Events forAugust 2014
Come and Celebrate a Revival!
Every Sunday from 3- 5:30, Afternoon teas are back at Kester House in Sedlescombe in the original Old Tithe Barn tea rooms from the 1950's. Indulge yourself in gorgeous scones, savouries, pastries and cakes whilst relaxing in the sofas and leather chairs in our centuries old sitting rooms. Add a glass of sparkling to your Tea for true indulgence!
Please call to book 01424 870035
Rye International Jazz Festival
Thursday 21st - Monday 25th August
The Rye International Jazz Festival is a boutique music festival presenting World class International artistes and talent from across the region. Intimate performances take place at many venues within Rye and at locations across the surrounding area throughout the festival period. Music styles include Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Funk, Latin and World Music and include ticketed professional concerts, fringe performances, street entertainment, acoustic sessions, and educational workshops.
Sunday 8th June - Sunday 17th August
Today in Zimbabwe, the stone sculptors are managing to produce some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking sculpture in the world, some of which you will find being displayed by Hilary Manuhwa in the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle. Hilary will be giving demonstrations and carving new pieces. Group and private viewings are welcome.
Every Saturday June - October 2014
August 16: 'Grime' Ramshacklicious - This show follows the trials and tribulations of a family intent on survival in harsh times, a real life, modern-day soap opera. Combining roustabout circus skills with weird music, alternative physical theatre and anarchic comedy, The Ramshacklicious exploration of new areas of audience experience is an unmissable wonder.
August 24: 18 Hours Dance Event from 1pm and Sunday Live Jive - 8 Hours and Esther Fox present a progressive and vibrant dance event for everyone to join in as International Ballroom Wheelchair Dance Sport Champions and local dance groups, bring live jive to the Stade. Dance and workshops to inspire you to jive to a live swing band and a Lindy Hop dance group linking African dance routes with the jive era. Wheelchair users will also have access to half-speed instruction from a Wheelchair Dance Association dance instructor. This event is the second in a three day Journeys Dance Festival, which brings free live dance performances and participatory events to Hastings, Bexhill and Rye throughout the weekend.
August 30: Eight Foot Square Performance Day 2pm to 8pm - The performance day for all of Hastings' groups and people, whether it's musical, dramatic, exotic or just plain weird, see the people of Hastings and St Leonards take their chance to show what they can do in a space that's only 8 x 8 - the same size as the nearby iconic fishermen's net shops of the Stade.
Rye Society of Artist Summer Exhibition
Boys’ Club, Mermaid Street, Rye,
Saturday 2nd - Tuesday 26th August
The Society was formed 63 years ago and is made up of professional painters, printmakers, ceramicists, sculptors and photographers. The standard of work is high and we include 2 Royal Academicians in our membership.The Society draws its members from locally-based artists, many of whom have national and international reputations. Rye and Hastings have historically been associated with the arts and continue to attract artists inspired by the coast itself, the wonderful light and the lifestyle.