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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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    Tour

    Ghost walk

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    29 Dec 2018 To 29 Dec 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....

  2. Type

    Type

    Festival

    Rye Bay Scallop Week

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    23 Feb 2019 To 3 Mar 2019

    The picturesque East Sussex seaside town of Rye hosts this seven-day event every February - its mouthwatering locally caught scallops are said to be some of the best in the country. A mainly restaurant-based event when the local delicacy is at its plumpest and most succulent. The festival features...

  3. Type

    Type

    Show / Display

    Rye Bonfire Celebrations

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    14 Nov 2015 To 14 Nov 2015

    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...

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    Type

    Show / Display

    Rye Bonfire Celebrations

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    12 Nov 2016 To 12 Nov 2016

    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...

  5. 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...

  6. Type

    Type

    Show / Display

    Rye Bonfire Celebrations

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    10 Nov 2018 To 10 Nov 2018

    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...

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    Type

    Fireworks

    Robin Hood

    Location:

    Icklesham

    Dates

    From:
    4 Nov 2018 To 4 Nov 2018

    Procession starts from 5.40pn from village hall, bonfire at 6.20pm, fireworks approximately 6.40pm

    Entry £3, under 12s £2 - all profits to charity.

    Fairground rides, licenced bar, hog roast.

  8. Type

    Type

    Fireworks

    Robin Hood

    Location:

    Icklesham

    Dates

    From:
    5 Nov 2017 To 5 Nov 2017

    Procession starts from 5.40pn from village hall, bonfire at 6.20pm, fireworks approximately 6.40pm

    Entry £3, under 12s £2 - all profits to charity.

    Fairground rides, licenced bar, hog roast.

  9. Type

    Type

    Music

    Danny

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    21 Sep 2018 To 21 Sep 2018

    PIANIST

    Audience responses around the world have cemented Danny Driver’s international reputation as a versatile and creative pianist of sophistication, interpretative insight and musical depth.

    His studies at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music have inspired his holistic...

  10. Type

    Type

    Music

    Ken Broberg

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    20 Sep 2018 To 20 Sep 2018

    In a new collaboration between Rye Arts Festival, Fairlight Arts Trust and Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, we are delighted to welcome Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra and Kenny Broberg, 2017 Winner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, to St Mary’s Church.

    ...

  11. Type

    Type

    Music

    Les Mamelles de Tirésias – Gala

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    22 Sep 2018 To 22 Sep 2018

     An opera by Francis Poulenc - EUPHONIA STUDIO

    To mark the centenary of WW1 and Women’s Suffrage, the annual opera from Euphonia Studio will be Les Mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tiresias) by Francis Poulenc.

    A riotous farce full of gorgeous tunes and lush harmonies, Poulenc’s...

  12. Type

    Type

    Music

    Les Mamelles de Tirésias – Gala

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    29 Sep 2018 To 29 Sep 2018

     An opera by Francis Poulenc - EUPHONIA STUDIO

    To mark the centenary of WW1 and Women’s Suffrage, the annual opera from Euphonia Studio will be Les Mamelles de Tirésias (The Breasts of Tiresias) by Francis Poulenc.

    A riotous farce full of gorgeous tunes and lush harmonies, Poulenc’s...

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    Type

    Performance

    Little Ida

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    30 Sep 2018 To 30 Sep 2018

    Performer/s:

    Theatre Rotto

    “Why are my flowers fading?” asks Little Ida. “They have been dancing all night”, comes the reply. So begins this captivating adventure where puppet shadows and flowers come to life before the eyes of every spectator. HC Andersen’s fairy tale is brought to you...

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    Type

    Performance

    Not about heroes

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    25 Sep 2018 To 25 Sep 2018

    Performer/s:

    Daniel Llewellyn Williams & Owain Gwynn

    Sponsor/s:

    Nigel & Heather Wilkinson and The World of Legend

    Flying Bridge Theatre Co. & Seabright Productions Directed by Tim Baker

    Stephen MacDonald’s highly acclaimed Fringe First winning play about the unique...

  15. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Martin Wimbush

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    23 Sep 2018 To 23 Sep 2018

    Performer/s:

    Martin Wimbush

    Sponsor/s:

    Nigel & Heather Wilkinson

    Martin Wimbush takes us on a personal journey, where he rediscovers the parts he’s played in Shakespeare and explores the ones he hasn’t, with plenty of funny stories and jokes along the way.

    It promises to be...

  16. Type

    Type

    Arts

    Roland Penrose

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    22 Sep 2018 To 22 Sep 2018

    Performer/s:

    Antony Penrose

    An illustrated talk by Antony Penrose.

    After returning to London from Paris in 1936, Roland introduced Surrealism to an incredulous and hostile British public. Reviled and ridiculed at the time, and beset with internal quarrels, the movement made a truly...

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    Type

    Performance

    Dad's Army

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    16 Sep 2018 To 16 Sep 2018

    Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft

    Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane Directed by Owen Lewis Sound design by Tom Lishman

    Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV...

  18. Type

    Type

    Performance

    Black Dog

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    18 Sep 2018 To 18 Sep 2018

     

    Performer/s:

    Dave McKean, Matthew Sharp & Clare Haythornthwaite

    This is a 14-18 NOW-commissioned performance work by multi-talented local artist Dave McKean and was featured at Tate Britain.

    Nash’s WW1 experience is told in music, song and imagery by world-renowned cellist and...

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    Type

    Literature

    Rye writers

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    15 Sep 2018 To 15 Sep 2018

    Performer/s:

    Pamela Buxton, Peter Davey, Bronwen Griffiths & Chris O’Donoghue

    Join us in an opportunity to meet and listen to some talented authors who have chosen to live in and around the town of Rye.

    Has the town helped them to develop their skills? Where do they find their...

  20. Type

    Type

    Tour

    Ghost walk

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    17 Feb 2018 To 17 Feb 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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