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:

Paper Tigers Charity Single Launch

Paper Tigers Charity Single Launch

Don’t forget to put this one in your diary, because it guarantees to be a night of fantastic Island music, magic and comedy. Last month, The Wild Oats laid down a recording of their

Friday, 2nd November, 2007 6:03pm

By Sally Perry

WightZombie March: Winter Productions Short Film

Well done to Island film-maker Darren Winter for the short film he created of the Wight Zombie March that took place last Saturday night. Given the difficulty with low light levels, we reckon he’s

Friday, 2nd November, 2007 12:57pm

By Rachael Brooks

Ryde Theatre Tonight: The Music Continues

Ryde Theatre Tonight: The Music Continues

Even though this season’s Progression Sessions have finished, there’s no need to be sad. The team at Ryde Theatre have cooked up another resourceful solution to the problem. For a £2 flat rate entry, the

Thursday, 1st November, 2007 12:37pm

By Rico

Errol Linton Plays Blueroom At The Venue

Errol Linton Plays Blueroom At The Venue

Another reminder for all your blues fans, if you haven’t bought your tickets yet to see Errol Linton at Ryde Theatre this Saturday night, better get a move on because they are selling fast. Errol

Wednesday, 31st October, 2007 2:06pm

By Rachael Brooks

Wight Zombie Walk

Wight Zombie Walk

The Wight Zombie walk on Saturday night was brilliant fun – not just in the staggering around in a moaning way, but in the fun of picking what to wear and making-up to look

Tuesday, 30th October, 2007 8:30am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

The Buskers Banquet Heads For Ryde Theatre

The Buskers Banquet Heads For Ryde Theatre

Next Sunday sees an event of epic proportions take place at Ryde Theatre. We hear from the theatre that musicians old and new will come together to bridge the music community in fine style. Expect

Monday, 29th October, 2007 7:41pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Roy Ayers Ubiquity Play Ryde

Roy Ayers Ubiquity Play Ryde

Here’s one to put in your diaries for December or maybe even consider as an early Christmas present. The amazing Roy Ayers and his band will be gracing our shores and performing on stage at

Monday, 29th October, 2007 11:02am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Wight Zombie: Join The March

Wight Zombie: Join The March

It might not be Halloween until next Wednesday, but this Saturday night, if you’re planning to be out and about in Ryde (probably making your way to the Dan Damage Ball), then slap on

Friday, 26th October, 2007 4:20pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

The Wild Oats Charity Single Launch Gig

The Wild Oats Charity Single Launch Gig

Earlier this month, The Wild Oats laid down a recording of their new charity single, Paper Tigers. The money raised from the single (every £2 of the £3 cover price) will be put towards enhancing

Friday, 26th October, 2007 1:19pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Acoustics at the Altar: Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby

Acoustics at the Altar: Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby

After the roaring success of Acoustics at the Altar debut gig with Gordon Giltrap, the organisers now announce the next gig, taking place on Friday 7th December. Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby, two highly accomplished

Friday, 26th October, 2007 12:11pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Sunday’s Train and Ferry Madness

Sunday’s Train and Ferry Madness

Oh gosh, what a mess

Friday, 26th October, 2007 10:00am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Dan Damage Halloween Ball & CD Launch

Dan Damage Halloween Ball & CD Launch

Upcoming event to mark the life of Dan Damage.

Thursday, 25th October, 2007 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment