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Heritage Half Term Activities

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To celebrate the opening of a new exhibition – the Museum of Island History will be open free of charge on Tuesday 22 February and Thursday 24 February between 10am – 1pm. The new exhibition will explore and celebrate the...

Seedy Sunday is back for 2022

After a two year hiatus Seedy Sunday is back with a fantastic line-up of speakers, local businesses and creative activities with a horticultural theme. Seedy Sunday is a family event run byRyde Arts that celebrates all aspects of growing. The...

A time for reflection and looking ahead

Sally Thompson is the Project Manager for the Ryde HAZ. “January is a good time to look back at what has happened during the previous year and look forward to what’s going to be happening in 2022. “Looking back over...

Markets are key to Newport’s regeneration

Claire Kennard is passionate about regeneration and was the project manager for the Shaping Newport Project from Sept 2018 to August 2020. Part of her role in the partnership was as the Newport Town Centre Champion; acting as a visible,...

Newport's proud independents

Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council recently commissioned this short video which showcases some of Newport fabulous independent businesses. We believe passionately our town has a positive future ahead and independent businesses are going to continue to be a key driver...

Exploring Ryde’s History in a Creative New Way

Janet Owen from The Earth Museum explains how the idea for the Mapping Expedition to Ryde came about and what people can expect when they join the trail.   “Ryde has such an amazing, eclectic history and streetscape. It rises...

A fun way to learn about Ryde’s history

The Earth Museum is an Island-based not-for-profit organisation that works through collaboration to connect heritage and stories back to the people and places which give them meaning in the present.  "We are working with Ryde Heritage Action Zone, AspireRyde, the...

Carnival Week bridges the gap

With the decision to hold off running Ryde Carnival this year - the perfect solution was found to bridge the gap ... Carnival Week saw a Carnival History Exhibition at Department (formerly the Elizabeth Packs building on Cross Street, near...

It’s good to talk ...

Urban Designer Lydia Ogden is working with Create Streets on the shopfronts project for Ryde High Street. She has been involved in discussions with shopkeepers and locals about their vision for the High Street - and it is the public...