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:

Ancient Foraging and Hunting Skills

Ancient Foraging and Hunting Skills

Vav Simon, elder & practitioner of “The Old Way” will this Saturday be running another of her ‘Food from the Land’ courses. Pray for good weather as you walk the land to find food to

Tuesday, 9th October, 2007 10:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Yes Yes Present Dub Vs Dubstep

The Yes Yes crew return to the scene this Halloween weekend in association with Freedom Soundz to bring you a battle of Dub Vs Dubstep. If you have no idea what dubstep is, but want

Friday, 5th October, 2007 10:12am

By Sally Perry

Sam Brown Plays The Venue

<strike>Sam Brown Plays The Venue</strike>

UPDATE: Unfortunately this gig has been postponed – details of new date coming soon. Tickets will be valid for the new date or refunds available from point of purchase. They’ve been away for three years,

Friday, 5th October, 2007 8:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Dan Damage Halloween Ball

Dan Damage Halloween Ball

Following the success of last year's event to mark the passing of IW music promoter Dan Damage.

Thursday, 4th October, 2007 11:04am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Wild Oats and The Hoops At Progression Session

Wild Oats and The Hoops At Progression Session

Another week goes by and tomorrow night sees some of the best in local musical talent hit The Progression Session at Ryde Theatre. Topping the bill, will be the excellent The Wild Oats. Spike, Gareth,

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2007 11:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Bluesroom Returns To The Venue

The Bluesroom Returns To The Venue

The Blues Room returns to Ryde Theatre in November with with Errol Linton’s Blues Vibe. According to the promotional material, Errol Linton carries the legacy of Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson into the

Friday, 28th September, 2007 5:19pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Happy Hour At Shoom Tonight

Happy Hour At Shoom Tonight

If you haven’t heard already, Shoom will be taking their tour of the Island to The Venue tonight and it looks like it’ll be a cracking night out. Heading the bill is DJ Cylob, joined

Friday, 28th September, 2007 10:17am

By Sally Perry

Lime House Lizzy Play The Venue

Lime House Lizzy Play The Venue

The Venue at Ryde Theatre seems to attract the very best in tribute bands and this weekend is no exception. Well that’s if you’re a Thin Lizzy fan. Limehouse Lizzy are regularly hailed as “the

Thursday, 27th September, 2007 9:18pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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