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:

Don’t Forget The Bluesroom This Saturday Night

Don’t Forget The Bluesroom This Saturday Night

I’m sure all your Blues fans out there already have this one in your diary, but just in case you forgot to order your tickets when I first posted it, one of New Zealand’s

Wednesday, 30th May, 2007 10:17am

By Sally Perry

Delta T and Aaron Fletcher Play Development Suite

Delta T and Aaron Fletcher Play Development Suite

Sunday night at the Development Suite sees the brilliant Delta T perform a live set at Liquid Lounge in Ryde. Having seen them perform at the Godshill Show last year, I can definitely recommend

Friday, 25th May, 2007 12:38pm

By Sally Perry

1,000 IW Festival Tickets Go On Sale

1,000 IW Festival Tickets Go On Sale

UPDATE:It’s Sunday the 3rd June, not this week. Just in case you haven’t heard, the IW Festival will be selling just over 1,000 extra tickets on Sunday morning at 9am (!) to Islanders (detailed below). Most

Friday, 25th May, 2007 11:28am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Beach Soccer Pitch to Relocate: Public Meeting Announced

Beach Soccer Pitch to Relocate: Public Meeting Announced

Anyone interested in the relocation of the Ryde Beach Soccer Pitch are being invited along to a public meeting next Wednesday to discuss the move. John Hawkins, who is President of England Beach Soccer, will

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 4:20pm

By Sally Perry

Introduction to the World of Bee-Keeping

Introduction to the World of Bee-Keeping

If you are fond of honey and fancy taking up a new hobby why not try this introduction to bee keeping. Presented by Terry Willis, who is Chairman of the Isle of Wight Bee-Keepers Association

Monday, 21st May, 2007 7:37pm

By Sally Perry

The Development Suite – Upcoming Events

The Development Suite – Upcoming Events

The Development Suite crew have been busy lining up some great acts for you for the coming months. When I get a chance, I’ll add them to the events diary, but in the meantime

Friday, 18th May, 2007 10:20am

By Sally Perry

Shoom Records Launch Change of Venue

If you were planning on rocking down to the Shoom Records Launch Night tomorrow then you ought to know that it is now being held at The Cellar, Union Street, Ryde instead of Lake

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 2:57pm

By Sally Perry

Three Blue Flags For The Island

Three Blue Flags For The Island

News out today reveals that beaches at Ryde East, Sandown and Shanklin all achieved their Blue Flag status from the environmental organisation, ENCAMS once again this year. The criteria to be awarded a Blue Flag,

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 12:44pm

By Sally Perry

Bluesroom Returns To The Venue

Bluesroom Returns To The Venue

The hugely popular Bluesroom returns to The Venue, Ryde Theatre, on Saturday 2nd June at 8pm with one of New Zealand’s finest bluesmen, Paul Garner. The Paul Garner Band are a four-piece ensemble featuring Hammond

Wednesday, 16th May, 2007 10:03am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Chancers Play Ryde

Chancers Play Ryde

They’re back. Less than a month ago The Chancers played a storming set at the This is Asa fundraiser screening. And now they return. On Friday 18th May (that’s next week) they’ll be accompanied

Friday, 11th May, 2007 10:14am

By Sally Perry

Live Music In Ryde This Weekend

Live Music In Ryde This Weekend

News just in that playing tonight at The Development Suite at the Liquid Lounge in Ryde (Union Street) will be Hendrix band ‘The Gypsy Ladyland Experience‘. Dot.Com (who were due to play) have unfortunately had

Friday, 4th May, 2007 1:17pm

By Sally Perry

Island Permaculture Group

Island Permaculture Group

A slightly different one this month. Sunday afternoon, 4pm, BBQ and film evening showing Inconvenient Truth, Channel4 debate, and (maybe) other sustainability & eco-type videos. Please bring BBQ stuff, otherwise free! Location: Aldermoor Farm, Upton Road,

Friday, 4th May, 2007 10:07am

By Simon Perry