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:

The Chancers Support The New Mastersounds: Don’t Forget

The Chancers Support The New Mastersounds: Don’t Forget

Yes, don’t forget this Saturday night (18th), Island band, The Chancers will be supporting Leeds funksters, The New Mastersounds. I know that there will be lots going on on Saturday night (Ventnor Illuminated Carnival and

Thursday, 16th August, 2007 1:51pm

By Sally Perry

The Progression Sessions

The Progression Sessions

It might be the end of The Development Suite at The Liquid Lounge, but the promoters have their fingers in many pies. They pulled off something potentially bigger and better for Island bands and

Tuesday, 14th August, 2007 11:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

ICANDI Moves To The Venue

ICANDI Moves To The Venue

Those crazy kids at icandi are certainly pulling the rabbit out of the hat next month, when they take icandi on tour around the Island. If you want to be part of the action, you’ll

Tuesday, 14th August, 2007 9:44am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Shindig @ Ryde Theatre

Shindig @ Ryde Theatre

Following the recent last minute postponement of Shindig, we’re pleased to hear that Char is now back in the helm and raring to go. The night of great live bands and DJs with visuals has

Friday, 10th August, 2007 9:30am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

The Development Suite At Liquid Lounge: No More

The Development Suite At Liquid Lounge: No More

It’s very sad to hear that last nights gig at The Liquid Lounge may have been the last for The Development Suite at that particular venue. Despite the hard work, dedication and support from

Thursday, 9th August, 2007 3:19pm

By Sally Perry

Jacuna Play Liquid Lounge

Jacuna Play Liquid Lounge

The Development Suite at The Liquid Lounge presents Jacuna tonight. We know they’ve lots of fans out there, so if you fancy a cheap night, listening to one of your favourite bands play live, head

Wednesday, 8th August, 2007 3:13pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Summer Of Fun At Island’s Theatres (Including Ventnor Winter Gardens)

Summer Of Fun At Island’s Theatres (Including Ventnor Winter Gardens)

When I received a press release last week from the Council with the title “Summer Of Fun At Island’s Theatres “, I thought, “Brilliant, extra publicity for the Winter Gardens”. I started reading the press

Wednesday, 8th August, 2007 1:00pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Happy Feet & Beer and Rap Presents …

Happy Feet & Beer and Rap Presents …

This Thursday start the weekend early and head up to the Balcony in Ryde (I don’t say that often) for a night of hip hip, scratching and rap. In association with ‘Beer and Rap Presents’,

Wednesday, 8th August, 2007 8:30am

By Sally Perry

UK Guns N’ Roses @ Ryde Theatre

UK Guns N’ Roses @ Ryde Theatre

Ryde Theatre plays host this coming Saturday to one of the best and most loved Guns N’ Roses tribute bands in the UK. Not really my scene, but I’m sure there will be plenty

Monday, 6th August, 2007 2:32pm

By Sally Perry

Fatal And The Elusive Project Play TDS

Fatal And The Elusive Project Play TDS

The Development Suite at The Liquid Lounge brings us something very special this Sunday. First up on are The Elusive Project (not pictured). You might not’ve heard of them yet as they are a

Thursday, 2nd August, 2007 8:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ex Kody Acoustic Action

Ex Kody Acoustic Action

If there are any Kody fans out there still crying into their pint glasses since the band broke up earlier this year, pass them a tissue to wipe those tears away right now. For Gareth

Wednesday, 1st August, 2007 1:08pm

By Sally Perry

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part Five

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part Five

Clearly you will have already read parts one, two, three and four of my Bestival Island Bands and DJ Competition. Here’s my final instalment, hope you’ve enjoyed reading the review as much as I

Tuesday, 31st July, 2007 5:36pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments