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

New Chapter opens for Lamb House

The coolest jazz club, skittering break-beats in an ancient church, and a teach-in with live music in a walled garden. Rye's International Jazz and Blues Festival has it all, over five nights and four days between August 27 and 31.

Winners peck up books

The three lucky winners of our book competition have been notified of their victory and will be rushing along to The Rye Bookshop on...

Head for this summer’s art

The new summer exhibition by the Rye Society of Artists looks set to break records as fine weather, a new bright and breezy venue and a spectacular show tempts in collectors, locals and visitors alike

Heidi signs up. How about you?

A new regular correspondent in Rye News, Heidi Foster (above), kicks off on the "Culture" page with some comments about the Jazz Lounge at last year's Jazz and Blues Festival, and the Maritime Festival

Let’s go to the movies!

Showing at Rye Community Centre Film Club on Friday, August 7- Selma (pictured above). This Oscar-nominated film is based on the story of Martin Luther King's quest to obtain equal voting rights for black citizens in Alabama in 1965. For details of this and other movies showing in Rye please follow the link . . .

Studio student helps festival

The box office opens, the opening procession has permission and Rye Arts Festival is on its way with the Studio School and pupil Maria Ezobi playing a big part

Are you sitting comfortably ?

It's open air theatre time again at Lamb House on August 14-16. Shakespeare of course. But not too heavy. This year it's "Twelfth Night". Previously it's been "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (pictured above). And the young actors have lots of experience, with the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Broadway and the BBC.

Mystery cellar opens Saturday

There will be a rare opportunity this Saturday afternoon to visit what is reckoned to be Winchelsea's best medieval vaulted cellar, under the ruins of the so-called Blackfriars Barn.

Long weekend starts here

The full programme for the fourth Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival was launched last week with nearly fifty events over five nights and four days from August 27-31, the Bank Holiday weekend. Charles Harkness reports.