Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film showing at Rye Kino is 'Love & Mercy' Set to the era-defining music of The Beach Boys (pictures above), Love & Mercy intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the band's mercurial lead singer and songwriter Brian Wilson, an icon whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost. For details of this and other movies showing in Rye please follow the link...

Singing in black and white

Stephen Sondheim's music and words (reviewed last week) were celebrated in black and white in the theatre space in New Road's Rye Creative Centre...

Janet explores Jim’s mystery

Janet Denny's prize winning mystery starts with a photograph. Explore what happens next in "The man on the mantlepiece"

Festival to stage 50+ events

More than 50 events at least 15 different venues over 17 days. It's the 44th Rye Arts Festival and its 36 page programme has just been launched. Charles Harkness reports on a few of the highlights

Dark art hovers in GCSE show

A refreshingly frank GCSE Art Exhibition at Rye Art Gallery gives a glimpse of life as a teenager in 2015

Festival doubles up Mozart

The programme for this year's Rye Arts Festival will be announced on Sunday, July 20, and a highlight will be two performances of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with a lot of help from students at the Studio School. Charles Harkness talks to conductor/director Alisdair Kitchen

Bloodbath at community centre

Multiple murders took place last weekend (July 10-11), committed by Acting Up in Rye in their summer show, Wanted One Body. The two night...

Tilling hosts lunch and tea

The annual meeting of the EF Benson society saw 40 fans gather in Rye for a day of walks, talks and overeating. The highlight was the reading of "Dinner for Eight", a Benson play first performed 100 years ago

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film 'Amy' tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse (pictured above) - featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in today.. For more of this and other films showing in Rye follow the link...

Singing Sondheim for charity

  On July 14, an audience of fifty or more people cheered and clapped as five young singers performed a wonderful selection of Stephen Sondheim songs at...

Don’t keep off the grass

Writer and broadcaster Richard Crowest returns to the garden of the National Trust's Lamb House in Rye this Saturday evening, July 18, for readings from...

Museum meets and greets

Rye Museum Association is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday July 28 at 6:30pm in its East Street premises, and this Saturday, July...

Owlers in Appledore

Sabotage theatre company put on a thought provoking, moving and educational show about owling (smuggling) in Sussex at the weekend as part of the JAM festival

Events setting out to thrill

Songs from Sondheim musicals, comedy thrills, operatic arias and the launch of this year's programme for the Rye Arts Festival all feature in a busy programme of events this coming weekend and the next.

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film, 'Minions', the story begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he - alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob - ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. For details of this and other films follow the link..

Museum goes gardening

The Rye Museum Association is holding its annual fundraising Garden Party in Rae Festing's garden at 11 High Street on Saturday July 18 from...

Competition: Bag a Best Seller

Three readers can win a copy of the new book from Harper Lee, courtesy of The Rye Bookshop. Just answer a simple question, email in to Rye News and you could be one of the lucky winners. Alternatively pop in to the store and enjoy complimentary coffee and doughnuts on the launch day, July 14

Murder and mayhem in Winchelsea

On Saturday July 25, Brockham Choral, a choir based near Dorking in Surrey, will present a programme of words and music entitled "Murder, Mayhem and Matrimony" in St Thomas’ Church, Winchelsea, in aid of local charity ARRCC.

Chamber music back in Peasmarsh

The sun shone, the musicians played, and it was very much an international occasion with artistes from more than half a dozen countries. Alexander Stiller reports on Peasmarsh's Chamber Music Festival.

Bensonites flock to town

The annual Rye Day of the EF Benson Society will take place on Saturday July 11, attracting visitors from all over the world, writes...