Oakfest – bands, beer, raffle

Next weekend Saturday June 27 kicks off with "Oakfest Rye", a music festival in aid of the Oliver Curd Trust, from noon to late...

Reading under the mulberry tree

A long queue of people lined West Street late afternoon on June 6, to the extent that a neighbour came out to find out...

Partying in the walled garden

The hidden walled garden at Little Orchard House at 3 West Street is hosting Rye Conservation Society's annual garden party this Sunday June 14 writes...

Time to toast the Iron Duke

Did you know the 'Iron Duke' had connections with Rye - both as an MP and as Lord Warden ? Celebrate the centenary of the Battle of Waterloo on June 18 and learn more about Wellington here from Andy Stuart

Let’s go to the movies!

This weeks featured movie showing at the Rye Kino is Man Up (pictured), Meet Nancy: 34, single (still), hung-over (again), and exhausted by the endless futile set ups foisted upon her by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to toast another 10 years of her parent’s blissfully happy marriage, 40-year-old, freshly-hatched divorcee Jack mistakes her for his 24-year-old blind date... For all this and more follow the link..

Camber gets ready to Rockabilly

The annual Rockabilly Rave takes place in Camber over a five day period this weekend at Pontin's holiday park with thousands of participants celebrating at this 1950s music and lifestyle event.

Enchanted music and gardens

Music from opera and the musicals is the theme of "Some Enchanted Evening - Music for Midsummer", a concert to be held at Playden church on June 20. The same weekend also sees Playden open gardens with both events aiming at raising funds for repairs to Playden church spire

Picnic time at Lamb House

Writer and broadcaster Richard Crowest will be reading from the works of EF Benson, Elizabeth Wharton and others in the garden at Lamb House...

Singing to raise a smile

A singing dentist, who learnt as a student the impact that being born with a cleft lip or palate can have, will be raising money to raise a smile in St Mary's Church this month

Children craft in the museum

A small group of children enjoyed a craft afternoon on Wednesday May 27 at East Street museum. The craft session had a garden theme...

Acting Up opens house

"Acting up in Rye"now has the home it always wanted by opening a new space for production preparations

Tempest hits Winchelsea

Outdoor Shakespeare returns to the Ancient Town on June 20, when 'The Tempest' will be performed in the grounds of St Thomas' School

The film cameras are back

Be warned. The film cameras are back on our historic streets, on West Street and Mermaid Street and in Church Square, in particular. But...

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film showing at Rye Community Centre Film Club on Friday June 5 - The Theory of Everything (pictured) the story of the young Stephen Hawking, not yet the world-renowned physicist he was to become and his relationship with Jane Wilde, a young student he meets and falls in love with at Cambridge in the early 1960s. For this, and other films in Rye, follow the link...

Lorraine’s rocket splashes down

Rye Scallop Week star Lorraine Bowen, given the Golden Buzzer by David Walliams on "Britain's Got Talent", who called her "Britain's answer to Beyonce",...

Strumming in the sunshine

The sun shone, the ukuleles were strummed, the kazoos were blown - and it was festival time during the Bank Holiday weekend. Who knows whether the Big Strum set a record, but something like 300 musicians were trying to synchronise their efforts. Lorna Hall reports

Competitive week for dancers

Pupils of Rye Dance Centre will be competing in the Ore Dance Festival being held at the Milligan Theatre, Rye College, this week from...

When Morris men dance

Traditions of Merrie England still hold their appeal for spectators and performers alike as Morris men perform to the sound of music in front of Rye Town Hall

Cinque Ports rise and fall

The citizens of the present-day Cinque Ports take pride in the notoriety of their medieval predecessors. The height of the Portsmens' turbulent role in national history was during the Barons War in the early 13th century. This episode is to be the subject of a talk (fittingly) in Winchelsea later this month

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film showing at the Rye Kino is 'A Royal Night Out' (pictured) It's VE Day, 1945, people are celebrating the end of the war. Two teenage princesses, Margaret and the future Queen of England, Elizabeth are allowed out that night to join the party. For the first time they are able to mingle with the teeming crowds, incognito... Follow link for details and previews of this and other movies showing in Rye