Museum goes gardening

The Rye Museum Association is holding its annual fundraising Garden Party in Rae Festing's garden at 11 High Street on Saturday July 18 from...

Competition: Bag a Best Seller

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

Murder and mayhem in Winchelsea

On Saturday July 25, Brockham Choral, a choir based near Dorking in Surrey, will present a programme of words and music entitled "Murder, Mayhem and Matrimony" in St Thomas’ Church, Winchelsea, in aid of local charity ARRCC.

Chamber music back in Peasmarsh

The sun shone, the musicians played, and it was very much an international occasion with artistes from more than half a dozen countries. Alexander Stiller reports on Peasmarsh's Chamber Music Festival.

Bensonites flock to town

The annual Rye Day of the EF Benson Society will take place on Saturday July 11, attracting visitors from all over the world, writes...

Nina Rodin exhibits double

What is the value of a work of art if it can be reproduced one hundred per cent faithfully? The Nina Rodin exhibition explores this theme at the Rye Creative Centre

World class jazz heads to Rye

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

‘All at Sea’ in art gallery

The latest exhibition at the Rye Art Gallery is nautically themed, focused on work from the sea and the seaside by local contemporary artists. It includes ceramics and crafts and should not be missed! Linda Harland reports

Outsize rabbit approaches town

On July 4 Waterstones will "officially" open in the High Street under the name of The Rye Bookshop. Peter Rabbit will be there to perform the opening ceremony

Let’s go to the movies!

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...

Poet activist performs at JAM

Jonty Driver will read his long poem, Requiem, at a free event as part of the JAM festival which includes an eclectic mix of events at venues all over Romney Marsh

Musical Peasmarsh

The 2015 Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival was once again a great success with superb performances by some wonderfully skilled musicians

‘JAM on the Marsh’ returns

JAM on the Marsh, a multi-art festival built round our own magnificent Romney Marsh, brings 19 events over 10 days for us all to enjoy

Rehearsing again with thrills

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

Let’s go to the movies!

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..

Peasmarsh Festival at the Kino

Rye Kino hosted a performance by Bulgarian cellist, Michael Petrov on June 24, writes Ray Prewer. He played Bach’s cello suite No 4 and...

Road links ancient and modern

The Bexhill to Hastings link road has revealed some hidden treasures, bringing new clarity to how our ancestors lived and worked

“Peaceful contemplative scenes”

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

Schools join festival line up

Local schoolchildren will have the chance to write their own music to be performed by a professional group of musicians at the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival this month reports Seana Lanigan

Warm up with Gregory

Rye's International Jazz and Blues festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 27-31) is warming up at the De La Warr Pavilion in...