Ryde Arts

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

It is now a year-round programme supported by Arts Council, Historic England and Heritage Lottery Fund.

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

All welcome to Open Studio 2018 with Isle of Wight artists Carol Ann and Guy Eades

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Meet artists, Carol Ann and Guy Eades, who'll be opening their studio on 14th-15th July and 21st–22nd July. Carol Ann will also open on weekdays between 15th-20th July between 10am – 5pm each day.

Sunday, 8th July, 2018 1:43pm

By Feature Writer

All welcome as Ryde Arts launches this weekend

Ryde Arts 2017

Over the coming months there are a whole host of events under the Ryde Arts banner taking place in this gorgeous Georgian town. The official launch takes place on Saturday morning to live harp music and the culmination of many art workshops.

Thursday, 28th June, 2018 8:32pm

By Feature Writer with one comment

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

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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

Which way now for Ryde Arts? Play your part in plotting the way forward

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Come and share your ideas about how Ryde Arts can secure a sustainable future now that funding has been agreed by Ryde Town Council.

Monday, 12th March, 2018 12:51pm

By Carol Jaye

Ryde Arts Festival have a very special launch event planned

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The launch event of the 2017 Ryde Arts Festival features the private view of an exhibition, a performance from dancer, Sophie Wintersgill, alongside live music from a string quartet, as well as the re-creation of the ‘Smashing Performance’ shown at the Saatchi Gallery by Sue Pareskeva.

Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 6:26pm

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

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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 present the Four Quartets this Friday

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Ryde Arts Festival presents the first performance of Four Quartets written by composers working from poems celebrating the Island written by members of Isle of Wight Stanza Poetry group.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 10:32am

By Feature Writer

Ryde Arts Festival presents an evening of live jazz

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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

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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