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.

Cuckoo Ryde: ‘Plarn’ Art Workshop This Weekend

Cuckoo Ryde:  ‘Plarn’ Art Workshop This Weekend

Another Cuckoo nest arrives in Ryde - with a free plarn art workshop this Saturday

Thursday, 26th May, 2011 2:52pm

By Sally Perry

Cuckoo Club Presents Grey Goo

Cuckoo Club Presents Grey Goo

A great reason to stay up late on Thursday night

Tuesday, 19th April, 2011 10:32am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Homegrown II: Three Cheers For Island Food + Drink Supporters

Homegrown II: Three Cheers For Island Food + Drink Supporters

Wines of Uruguay, Goddards Brewery and Isle of Wight Cheese were all generous enough to donate for our joint party with Homegrown

Monday, 26th July, 2010 7:12pm

By Sally Perry

What’s On The Wight This Weekend

What’s On The Wight This Weekend

Masses to see and do this weekend.

Friday, 9th July, 2010 5:37pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arts Festival Now In Full Swing

Ryde Arts Festival Now In Full Swing

Make sure you check out the Ryde Arts Festival, it's fab!

Monday, 5th July, 2010 3:59pm

By Sally Perry

The Weekend Starts Here

The Weekend Starts Here

As usual loads to do this weekend, starting today!

Friday, 2nd July, 2010 1:49pm

By Simon Perry

Homegrown II Comes To Ryde

Homegrown II Comes To Ryde

Homegrown returns to Ryde this time as a non-conformist

Tuesday, 29th June, 2010 3:37pm

By Sally Perry

Homegrown Appeal For Contemporary Island Artists

Homegrown Appeal For Contemporary Island Artists

Lauren's on the lookout for more artists.

Tuesday, 13th April, 2010 12:40pm

By Sally Perry

Homegrown Exhibition

Homegrown Exhibition

Lauren Fry has pulled together a great selection of artists for the Homegrown Exhibition taking place in Ryde next week.

Thursday, 9th July, 2009 4:23pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arts Festival Parade

Ryde Arts Festival Parade

The Ryde Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow with an arts parade from 1.15pm. The parade which leaves Dover Park School and proceeds to the Regatta site at the Eastern Gardens via Union Street will

Friday, 4th July, 2008 7:15pm

By Rachael Brooks

Ryde Arts Festival: Fancy Dress Galore

Ryde Arts Festival: Fancy Dress Galore

You might’ve already heard that the sponsors for the Ryde Arts Festival have dropped out this year, but there are a team of dedicated folks, people like Rick, Jez, Charr and Jo and

Wednesday, 27th June, 2007 2:16pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ryde Arts Festival Parade

Ryde Arts Festival Parade

The theme this year is "Let's Celebrate"

Friday, 7th July, 2006 3:24pm

By Sally Perry with one comment