Category: Festivals

Details of Festivals that happen in Rye and the suroruding area.

St Thomas Church Winchelsea

Winchelsea Arts Season

From Agincourt to Waterloo A series of concerts in the historic Sussex church of St Thomas the Martyr Saturday 4th July – Pegasus Chamber Choir – Our King Went forth to Normandy – a series of choral music including several folksongs Saturday 5th September – Itamar Rashkovsky – exceptional young violinist plays Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven Friday 2nd October – more »

Rye Bay Scallop Week 15th – 23rd February

With all this rain about at the moment,  there is one little creature that simply loves water – the Scallop! It is only a couple of weeks before the start of Rye Bay Scallop Week and here at Strand House we will be doing our famous “Scallop Breakfast” of the little fellows wrapped in bacon with black pudding and a more »

Hastings & Battle bid to be City of Culture 2017

Hastings and the wider 1066 area has submitted their bid to be the 2017 UK City of Culture. Along with the usual artistic festivals and events,  a 300 mile march from Stamford Bridge to Battle is planned to commemorate the 951st anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Unusually the events will also incorporate ones across France charting the journey made more »

Winter Fun with the Wealden Times

22nd – 24th November is the Wealden Times Midwinter Fair at the WALLED GARDEN, Bedgebury Pinetum, near Goudhurst TN17 2SJ. Go there and you will find a wide array of stall with everything that you need for the perfect Christmas, vintage and modern goodies for home and garden, locally produced foods, gifts, fashion and jewelery. While you are there you more »

Get Medieval at Bodiam Castle

Strand House could do with a few Medieval Crafts   Amazing medieval ‘hands on’ events at Bodiam Castle. The Company of Artisans 9 – 10 July – With medieval tiles to make and take home our artisans will keep you busy. Or try your hand at illuminated lettering in the Mediaeval Scriptorium. Medieval Hands make Light Work 16-17 July – Mediaeval more »

Rye Raft Race on 17th July

          Stay at Rye Bay Bed and breakfast and enjoy the thrills and spills! The race takes place this year on Sunday 17th July, starting at 1.15pm and rafts assembling from noon. The course will be the same as previous years,  consisting of three laps on the Rother downstream from the A259, New Road bridge. The fete more »