Now in its third year the jazz and blues festival has been embraced by locals, tourists and businesses alike and not even the wettest of bank holiday Mondays could dampen the enthusiasm of the musicians, performers and especially the audiences over the weekend. In the words of festival director Ian Bowden: "Rye was buzzing!"
This Friday the artist Djibo will be exhibiting his vibrant and exotic work to raise money for charity at one of Rye's loveliest shops providing an appropriately chic backdrop for Djibo's African based work. The proceeds will go to help children... and there's free fizz as well
The first auditions for Acting Up in Rye's christmas pantomime took place at the Queens Head on Wednesday August 20 and Old Mother Hubbard herself would have been proud. With a clutch of enthusiastic thespians and a witty script that leaves no entendre undoubled, the group enjoyed a most productive evening that will be repeated at the second audition night on Tuesday August 26
The Ypres Castle Inn, affectionately known as the Wipers, hosts a fantastic collection of bands during this year's International Jazz and Blues Festival. With more than a dozen different acts strutting their stuff on the outdoor stage the bank holiday weekend is bound to be a blast. And it's all free!