Ryde Arts Festival

Ryde Arts Festival grew from the SEEDA funded Ryde Development Trust in 2001.

One of the Trusts aims was to stimulate the regeneration of the town through the arts.

The Festival returns each year, bringing more live music, theatre, art and more to the town for Islanders’ enjoyment.

Below are some of the articles by OnTheWight featuring the Ryde Arts Festival.

Ryde Arts – Stitching the town together in 2018

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Over the summer and into the autumn, as part of Ryde Arts, you’ll be able to enjoy unique music events, art installations, theatre and poetry, as well as workshops, carnivals, films and more.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 5:30pm

By Feature Writer

Ryde Arts Festival returns this summer thanks to Arts Council grant

ryde arts festival launch

Arts Council England once again helps to enhance and enrich the live of Islanders, as they fund the return of Ryde Arts Festival. OnTheWight has this year's theme and artists in residence.

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 2:10pm

By Sally Perry

I’m in the Garden: Four artists come together for Ryde Arts Festival

in the garden by Adam Gillam

As part of the excellent Ryde Arts Festival and GROW project, four artists come together to share their work exploring social integration and circular economy.

Thursday, 15th June, 2017 12:26pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arts Festival returns with another great programme of events

jo hummel newell

The Ryde Arts Festival returns once again with a bumper programme of events. There really is something for all the family, workshops, exhibitions, poetry tea parties, live music and more. Keep the dates free in your diary and head to Ryde from 30th June to 9th July.

Wednesday, 31st May, 2017 6:52pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arts Festival presents an evening of live jazz

Quay Arts jam

Tickets are just £5 for this evening of live music by some of the leading lights in jazz on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 30th June, 2016 8:41pm

By Jim Thorn

People in the Basement: An evening of delicious live music

people in the basement

That feeling when you love someone so much you want to bite their cheeks. The music you'll hear at People in the Basement is just like that.

Wednesday, 29th June, 2016 6:50pm

By Sally Perry

Voices of the Isle of Wight open Ryde Arts Festival

Voices of the Isle of Wight

Singers with the Voices of the Isle of Wight choir put on a great performance on Friday evening for the opening event of the Ryde Arts Festival. Read on to see impression they left on Jonathan Dodd.

Monday, 27th June, 2016 4:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Ryde Arts Festival 2016 in full swing – what will you see?

Ryde Arts Festival

Today (Saturday) offers a great range of events taking place as part of the 2016 Ryde Arts Festival.

Saturday, 25th June, 2016 10:34am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Ryde Arts Festival 2016: Ten days of art, poetry, music and much more

Pier at night

The 2016 Ryde Arts Festival (23rd June to 3rd July) promises ten days of wonderful art, live music, poetry, comedy, puppetry and much, much more. Make sure you check out what's on with our handy guide.

Thursday, 9th June, 2016 9:44pm

By Feature Writer

Inspire your kids during Children’s Art Week with the help of Quay Arts

Quay Arts delivers once again, offering not one, but two opportunities to inspire your kids over the next couple of weeks as part of Children’s Art Week. Both events are free and should be great fun.

Tuesday, 7th June, 2016 8:28pm

By Tayla Smith

Jo Hummel Newell to become ‘Artist in (unexpected) Residence’

jo hummel newell

A £30,000 Arts Council grant will see a whole host of arts events and mini-projects develop over the next two years in Ryde, including an artist in residence in an allotment shed.

Friday, 1st April, 2016 5:15pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Don’t miss the Ryde Arts Festival: Starts tonight

art on pier

The Festival kicks off with a free concert tonight at All Saints Church in Ryde featuring recorded memories of Ryde’s citizens and recorded sounds of the town.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 12:38pm

By Sally Perry