Choral Evensong: The choir of all Saints, Fulham, will be singing Evensong at 3.30pm on Sunday August 16th as part of their tour of Kent and East Sussex. Everybody is very welcome to sit in St Thomas’ Church and hear the inspiring music from one on London’s most popular church choirs for an hour on a summer’s afternoon. The choir are an experienced group of volunteers in their 20s and 30s and are considered one of the best choirs of its type in the country with a wide internationally based repertoire of music.

Summer Tea Concert: The last in the series of Summer Concerts for this year at St Thomas’ Church will be on Saturday August 22nd at 3 till 4.30pm. This Concert will feature Natalie Molloy on Piano and Katie Molloy on Classical Guitar. Natalie entertained on the piano last year and this year will be joined by her sister Katie. Everybody is invited to come along and hear some of their delightful music. Entry is free but donations will be gratefully accepted and tea and delicious cakes will be on sale afterwards.

Summer Party: This year’s Literary Society Summer Party will be held down at Rye View, The Strand on Friday August 21st. The plan is to be in the garden with the party starting at 6.30pm onwards. Society members will provide drinks and everyone is invited to bring refreshments such as a plate of something savoury or sweet. Please confirm with Howard Norton (secretary) if you plan to come so that he can get a sense of numbers.

A Konzert Affair: With Itamar Rashkovsky on the violin and Luis Parés on the piano the two will be performing ‘A Konzert Affair’ at St Thomas’ Church on Saturday September 5th at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 and £6 under 18s and are now on sale from Winchelsea Farm Kitchen or online at: Violinist Itamar Rashkovsky is a very talented young musician aged 20 who has performed in England, Russia, Israel, France, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and the USA. He has also made recordings for the BBC, IBA (Israeli Broadcasting Authority) and Slovenian television. In addition he won 1st prize in the celebrated Peter Morrison Concerto Competition at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and won the 2014-15 University of Manchester Concerto Competition. At the Concert Itamar will be playing music by Leclair, Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. Luis Parés, Venezuelan/Italian pianist aged 34, is a popular soloist and chamber musician. He has performed in many countries and at prestigious venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall and was one of the winners of the 2006 Making Music Young Concert Artists Awards.

Winchelsea Beach

Summer Table Sale: Winchelsea Beach Community Association has organised Table Sales throughout the month of August. The next one takes place tomorrow (Saturday) in the Community Hall and note that entrance time is 2pm. Admission is 40p which includes a cup of tea and a biscuit. If you would like to book a Table please ring Pat on 01797 226531 but turn up anyway for the bargains. During the Table Sale there will be a Good Tombola and all proceeds are in aid of Demelza House Hospice Care for Children.

Street Games: Fun, friends and free activities are offered at the Recreation Ground on Dogs Hill every Friday evening. If you are interested in keeping fit and playing a range of sports the Street Games Team will welcome you from 4 till 5.30pm starting this evening Friday August 14th. Organiser Ken Dullaway can be contacted on or just turn up to find out more.

“All Washed Up”: Michael Dutton is holding an Art Exhibition at Argosy 11 Rockmead Road Fairlight this weekend August 15th and 16th from 9am till 6pm. The title of his art is “All Washed Up’ and features art in the home and garden made of natural and unexpected materials.

Wild Art: On Tuesday August 18th from 10am till 12 noon there will be a morning of Wild Art in the form of Art and Crafts on the beach making use of natural materials. All ages are welcome to come along and develop new skills. You do not need to book just meet at Lime Kiln Cottage Information Centre at 10am and donations in aid of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve would be greatly appreciated.

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