The treasure beneath your feet

Many visitors to Winchelsea are unaware of the history that lies underground. The ancient town has as many medieval cellars as the cities of Southampton and Norwich and, every year, the local archaeological society conducts tours showing off the unique and fascinating archaeology

Let’s go to the movies!

50 shades of naughtiness comes to Rye (pictured above). Why not whip up to the Kino for a cheeky peek from this Friday? Delve further to see our overview of films showing in Rye over the next week, together with links to trailers.

Who and what is in your past?

Rye Partnership will be running a family history course at Tilling Green Community Centre, Mason Road on March 9 and 10. Although this is...

Let’s go to the movies!

Our weekly look ahead to the films in Rye - at the Kino and our local film club. Our movie of the week at the Kino from Friday February 20 is Selma, pictured above, chronicling the tumultuous three-month period during which Martin Luther King led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. Inside, click on a movie title to see a trailer. Neale East reports

Ashes to ashes at Pett Level

Steve Strange, who appeared in the video for David Bowie's hit "Ashes to Ashes", died last week. But the video on the beach lives on in glorious solarised and saturated colour

Children’s author wins mayor’s vote

Have you ever wondered how readers become addicted to particular authors? A Monica Edwards enthusiast, better known as Mayor of Rye, gives her account of her developing relationship with the books by this local author

Local audience lucky in love

Acting Up's latest production of opera highlights delighted and moved the audience. An eclectic selection of music showcased the talents of the singers and made for an entertaining and memorable evening

Let’s go to the movies!

Our weekly look ahead to the films in Rye. Our movie of the week, pictured above, Kino Rye's romantic Valentine's special: "Brief Encounter". Take your tissues. Neale East reports

Royal approval for historic craft

Should Tunbridgeware be renamed Ryeware? The fascinating story of these collectable pieces was revealed recently at Rye Museum

Growing up in Romney Marsh

Monica Edwards, the award-winning children's author, spent much of her childhood at Rye Harbour and loved this area. A series of her books are set among the local community, with exciting adventures based on real events and people. Here is a small selection

Mozart and more at St Mary’s

Outstanding violinist Nuri Koseoglu, mezzo Rebekah Gilbert and the wonderful pianist Helen Ridout will be performing a selection of music by Mozart, Schubert, Kriesler...

More to a book than a good story

You can't put a value on a good story - but do people think about the worth of the book as an object? They should, says Tony Mulholland, and the same goes for many paper items. He gives advice on how to start collecting

Arts festival pulls profit out of hat

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

Let’s go to the movies!

Our weekly look ahead to the films showing in Rye. Our movie of the week is "Kingsman: The Secret Service" at Rye Kino from February 6. See what's on, where and when and watch the trailers. Neale East reports . . .

Made in Rye and fit for a queen

Mosaic ware, a version of Tunbridge ware, was once one of Rye's most notable products and much sought after. In the first talk of the year at Rye Museum, Viv Challens talks about her grandfather and his artistic contribution to the town

Let’s go to the movies!

Our weekly look ahead to the films in Rye - at the Kino and our local film club. Our movie of the week, pictured above: "A most wanted man" at the film club on Conduit Hill. Inside, click on a movie title to see a trailer. Neale East reports . . .

Let’s go to the movies!

Our weekly look ahead to the films in Rye - at the Kino and our local film club. Our movie of the week: The Theory of Everything, pictured above. Inside, click on a movie title to see a trailer

Fresh scallops and old sea shanties

What shall we do with the drunken sailor? Toast him with scallops, fine beverages and rousing sea shanties at the Queens Head. Rye Scallop Festival opens in style

TV show leads to web traffic surge

The "Mapp and Lucia" TV series has led to a huge increase in hits on the website of the Friends of Tilling, the society that celebrates EF Benson and his characters in an annual gathering in Rye

Sally sets the record straight

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