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Coastal Cliffs, an acrylic painting, by Morag Newens

As the Rye Society of Artists’ annual summer exhibition moves into its third week in the Dance Hall behind Rye Community Centre on Conduit Hill (continuing to Sunday August 25 from 10:30am to 5:30pm daily) the Tuesday Painters Club opens its Annual Exhibition on Friday August 16 at 3pm until Monday August 26.

The exhibition in St Mary’s Centre from 10am to 5:30pm daily features a wide range of exhibits, and the example above is from a previous year.

Over the centuries Rye and the surrounding area has attracted a variety of artists including Anthony Van Dyck, JMW Turner, Paul Nash, John Piper and Edward Burra.

Postponed party

After a last-minute postponement last Saturday because of the forecast weather, the Sue Ryder charity shop in Rye High Street is due to hold “Lay Your Blanket On The Ground Day” in the garden of 11 High Street (weather permitting) on Saturday, August 17 from 10am until 3pm.

Bring your own picnic/lunch as a variety of entertainment is promised and there will be drinks on sale as well as a variety of stalls.

Kite surfer named

The kite surfer who died at Camber in July after falling onto a wall has been named as Clive Lambert from Orpington in Kent. He died the day before his 48th birthday.

Brexit candidate

A former Labour Brighton city councillor, Tom Bewick, is standing for the Brexit Party in the Hastings and Rye constituency against sitting Conservative MP Amber Rudd in a seat she only just held in 2017 by 346 votes.

Soaring price

A freehold parcel of land on the outskirts of Winchelsea near the station has been auctioned for £40,000, four times the expected price of £8-10,000.

Christian Aid

Rye and District churches raised £1,640 for Christian Aid in May.

Image Credits: Kenneth Bird .

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