Three readers can win a copy of the new book from Harper Lee, courtesy of The Rye Bookshop. Just answer a simple question, email in to Rye News and you could be one of the lucky winners. Alternatively pop in to the store and enjoy complimentary coffee and doughnuts on the launch day, July 14
The fourth Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival promises a stellar line-up over the August bank holiday. And this year’s festival will include special screenings at the Kino and a ‘New York’ jazz club as well as lots of free concerts at local venues. Tony McLaughlin has a full preview
This week's featured movie showing at the Rye Kino is Queen and Country (pictured); the wonderfully witty but deeply moving new film focusing on Bill and Percy, two young and disillusioned army recruits in the early 1950s. The film follows their escapades as they while away their days chasing girls and making mischief. But the war in Korea is looming and authority is pressing in around them, creating tensions that will test their relationship to breaking point. For details of this and other movies follow the link...
This is just a rehearsal, and you need to imagine swirling mists, rising floodwaters and an old dark house on the edge of marshes. It could be Rye. And all that is missing is the body - and the will, of course. So it must be Acting Up In Rye hard at work on a new production, though it looks like a lot of fun
This week's featured film is the long awaited blockbuster 'Jurassic World' (pictured), 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park. Isla Nublar is now a fully-functioning dinosaur theme park. But, after ten years of operation and with visitor rates declining, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitors’ interest, with disastrous consequences. For more details of this and other films with trailers follow the link..
From primitive cave paintings to Turner, watercolours are a huge subject, and local artist Andy Wood is an expert because he is President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. He talked to the Friends of Rye Art Gallery recently about this area of art