Special Events



The Battle Of Hastings + Q&A with Director Mike Figgis

Sunday 7th May at 5.45pm at Kino Rye. All tickets £20 which includes a regular glass of wine and nibbles.

The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is one of the UK’s fastest growing premier piano competitions for international young pianists. The 2015 Competition welcomed 38 young pianists from 30 different countries. Taking place at The White Rock Theatre in Hastings, East Sussex the annual competition culminated in a final with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Director Mike Figgis is an English film director, screenwriter, and composer. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for his work in Leaving Las Vegas (1995).

His film documents the Eleventh Competition which took place in Hastings in 2015. The film will be followed by a Q and A with Mr Figgis.


The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism plus Q&A with award-winning producer and director Phil Grabsky

Kino Hawkhurst at 8pm on Monday 8th May

This mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes. Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American impressionist movement followed its own path, which over a forty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanising nation. Narrated by Gillian Anderson and travelling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, the film features the sell-out exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.


Michelangelo – Love And Death plus Q&A with award-winning producer Phil Grabsky

Kino Hawkhurst at 8pm on Thursday 15th June
Kino Rye at 8pm on Monday 19th June

The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this renaissance genius? Who was this ambitious and passionate man? A virtuoso craftsman, Michelangelo’s artistry is evident in everything he touched. Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo – Love and Death takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made.


Please note that our Tuesday 2-for-1 ticket offer does not apply to Live, NT, RSC, Alternative Content, Opera, Ballet or Special Events. Kino member free tickets cannot be used for Live, NT, RSC, Alternative Content, Opera, Ballet or Special Events.