Acting Up opens house

"Acting up in Rye"now has the home it always wanted by opening a new space for production preparations

Tempest hits Winchelsea

Outdoor Shakespeare returns to the Ancient Town on June 20, when 'The Tempest' will be performed in the grounds of St Thomas' School

The film cameras are back

Be warned. The film cameras are back on our historic streets, on West Street and Mermaid Street and in Church Square, in particular. But...

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film showing at Rye Community Centre Film Club on Friday June 5 - The Theory of Everything (pictured) the story of the young Stephen Hawking, not yet the world-renowned physicist he was to become and his relationship with Jane Wilde, a young student he meets and falls in love with at Cambridge in the early 1960s. For this, and other films in Rye, follow the link...

Lorraine’s rocket splashes down

Rye Scallop Week star Lorraine Bowen, given the Golden Buzzer by David Walliams on "Britain's Got Talent", who called her "Britain's answer to Beyonce",...

Strumming in the sunshine

The sun shone, the ukuleles were strummed, the kazoos were blown - and it was festival time during the Bank Holiday weekend. Who knows whether the Big Strum set a record, but something like 300 musicians were trying to synchronise their efforts. Lorna Hall reports

Competitive week for dancers

Pupils of Rye Dance Centre will be competing in the Ore Dance Festival being held at the Milligan Theatre, Rye College, this week from...

When Morris men dance

Traditions of Merrie England still hold their appeal for spectators and performers alike as Morris men perform to the sound of music in front of Rye Town Hall

Cinque Ports rise and fall

The citizens of the present-day Cinque Ports take pride in the notoriety of their medieval predecessors. The height of the Portsmens' turbulent role in national history was during the Barons War in the early 13th century. This episode is to be the subject of a talk (fittingly) in Winchelsea later this month

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film showing at the Rye Kino is 'A Royal Night Out' (pictured) It's VE Day, 1945, people are celebrating the end of the war. Two teenage princesses, Margaret and the future Queen of England, Elizabeth are allowed out that night to join the party. For the first time they are able to mingle with the teeming crowds, incognito... Follow link for details and previews of this and other movies showing in Rye

A star to the very end

The Kino showed a film from 1946 last week, writes Tony Nunn. It was a private viewing and the star of I’ll Turn To You was...

Bowen buzzes over her BGT break

Scallop pageant judge Lorraine Bowen found nationwide fame overnight as David Walliams's golden buzzer act on "Britain's Got Talent" TV show. But she's still grassroots and would love to return to Rye for another scallop fest. Britainy Rae has an exclusive interview . . .

Time to get dancing

The Ore Stage Festival starts next week, from Tuesday May 26–Saturday May 30 at the Milligan Theatre, Love Lane, Rye. It was started seven years ago...

Waltzing on the Wurlitzer

One of the world’s finest theatre organists, Richard Hills, is set to entertain on Rye’s historic Wurlitzer theatre organ this Sunday (May 24) at...

Challenging bridge to art

Rye Creative Centre opened its doors last weekend to welcome visitors to an exhibition of work by artists based at the former Freda Gardham School in New Road. Featured above, Jenny Pockley with her painting, Balloon. And the challenge, reports Kenneth Bird, is getting people to cross the bridge over the Rother for this exhibition, shows, gigs and other events.

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film is 'Far from the Madding Crowd' (pictured) - the timeless story of a beautiful and headstrong woman, who attracts three very different suitors; follow link for details and previews of this and other movies showing in Rye..

The Beeb’s back with Rye

The BBC were back in town this week to record three short stories set in and around the area. Smallhythe Place hosted the recording and despite being disturbed by local noises - sheep, airplanes and extreme weather conditions - the highly professional team of writers, readers and production crew managed to entertain the live audience and produce much anticipated recordings to be broadcast on Radio 4 in July

New Road artists collaborate

Resident artists of Rye Creative Centre, collectively known as "New Road Artists" and artists who have had studios here in the past, are exhibiting together...

Art gallery welcomes summer

Work from local painters and sculptors in exhibitions celebrating summer, gardens and rural life is on display at the Rye Art Gallery from Saturday May 16

Baroque and heavy metal!

This weekend has an array of attractions including baroque, a heavy metal BBQ and artists opening up their studios. The Rye Bay Ensemble will...