Three stages are in use for “Tales of Old” this Saturday, December 10 – the main one in the Cinque Ports Inn car park, another in the Butter Market under the Town Hall at the top of Lion Street, and a third at Hilders Cliff at the Rye Lodge. But there are also a range of other activities around the town under the general heading of culture.
These include the return of the Wiley Wolf pantomime which was very popular last year (see photo above) with performances at The Mermaid Inn at 4:30pm and and at St Mary’s Church at 7:30pm (£2 on the door).
St Mary’s will also busy earlier in the day with choirs rehearsing between 3 and 4:15pm (free entry) for the Community Carol Concert at 6pm (also free but donations welcome).
On the main stage Battle Rock Choir kicks off at 11 to 11:45am, followed by Rye Dance School (11:45am), Wall of Sound (12:30pm), Dyamond Dance (1:15pm) and The Brillos (2pm),
Miss Kimmy’s School of Dance follows at (2:45pm), with Dancing Divas (3:15pm) and Sam Calver (4-5pm) – who will also be taking part in the Carol Concert.
The Butter Market features Holly Fraser (11am), Cranbrook Choir (11:45am) , Wall of Sound (2pm), Competition winners (2:45pm) and the Rye Ukulele Experiment (3-4pm).
Rye Lodge’s stage features Holly Fraser (12 noon), a magician (12:30-1pm) and Clair Brem-Wilson (1:15 to 2:15pm).
At other times of the day entries for the story writing, art and poetry competitions will be on show at St Mary’s Centre (next to the Kino) from 10am-3pm, Rye Library in the High Street features story-telling with grandma (which is free), and there are also free Punch and Judy shows in the Cinque Ports Street Car Park at 11:30am,12:30,1:30,2:30 and 3:30pm.
Local artist Richard Adams is holding a workshop at Rye Art Gallery from 11am (pre-booking required) , there are history walks from The Mermaid at 11am, 1pm and 3pm (pre-booking required) and music-inspired tale writing for adults at St Mary’s Centre at noon (also pre-booked).
Rye Library features story-telling with Ed Boxall from 1-2:15pm and 2:30-3:15pm, which is free, and there is a free magician at The Mermaid from 1:30-2pm and 2:15-2:45pm.
Photos : John Minter and Rye News library