14993478_358971084454614_3692928794170927417_n-1Chekhov Triple Bill – Sun 18th Dec – 4pm

Euphonia’s Triple Bill of short plays by Anton Chekhov will be playing at Rye Creative Centre on December 18th at 4pm, Following their run in London.

Challenging the commonly-held assumption that opera singers can’t act, Euphonia Studio attempts to prove to the contrary in a highly entertaining triple-bill of short plays by Anton Chekhov.

Updated to a modern-day, north-of-England setting, The Proposal, On the Evils of Tobacco and The Bear feature a cast of young opera singers – Edward Jowle, Sophie Dicks and Hannah Jane Peel – using their voices in a completely different way to usual…without singing a note! Adapted and directed by Euphonia Studio Artistic Director Alisdair Kitchen, the production is playing in London from December 6th-10th at The Drayton Arms Theatre, and travels to Rye, East Sussex for a one-off performance in association with the Rye Arts Festival (18th December)
Tickets for the Rye performance are £10 + 65p booking fee are available here:

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Thursday 24 November, 7.30pm
The Theatre, Rye Creative Centre
Tickets: £12
Facilities: Free parking, Accessible venue, Cash Bar

“Join my band and some wonderful vocalists at Rye Creative Centre as we celebrate some of the most influential female voices of all time! From Ella Fitzgerald to Carole King. With Popular standards from the Burt Bacharach songbook, Memories from Motown and Jazz classics like ‘Lullaby Of Birdland’ and ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ there really is something for everyone.

As always we’ll be delving into a little bit of background exploring the historic events, advances in recording technology, changes in fashion and popular culture which helped shape the music we will be playing in tribute to these ladies as we ponder the question ‘Why do we love these voices so?’. ” Sam Williams for ARRCC & Rye Creative Centre

For more information and tickets contact Sam Williams 07799771961 / 01797 229797


A MEETING OF MINDS – Martin wimbush

Sunday 30 October, 5pm start
The Theatre, Rye Creative Centre
Tickets: £10
Facilities: Free parking, Accessible venue, Cash Bar

After a sold out performance as part of the Rye Arts Festival Martin Wimbush brings ‘A Meeting of Minds’ to Rye Creative Centre in aid of ARRCC for a special performance.

A celebration of the life and works of two of our greatest poets, John Betjeman and Philip Larkin, with essays by Alan Bennett.  Performed by Martin Wimbush in a unique way, recreating the great poems as though he were performing a play, presenting them as a soliloquy directly to the audience, with profound and witty quotes from Alan Bennett.

Tickets available from Rye Creative Centre 01797 229797 / 07939390036


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Saturday 22 October
The Theatre, Rye Creative Centre
Tickets: £7.50, concessions for carers
Facilities: Free parking, Accessible venue, Refreshments available 

Rye & District Dementia Action Alliance presents Sunset Serenade, a fundraising concert in aid of supporting the continuation of RDDAA’s work raising Dementia Awareness within Rye and surrounding areas. Featuring music from The Rye Ukulele Band and the Sunset Singers.

For tickets and more information please contact 07737350896

zine-tip-rachaelFRee cartoon workshop for women

Sunday 9 October, 2pm – 4pm
The Art Room, Rye Creative Centre
Facilities: Free parking, Accessible venue

As part of Hastings & 1066 Country Cartoon Festival, Rye Creative Centre are hosting a workshop for women run by Loulou Cousin – for sassy girls, grumpy old women and everything in between. Draw cartoons and comics, have a rant, have a laugh, create something positive. No previous experience is necessary.

To book please visit eventbrite.


Don Pasquale Theatre Rye Arts FestivalDon Pasquale – Opera

Saturday 1 October, doors open 6pm
The Theatre, Rye Creative Centre
Tickets: £15
Facilities: Free parking, Accessible venue, Cash Bar

A comic opera by Gaetano Donizetti. Alisdair Kitchen directs a cast of acclaimed young singers, drawn from the National Opera Studio, Benjamin Britten International Opera School and the Royal College of Music.

Tickets available from Rye Arts Festival.


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MARTIN PARR: A Chronicler of Our Age

Thursday 30 September, 6.30pm
Doors: 5.30pm
Rye Creative Centre

Tickets: £12
Facilities: Free parking, Accessible venue, Cash Bar

In partnership with Rye Arts Festival we are very please to welcome Magnum photographer Martin Parr to Rye Creative Centre.

In the face of the constantly growing flood of images released by the media, Martin Parr’s photographs offer us the opportunity to see the world from his unique perspective.

At first glance, his photographs seem exaggerated or even grotesque. The motifs he chooses are strange, the colours are garish and the perspectives are unusual. Parr’s term for the overwhelming power of published images is “propaganda”.  He counters this propaganda with his own chosen weapons: criticism, seduction and humour.  As a result, his photographs are original and entertaining, accessible and understandable. But at the same time they show us in a penetrating way how we live, how we present ourselves to others and what we value.

In this rare visit to Rye, Martin will deliver a talk giving ticket holders an insight into his process, his inspiration and his experiences as a chronicler of our age.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Tickets are available from Rye Arts Festival

For more information please call 01797 229797 or email .