Monthly Archives: August 2015

Learn how to save lives

One of the latest PADs to appear (that's a public access defibrillator) is on the side of the George Hotel in Rye's town centre...

Jazz comes marching through

Jazz (and blues) come marching through town this long Bank Holiday weekend with a range of events, some of which can be found on the street, some of which just require buying a few drinks while you listen and some of which need tickets. The Conduit Hill Community Centre becomes a night club, Lamb House hosts a range of musicians and singers and the Milligan Hall and St Mary's stage some of the biggest performances

Show pulls in thousands

The Rye Show was bigger than ever this year with thousands of visitors getting close to animals of all sorts to say nothing of a variety of country-themed stalls and, of course, a Pimms tent. Charles Harkness has the second of our reports on the show

Tilling Green plans change

Extra parking, a larger hall in a new community centre, and a lower block of flats are among changes in new plans for the redevelopment of Tilling Green's former school site. These are on show for just a few days more in the old school building's entrance hall. But there are still lots of unanswered questions about the transition from the old to a new centre, and about whether developers housing association Amicus-Horizon are fully aware of current usage of the old school or how current users could be affected if there is no centre at all for a period. The centre is currently managed by the community organisation, Rye Partnership

Kino adds to the festival fare

Rye's new Kino cinema is rapidly settling into the community, with a children's day last week, jazz films and a terrace recital this weekend, a series of talks during next month's Arts Festival, and a range of special showings, including live drama, ballet and even rugby union

Tempest strikes Three Oaks

The Bowler Crab theatre group kicked off their latest production last weekend with Shakespeare's The Tempest in the open air at the 16th century...

Andrew now has time to paint

Whilst juggling employment (as an architect and gallery owner) and voluntary roles (with the Conservation Society and the Art Gallery in Rye), Andrew Blyth's ambition has always been to devote more time to his real love - painting - and is now largely focussing on developing new creative ideas. Dee Alsey in her "Ryers Unwrapped" series finds out more. Three of Andrew's works (watercolours of Dungeness scenes) can be seen in the Rye Society of Arts Summer Exhibition 10:30am-5:30pm daily until August 31 in the Dance Hall behind the Conduit Hill Community Centre

A week of Tuesdays starts here

Every day is Tuesday this week as the Tuesday Painters show off their works in the St Mary's Centre and a past mayor and the current deputy come to launch the show.

Kids’ event at the museum

Rye Castle Museum is holding a children's event this Wednesday August 26 from 2pm to4pm at their East Street site. The cost is £2...

The circus is coming to town

Santus Circus, Le Cirque de France, is setting up at Salts Farm on the edge of Rye for the Bank Holiday weekend with two...

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