As part of our policy to support local educational activities and encourage involvement in the Festival by younger generations, specially organised events and workshops are run during the Festival. Our Drama category includes Dance by the students of Rye Dance School and workshops in schools led by classical musicians, artists, actors and authors
Our open day extravaganza in 2017 featured “Rat Choc Chip” (an ice cream cart with rather more than just the usual frozen offerings:
Local Radio (an interactive experience for adults and children), The Flying Bazazi Brothers (a Dance and Juggling Duo) and drummers parading around the town.
These initiatives build on a long-standing Festival tradition to incorporate events for young people in the programme. In past years, the festival has also been launched with a colourful carnival parade of students from local Primary Schools and the Rye Academy Trust.