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
Twelve ukulele bands will be descending on Rye's Cinque Ports pub on Sunday May 24 for a festival of strumming to celebrate an 'experiment' three years ago to form a band in Rye. Expect a Big Strum and even an attempt on a world record for kazoo and ukulele, writes Lorna Hall
This week's featured movie is, "Will and Testament", the much acclaimed film on the life of Tony Benn (pictured) showing on Friday, May 15 followed by a Q&A after the film with the composer of the film score Michel Duvoisin; follow link for details and previews of this and other movies showing in Rye..
This week's featured movie is 'The Woman in Gold' staring Helen Mirren, pictured above with Ryan Reynolds, the incredible story of a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II. Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, she takes on a mission to reclaim a Klimt painting the Nazis stole from her family. For details and previews of this and other movies showing in Rye over the next week follow the links...
Ian Bowden, director of the Rye International Jazz Festival, held a party at Rye Retreat on Thursday April 30 to launch the Patron and Friend membership and event sponsorship programmes and announce some of the musicians who will appear at this year's spectacular event. Tony McLaughlin reports