Camera club exhibition

For one day only, the Camera Club is holding its annual exhibition at St Mary's Hall. On display is, as usual, an eclectic collection of highly professional images

Triple value in new exhibits

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

Let’s go to the movies!

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..

Luciaphiles gather round Mermaid

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

Kings (and Queens) of Swing

Enjoy a refreshing glass of something at the bar and join in as Rye Bay Crew perform all of your favourite songs by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin & Rogers & Hart at the Queens Head, Rye.

Waterloo battle in miniature

This year, to coincide with the bi-centenary of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, Rye Museum will host a special exhibition "Leading to Waterloo...

Lucia’s nemesis signs

Guy Fraser-Sampson visited The Rye Bookshop to sign copies of his Mapp and Lucia sequels, including the final one 'Au Reservoir' which has not necessarily been welcomed by all EF Benson fans, but he explains his reasons

Spring clean unearths rare photo

A major office spring clean at the National Churches Trust led to the discovery of rare archive photo of Winchelsea's church.

Proceeding into the festival

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

Classical arts at the festival

With the Rye Arts Festival almost upon us, Andy Stuart gives an overview of some of the classical music events to enjoy

Folk at RAF – a family affair!

Two prestigious and award-winning folk duos are just part of the line-up of stars for the forthcoming Rye Arts Festival. Here, Andy Stuart gives the first preview of festival performances

Japanese Butoh dance in Rye

Japanese dance, fascinating, different and exquisite. Ray Prewer reports on a new experience at Rye Studio School

Local artist makes top images book

Caroline Fraser, a resident artist at Rye Creative Centre has received international recognition for her photography in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year...

All that jazz

For four days the town came, almost literally, to a halt as it became the international centre for the best of Jazz and blues music. With so many events, both free and ticketed, there was something for almost everyone. Rye News has an overview of the festival

Floods of musical entertainment

The School Creative Centre, inhabited by ARRCC and the New Road Artists, will become one of the Rye Arts Festival venues on September 19, when it hosts the David Flood Trio

Abba supports Wurlitzer Academy

A new academic year starts for Rye Wurlitzer Academy with the challenges of finding funding to continue this unique teaching programme. The first event...

A jazzy overview

Four days of non-stop music and Heidi Foster recounts a personal view of her tour through some of the events

Let’s go to the movies!

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 . . .

Historical costumes at Rye Harbour

Historical costume wall hangings created by Brighton artist Louise Taylor will be on display at Rye Harbour part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival....

New music in Hastings

Hastings scores high on the list of international musical events. After the international piano music competition, we now have the opportunity to attend the star-studded International composers festival.