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Swap Shop in full swing

Swap Shop had a record breaking recycling event earlier this year, and is back in St Mary’s Centre in Lion Street (next to the Kino cinema) this Saturday May 11 from 9:30am to 11:30am.

If you have any unwanted items, bring them in by 11am and take away anything useful for FREE ! But you do not have to either bring or take stuff – but there may be something you need or no longer need.

No mains electrical items or anything too large to carry away easily. Refreshments available for a small charge.

Singing for breathing

Next Wednesday, May 15, local charity The Music Well, which supports wellbeing through music, starts a course at Tilling Green Community Centre in Mason Road, Rye called “Singing for better breathing” between 11am and 2pm.

Have fun as well as improving your breathing by sharing songs in a friendly group. All ages welcome. £4 per session. Please contact to register your interest or just come along and try. www.themusicwell.org.uk 01797-223920.

Playing for laughs

Rye Players present a comedy on Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18 at 7:30pm in Rye Community Centre. Tickets £8 from Adams in Rye High Street.

The comedy is the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s production of “Macbeth” – but possibly “Macbeth” like you’ve never experienced it.

Focussing on Sierra Leone

Christian Aid Week this year from May 12-18 is focussing on maternal and child health in Sierra Leone, reportedly the most dangerous place in the world to give birth.

St Mary’s in Rye is holding a big brunch with pancakes on Saturday May 18 from 10am-12:30pm in St Mary’s Centre nearby in Lion Street and on Sunday May 19 a United Church Service at 10:30am will be followed by coffee, biscuits, cake and pancake brunch as part of the fundraising.

Gardening for hospice

Various gardens are open to visitors in May to raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice and the first is in Winchelsea this Saturday May 11. For more details visit St Michael’s website.

Road closing

Fishmarket Road in Rye will be closed overnight on Friday May 24 between 7:30pm and 6am for resurfacing between Skinners Roundabout and Tower Street/Landgate, and there will be kerbing work in Fishmarket Road on Wednesday May 22 with temporary traffic lights in place.

Lengthy diversions and delays are expected.

Image Credits: Mike Pepler .

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