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.

The jazz weekend has started!

Just returned from sunny, hot France with friends, enjoying swims in the Med and in lakes, listening to a Spanish band in the Village...

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film is set against the backdrop of the early 1960s at the height of the Cold War. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. sees CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin forced to put aside longstanding hostilities and team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organisation

Searching for lost lands

Ever wondered about the submerged forest at Pett Level? There will be an opportunity to mudlark and discover more over the Bank Holiday weekend, when a team of archaeologists are inviting volunteers to come and help survey and sample the trees and peat

Coastal currents wash arts here

The 2015 Coastal Currents Arts Festival celebrates its sixteenth year of exhibitions with live art pieces and special performances alongside its open studio programme.

Jazz comes marching through

Jazz (and blues) come marching through town this long Bank Holiday weekend with a range of events, some of which can be found on the street, some of which just require buying a few drinks while you listen and some of which need tickets. The Conduit Hill Community Centre becomes a night club, Lamb House hosts a range of musicians and singers and the Milligan Hall and St Mary's stage some of the biggest performances

Tempest strikes Three Oaks

The Bowler Crab theatre group kicked off their latest production last weekend with Shakespeare's The Tempest in the open air at the 16th century...

Andrew now has time to paint

Whilst juggling employment (as an architect and gallery owner) and voluntary roles (with the Conservation Society and the Art Gallery in Rye), Andrew Blyth's ambition has always been to devote more time to his real love - painting - and is now largely focussing on developing new creative ideas. Dee Alsey in her "Ryers Unwrapped" series finds out more. Three of Andrew's works (watercolours of Dungeness scenes) can be seen in the Rye Society of Arts Summer Exhibition 10:30am-5:30pm daily until August 31 in the Dance Hall behind the Conduit Hill Community Centre

A week of Tuesdays starts here

Every day is Tuesday this week as the Tuesday Painters show off their works in the St Mary's Centre and a past mayor and the current deputy come to launch the show.

Oh yes it is.. panto time!

Just when you thought it was still summer, local dramatic group Acting Up In Rye are holding auditions for the pantomime Dick Whittington to...

Let’s go to the movies!

This week’s featured movie showing at the Rye Kino is Southpaw - Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter and a lavish lifestyle. But when tragedy strikes he hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely saviour at a run-down local gym... For details of this and other movies showing in Rye please follow the link...

Dave and Neil’s arty double act

Its worth going back to the Rye Society of Arts summer show for a second look as you may uncover all sorts of interesting exhibits that you missed the first time around. We went back and found a multi-talented artist who has worked on a hugely diverse range of projects

Twelfth Night At Lamb House

Magical venue, sparkling performances. A beautiful evening... from the worst seat in the house.

Primary kids launch space probe

A book hanging from a huge balloon passed slowly over East Sussex, and possibly Rye, before plunging into the English Channel as part of literacy programme for primary school children organised by the science fiction novel's author Marcus Alexander. And this is fact, not fiction.

Coffee drama takes the stage

Acting Up In Rye, who have acquired the Old Scout Hut (above) as a base for rehearsals and for storing props, costumes and scenery,...

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured movie showing at the Rye Kino is Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan out in the cold, the team confronts a network of highly-skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly-trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks.. For details of this and other movies showing in Rye please follow the link . . .

Beware, actors rehearsing

Lurking behind the quiet exterior of the National Trust's Lamb House this week lurks a frenzy of activity leading up to open air performances (weather permitting) of "Twelfth Night", but that's not the only event taking place there. The jazz festival at the end of August features a two day weekend event, and the arts festival in September features a marquee full of literary events over two weeks.

Waterloo leads next month

More than 23,000 visitors went round the Ypres Tower last year and this year the East Street Museum is featuring a display on Waterloo as part of Rye Arts Festival in September.

Coasting along the cliff top

The Coastal Currents arts exhibition showcases local artists in their working environments. Here we profile Anna Wilson-Patterson from Fairlight