Friday, 31 August 2012

Bold as Brass - Perfect Fifth

From Handel to Duke Ellington, Perfect Fifth will serve up a musical treat in All Saints, the lovely church in Iden, at 7.30pm on Sunday 23rd September as part of this year's Rye Arts Festival. The brass ensemble quintet formed in 2009 while studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and have forged a tremendous reputation for the quality of their musicianship.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Green Day in Rye Opera - Cosi Fan Tutte

Soprano Natasha Day, who starred in last year's inaugural opera at Rye Arts Festival, is returning on 29th September to sing in Cosi Fan Tutte.
The classic Mozart opera is another rare treat for the Rye Arts Festival and is being produced by Euphonia Works who wowed the Rye audience last year with Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride.

Bonkers! But he's Pete, not Dizzee Rascal!

Pete Morton is performing Chaucer's The Miller's Tale at Rye Arts Festival, using Bob Dylan songs! The singer/songwriter guitarist has been described as 'bonkers' but a fun-filled night of music, poetry, comedy and even dancing is assured in this one-man show at the Community Centre at 8.00pm on Thursday 20th September.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Lunchtime Treats on Rye Menu for catholic Tastes

Lunchtime concerts are being served up for the first time at this year's Rye Arts Festival. At 1.00pm on Monday 17th September, baritone Duncan Rock will be accompanied by Elizabeth Rossiter on the piano, while at the same time on Thursday 27th Sept the exciting young guitarist Manus Noble will play.

Under the banner of Ryesing Stars, these young performers have been chosen as they are destined to be stars of the future.

Friday, 24 August 2012

What the Dickens!? Ghostly Goings On In Rye's Lion Street

A nerve tingling performance of ghost stories at Rye Arts Festival in September has been moved from Iden Church to the old Victorian School complex in Rye's Lion Street. The buildings, that have lain empty for over 18 months, but have recently been bought by the Fletcher in Rye Group as a venue for a cinema, will make a fitting venue for 'The Signalmen and Other Ghost Stories' at 7.30pm on Friday 28th September.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Rye has a lot of Gall: Sandy's extra Taliban talk

Having sold out in a matter of days, Rye Arts Festival is pleased to be adding a second talk by Sandy Gall on 'Afghanistan and where it all went wrong' to its packed programme of events in September.

The veteran ITN newscaster has agreed to give an additional talk on Sunday 23rd September at 11.00am in the Ballroom of the George in Rye Hotel. While Gall is best known for being the anchor of News at 10, he was also a war correspondent, and he spent considerable time in the field in Afghanistan during the fight by the mujaheddin against the Soviet occupation, and then after NATO invaded following 9/11.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Courtney Pine - Jazz Giant Coming to Rye

A great summer of jazz in Rye is being rounded off with a concert by Courtney Pine on 21st September, brought to you by the 41st annual Rye Arts Festival. Pine is Britain's foremost jazz saxophonist, with an international reputation to boot - they really don't come much bigger or better!
Courtney Pine will serve as the main course, after your appetite for jazz has been whetted by the jazz festivals in Rye at the end of August, with a highlight being the concert on 25th August by Yolanda Brown (also a saxophonist) brought to you by Rye Bay Marketing - check out here.

But make sure you also check out the packed programme of events - contemporary and classical music, literary talks, drama, comedy, walks and much more which feature in the Rye Arts Festival between 15th and 30th September - tickets are now on sale. To find out more information on events and tickets click here.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Rye's Top Art Exhibition Opens

This Saturday the annual Rye Society of Artists Exhibition opens showcasing the works of the town's professional and highly talented amateur artists.

The Exhibition, which is held at the Boy's Club in Mermaid Street, Rye, runs from 4th Aug to 31st Aug from 10.30am  to 5.30pm.

For more information click here.