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Rye Events

Rye is renowned for many events throughout the year.  In addition to the annual Rye Festival in September, the town hosts many other exciting events including: the Rye Bonfire in November; the Rye Mayor Making ceremony in May; the Rye Society of Artist's Summer Exhibition; the new Rye Sea Pageant in October and Rye Bay Scallops Week in January.

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    Festival

    Rye Jazz & Blues Festival

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2018 To 27 Aug 2018

    It is the 7th year for the Rye Jazz & Blues Festival

    Some great headline artists to perform at St Mary's Church include the fantastic Joan Armatrading, Courtney Pine, the Ronnie Scotts's Blues Explosion, British Jazz & Soul singer Zara McFralane and others. 

    The main Rye festival in...

  2. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Ghost walk

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    25 Aug 2018 To 25 Aug 2018

    A unique opportunity to explore the ancient streets of Rye after dark with the Deputy Town Crier. Hear tales of historical dark deeds and murder, ghostly sightings, haunted buildings and unexplained phenomenon. Meet at the Heritage Centre; suitable for ages 13 and up. Tickets £10 per person....

  3. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Cellar

    Location:

    Winchelsea

    Dates

    From:
    25 Aug 2018 To 26 Aug 2018

    Guided tour of Winchelsea's medieval cellars.  Some cellars have difficult access.

    Bring a torch and wear sensible shoes.

    Meet at the Town Well, Castle Street, 10 minutes before 11am start.

    Tour takes about 1.5 hours.

    £6 per person, all proceeds to to The Friends of the Ancient...

  4. Type

    Type

    Music

    Rye Jazz Festival - Zara McFarlane

    Location:

    Lamberhurst

    Dates

    From:
    25 Aug 2018 To 25 Aug 2018

    She picked up the Jazz FM Vocalist of the year award in May and with recent performances including Later…with Jools Holland and the mammoth SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, as well as MOBO awards to her name, she's definitely one to watch and we're excited to welcome her to the Rye Jazz & Blues...

  5. Type

    Type

    Music

    Rye Jazz Festival - British Soul Singer Tony Momrelle

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    25 Aug 2018 To 25 Aug 2018

    Tony Momrelle is one of the most exciting and significant Soul musicians on the modern British stage Credited by the Guardian as "the 21st Century Stevie wonder" Tony Momrelle is trailing a blaze and needs no better accolade or recommendation for those that appreciate and love your Soul music. ...

  6. Type

    Type

    Music

    Rye Jazz Festival - Courtney Pine

    Location:

    Church Square, Rye

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2018 To 26 Aug 2018

    The incredible jazz saxophonist and composer Courtney Pine performs his unique and ground breaking show "The House of Legends" in the stunning setting of St Mary's Church, Rye. No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty plus years than...

  7. Type

    Type

    Music

    Rye Jazz Festival - Jazz Singer Clare Teal

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2018 To 26 Aug 2018

    The festival proudly presents the highly acclaimed jazz singer and broadcaster Clare Teal in an afternoon headline concert at St Mary's Church Rye on Sunday 26 August. From grand masters of the Great American Song Book (Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart) to the witty and urbane stylists of the 50s...

  8. Type

    Type

    Music

    Rye Jazz Festival - Joan Armatrading

    Location:

    Church Square, Rye

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2018 To 27 Aug 2018

    This is a truly a once in a lifetime experience to see the legendary Joan Armatrading in an up close and personal environment at the beautiful setting of St Mary's Church, Rye. Joan will be performing songs from her long awaited new album 'Not too far away' launched on 11th May and her amazing...

  9. Type

    Type

    Music

    Rye Jazz Festival - Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2018 To 27 Aug 2018

    The Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion musicians are on the top of their game in the world of blues and jazz. This concert will deliver the best possible blues experience you can imagine as the band perform the finest Classic Chicago, Delta and cutting edge blues. "It's a stylish show. Each musician...

  10. Type

    Type

    Heritage & History

    Winchelsea Heritage Open Days

    Location:

    Winchelsea

    Dates

    From:
    8 Sep 2018 To 9 Sep 2018

    Winchelsea Heritage Open Days will be one of 5,000 held across England. HOD is co-ordinated by the National Trust and their commitment is to protect local heritage places, with communities working together to achieve this. Last year, some unusual sites were opened, including a talk about the murky...

  11. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Ghost walk

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    8 Sep 2018 To 8 Sep 2018

    A unique opportunity to explore the ancient streets of Rye after dark with the Deputy Town Crier. Hear tales of historical dark deeds and murder, ghostly sightings, haunted buildings and unexplained phenomenon. Meet at the Heritage Centre; suitable for ages 13 and up. Tickets £10 per person....

  12. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Camber castle

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    9 Sep 2018 To 9 Sep 2018

    Walk through fields with sheep and lambs, looking for wildlife while we walk, visiting a bird watching hide and Henry VIII's castle

  13. Type

    Type

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Rye Festival of the sea

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    9 Sep 2018 To 9 Sep 2018

    Born from the long lost and loved festivals of Rye Raft Race & Rye Maritime Festival, we present Rye Festival of the Sea. This combination of two fantastic events strives to honour the deep maritime history we embrace here in Rye. Proud to be a Cinque Port Town, we welcome locals and visitors from...

  14. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Rye Arts Festival

    Location:

    RYE

    Dates

    From:
    15 Sep 2018 To 30 Sep 2018

    Rye Arts Festival takes place in and around the picturesque, historic town of Rye every September. The Festival provides a packed fortnight of opera, classical and contemporary music, drama, walks, a stimulating array of authors, performers and artists both high profile and emerging, national and...

  15. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Camber castle

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    23 Sep 2018 To 23 Sep 2018

    Walk through fields with sheep and lambs, looking for wildlife while we walk, visiting a bird watching hide and Henry VIII's castle

  16. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Ghost walk

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    29 Sep 2018 To 29 Sep 2018

    A unique opportunity to explore the ancient streets of Rye after dark with the Deputy Town Crier. Hear tales of historical dark deeds and murder, ghostly sightings, haunted buildings and unexplained phenomenon. Meet at the Heritage Centre; suitable for ages 13 and up. Tickets £10 per person....

  17. Type

    Type

    Walking

    Camber castle

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2018 To 13 Oct 2018

    Walk through fields with sheep and lambs, looking for wildlife while we walk, visiting a bird watching hide and Henry VIII's castle

  18. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Cellar

    Location:

    Winchelsea

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2018 To 14 Oct 2018

    Guided tour of Winchelsea's medieval cellars.  Some cellars have difficult access.

    Bring a torch and wear sensible shoes.

    Meet at the Town Well, Castle Street, 10 minutes before 11am start.

    Tour takes about 1.5 hours.

    £6 per person, all proceeds to to The Friends of the Ancient...

  19. Type

    Type

    Food

    Wild Boar

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2018 To 28 Oct 2018

    If you’ve never tasted wild boar, then Rye is the right place to start. Wild boar roam free in the woods outside the town, so this is undoubtedly free range at its best! During Wild Boar Week, the town‘s restaurants’ imagination works overtime and dishes include pressed belly, black pudding,...

  20. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Ghost walk

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2018 To 20 Oct 2018

    A unique opportunity to explore the ancient streets of Rye after dark with the Deputy Town Crier. Hear tales of historical dark deeds and murder, ghostly sightings, haunted buildings and unexplained phenomenon. Meet at the Heritage Centre; suitable for ages 13 and up. Tickets £10 per person....

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