Local events

11.9.21Pottery Demonstration

FREE TO ATTEND ; Great Dixter, Northiam TN31 6PH. 01797252878. Watch Alex O’Reilly throwing pots on a lick wheel or even have a try yourself. 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. in the Great Barn.

11.9.211940’s Steam week-end

The Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway, Station Road, Tenterden TN30 6HE. 01580 765155. A hwole weekend of nostalgia with the sounds and fashions of the 1940’s. Look out for the amazing Spitfire Acrobatic display on Saturday and Sunday. https://kesr.org.uk/1940-weekend/

Mon 13th Sept 21Behind the scenes at Great Dixter

At Northiam TN31 6PH. 01797 252878.Gardener Graham Hodgson will take you on an afternoon’s exploration of the borders to examine the plants that are looking good and give an insight into the work at the garden. Tickets £45

10th-26th September 2021Rye Arts Festival 2021

The Golden Anniversary of Rye Arts Festival is 10th – 26th September.

On offer is the biggest and best programme in its long history, a packed programme of over 60 events including musicians from a wide range of genres, authors, drama, films and themed walks. Free street entertainment, book talks, ghost walks, and much, much more.

A free prize draw open to all, with a one-off solid gold broach created by a local jeweller. To enter and for a full programme details as well as tickets, go to www.ryeartsfestival.org.uk

18/19th September 2021Vintage Swing Festival

Glyne Gap Field, Bexhill, TN40 2JU. From 10.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. both days. Adults £5, under 16’s free. See Vintage events in Sussex – www.bentlysevents.com

Thurs 30th Sept - Sun 3rd October 2021Tenterden Folk Festival

Folk songs, music, dance, crafts and traditions. Free events – craft fair & street stalls, Morris dancers, procession, street theatre.See further details : www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk

Tues 21st September 2021Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings TN34 1JX. 0343 310 0031. 7.30 p.m, £25.50 or £20.50.
This opening concert of the season will honour Julian Clifford, one of the orchestra’s most prominent conductors. Mendelssohn, Beethoven.

Wed 22nd Sept 2021One Night in Dublin

At the White Rock Theatre, Hastings TH34 1JX. 0343 310 0031. The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub at the theatre, guaranteeing one glorious night of high-energy Irish music. 7.30 p.m. £26, £25.

Sat 25th Sept 2021John Bishop

Appearing at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 8.00 p.m. £36.00. Stand up comedy. 01424 229111.

Thurs 30th Sept 2021Martha Wainwright

Singer/songwriter appearing at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, 01424 229111. 7.00 p.m., tickets £25.00.

Sat 2nd October 2021Great Dixter Plant Fair

At Great Dixter, Northiam, TH31 6PH. 01797 252878, 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Free for Friends of Great Dixter/Annual Ticket holders.

For details see www.greatdixter.co.uk.

Saturday 9th October '21Northiam Bonfire & Fireworks

Northiam’s Bonfire Procession leaving the Bonfire Field on the A28 south of the village at 7.30 p.m. Entry to the Bonfire field is £1, with the bonfire being lit at 8.30 p.m. Live music, bar, food. Bring a torch!