Monthly Archives: July 2015

Churches dedicate Scout centre

The new Scout centre was formally dedicated last Sunday, June 28. More than 100 people attended the service, including children from Rye's cub, beaver,...

World class jazz heads to Rye

The fourth Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival promises a stellar line-up over the August bank holiday. And this year’s festival will include special screenings at the Kino and a ‘New York’ jazz club as well as lots of free concerts at local venues. Tony McLaughlin has a full preview

‘All at Sea’ in art gallery

The latest exhibition at the Rye Art Gallery is nautically themed, focused on work from the sea and the seaside by local contemporary artists. It includes ceramics and crafts and should not be missed! Linda Harland reports

Outsize rabbit approaches town

On July 4 Waterstones will "officially" open in the High Street under the name of The Rye Bookshop. Peter Rabbit will be there to perform the opening ceremony

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured movie showing at the Rye Kino is Queen and Country (pictured); the wonderfully witty but deeply moving new film focusing on Bill and Percy, two young and disillusioned army recruits in the early 1950s. The film follows their escapades as they while away their days chasing girls and making mischief. But the war in Korea is looming and authority is pressing in around them, creating tensions that will test their relationship to breaking point. For details of this and other movies follow the link...

Poet activist performs at JAM

Jonty Driver will read his long poem, Requiem, at a free event as part of the JAM festival which includes an eclectic mix of events at venues all over Romney Marsh

Musical Peasmarsh

The 2015 Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival was once again a great success with superb performances by some wonderfully skilled musicians

Allotment ban on brewing a cuppa

Is the National Trust trying to destroy a national tradition? Winchelsea allotment holders have been told they cannot brew up on land owned by the trust. Plotholders aren't impressed - they say the trust is guilty of double standards and point to other allotments in town where the trust doesn't insist on the same rules

Cockfighting at the George Tap

Lost pub the George Tap on Lion Street, was previously famous for its cockfights. David Russell reveals all

Queuing for the country

At 10 o'clock (or thereabouts), the door opens in Rye's Community Centre for the Country Market each Friday morning (except for a winter break). The queue - sometimes out of the door on to Conduit Hill - leaps to its feet and the race is on. Charles Harkness sets the scene and Mrs J. Stapley explains the history

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