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:

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part One

Bestival Bands Competition Review: Part One

I spend a lot of time telling you, dear readers, about upcoming gigs and nights out, but all too often, never get around to writing a review of the night. The main driver for

Wednesday, 25th July, 2007 6:41pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Puzzle Muteson & Becky Entwhistle Play TDS

Puzzle Muteson & Becky Entwhistle Play TDS

Tuesday, 24th July, 2007 4:05pm

By Sally Perry

Shindig Postponed

Quick note to let you know that this Saturday’s Shindig has been postponed. They’re planning to rearrange once Char is back feeling well (and we wish her a speedy

Tuesday, 24th July, 2007 2:45am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Music Action In Ryde Tonight

Music Action In Ryde Tonight

If you didn’t get your fix of live music last night at the brilliant Bestival Bands Competition, then head up to the Liquid Lounge tonight for superb lineup. If you did get your fix,

Friday, 20th July, 2007 2:44pm

By Sally Perry

Bestival Band & DJ Winners

Everyone put on great performances tonight, but it was Hugo Frusslinky and Mandy Sugar Hill (aka Dan Hill) who impressed the judges enough to win a spot to play at Bestival 2007. Well done to

Friday, 20th July, 2007 12:07am

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Don’t Forget Bestival Bands Comp Tonight

Don’t Forget Bestival Bands Comp Tonight

The big day has arrived. Yes, tonight in front of an esteemed panel of judges (with a surprise celebrity guest) five Island bands and five Island DJs will do their best to impress. All

Thursday, 19th July, 2007 12:16pm

By Sally Perry

Wild Oats, Weather Kings & The Hoops

Wild Oats, Weather Kings & The Hoops

This Friday night, The Development Suite at The Liquid Lounge have yet another a great lineup for your delectation. The Wild Oats, who I keep missing every time they play out, will be headlining, with

Tuesday, 17th July, 2007 6:30pm

By Sally Perry

The Guardian Loves The Isle of Wight

The Guardian Loves The Isle of Wight

On Saturday the Guardian had a blitz of article on the UK as a destination for beach holidays – and the Isle of Wight came out in most of the pieces! By our quick straw

Monday, 16th July, 2007 4:50pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Change of Lineup At Liquid Lounge Tonight

Change of Lineup At Liquid Lounge Tonight

Anyone planning to go to the Liquid Lounge tonight, please be aware that I <3 Audrey will no longer be playing. However, you still have the brilliant lineup of three great acts. First up Plushy

Sunday, 15th July, 2007 3:29pm

By Sally Perry

Hipshaker @ The Venue

Hipshaker @ The Venue

Now that Ryde Theatre’s has been given (up to) 24 months extension whilst business plans are considered, you’ll be glad to hear that all pre-booked gigs are still going ahead. So, for Saturday night

Thursday, 12th July, 2007 2:16pm

By Sally Perry

Top Night At Development Suite

Top Night At Development Suite

The Development Suite at The Liquid Lounge has a particularly good lineup this Sunday. Ventnor lads Bastila were supposed to be playing, but will now be over the water playing at Guilfest (nice one

Thursday, 12th July, 2007 12:23pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

This Is Asa: Screening At Ryde High School

This Is Asa: Screening At Ryde High School

You might remember back at the end of March, I posted a piece about a lad from Ryde called Asa. We’d been to see a film about his life, travels and experiences filmed, directed

Wednesday, 11th July, 2007 10:01pm

By Sally Perry with one comment