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:

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

Ryde and Shanklin Theatres: The Outcome

I thought it was worth summarising the live meeting notes from last night’s meeting. The Vote – 8 vote for both Theatres pursuing Option C. Carried unanimously. Option C for both theatres was to keep them

Tuesday, 10th July, 2007 10:55pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Bestival: Londoners Try And Get In On The Act

Bestival: Londoners Try And Get In On The Act

These days everyone wants a piece of the Isle of Wight action. The latest example is DJ Mikee Lazy who was shortlisted for the Bestival Band and DJ Competition. Lazy he must’ve been, because

Tuesday, 10th July, 2007 5:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Save Ryde Theatre – Show Your Support Tonight

Save Ryde Theatre – Show Your Support Tonight

If you’ve ever been given the chance to perform at Ryde Theatre or been to see a gig there, tonight is the last chance that you have to help save this much needed venue. Its

Tuesday, 10th July, 2007 1:07pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ergo Phizmiz Drinks Tea: It’s Official

Ergo Phizmiz Drinks Tea: It’s Official

News reaches us today that the Tea Dance planned for Sunday afternoon as part of the Ryde Arts Festival will be kicking off at 12.30pm. The weather forecast is good, so make sure you dress

Friday, 6th July, 2007 2:09pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Soul Lounge, Shanklin Freak Show, Wild Oats

Soul Lounge, Shanklin Freak Show, Wild Oats

The Ryde Arts Festival comes to an end next Friday night with a great show lined up in Ryde Town Square. Organised by the master behind The Development Suite, three great Island bands will get

Friday, 6th July, 2007 12:15pm

By Sally Perry

Happy Feet Lawn Audio Assembly

Happy Feet Lawn Audio Assembly

Successful Island promoters Happy Feet, have been busying themselves over the last couple of weeks working hard to secure some great gigs for the Ryde Arts Festival which kicks off this weekend after the

Friday, 6th July, 2007 10:14am

By Sally Perry

Tea Dance In Ryde

Tea Dance In Ryde

Watch out on Sunday for the Tea Dance in Ryde as part of the Ryde Arts Festival. There are plans for a huge dressing up box for the great unwashed (do try to have a

Wednesday, 4th July, 2007 2:52pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Skate Mashup In Ryde

Skate Mashup In Ryde

In direct competition with the beach soccer match on Saturday afternoon is a mash up of music, skating and live art down at the Ryde Skate Ramp. John Cattle will be leading the Wight Trash

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2007 4:54pm

By Sally Perry

Beach Soccer On Saturday

Beach Soccer On Saturday

There are tons of things going on in Ryde over the next week as part of the Ryde Festival and we’ll be bringing you more info on the Blog over the next few days. One

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2007 4:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Godfrenzy & Dr Jones

Godfrenzy & Dr Jones

The Development Suite at The Liquid Lounge in Union Street Ryde is still going strong with Island artists playing almost every Wednesday and Sunday nights. Most of the events are free and this week Wednesday

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2007 10:05am

By Sally Perry with one comment