Baroque and heavy metal!

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This weekend has an array of attractions including baroque, a heavy metal BBQ and artists opening up their studios. The Rye Bay Ensemble will be demonstrating the beauty of baroque with arias by Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell and Pergolesi in St Mary’s Church, Rye at 7:30 pm this Saturday May 16. Tickets are £10 on the door and the concert features soprano Grace Constable, mezzo soprano Rebekah Gilbert and baritone Jonathan Breeds with Helen Ridout on piano

Down towards Rye Harbour Ragged Edge and DJ Gypsy John will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of V-Twin Custom Cycles in Rye Industrial Park from 1pm on Sunday May 17 along with a BBQ from Rye Butchers and free beer. And at the other side town there will be a ‘Collaborate’ exhibition from May 16 to June 5 of work by the New Road Artists (NRA) at the Rye Creative Centre (RCC) in the old Freda Gardham School. Former Freda Gardham students are holding an ARRCC School Reunion Weekend as well on May 16-17. Local charity ARRCC provides a range of support for physically and sensory impaired adults at RCC, and the NRA is a collective of artists with creative minds and talented hands who, along with visiting artists, offer a range of workshops, classes, talks and demonstrations.