Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The Battle of Hastings

The Kino in Rye has a special screening of a documentary film about the 11th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, And, as an added extra, there will be a Q&A session with the film's acclaimed director Mike Figgis (left).

The film is being shown on Sunday 7th May at 5.45pm at Kino Rye, with tickets at £20, which includes a glass of wine and nibbles as well as the Q&A session with Figgis who is a British film director and screen writer as well as a composer and who gained 2 Oscars nominations for his film Leaving Las Vegas in 1995.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Rye Favourite Pianist Plays Tenterden

A concert by Anna Szalucka will take place at 7.30pm on Saturday 8 April in St Mildred's Church Tenterden.

Anna Szalucka is an outstanding young Polish pianist, who wowed the Rye audience last September during the 2016 Rye Arts Festival. Not surprisingly since she is a multiple prizewinner and has dazzled audiences in a number of locations across Poland, Austria, the Baltic States as well as in the UK!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Rye-Citals’ – A New Classical Concert Series at Rye Creative Centre

Starting on Sunday 26th February and then each month, Alisdair Kitchen – known in Rye for his widely acclaimed opera productions in the Rye Arts Festival – will present a concert at Rye Creative Centre featuring Euphonia Studio Artists, singers and instrumentalists who have delighted festival audiences with their performances in recent years. 
The series begins, to coincide with a break in the Hasting International Piano Concerto Competition and the last day of Scallop Week festivities in Rye with a candlelit solo piano recitals given by Alisdair himself.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Churchill: Great Statesman, Poor with Money

No More Champagne: Churchill and his Money is a biography by David Lough which focuses on Winston Churchill's finances. And it reveals that the great Statesman spent a lifetime keeping his head just above water when it came to his private financial affairs.

At a talk on September 23rd David Lough, who is a former City financier and who has made a forensic study of Churchill's finances, will reveal an extraordinary account of the one-time Chancellor of the Exchequer's struggle with his own money.

Lough has discovered that Churchill lost huge sums at casinos around Europe, escaped bankruptcy through secret bailouts by shady private donors and gambled disastrously on financial instruments. And, at the same time, he ran a lavish lifestyle he believed befitting a member of the grand Marlborough family but without the land or cash  ion the bank of a Duke to fund it!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Peasmarsh Festival 23-26 June

This weekend sees the fabulous Peasmarsh Festival. From Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 June there will be nine concerts under the direction of violinist Anthony Marwood and Cellist Richard Lester, eight in the delightful church of St Peter & St Paul in Peasmarsh.

The, Orchestral Concert at 8pm on Friday 24 June will be at St Mary's Church in the heart of Rye. The soloists are Richard Lester and Anthony Marwood and they will play with the London Mozart Players. The programme comprisesmProkofiev's Symphony No 1 in D major, Haydn's Cello Concerto in D major as well as Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major.

For more information on all the concerts that comprise the festival and to book tickets go to http://www.peasmarshfestival.co.uk/

Anthony Marwood will be back at Rye Arts Festival later this year with an eveneing concert on 20 September at St Mary's Rye

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Welcome return of Cajun music maestros the Hotfoot Specials

The Hotfoot Specials - the finest traditional Cajun Music band in the South of England and stars of the 2015 Rye Arts Festival - will be playing a special fundraising gig at the Rye Community Centre on Saturday 9th April.

Tickets are £10 each and available from Grammar School Records in  Rye High Street, which is open seven days a week, or telephone them on 01797 222752! You should be able to buy them on the door too, but if it's a sell-out... 

Thursday, 10 March 2016

9 Bach

Edrych ymlaen yn fawr at weld 9  Bach yng Ngŵyl Gelfyddydau Rye ym mis Medi ! Mwy o wybodaeth i ddilyn yn ddiweddarach!
Really looking forward to seeing 9Bach at Rye Arts Festival in September! More information to follow later!