Mapp & Lucia hit town

Spotting Mapp and Lucia: the BBC are in Rye for two months filming an adaptation of former Rye mayor EF Benson's series of comic novels. Tim Redfern will be commenting on the production itself and Charlie Harkness will observe how filming affects the town

Time restored at St Mary’s

The renovation of St Mary's church clock has revealed interesting historical details, united two towns and created a photographer's delight

Top comic heads festival

Popular TV comedian Milton Jones will be appearing on Sunday June 22 at Northiam's first summer festival

Please don’t feed the gulls

Odes to the curse of low-flying bombers and those tortuous nocturnal chimes that keep the citadel's light sleepers awake and counting the quarters

Brilliant: five playing as one

The Wihan String Quartet and pianist Martin Kasik made another memorable impression with their evening of Mozart, Schumann and Ravel in Iden church

Filmgoers wear a different hat

More films for less money is one of the benefits that springs from the "closure" of the Rye Film Club. The closure is in name only. There will be more foreign films, too

Old pals act for WW1

Two local theatre groups Acting Up in Rye and the Icklesham Players are joining forces to mark the centenary of the start of World...

Another sound in the wall

Music festivals, medieval churches, pubs. On walks, even. Jazz, pop, classical. Members of Rye's Wall of Sound Singing Ensemble enjoy themselves in all sorts of ways. Their coach is Sandra Scott who believes in a sense of humour more than the ability to read music

Rye cinema: the prequel

The making of a modern two-screen cinema complex, complete with a bar and café, reads more like a Hammer horror. Pip Al-Khafaji reveals some of the hidden nasties that plagued the cast of builders

Soudain framed by success

Annie Soudain is one of our most successful contemporary artists and printmakers. Her cards are so popular that many who bought them at her most recent showing at the Rye Art Gallery did so to frame them - as presents or to hang on walls at home

Reel thing is a supporting act

With a new cinema due to open soon in Rye, the local film club is to wind up its operation. But all is not what it seems. The members will go on bringing quality movies to Rye audiences - and the price of tickets will be even more interesting to those who sit in the dark at Rye's community centre