BBC Award-winning Star at Rye

‘One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation’ Mike Harding, Radio 2 A spellbinding mix of finger-picking guitar and warm vocals from award-winning folk artist Sam Carter is the latest addition to the live music programme at The School Creative Centre in Rye. Continue reading BBC Award-winning Star at Rye

Carl is Rye’s King of Swing

Carl is Rye’s King of Swing

Rye man Carl Spencer and his famous Nighthawks Orchestra have become known in the music industry as ‘Kings of Swing’. Their versatile music stems from the days of Spencer’s Washboard Kings of the sixties and
early seventies. Continue reading Carl is Rye’s King of Swing

Pen & Ink December 2008

Dear Editor.

In your October issue Rye’s Own you ran a feature entitled have Health & Safety Regulations gone too far? May I suggest it’s not the regulations at fault but the job’s worth’s who interpret them. These examples are from a company safety magazine. Continue reading Pen & Ink December 2008

Three Cornered Election Fight

Three candidates were declared for the forthcoming Bye Election for a place on Rye Town Council. Continue reading Three Cornered Election Fight

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The Power of Words

I was very humbled when Thomas Peacocke Head Teacher Ann Cockerham told me of an assembly they had with the Christmas Festival as a theme. Continue reading Town Crier

The Temperance Seven

The Temperance Seven Golden Jubilee
The Temperance Seven Golden Jubilee

The Temperance Seven were formed at the Royal College of Art during 1957. The band usually had nine members (one over the eight!) and dressed in the style appropriate to the late 1920s ‘white’ jazz they played. This is their Jubilee Year and they were many peoples Rye Festival Favourites. Their appearance at the Thomas Peacocke on Saturday 8 September was a sell out, over 300 people attended and were treated to an evening of pure entertainment. Old songs and even older jokes (the old ones are the best ones) kept the audience tapping their feet and laughing from start to finish. Continue reading The Temperance Seven

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What a wonderful Rye Festival. Congratulations to all those involved with this year’s great event. Continue reading Town Crier

Rye Festival Of Music And The Arts

This year Rye Festival starts with a bang!

By Pat Field

The first music on offer is the Ukulele Band of Great Britain. You may never think about music in the same way once you’ve been exposed to the Ukes’, depraved musicology, from Charlie Parker, to the Sex Pistols through J.S. Bach. Continue reading Rye Festival Of Music And The Arts

Exciting Events In Rye For Coming Months

What a terrific programme Rye has to offer over the coming months. Kicking off with the South East in Bloom Judging at the beginning of July, this is just the precursor to the even more important Britain in Bloom Judging which will follow in early August. Continue reading Exciting Events In Rye For Coming Months