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:

Acoustics at the Altar: Gordon Giltrap Review

Acoustics at the Altar: Gordon Giltrap Review

Many thanks to Cora from the Park Centre for sending through this write up of the first Acoustics At The Altar event. We have details of the next event due in December coming up

Thursday, 25th October, 2007 9:24am

By Cora Wade with one comment

Born In A Barn/Ambush Tactics Play Last Progression Session

Born In A Barn/Ambush Tactics Play Last Progression Session

As you might have read earlier, tomorrow night sees the very last Progression Session of the year. Rounding off the great season of Island talent at Ryde Theatre, will be a couple of the Island’s

Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 3:51pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Helen Keller Play Liquid Lounge

Helen Keller Play Liquid Lounge

There are loads of things happening this Friday night around the Island, more details on the others to follow shortly, but this gig at Liquid Lounge sounds like a great lineup for all your

Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 2:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Last Progression Session til 2008!

Last Progression Session til 2008!

Tomorrow night sees the very last Progression Session of the year. Here’s a special message from the heroic organisers who have worked tirelessley to bring you, the punters, great nights out showcasing fantastic local

Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 12:51pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island Speedway: Chris Holder’s Final Race

Island Speedway: Chris Holder’s Final Race

Speedway fans will be well aware that tonight sees the last race for Speedway champ, Chris Holder before he heads off into the sunset to Poole. Should be a fantastic night on the track with

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2007 10:47am

By Sally Perry

WightZombie: Get Prepared

WightZombie: Get Prepared

Sal’s already posted about WightZombie, the Zombie walk/shuffle that’s happening in Ryde on 27 October. We’re completely excited about it – it’s going to be brilliant and we thought it might be helpful to see

Friday, 19th October, 2007 11:16am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Errol Linton’s Blues Vibe: More Ticket Outlets Announced

Errol Linton’s Blues Vibe: More Ticket Outlets Announced

If you haven’t got your tickets for the next Bluesroom at Ryde Theatre yet (what have you been doing?), then you’ll be pleased to hear that you can now get them from Waterstones Bookshop,

Thursday, 18th October, 2007 5:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

iCANDI On The Beeb

iCANDI On The Beeb

Well done to our friends at iCANDI for their recent interview with great exposure, on BBC Hampshire. The iCANDI tour starts this Friday at Ryde Theatre with four live bands, Pink Pussycat DJs and lots

Thursday, 18th October, 2007 10:09am

By Sally Perry

Ryde Becomes Second Town To Launch Truancy Scheme

Businesses in Ryde are working with Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire Constabulary to crack down on students playing truant from school. The town is following in the footsteps of Newport by becoming part

Thursday, 18th October, 2007 9:45am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Acoustics At The Altar

Acoustics At The Altar

Don’t forget that this Friday night sees the launch of ‘Acoustics at the Altar’. This is the first of a series of events hoping to raise cash and awareness for The Park Centre Project charity. To

Wednesday, 17th October, 2007 1:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Andy McKee Plays Ryde

Andy McKee Plays Ryde

This gig is not for another month, but it is sure to be popular so you might want to get your tickets now. Ryde Theatre are extremely excited to have the pleasure of an upcoming

Wednesday, 17th October, 2007 12:56pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Capo Regime and Carousel Era: Penultimate Progression Session

Capo Regime and Carousel Era: Penultimate Progression Session

This week, in the penultimate of scheduled gigs at The Venue, The Progression Sessions bring you Capo Regime and Carousel Era. Carousel Era performed at the bandstand at this years Isle of Wight festival and

Wednesday, 17th October, 2007 8:55am

By Sally Perry