We are preparing for our 45th Annual Festival!

17th September - 1st October 2016


In addition to our regular favourites – the coach tour of some of the most famous churches on Romney Marsh, the Winchelsea Cellar tours and the World War II and Medieval walks in Rye, we are delighted to announce the following new events:

Lynched, a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar will entertain us on Saturday 17th September.

Joan Bakewell will be speaking at the Festival about her memoir Stop the Clocks on Wednesday 28th September at 3.00pm

Magnum photographer Martin Parr will illustrate his talk on Friday 30th September with photographs that are original, entertaining, accessible and understandable. They show us in a penetrating way how we live, how we present ourselves to others, and what we value.





We would like to give special thanks to all the patrons and sponsors of our Festivals, our advertisers and to all those who assist us in so many ways.