High praise for Arts Festival


We volunteers work really hard year-round to make Rye a special place to visit at the end of September each year. We do our best and don’t often get huge thanks for it. However, this year we have been inundated with lovely comments that make it all so worthwhile. Below are just some of them. Needless to say plans for next year are already underway.

“I was privileged to attend three superb talks in four days by speakers of international calibration, namely Sir Max Hastings, Lord Owen and Andrew Roberts. No arts festival on earth could improve on that. Well done! Truly, you have set the bar exceedingly high. I can’t wait for next year. ” Roy Isworth

“My daughter Sophie and I had a truly memorable cRYmE Day. it happened to be my birthday and what a treat it was to hear four excellent speakers and enjoy a fabulous lunch. I will not forget it. A heartfelt thanks to the organisers and to Guy Fraser-Sampson for his relaxed approach which made the audience feel very much at home.” Carol and Sophie Dennard.

… and about Laura Snowden:

“A world-class artist… how lucky are we? Thanks for hosting such a great concert.” Kate Lewis (Photo by Paul Whiteman)

… and about Trio Opal:

“What a fantastic concert! I have attended many excellent Rye Festival classical concerts over the years but this one topped all in holding awareness of pleasure in all aspects of listening and watching for every minute of the stunning performance!! I was lucky enough to be sitting where I could see all three members of the ultra-talented trio and was held spellbound via both ears and eyes throughout the entire hour plus. What a blissful respite from current political news!

“I hope the Trio has already been booked for next year’s Festival. Those fortunate enough to attend last night – others felt as I did – should guarantee it is a sell-out! All good wishes to those who make the Rye Festival such a high point of the year.” Jean Floyd

“… you have given us a wealth of speakers this year … (the Festival) is an absolute beacon of excellence and we count ourselves fortunate to be able to enjoy such wonderful events in Rye every year.” Emma Isworth

Image Credits: Rye Arts Festival .

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