Monday, November 20 2017

Bonfire goes with a bang

Noise, colour and fun for the traditional bonfire night

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Town remembers war dead

Town remembers war dead  

Traffic had to wait as Rye remembered those of its community killed in the conflicts of the last 100 years

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A Toyland Christmas

A Toyland Christmas  

Toyland is almost upon us and we look at some of the events that are planned

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End of an era for Friends

End of an era for Friends  

With the dissolving of the Friends of Rye Art Gallery, Paddy Harvey gives a personal view of the Friends half […]

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Behind the Scenes at the Bonfire

Behind the Scenes at the Bonfire  

The organisation of Rye’s bonfire night is a major achievement, with a combination of tradition and innovation.

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News from the harbour mouth

News from the harbour mouth  

This report of the Harbour of Rye Advisory Committee shows that Rye’s port management plays an important role in the life of the town

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Grace’s Remembrance tribute

Grace’s Remembrance tribute  

An Academy student follows in the footsteps of Wilfred Owen

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Queen of soul returns

Queen of soul returns  

As Christmas approaches, Rye international jazz and blues festival is delighted to announce two special festive intimate concerts which will take place at the stunning setting of St Mary’s Church, Rye East Sussex.

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Shopping, freebies and showtime!

Shopping, freebies and showtime!  

Is there an alternative to the high we experience when we spend, spend, spend? Tim Redfern, alias Timberlina explores the options as s/he prepares for her critically acclaimed show in Hastings

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Fire drill at the Town Hall

Fire drill at the Town Hall  

Rye fire crews try out new state-of-the-art breathing apparatus in a practice drill at the Town Hall

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Cars shame Armistice Day

Cars shame Armistice Day  

Remembrance Day or not, the area of the War Memorial should be kept clear of cars as a matter of dignity

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Cocktails, anyone?

Cocktails, anyone?  

Le Venue Rye is well worth checking out, we had a fun evening with great ambiance

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Welcome to Art & Soul

Welcome to Art & Soul  

A new gallery has opened, showcasing local artists

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Hither Green remembered

Hither Green remembered  

Our recent article on the Hither Green train crash brought back poignant memories for one reader

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Good year for Music Well

Good year for Music Well  

The Music Well reported on 2017 and outlined prospects for 2018

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Parking again comes under debate

Parking again comes under debate  

Some replies raise more questions than answers – this one was on parking

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The cost of policing

The cost of policing  

Would you pay more for our police? The PCC asks the question

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A moor-ish theatrical delight

A moor-ish theatrical delight  

The Moor proves another hit for Bowler Crab

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Casuals 2nds out of cup

Despite a good second half the Casuals 2nd team couldn’t make up an early deficit to Robertsbridge

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Let’s go to the movies!

Let’s go to the movies!  

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell play the star-crossed lovers in this story of legendary Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame and her relationship with a struggling young British actor

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Breaking the Landgate deadlock?

Breaking the Landgate deadlock?  

The Landgate stalemate with Rother District Council may be about to improve

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Rockabillies rock up in style

Rockabillies rock up in style  

Rockabilly weekend is always an entertaining sight

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Nisa purchase to benefit Jempsons?

Nisa purchase to benefit Jempsons?  

The big beasts of the food industry have been swallowing up the remains of the independent sector but Jemspon’s independence is not threatened – in fact recent changes may be good news for our local supermarket

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Ménage à Trois in Terry’s garden

Ménage à Trois in Terry’s garden  

The story of three amazing characters who lived at Smallhythe is told here

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Mighty Wurlitzer Christmas show

Mighty Wurlitzer Christmas show  

Attention Wurlitzer fans: bookings are open now for the Christmas concert

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Grants up for grabs

Grants up for grabs  

Rother District Council has announced a funding stream to support events and festivals in Rye

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Brass band helps card sales

Brass band helps card sales  

The Salvation Army brass band played the Last Post outside the charity Christmas card shop

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Dementia Awareness talk

Dementia Awareness talk  

Daliea Redman of the Dementia Awareness Alliance will be giving a talk next Thursday November 23 at Tilling Green Community Centre at 6:30pm writes Kenneth Bird. All welcome.

Daliea is a regular speaker at dementia awareness-raising events and has been tireless in her work in the voluntary sector, as profiled in Rye News last year.

Appledore flower power

Appledore flower power  

A festive floral demonstration will take place on Saturday December 2 at Appledore Village Hall, writes Donna Clifton. Sophie Beanie, member of the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, will demonstrate festive table decorations and centre pieces from 9:30-11am (doors open 9am). Tickets are available in advance Tel: 01223 768256, £10 including refreshments.

Christmas stalls follow from 11:30am to 1pm selling gifts, cakes, cards, hand-knits and more.  Admission is free and refreshments are available, all proceeds to Appledore parish church.

Bus services in disarray

Bus services in disarray  

Users of local buses will see a change in the service after Christmas

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Panto promotes art competition

Panto promotes art competition  

The Creative Centre is organising a children’s artwork competition based on their pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk

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