Events for your diary

Good weather is vital for the Country Show, one of the biggest annual open air events around Rye - and who knows ?

This Saturday August 11 Winchelsea is staging its annual Summer Fete and Fun Dog show on the Cricket Field from 1pm. This includes medieval games, a barbecue, a brass band, a Pimm’s Bar and a tombola and other stalls. Tea and cakes will be served in the New Hall from 2pm, entry is £1 for adults and the proceeds will be shared among local good causes including Rother Responders, Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat, and Rye Hospital.

Also on Saturday, the Sue Ryder charity has a fundraising event at the Cinque Port Arms in Rye from 11am to 4pm.

On Sunday August 12 in Winchelsea Beach Community Hall there will be a pop-up vintage tea shop and craft fayre from 11am to 4pm.

Guestling’s St Laurence Church has a Pet Service at 4pm followed by refreshments.

On August 13, Playden Women’s Institute is staging a garden party (wear a hat and pearls) in their hall from 2:30pm.

On August 14, Rye Museum will be celebrating its 90th birthday with a free teddy bears’ picnic in the Ypres Tower garden from 2-4pm. There will be games, singing and a drink and biscuit. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Bring your teddy – or borrow one from the museum. If wet, this will take place in East Street museum.

Sussex Wildlife Trust is organising a guided walk for children and their parents on Tuesday August 14 from 1-4pm setting off from Brede Lock and visiting Castle Water and Camber Castle. Booking essential and suitable for over fives. To book visit click here.

Fairlight Hall features the Lamb Players performing As You Like It on August 17, 18 and 19. Tickets £18 from or Grammar School Records in Rye High Street.

Rye and District Country Show is next Saturday August 18 on the A259 on the Rye side of Icklesham from 10am to 4pm. Entry £5. More details on their website, but expect horses, dogs, food, drink and various displays and stalls.

Jempson’s in Peasmarsh hold their last charity boot fair of the year on August 27 in aid of Rye Day Centre. Gates open at 7am and event runs until 2pm.

(Sources: Event organisers)



Photo : Justin Lycett


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