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:

Rockin On Heavens Door

Rockin On Heavens Door

You may’ve seen the posters, you may’ve heard the buzz, and later this month it’ll be here on the Isle of Wight. ‘Rockin on Heavens Door’ has been on tour for the last ten years,

Monday, 17th December, 2007 5:17pm

By Sally Perry

Amen Boogie Blues Band Support Who’s Who

Amen Boogie Blues Band Support Who’s Who

If you haven’t made plans for Saturday night yet, news just in that supprting Who’s Who at Ryde Theatre will be Island Bluesters, the Amen Boogie Blues Band. The Who tribute band are tipped as

Friday, 14th December, 2007 10:41am

By Sally Perry

Patsy’s Reunion Tonight

Patsy’s Reunion Tonight

Relive those sweaty nights from yesteryear at the Patsy’s Christmas Bash tonight at Ryde Theatre. Check out their MySpace for more info. 9pm-2am and only £3 to get in.

Friday, 14th December, 2007 10:30am

By Sally Perry

Roy Ayers Comes To The Island

Roy Ayers Comes To The Island

If you’re looking for a great Christmas present for someone you love, why not buy them a ticket to see Roy Ayers Ubiquity play Ryde Theatre on 23rd December? Unlike the usual gigs, there is

Tuesday, 11th December, 2007 8:32pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby: Review

Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby: Review

Friday 7th December saw Acoustics at the Altar present Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby on the final leg of their UK tour. Brian and Cathryn have built a fantastic reputation throughout the UK Folk

Tuesday, 11th December, 2007 6:11pm

By Cora Wade with 2 readers' comments

Who’s Who? @ Ryde Theatre

Who’s Who? @ Ryde Theatre

Don’t worry, we’re not promoting the collection of short biographies of over 30,000 noteworthy and influential people from the UK and beyond. We’re talking in fact, about one of the greatest ‘The Who’ tribute bands

Monday, 10th December, 2007 9:14pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Soul II Soul Playing Ryde Theatre

<strike>Soul II Soul Playing Ryde Theatre</strike>

Update: Unfortunately this gig has been postponed again – we’ll ket you know when we hear more. Anyone of a certain age will have the memories flooding back with any mention of Back to Life

Monday, 10th December, 2007 7:30pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Platform One Band Nights At Ryde Theatre

Platform One Band Nights At Ryde Theatre

Platform One will be taking residency at The Venue over the next three days. Amongst those playing tonight will be Sentenced to Rebirth and Proximity Effect. Tomorrow night sees The Windows reforming and joined on stage

Thursday, 6th December, 2007 5:48pm

By Sally Perry

Acoustics at the Altar: Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby Tomorrow

Acoustics at the Altar: Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby Tomorrow

Final call for the next Acoustic at the Altar session featuring Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby (from the Strawbs) tomorrow night (Friday) at St Johns Church in Ryde. Judging by the review of the last

Thursday, 6th December, 2007 12:32pm

By Cora Wade

Making Waves: Get In Touch

Making Waves: Get In Touch

Now that all you enthusiastic musicians will have read the lowdown on Making Waves, the excellent new opportunity being brought to you by the organisers of The Development Suite and The Progression Sessions, you’ll

Tuesday, 4th December, 2007 12:38pm

By Sally Perry

Making Waves At Ryde Theatre

Making Waves At Ryde Theatre

The latest initiative to come out from the Development Suite/Progression Session crew is a new competition called Making Waves, which we think is an incredible opportunity for any Island band. The deal is pretty

Monday, 3rd December, 2007 4:43pm

By Sally Perry

Buskers Banquet: Review

Buskers Banquet: Review

Firm foundations were made for more events of it’s kind, in the shape of The Buskers Banquet held on 4 November. Instigated by local musician Brian Sharpe and with the assistance of staff at

Friday, 30th November, 2007 5:26pm

By Alan Smithee