Ryde, Isle of Wight

Ryde is known as ‘the Gateway to the Isle of Wight’ due to its Victorian pier where the Wightlink passenger ferry arrives. Hovertravel’s Hover also has a terminal here.

Ryde from the seaThe shopping in Ryde is well-renowned with lots of independent shops.

Ryde has very large, shallow beaches and parks to match, making it a popular destination during the summer.

It’s also the largest conurbation on the Isle of Wight.

Below are the article OnTheWight have published about it:

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part Four

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part Four

If you’ve missed parts one, two or three of my review of the Bestival Island Bands and DJs Competition, follow the links to catch up. Another surprise to hit the stage was one of VentnorBlog’s

Monday, 30th July, 2007 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Patsy’s Revival Review

We popped along to Patsy’s at Ryde Theatre on Friday night. Although the numbers were down on last time (probably due to being the end of the month), they have the makings for a

Monday, 30th July, 2007 11:25am

By Sally Perry

Friday night Action

Don’t forget the Patsy’s Summer Party tonight at Ryde Theatre. A cracking night is guaranteed as original Patsy’s DJs play new and classic house. If you’re not in the mood to dance your socks off

Friday, 27th July, 2007 5:52pm

By Sally Perry

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part Three

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part Three

If you’ve read part one and two of my Bestival Bands Competition review, reading on should make sense … Keeping the Ventnor vibe going, Hugo Frusslinky followed next. Having listened to their handful of tracks

Friday, 27th July, 2007 5:25pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

August Shoom: Take With Bags Of Salt

August Shoom: Take With Bags Of Salt

Shoom on the move

Thursday, 26th July, 2007 1:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part Two

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part Two

Following the part one of my review of the Bestival Bands Competition yesterday, as promised, here’s part two. Excellent shots courtesy of Julian Winslow. Sorry if I’ve got the order of the following bands wrong.

Thursday, 26th July, 2007 12:50pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Patsy’s Summer Party

Patsy’s Summer Party

It’s way before our time, but there will be many of you out there who remember Patsy’s Nightclub. There have been a couple of reunions over the last year and another in the offing this

Wednesday, 25th July, 2007 9:12pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part One

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part One

I spend a lot of time telling you, dear readers, about upcoming gigs and nights out, but all too often, never get around to writing a review of the night. The main driver for

Wednesday, 25th July, 2007 6:41pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Puzzle Muteson & Becky Entwhistle Play TDS

Puzzle Muteson & Becky Entwhistle Play TDS

Tuesday, 24th July, 2007 4:05pm

By Sally Perry

Shindig Postponed

Quick note to let you know that this Saturday’s Shindig has been postponed. They’re planning to rearrange once Char is back feeling well (and we wish her a speedy

Tuesday, 24th July, 2007 2:45am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Music Action In Ryde Tonight

Music Action In Ryde Tonight

If you didn’t get your fix of live music last night at the brilliant Bestival Bands Competition, then head up to the Liquid Lounge tonight for superb lineup. If you did get your fix,

Friday, 20th July, 2007 2:44pm

By Sally Perry

Bestival Band & DJ Winners

Everyone put on great performances tonight, but it was Hugo Frusslinky and Mandy Sugar Hill (aka Dan Hill) who impressed the judges enough to win a spot to play at Bestival 2007. Well done to

Friday, 20th July, 2007 12:07am

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments