Tracing the Woods

Anyone with the name Wood should hurry to either Adams in Rye, or Rye Old Books in Lion Street - to learn all about...

Digging into Winchelsea harbour

Leading academics shed light on the location and history of Winchelsea's long-lost medieval harbour at an exciting conference held in the town

Architects award for Kino

Rye's new Kino on Lion Street is attracting accolades, the latest of which is a prestigious RIBA architecture award

Rye Art Gallery: a correction

I have been asked to draw to your attention a factual error in Kenneth Bird's reporting of the Friends of Rye Art Gallery AGM...

Out of the darkness – a masterpiece

Ridley Scott was unhappy with the original version of 'Blade Runner' when it was released in 1982. Critics were less than overwhelmed too. Now it's a cult movie. And at the Kino in Rye there are two chances to see Scott's 'Final Cut' version. Nick Taylor illuminates the film's themes and its influences

The Mapp and Lucia we’ll never see

Rumour has it that the heroines who have introduced so many additional visitors to Rye and to the books by EF Benson will not themselves be returning. Allan Downend, who knows Mapp and Lucia well, reminisces on two remarkable characters and imagines what might have been

Let’s go to the movies!

Our weekly look ahead at films showing in Rye features the thought provoking 'Good Kill', the story of a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot starring Ethan Hawke (pictured), who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife and kids in the suburbs for the other half. Read on for reviews and links to trailers . . .

Let’s go to the movies!

Our weekly look ahead at films showing in Rye. Featured this week is ‘The Water Diviner' directed by and starring Russell Crowe. He plays an Australian farmer who in 1919, four years after Gallipoli, travels to Turkey to find his three missing sons. Read on for reviews and links to trailers . . .

Andy’s ‘Roadshow’ tearjerker

Andy McConnell, one of Britain's leading glassware experts who lives in Rye, turns antiques detective in two episodes of a new BBC2 series currently on our screens. Kleenex tissues, he says, are needed for the first programme he appears in - on Friday April 10 at 18:30

What goes on behind his scenes

Richard Adams's familiar townscapes peopled with characters we think we know are beloved of Ryers. In a talk to the Friends of Rye Art Gallery, the artist sketched out his earlier career, painting to order, which he abandoned to concentrate on his own distinctive style that is now so familiar to local people

Let’s go to the movies!

Our weekly look ahead at films showing at Rye Kino. Featured this week is Kenneth Branagh's enchanting new 'Cinderella' (pictured above). Watch Ella's fortunes change after meeting a dashing stranger! Read on for reviews and links to trailers . . .

Shakespearean great in all her glory

Ellen Terry will be the subject of a talk at the Rye Museum on April 14 by Terry authority and raconteur Ann Rachlin who will be including some clips from Terry silent films accompanied - as were the originals - by music on the piano.

This April in ‘Fixtures’ . . .

Our lead article in this month's Fixtures, delivered to local homes by Adams of Rye, is by farmer Simon Wright. He explains why Romney Marsh farmers are on the hunt for additional income to sustain the core business. There are six pages of articles . . .

Spring shows up at gallery

Rye Society of Artists, which faced a major headache when its Summer Show lost its long standing Boys Club venue, now has a new home in the Dance Hall at Rye Community Centre for August and also is now running a Spring Show for the first time at Rye Art Gallery

Museum adds Mapp and Lucia

Last year's BBC filming of Mapp and Lucia in Rye (EF Benson's 'Tilling') is marked by a new display in the East Street site of Rye Museum which has just re-opened for the summer. It is now open at weekends and Bank Holidays to show off aspects of Rye's varied history - and is free to visit

What’s under Winchelsea?

Winchelsea has only 280 houses but over 50 medieval cellars, more than anywhere else in the country apart from (perhaps) the cities of Norwich and Southampton

Ryers act up

The latest show from local drama group Acting Up in Rye was performed at Rye Community Centre last week.  Starting All Over is a...

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film is The Hundred Foot Journey (pictured above), about 'a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch' showing on Good Friday at the Rye Community Centre Film Club in Conduit Hill. Read on for reviews and links to trailers...

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film showing at the Rye Kino is ‘Suite Francaise’ (pictured above) - after the screening on Saturday March 28, actor Clare Holman and screen-writer Matt Charman will be at Kino to answer your questions and talk about the making of the film. Read on for reviews and links to trailers

Art rising in the sky

Rye Art Gallery, which had been facing closure, has turned around its fortunes under new Director Jane Fenn. New exhibitions are planned, featuring works from the permanent collection as well as new pieces from local artists like Richard Adams whose latest exhibition opens this Saturday, March 28. Linda Harland, a Trustee of the Gallery looks ahead