Three new exhibitions run concurrently at Rye Art Gallery - a well known Rye artist from the last century, local textile artists whose exhibits are just begging to be illicitly touched and a group of national artists working in the area. Linda Harland previews the show
This week's featured movie showing at the Kino is 45 Years starring Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling (pictured above ). Kate Mercer is planning a party to celebrate her 45th wedding anniversary but one week before the celebration a letter arrives for her husband, Geoff. This contains news that reawakens troubling and long-hidden memories... For more details and trailers to this and more movies in Rye please follow the link..
The good, the bad and the beautiful donned their smartest attire, polished their wittiest conversation and moseyed on down to the Mermaid for the annual gathering of the Friends of Tilling. Normal people watched, open mouthed as the elegant gentlemen and and brilliant ladies paraded in their furs, silks and badges of office. The BBC may not be coming back, but Mapp and Lucia are never going away
Rye Arts Festival kicks off with a carnival procession and a Cajun band, swiftly followed by the Duke of Wellington, a mini version of the Battle of Waterloo, a dead banker on Dungeness beach, three pianists in two days in St Mary's, pop-up studios and exhibitions and some 60 events in all over the next two weeks
This week's featured film showing at Rye Community Film Club on Friday September 4 is Testament of Youth, taken from Vera Brittain's best-selling autobiography this is a tale of love, war, loss and remembrance set during the First World War. For more on this and other movies showing in Rye please follow the link . . .