Coming events in Rye and nearby

Music Well drummers in action

The Music Well, a local charity encouraging well-being through music, invites you to an Open Garden on Sunday July 14 at Little Orchard House, 3 West Street in Rye, between 1 and 5 p.m.

Entry is £3 to raise funds for “Mary’s Fund” which provides music therapy – a fund started after the tragic death of a child.

There will be live music through the afternoon including impromptu playing, the Singing for Wellbeing Group, and drumming circles – and good eats and drinks will also be available in the wonderful “secret” garden.

For more information on Music Well visit or contact or 01797-226330.

Swap shop returns

The Recycle Swap Shop is open again this Saturday July 13 at the Tilling Green Community Centre in Mason Road from 9:30am to 11:30am – and one of the items they were seeking to recycle was a bicycle (which may by now have found a new home).

The last Swap Shop brought the total amount reused since the swap shops started in 2012 to over 12 tonnes.

Wherever possible anything not taken goes to local charity shops to be sold (42kg last time) and 179kg was recycled and found a new home. If you want to help email

Around the villages

The Guy Fawkes Society in Winchelsea are holding a Marvellous Party in New Hall on Saturday July 13 featuring the words and music of Noel Coward and a 2 course meal. Tickets £15 from 01797 229087.

Also this Saturday is a Community Fete on Broad Oak Recreation Ground between 1 and 5pm with Rye Dance, Punch and Judy, Side Show Games, a Market Street, teas, barbecue and licenced bar.

The Farmers Market is in Brede today Friday, July 12 from 10am to 12 midday in Brede Village Hall and on Sunday July 14 there is a community fete on the recreation ground from 1pm to 5pm.

Image Credits: Dee Alsey .


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