Local events

3rd June 2022Rye Jazz Festival

The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea presents Macy Gray as part of Rye International Jazz Festival.

Friday, 18.30 p.m. – 22.30 p.m. See https://ryejazz.com for details.

25.6.22Classic Vehicles at Northiam

Saturday 25th June 2022 from 11.00 a.m. A midsummer festival at Northiam playing fields, TN 31 6LS. 

15th & 16th June 2022Play : Antony & Cleopatra

Amongst other local venues, this Antony & Cleopatra production by Bowler Crab was due to be shown before the pandemic.

Now is your chance to see it at the Mermaid Inn, Rye at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th June. It is also being shown at Battle Abbey on Wed 1st June, several showings at Half  House Farm, Three Oaks, and at Manor Barn, Bexhill on Sunday 12th June at 1.30 p.m. Tickets from : Bowler-crab.com or phone 07801 893115.

Sunday 19th June 2022Antique and Book Fair

From 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. at Appledore village hall.

Lots of stalls selling vintage and antiques including car memorabilia, pottery, glass, books, postcards, toys and lots more. Free parking, cafe open.

Enquiries : 01580 764395

Sunday 17th July 2022Appledore Classic Car Rally

If you like classic cars, motor bikes, commercial vehicles ..  ..  .. this event is fast becoming the larges in the area, in addition to the vehicles there is an auto-jumble, stalls, arena events refreshments and displays throughout the day.

Held on the Appledore Recreation Ground, 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Thursday 26th May 2022Rye Bonfire Auction of Promises

A special event to raise funds for the Bonfire Society and assisting local causes, this is an excellent opportunity to bid on art, antiques, services and “worthy items”.  Viewing from 7.00 p.m., catalogues available along with a glass of wine.

£5 entrance, held in the Tudor Rooms, Mermaid Hotel at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 26th May 2022.

Contact 01797 224374

Friday 26th August 2022Curtis Stigers in Rye

As a special part of the Rye Jazz Festival, American jazz singer Cirtis Stigers is appearing at St. Mary’s Church, Rye. Doors open 7.00, concert from  8.00 p.m – 10.00 p.m.

Wheelchair access available. Licensed bar.

£48, to book see rye jazz.com

Saturday 27th August 2022Stanley Jordan in Rye

As part of the Rye Jazz Festival American jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan is appearing at St. Mary’s Church, Rye. Doors open 2.00 p.m., concert 3.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. 

£42.00, unreserved seating. Licensed bar. Wheelchair access available.

For tickets see rye jazz.com

Festival runs from Thursday 25th – Monday 29th August 2022.

Saturday 27th August 2022Roachford sings Soul

British Soul singer Roachford appears at St. Mary’s Church, Rye.

Previously a member of Mike and the Mechanics followed by a successful solo career, Roachford sings traditional soul with some modern embellishments.

Doors open 7.00 p.m. Concert : 8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Tickets £48. Unreserved seating. Licensed bar, Wheelchair access available. 

To book see rye jazz.com

Sunday 19th June 2022Coastal Wildlife Walk

From 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. 

Part of the 30 days Big Wild Weekend, enjoy a walk around Rye Harbour Nature Reserve looking at the salt marsh and shingle plants as well as many birds and insects.

No booking necessary. Donations appreciated.

Meet at the Rye Harbour village car park, TN31 7TY, ends of Discovery Centre.

Saturday 18th June 2022Guide in a Hide

Drop into Gooders Hide between the c§r park and the sea where you will find guides Between 10.00 – 4.00 p.m., guides will be stationed to show you the birds. Binoculars, telescopes and spotter sheets available for you 

400m walk towards the sea from Rye Harbour village car park : TN31 7TY


Monday 29th August 2022Roberto Fonseca – Cuban Jazz

Rye Jazz proudly present Cuba’s most exciting pianist – at St. Mary’s Church centre, Lion Street Rye.

When it comes to 21 century Afro-Cuban jazz, Roberto Fonseca is one of the music’s brightest lights.

For more details see rye jazz.com


Tickets £42

Licensed bar.
Doors 2.00 p.m./ Concert 3.00 p.m. Wheelchair access available.

From 3rd May - 27th Sept 2022Hastings Old Town Walks

Join a guide from the Old Hastings Preservation Society who will reveal the hidden histories of Hastings, the premier ancient Cinque Port, with its wealth of historic buildings, twitters and cat-creeps. 

Every Tuesday from 3rd May – 27th September. Additional dates every Thursday in August, Saturday 10th September, Friday 14th & Sat 15th October.

Meet at the cafe on West Hill (TN34 3RD) at 2.30 p.m., allow 2 hours for the walk. The West Hill funicular railway will be open if you fancy a lift to the top. 

Walks are only pre-bookable at £6 per person – via Eventbrite, or alternatively opt into the Fishermen’s Museum, or ring 01424 461446, or email ohpswalks@gmail.com to arrange to pay cash on the day.

For more information see ohps.org.uk