Friendly Forums, coffee mornings and focus group meetings.

Celebrating Age Festival workshops

Join Independent Arts for Time & Tide tasters where participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at screen-printing, pastels, painting and felting. These drop-in sessions offers an informal approach to visual arts, and local artist Leigh Jackman will be on hand to offer support and guidance. No prior experience necessary and all materials will be provided.

Wednesday 4 October
at the Riverside Centre, Newport, 11am – 2pm

Thursday 5 October
at Sandown Library, 10.30am – 12.30pm


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.