Last year's BBC filming of Mapp and Lucia in Rye (EF Benson's 'Tilling') is marked by a new display in the East Street site of Rye Museum which has just re-opened for the summer. It is now open at weekends and Bank Holidays to show off aspects of Rye's varied history - and is free to visit
This week's featured film is The Hundred Foot Journey (pictured above), about 'a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch' showing on Good Friday at the Rye Community Centre Film Club in Conduit Hill. Read on for reviews and links to trailers...
This week's featured film showing at the Rye Kino is ‘Suite Francaise’ (pictured above) - after the screening on Saturday March 28, actor Clare Holman and screen-writer Matt Charman will be at Kino to answer your questions and talk about the making of the film. Read on for reviews and links to trailers
Rye Art Gallery, which had been facing closure, has turned around its fortunes under new Director Jane Fenn. New exhibitions are planned, featuring works from the permanent collection as well as new pieces from local artists like Richard Adams whose latest exhibition opens this Saturday, March 28. Linda Harland, a Trustee of the Gallery looks ahead
This week's featured film showing at the Rye Kino is ‘Still Alice’ starring Julianne Moore (pictured above) in a heart-wrenching tale in which she plays a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Read on for reviews and links to trailers . . .
The three finalists in this year's Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition thrilled the audience with virtuoso performances. If you missed their battle for a cash prize and a concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, you can appreciate their bravura on Mike Figgis's short film
A fascinating talk at Rye Museum illuminated the history of the Vidler family, which has given much service to Rye, from the first John Vidler born in 1789 to the present. This same John Vidler bought the Friars of the Sack house in Church Square, which is still owned by his descendants
Edward Burra's paintings are emphatic, vibrant, busy, but also include gentler landscapes drawn from around Rye and Hastings. Rye Art Gallery holds paintings, drawings and other personal artefacts and letters - and until June 7 the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings has a major exhibition of this local artist's work
Silent movies needed a musical accompaniment and that's where the Wurlitzer theatre organ came in. Today, the cinema experience is a little different, but a Wurlitzer lives on in Rye and one of the world's greatest organists will be giving a special performance this month at Rye College to celebrate its 90th birthday
This week's featured film showing at the Rye Kino is 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful', a wonderful feel-good film with an all star cast including Lillete Dubey and Richard Gere (pictured above). Read on for reviews and links to trailers . . .
This week's featured film showing at the Rye Community Centre Film Club, Conduit Hill, on Friday March 6 is 'Mr Turner' (pictured above), a glorious film that explores the last quarter century of the life of eccentric painter JMW Turner. Read on for reviews and links to trailers
Many visitors to Winchelsea are unaware of the history that lies underground. The ancient town has as many medieval cellars as the cities of Southampton and Norwich and, every year, the local archaeological society conducts tours showing off the unique and fascinating archaeology