Opera on a train ? Mozart never had that in mind surely ? Well, prepare to be surprised as Euphonia and director Alisdair Kitchen - with quite a lot of help from our Studio School with sets, costume and backstage - perform not just once, but twice, and Rye Arts Festival raises its sights once again to new standards
Rye's Arts Festival heads into its second exhausting week with a busy line-up this weekend and during the week following. Rye News tries to keep up with reviews, previews and all the news and gossip that's fit to print . . . but without a doubt we will have missed something. Andy Stuart's preview of the week ahead is a good start though
This week's featured film showing at Rye Kino is 'Ricki and the Flash'. Meryl Streep (pictured) goes electric and takes on a whole new gig - a hard-rocking singer/guitarist - in the uplifting comedy Ricki and the Flash. For more details, trailer and other movies in Rye please follow the link...
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