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:

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

Marva Whitney, Soul Sister #1 At Ryde Theatre

Marva Whitney, Soul Sister #1 At Ryde Theatre

How about this for an offer and a half! Tomorrow night gracing the stage at Ryde Theatre with a seven piece band, is the former James Brown Revue singer, Marva Whitney. Her powerful funky soul

Friday, 27th April, 2007 1:56pm

By Sally Perry

Live-saving Boost for Island Beaches

This just in from the Council via Mark (thanks) … great news about the investment into the lifeguards and their facilities. SAFETY at Island beaches will be bolstered this summer with the arrival of a

Friday, 27th April, 2007 1:33pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Friday Night: Ryde Theatre

Friday Night: Ryde Theatre

If you haven’t bought your tickets for the fundraising screening of This is Asa yet, shame on you. £10 is all it costs, and the funds will go towards to trust, in return you get

Thursday, 19th April, 2007 12:05am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t Forget This is Asa

Don’t Forget This is Asa

With just over a week to go until the This is Asa fundraising screening at Ryde Theatre, don’t delay in buying your tickets. £10 (£5 if under 18) gets you in to watch the moving,

Tuesday, 10th April, 2007 11:22am

By Sally Perry

I <3 Audrey Join Bastila

I <3 Audrey Join Bastila

As you know, Ventnor band Bastila will be playing The Development Suite at Liquid Lounge tonight. Thanks to MySpace bulletins, I’ve just heard that also joining them will be I <3 Audrey (two parts of

Sunday, 8th April, 2007 8:57am

By Sally Perry

Cheese-Making by Hand

Cheese-Making by Hand

For all of you home brewers of beer or wine, how about learning to make some cheese to go with your home brew? Ruth Goodman, one of the ‘hands-on historians’ who joined the BBC’s 2006

Thursday, 5th April, 2007 10:30am

By Sally Perry

Hipshaker @ Ryde Theatre

Hipshaker @ Ryde Theatre

Dust down your best 60s toggs, polish those shoes and get ready for a swinging night, because this months Hipshaker at Ryde Theatre, will be on Saturday 7th April. Special Guest DJ for the evening

Wednesday, 4th April, 2007 11:15am

By Sally Perry

Bastila Play TDS

Bastila Play TDS

Bestival Battle of the Bands 2006 winners, Bastila will be playing The Development Suite at Liquid Lounge this coming Sunday. Kicking off at 9pm and running til late and with free entrance what more

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2007 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

Carnival Costume Workshop: Ryde

Carnival Costume Workshop: Ryde

Over the Easter hols, if you fancy trying your hand at making carnival costumes under the watchful and experienced eye of a professional, pop along to Ryde High School on any day apart from

Monday, 2nd April, 2007 4:19pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

This is Asa: Fundraising screening

This is Asa: Fundraising screening

On Tuesday night, Simon and I were very lucky to be invited along to a preview screening of Simon Higgin’s new film about Asa Singleton‘s life, travels and experiences. It was possibly one of the

Friday, 30th March, 2007 9:00am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Friday Action in Ryde

Friday Action in Ryde

This Friday, The Development Suite at Liquid Lounge will be bringing you three great bands for just three quid! There’s a real mixed line up with The Wild Oats (from the Island), Masters of

Thursday, 29th March, 2007 12:28pm

By Sally Perry