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:

Wight Words Festival: Dominic Holland

Wight Words Festival: Dominic Holland

The Wight Words Festival kicked off this week with its grand launch on Monday night at Quay Arts in Newport. It was followed on Tuesday by performance poetry by Aisle 16 which we weren’t

Thursday, 27th September, 2007 8:47pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Godfrenzy & Helen Keller Play Progression Session

Godfrenzy & Helen Keller Play Progression Session

Blimey it’s Thursday already, so that means another cracking night of live music from Island bands down at The Venue in Ryde as part of the Progression Sessions. On tonight’s menu are Godfrenzy, who I

Thursday, 27th September, 2007 12:36pm

By Sally Perry

Gordon Giltrap: Acoustics At The Altar

Gordon Giltrap: Acoustics At The Altar

Exciting news reaches us that The Park Centre Project charity, which is based in Ryde are to launch a new events programme called ‘Acoustics at the Altar’. Acoustics at the Altar will aim to

Wednesday, 26th September, 2007 2:44pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

September Shoom: Cylob Heads The Bill

September Shoom: Cylob Heads The Bill

Ryde Theatre has got some cracking gigs lined up for the remainder of the year and September’s Shoom outing is no exception. Step back about fifteen years with legendary DJ Cylob topping the bill. According

Thursday, 20th September, 2007 12:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Wild Style Cold Crush Brothers Tour: Hip Hop Weekend In Ryde

Wild Style Cold Crush Brothers Tour: Hip Hop Weekend In Ryde

Following on from yesterdays post about the upcoming Hip Hop weekend at The Venue which kicks off on Friday, we bring you details of the Saturday lineup. If you’re a hip hop fan, then you’re

Wednesday, 19th September, 2007 1:14pm

By Sally Perry

Hip Hop Weekend In Ryde

Hip Hop Weekend In Ryde

Our friends up north, Happy Feet Productions, have teamed up with Bring The Noise from over the water to bring you the very finest in UK and US hip hop this coming weekend. It all

Tuesday, 18th September, 2007 9:57pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Hugo Frusslinky & Blank Beats

Hugo Frusslinky & Blank Beats

The Progression Session this week brings you Bestival Island Band Competition Winners, Hugo Frusslinky. They opened Bestival 2007 and will most definitely have picked up a few more fans along the way, especially since

Tuesday, 18th September, 2007 11:45am

By Sally Perry

Shanklin Freak Show And Jacuna Play Progression Session

Shanklin Freak Show And Jacuna Play Progression Session

This weeks Progression Session sees two Island bands with a loyal following, grace the stage at Ryde Theatre tonight. Kicking off at 8pm and being recorded for IW Radios Sunday Show, Live and Local (7-10pm

Thursday, 13th September, 2007 1:58pm

By Sally Perry

Blind Man To Pilot Hovercraft Across Solent

Blind Man To Pilot Hovercraft Across Solent

Just heard on IWRadio that a blind charity worker is due to pilot a Hovercraft across the Solent at 3.15pm today. Colin McArthur is hoping that his flight across the water between Ryde and Portsmouth

Thursday, 13th September, 2007 1:00pm

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Wisdom from Trees Workshop

Wisdom from Trees Workshop

Here’s one for all your nature loving types. At the end of the month, Aldermoor Farm plays host to a workshop run by Glennie Kindred, a gifted writer and artist living in Derbyshire. The

Wednesday, 12th September, 2007 11:48am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Progression Session: Cozy Flashbak & The Operators

Progression Session: Cozy Flashbak & The Operators

If you can’t wait until Friday for your dose of live music, head over to Ryde on Thursday night for the third in the series of Progression Sessions. Hot Island talent playing live for you

Wednesday, 5th September, 2007 10:30am

By Sally Perry

ICANDI @ The Venue

ICANDI @ The Venue

If you missed the last posting about ICANDI, take note, because the ICANDI team are about to take this brilliant night out on tour. They’ll be heading north to The Venue at Ryde Theatre

Friday, 31st August, 2007 10:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment