Here is a selection of events from last year:
Oliver Everett talked about his book "George III The Most Cultured Monarch" and Royal biographer Hugo Vickers spoke about his book "Behind Closed Doors" - the tragic untold story of the Duchess of Windsor.
Professor Andrew Motion read from his poetry book "Laurels & Donkeys". Enjoy his tour of the wonderful Poetry Archive
Two World Premieres were specially written for the Rye Festival by Roxanna Panufnik and Paul Lewis. Classical musicians who performed were Emma Johnson, Julie Price, The Wihan String Quartet, Aquarelle, Richard Frewer, Stepheon Kovacevich, Close 7 and the Festival ended with a magnificent Gluck Opera.
Giles Brandreth provided a very entertaining evening as did the many jazz and contemporary musicians who visited us.