A magician was the warm up act, but the financial reports were even more cheering. Despite major investments in a new website, branding and an online booking system, the 2014 festival turned in a profit. This year's programme, which starts on Friday September 11, promises more of the same successful crowd pleasers
Sally Pattinson, local resident, former business owner and fighter against bureaucracy has published "Brace Yourselves Boys", an account of her five-year battle with East Sussex County Council (ESCC). A simple dispute about putting up a sign resulted in a modern day David and Goliath confrontation. Tony McLaughlin discussed it with her
It's here: Kino cinema opens on Friday January 16. Rye News sneaked a look and found two stylish film theatres with all the trimmings and a relaxing bar/restaurant. In the first week there'll be five movie choices, including the 2014 Cannes Palme d’Or winner "Winter Sleep"
The Winchelsea Bonfire Boys in disguise as Ye Winchelsea Mummers scale the theatrical heights - and plumb satirical depths to the delight of their audience. Good enough and popular enough to become a new Winchelsea tradition? Peter Mackenzie Smith casts a critical eye on the unfolding drama
The scenery was wonderful, the photography lush and the town definitely one of the stars of the production. But, in the recent BBC series, were Mapp and Lucia true to the rivals in EF Benson's books? What did the secretary of the Benson Society make of it all . . .