Reading local events and things to do around rye, east sussex in september the month of september is a busy month around the beautiful picturesque town of rye and the english coast of the adrian hayes longbows east sussex coast. the weather is still and the countryside is still basking in the sunshine, cool breeze influenced by the sea, while the “end of season crops” are waiting patiently for their produce. if you are looking for a food orientated event at the beginning of september, then where better to visit than the annual “the brighton & hove food and drink festival”, is now in its 8th year and is the largest type of event of its kind in the south of england.
The festival is an opportunity for growers and producers from throughout the local area, to showcase their food and drinks foodie fans and the general public. this is a family event so there will be plenty to see and do for the kids too. for those of you who are looking for a little more excitement or hands on approach to your day trip, why not go along to bodiam castle near rye during early september. bodiam castle is one of the most famous and evocative castles in england, the castle was built in 1385. bodiam is experiencing one of its ‘a-go-archery’ day tasks, where both adults and children can test their skills.
Adrian hayes longbows – Rye & East Sussex, England // September 2018
It’s all part of the “hands on history” approach in getting people involved so that they can learn about history and have fun along the way. the participants visiting the castle can “have-a-go” to work with the likes of; longbows, crossbows mini and even a paintball gun, which i’m sure will be great fun! while the medieval theme, bodiam castle will stage “the trebuchet in action” day, where visitors will witness a full-size, fully working copy “trebuchet” in action (a medieval catapult, used in castle sieges ), is a sight to see.
The display will continue every day until the 4th of september, and will be an exciting display for visitors. on 10th september the annual “rye arts festival” takes place which runs through most of the month and is celebrating 40 years of art events in town. the rye arts festival is a mix of events including; music from the classical and contemporary genres, as well as literary, children’s events and many other special local events such as guided tours and walks and talks on diverse topics such as local natural history of rye, cricket, the environment and art to name but a few.
A taste of the major events taking place during the festival, an opera, jazz and blues music as well as string quartets and piano recitals. there are also poetry s, art exhibitions and cultural conversation. it is all presented by many famous authors, musicians and artists who will be in rye for visitors to meet.