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Sundays 9th October and 11th November

Sandwich Folk Club at 7:00pm

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About the Folk Club by John Gisbey

After a brief pause of forty years the folk club will return to St Mary's this autumn.

It was back in the first half of the nineteen-seventies when my jeans were flared, my flowery shirts had jumbo collars and my hair was way over my ears that I would carry my guitar on a Sunday night to St Mary's Church which was then one of the foremost folk music venues in Kent.

Reverend Hugh Maddox had come to Sandwich from St Martin-in-the- Fields, just by Trafalgar Square in London, where he had presided over a folk club in the crypt every Sunday night.

Hugh had brought with him his contact book, thus he was able to invite premier acts to our town. Not forgetting that the famous Davey Graham lived in Bowling Street and often joined us. The folk music scene in Sandwich was the very best of the Seventies Folk Revival.

These days Sandwich enjoys a vibrant music scene, in our pubs and in St Mary's church also known as St Mary's Arts Centre. Our Folk and Ale Festival, in the five years since it began, has earned a prominent position on the folk music festival circuit.

The St Mary's Folk Club will return for three nights.

On Sunday 11th September and Sunday 9th October I will be inviting local folk singers and musicians to perform their best tunes on stage.
Then on Sunday 11th November I shall be asking them to perform songs and tunes related to remembrance of the fallen.

Hopefully the evenings will be successful and when the warmer evenings return the St Mary's Folk Club might re-establish itself and St Mary's will become once again the top acoustic venue it deserves to be.

John Gisbey

Wednesday 12th October - starts at 9:45am

Pettmans Auctions - Auctioneers and Valuers of Fine Art.
Sandwich Auction Room each month on Wednesdays:

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Events at St Mary's Sandwich

Sunday 30th October - from 10:30am to 4:00pm

Vintage Fair

Let's Do Vintage....in Autumn

Vintage Fair with a feel of Autumn about it.
Lots of ideas for making your homes cosy this Autumn & Winter. Vintage clothes, handmade crafts, jewellery, china, glass, accessories, collectables and maybe some Christmas goodies to be had at this popular fair.
Refreshments courtesy of Lola & Co.
Adults £1 Children Free

St Marys Arts Centre Sandwich Events

Sundays 11th September, 9th October 13th November at 7:00pm - Sandwich Folk Club

Sunday 30th October 10:00am to 4:00pm
Let's do Vintage Fair in Autumn

Sunday 13th November 7:30 pm for 8:00pm
Folk Club hosted by John Gisbey - Remembrance Sunday

Saturday 19th November
Book Fair

Saturday 26th November Snowdown Colliery Male Voice Choir joint Concert with The Thanet Male Voice Choir

Saturday 10th December
Manwood Singers Christmas Concert

Sunday 11th December
Sandwich Concert Band Christmas Concert

Saturday 17th December
Living Calendar Concert (to be confirmed)

Sunday 18th December
Dance Class / Show

Pettmans Auctions - Auctioneers and Valuers of Fine Art.
Sandwich Auction Room in St. Mary's Arts Centre each month on Wednesdays: as below - starts at 9:45am

Viewing day the Tuesday prior from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Regular Valuation Days. Insurance and Probate Valuations.

Tel: 01304 621000

Email: info@sandwichauctionroom.com

Web: www.sandwichauctionroom.com

Catalogue available online.

Auction Dates: 2016

  • 13th January - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 12th - 9am to 4pm
  • 10th February - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 9th - 9am to 4pm
  • 9th March - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 8th - 9am to 4pm
  • 13th April - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 12th - 9am to 4pm
  • 11th May - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 10th - 9am to 4pm
  • 8th June - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 7th - 9am to 4pm
  • 13th July - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 12th - 9am to 4pm
  • 10th August - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 9th - 9am to 4pm
  • 14th September - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 13th - 9am to 4pm
  • 12th October - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 11th - 9am to 4pm
  • 9th November - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 8th - 9am to 4pm
  • 14th December - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 13th - 9am to 4pm

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