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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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  1. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Rye International Jazz Festival

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2017 To 28 Aug 2017

    Chill out at the Rye International Jazz Festival, a boutique music festival presenting world class international artistes and talent from across the region. Intimate performances take place at many venues within picturesque Rye and at locations across the surrounding area throughout the festival...

  2. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Hue & Cry

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    25 Aug 2017 To 25 Aug 2017

    Part of Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival

    Hue & Cry are to perform a very special and unique, stripped back intimate show live at St Mary's Church, Rye. This performance will include an eclectic programme of their classic hits, material from their awaited new album 'Pocketful of Stones'...

  3. Type

    Type

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Mud, Mud Glorious Mud

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    25 Aug 2017 To 25 Aug 2017

    Explore the saltmarsh looking for crabs and minibeasts hiding in the mud. Wellies and old clothes advisable!

    Suitable for accompanied children of all ages.

    For family events all children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults can only book events if they are accompanied by children.

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  4. Type

    Type

    Festivals

    Brede

    Location:

    Brede

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2017 To 28 Aug 2017

    The theme for 2017s Flower Festival is 'Journeys'.

    Held over the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the August Bank Holiday there will be over 1,300 visitors, many of them from other parts of the country and even some from Europe.

    The event will be open from 10am - 4pm on the Saturday, Sunday...

  5. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Kandace Springs

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2017 To 26 Aug 2017

    Hot on the heels of Kandace Spring's stunning Cheltenham Jazz Festival performance where she stunned audiences with her 'intimate, low-key jazz-infused approach', we are thrilled to have Kandace perform at the festival this year in what will undoubtedly be a wonderful intimate concert, featuring...

  6. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Cellar

    Location:

    Winchelsea

    Dates

    From:
    26 Aug 2017 To 28 Aug 2017

    Winchelsea boasts over 50 medieval cellars, a number rivalled only in Bristol, Southampton and Norwich. Guided tours by the Winchelsea Archaeological Society explain why and how they were built, and something of the fascinating history of medieval Winchelsea.

    Note that some cellars have...

  7. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Eric Bibb

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2017 To 27 Aug 2017

    Blues meets gospel and soul when Eric Bibb sings from a beautifully realised repertoire of soulful, gospel-infused folk and blues; a melding of traditional rootsy American style with a subtle contemporary sensibility. Those who have followed Bibb's career, know that Bibb owes much of his success...

  8. Type

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Camber castle

    Location:

    Harbour Road, Rye

    Dates

    From:
    27 Aug 2017 To 27 Aug 2017

     

    Join one of our wardens on a walk looking at wildlife near Camber Castle, and join in with a spot of pond-dipping and birdwatching at Castle Water.

  9. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Ronnie Scott's All Stars - Rye Jazz & Blues Festival

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    28 Aug 2017 To 28 Aug 2017

    A unique and special concert 'The Ronnie Scott's All Stars' and the 'Ronnie Scott's Songbook' live at St Mary's Church. This fantastic afternoon show will take you on a musical journey of amazing music, providing you with an insight into the heritage of the world's most famous and iconic jazz...

  10. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Seth Lakeman

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    28 Aug 2017 To 28 Aug 2017

    Closing out the festival on Monday evening, we welcome West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman.

    Seth will be performing songs from the new album and other live favourites from his back catalogue, at the beautiful setting of St Mary's Church, Rye.

  11. Type

    Type

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    wetlands

    Location:

    Rye Harbour, Rye

    Dates

    From:
    2 Sep 2017 To 2 Sep 2017

    Rye Bay Wildlife Watch provides a wonderful opportunity for children aged 5 to11 to experience and learn from nature. They will be encouraged to tackle hands-on outdoor activities, work co-operatively with others, and have an opportunity to gain a sense of achievement while developing social skills...

  12. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Rye Arts Festival

    Location:

    RYE

    Dates

    From:
    16 Sep 2017 To 30 Sep 2017

    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...

  13. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Cellar

    Location:

    Winchelsea

    Dates

    From:
    16 Sep 2017 To 28 Sep 2017

    Winchelsea boasts over 50 medieval cellars, a number rivalled only in Bristol, Southampton and Norwich. Guided tours by the Winchelsea Archaeological Society explain why and how they were built, and something of the fascinating history of medieval Winchelsea.

    Note that some cellars have...

  14. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Cellar

    Location:

    Winchelsea

    Dates

    From:
    7 Oct 2017 To 15 Oct 2017

    Winchelsea boasts over 50 medieval cellars, a number rivalled only in Bristol, Southampton and Norwich. Guided tours by the Winchelsea Archaeological Society explain why and how they were built, and something of the fascinating history of medieval Winchelsea.

    Note that some cellars have...

  15. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Wild Boar Week

    Location:

    RYE

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 29 Oct 2017

    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,...

  16. Type

    Type

    Show / Display

    Rye Bonfire Celebrations

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    11 Nov 2017 To 11 Nov 2017

    Rye Bonfire Night  is organised by the Rye Bonfire Society who run the Fireworks display. This hugely popular event draws large crowds and is popular with both adults and children.

    The Fireworks are launched from the far side of where the fishing fleet moor, good vantage points include the...

  17. Type

    Type

    Christmas

    Rye's Christmas Festival

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    9 Dec 2017 To 9 Dec 2017

    Information for 2017's event TBC

     

    2016 year's theme is 'Tales of Old' - taking inspiration from tales by authors such as Hans Christian Anderson and Brothers Grimm.

    The theme brings with it huge possibilities for many elements including production, creation, performance, procession...

  18. Type

    Type

    Lecture

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2016 To 22 Oct 2016

    Every two years Rye Museum hosts a Medieval Conference which attracts speakers and participants from all over the UK and sometimes elsewhere too.  The theme for the 2016 conference has been selected:  Conspicuous Consumption  and Display in Late Medieval England. 

    Topics includ: feasting,...

  19. Type

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Poster

    Location:

    Northiam

    Dates

    From:
    30 Sep 2016 To 30 Sep 2016

    A Celebration of Harvest is a chance to enjoy the skill of our small band of flower arrangers who decorate the church throughout the year. As well as our Harvest decorations, there will be a produce stall in the church, an Art Exhibition in the Church Centre, and the Harvest Festival Service at 10...

  20. Type

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Poster

    Location:

    Northiam

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2016 To 1 Oct 2016

    A Celebration of Harvest is a chance to enjoy the skill of our small band of flower arrangers who decorate the church throughout the year. As well as our Harvest decorations, there will be a produce stall in the church, an Art Exhibition in the Church Centre, and the Harvest Festival Service at 10...

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Divide your day between the two major sites bound up with the history of the Norman Invasion - Battle and Hastings.  William marched first...