Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Art lovers can will enjoy the range of art galleries in Rye exhibiting and selling contemporary and traditional art and photography by local as well as national artists.

Music & Film

Music & Film

Music is thriving in Rye. The Rye Arts Festival which runs every September and the Rye International Jazz Festival which is held in August and May are very popular events which attract big name performers. There are classical concerts at

Rye Writers & Drama

Rye Writers & Drama

Lamb House, now owned by the National Trust, was home to American author Henry James and later to E F Benson, who wrote Mapp & Lucia which was recently dramatised by the BBC and set in Rye

Creative Shops

Creative Shops

Rye has many creative shops nestled in the cobbled streets alongside galleries, cinema and cafes. Browse the antique and vintage shops, crafts, interiors, fashion and much more. This is our pick but there are many more. Do let us now

Historic Buildings

Historic Buildings

The cobbled streets of Rye are all steeped in history and the mix of houses, churches, Ypres Tower and Landgate blend seamlessly. The historic churches of Romney Marsh are a short drive away.

Inspiring landscapes

Inspiring landscapes

Artists have always been drawn to Rye by their love of the local landscapes – coastal, marshes, military canal and Rye Harbour.

Supporting the Arts in Rye

It's never been more important to support the arts and our community arts blog aims to showcase the many aspects of creativity in Rye. Whether you are a visitor or a local, we invite you to explore the hidden gems of the picturesque town. We welcome your ideas and comments.

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Out and About

Attractions. experiences and places to visit on your creative trail