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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

    Music

    Paul Higgs

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    29 Jun 2017 To 29 Jun 2017

    This month the Mermaid's jazz concert series features trumpeter and pianist Paul Higgs who has had an extensive musical career in many fields including performing, composing and arranging music for film, TV and theatre. He was also a Musical Director for many years for the National Theatre and...

  2. Type

    Type

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Sussex Wildlife Trust Rye Harbour Wildlife Watch with Andy

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jul 2017 To 1 Jul 2017

    Rye Bay Wildlife Watch provides a wonderful opportunity for children aged 5 to 11 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...

  3. Type

    Type

    Festival

    rye ukulele

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    8 Jul 2017 To 8 Jul 2017

    We will be showcasing a variety of Ukulele groups

    Plus our BRILLIANT BIG BUSK!!

    Our theme for this year is the music of 1967 in honour of 50 years of  Sgt Pepper release, so dig out your hippy garb, twiggy dresses, floppy hats et. all and we will have a groovy time!

     

     

  4. Type

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Appledore Vehicle Rally

    Location:

    Appledore

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jul 2017 To 16 Jul 2017

     

    This event is fast becoming the largest in the area and is growing year on year with over 4,000 visitors and 450  exhibits of all  shapes and sizes. In addition to the wonderful vehicles there is an auto-jumble, stalls, arena events, refreshments and displays throughout the day. The show is...

  5. Type

    Type

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Sussex Wildlife Trust Rye Harbour Wildlife Watch with Andy

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    5 Aug 2017 To 5 Aug 2017

    Rye Bay Wildlife Watch provides a wonderful opportunity for children aged 5 to 11 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...

  6. Type

    Type

    Countryside

    Rye and District Country Show

    Location:

    Winchelsea

    Dates

    From:
    19 Aug 2017 To 19 Aug 2017

    The family day out will be host to a wealth of entertainment, including a traditional horse and dog show, classic cars, a dog grand national, children’s games, ferrets, terrier racing and much more. 

    There will also be a fantastic selection of food and drink, and the opportunity to browse...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Type

    Type

    Exhibition

    On the Other Side

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    16 Jun 2017 To 9 Jul 2017

    GALLERIES 3, 4 & 5 Showcasing work by the New Road Artists working at Rye Creative Centre. Over the years they have formed strong relationships, which have built into a supportive network, benefiting everyone's creativity. The New Road Artists include recent graduates though to established,...

  13. 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,...

  14. Type

    Type

    Exhibitions

    Poster

    Location:

    Northiam

    Dates

    From:
    2 Oct 2016 To 2 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. Type

    Type

    Talks

    Wildlife Safari

    Location:

    Winchelsea Beach, Winchelsea Beach

    Dates

    From:
    18 Feb 2017 To 18 Feb 2017

    Fasten your seat belts as Friend's of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve present an illustrated talk by the entertaining Michael Blencowe, of Sussex Wildlife Trust. Michael will take us on a virtual tour of the Trust's nature reserves, looking for the county's most beautiful and bizarre wildlife. We will...

  18. Type

    Type

    Guided Walk

    A Winter Ramble around Pett Level

    Location:

    Pett Level

    Dates

    From:
    29 Jan 2017 To 29 Jan 2017

    Sunday 29 January 10:30am-2pm
    With reed beds, grassland and wetlands to explore, Pett Pools and Pett Level are a perfect location for birdwatching. Join our warden Chris, along with bird ringer Phil Jones to explore this rich area looking for wildfowl, waders and birds of prey.
    Bring a packed...

  19. Type

    Type

    Music

    Alamo

    Location:

    Icklesham

    Dates

    From:
    26 Feb 2017 To 26 Feb 2017

    Country rock band.

  20. Type

    Type

    Music

    Rick Wakeman

    Location:

    Rye

    Dates

    From:
    8 Dec 2016 To 8 Dec 2016

    We are honoured to present a very special, intimate solo concert with the legendary Keyboard player and composer Rick Wakeman in the stunning setting of St Mary's Church, Rye.

    Rick will be joining us after his extensive sell out American tour this October and November and he has prepared a...

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