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...
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
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
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 . . .
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.
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