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:

Hugo Frusslinky & Blank Beats

Hugo Frusslinky & Blank Beats

The Progression Session this week brings you Bestival Island Band Competition Winners, Hugo Frusslinky. They opened Bestival 2007 and will most definitely have picked up a few more fans along the way, especially since

Tuesday, 18th September, 2007 11:45am

By Sally Perry

Shanklin Freak Show And Jacuna Play Progression Session

Shanklin Freak Show And Jacuna Play Progression Session

This weeks Progression Session sees two Island bands with a loyal following, grace the stage at Ryde Theatre tonight. Kicking off at 8pm and being recorded for IW Radios Sunday Show, Live and Local (7-10pm

Thursday, 13th September, 2007 1:58pm

By Sally Perry

Blind Man To Pilot Hovercraft Across Solent

Blind Man To Pilot Hovercraft Across Solent

Just heard on IWRadio that a blind charity worker is due to pilot a Hovercraft across the Solent at 3.15pm today. Colin McArthur is hoping that his flight across the water between Ryde and Portsmouth

Thursday, 13th September, 2007 1:00pm

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Wisdom from Trees Workshop

Wisdom from Trees Workshop

Here’s one for all your nature loving types. At the end of the month, Aldermoor Farm plays host to a workshop run by Glennie Kindred, a gifted writer and artist living in Derbyshire. The

Wednesday, 12th September, 2007 11:48am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Progression Session: Cozy Flashbak & The Operators

Progression Session: Cozy Flashbak & The Operators

If you can’t wait until Friday for your dose of live music, head over to Ryde on Thursday night for the third in the series of Progression Sessions. Hot Island talent playing live for you

Wednesday, 5th September, 2007 10:30am

By Sally Perry

ICANDI @ The Venue

ICANDI @ The Venue

If you missed the last posting about ICANDI, take note, because the ICANDI team are about to take this brilliant night out on tour. They’ll be heading north to The Venue at Ryde Theatre

Friday, 31st August, 2007 10:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hand To Hand Charity Gig Tonight

Hand To Hand Charity Gig Tonight

Don’t forget the HAND TO HAND fund raising gig for Romanian orphans at the Liquid Lounge tonight. Kicks off at 7pm and runs until closing time. Lots of entertainment for you, including live music from

Friday, 31st August, 2007 9:50am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Progression Session: Goodbye Stereo/The Arrivals

Progression Session: Goodbye Stereo/The Arrivals

If you’re a fan of Island band Goodbye Stereo (and we know they have a great following) then today you’re in for a treat, as they perform twice in one day. First up, they’ll be

Thursday, 30th August, 2007 11:07am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Debut Progression Session: Review

Debut Progression Session: Review

Many thanks to VentnorBlog reader pal Leeroy T Mofo for putting together this review of the first Progression Session night for the Blog (particularly during a busy time). You might recognise his name from

Monday, 27th August, 2007 10:51am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Powerboat P1 Cowes: Final Results: Outerlimits British Grand Prix Champions

It was an exhilarating race of 15 laps, with King of Shaves in the lead for the first few laps, but the clear champion, taking the lead after just five laps and then maintaining

Sunday, 26th August, 2007 4:18pm

By Sally Perry

This Is Seb Clarke @ Ryde Theatre

Kicking off the Scooter weekend at Ryde Theatre tonight are twelve piece soul-punk band, This Is Seb Clarke. Check out the video below to get an idea of what they’re like. The footage is

Friday, 24th August, 2007 4:42pm

By Sally Perry

The Bees Beach Soccer Team Win National Championship

The Bees Beach Soccer Team Win National Championship

Well done to Island beach soccer team, The Bees, who once again have managed to take the title in the English Super Final as National club champions. They certainly made up for missing out on

Friday, 24th August, 2007 3:21pm

By Sally Perry