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Sunday 27th May - doors open 7:00 for 7:45pm start

Folk in the Barn presents

FAIRPORT CONVENTION
Spring Tour 2018

“As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon” The Guardian

Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with National Treasures - Fairport Convention. Britain’s best loved Folk-Rockers.

Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band’s passion for live performance has never wavered.

Fairport Convention have attracted critical acclaim throughout their long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story has been celebrated a number of times with a major documentary on BBC 4 Television and another more recently for Sky Arts to mark their amazing achievement of 50 years on the road.

Fairport Convention’s line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

An evening with Fairport is a joyous occasion, fabulous songs, outstanding musicianship and a lot of laughter.

“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian

“Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room.” The Mirror


Tickets: Online (Wegottickets) £22.50 www.wegottickets.com/event
Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24 http://www.folkinthebarn.co.uk/Whatsnewinfo.aspx?id=214
On the Door £26
Age concession 12 – 25 £12

Events at St.Mary's Arts Centre Sandwich Kent

Sunday 3rd June from 2:00 to 5:00pm

SANDWICH IN FULL BLOOM ONCE AGAIN IN JUNE FOR ‘LITTLE GARDENS OF SANDWICH’

The gardens at St Peter’s Church and the Sandwich Library will be open for the first time alongside some of the most magical gardens in the centre of town at the annual ‘Little Gardens of Sandwich’.

A real treat is in store for garden-lovers this year as they will have the chance of a private peak at six very different gardens set behind ancient medieval walls in the centre of Sandwich and then wander along to St Mary’s Arts Centre for a delicious cream tea.
After a restorative cup of tea, visitors can take a look at a number of plant stalls set up by local specialist nurseries that will be imparting their plant knowledge and selling a wide variety of perennials, annuals, shrubs and herbs and then try their luck in the charity raffle for the chance to win an array of garden-themed prizes.

The gardens at this year’s event, which is supported by local estate agents Colebrook Sturrock, SPC design & print and The Co-Op Sandwich, are:

  • Haven House, Harnet Street
  • Cramond House, Harnet Street
  • Delf House, Delf Street
  • Stuart House, Delf Street
  • John’s Cottages, The Cattle Market
  • 6 Potter Street
  • St Peter’s Church Garden
  • The Sandwich Library Garden

The gardens will be open from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm and entry tickets for all eight locations will remain at £5 per person whilst children are welcome to come along at no extra cost. Cream teas will be priced at £3 each.
Tickets can be bought in advance from the Sandwich Tourist Office at the Guildhall and will be available on the day at each garden. All proceeds from the event go to the upkeep of St Clement’s Church in Sandwich.

“We always like to mix things up a little every year to maintain interest and the inclusion of the gardens at St Peter’s Church and The Library for the first time gives the event an extra dimension,” comments Liz Watson, chairperson of the Little Gardens Committee.

“Added to this, the unique gardens at St John’s Cottages – and indeed the cottages themselves – have an interesting tale to tell and are always very popular with visitors.”

The Little Gardens of Sandwich, which raises several thousand pounds every year, is one of the highlights of the town’s summer calendar.

Events at St.Mary's Arts Centre Sandwich Kent

Wednesday 13th June - at 9:45am

Pettmans Auctions - Auctioneers and Valuers of Fine Art.
Sandwich Auction Room in St. Mary's Arts Centre each month on Wednesdays

Viewing day the Tuesday prior from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Regular Valuation Days. Insurance and Probate Valuations.

Tel: 01304 621000

Email: info@sandwichauctionroom.com

Web: www.sandwichauctionroom.com

Events at St.Mary's Arts Centre Sandwich Kent

Saturday 23rd June - doors open 7:00pm starts 7:30pm
My Theatre Group with a fantastic production of
A MIDSUMMERS NIGHT'S DREAM.

Following the success from their last visit to St St.Mary’s with Dicken's A Christmas Carol, we are very pleased to announce the return of the This is My Theatre group with a fantastic production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.

"I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was."
The woods outside Athens are truly bustling on this night!
Runaway lovers, mischievous fairies, their feuding king and queen and the rehearsals of a band of amateur actors make this one of Shakespeare's most loved plays.

Using the plays original language in combination with traditional folk music played live, choral song and modern characterisation, this beautiful adaptation will captivate audiences of all ages.
Tickets: General admission £12.50, Under 16's £5, Family of 4 £32

Available at www.thisismytheatre.com

TEL 07732 253 311

www.facebook.com/thisismytheatre

@thisismytheatre

Events at St.Mary's Arts Centre Sandwich Kent

Friday 6th July - doors open 7:00pm dancing at 7:30pm
Part of The Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival 2018

BARN DANCE

Live Music featuring FOOT DOWN FOLK ROCK CEILIDH BAND with caller GORDON POTTS

Real Ale Bar - Superb Homemade Eats.
Tickets: £10.00 Adults - £4 under 18s
Available at The Admiral Owen Pub and The Sandwich Shop, Guildhall Square and on the door -
also on line at WeGotTickets.com

Events at St.Mary's Arts Centre Sandwich Kent

Friday 13th July - at 7:30pm
Part of The Deal Festival
EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

SOLOISTS: HANS-PETER HOFMANN & JULIAN FISH Violins

EUCO are European cultural ambassadors. This prestigious ensemble comprises some of the most outstanding European orchestral musicians and they perform around 70 concerts a year throughout the world.
In the first of their two Festival concerts they perform a sparkling programme of works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel, and Mozart, alongside Grieg's ever· popular Holberg Suite.
A feast of concertos and divertimenti performed by this celebrated ensemble.
These are magnificent performances. This is the best ... Mozart I hove heard for several years.
International Record Review, Outstanding Award, Robert Matthew Wolker
Good for all ages.
Tickets: Full £22.00 - Festival Friends £18.00 - Students £10.00
Box Office 01304 370220
Online Booking www.theastor.org
or through www.dealmusicandarts.com

Events at St.Mary's Arts Centre Sandwich Kent

Saturday 14th July - at 7:30pm
THE MANWOOD SINGERS

25th Anniversary Concert, Silver Celebration

Vivaldi Gloria, Handel. Stanford and other favourite pieces.

Tickets: £12.00 (to include a drinks reception)
Students and children under 16 Free
Tickets available from Val Gould, 35 Harnet Street, Sandwich.
also from Members - On the door and from the website www.manwoodsingers.org

Events at St.Mary's Arts Centre Sandwich Kent

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 10:00am to 4:00pm

Regular Valuation Days. Insurance and Probate Valuations.

Tel: 01304 621000

Email: info@sandwichauctionroom.com

Web: www.sandwichauctionroom.com

Catalogue available online.

Wednesday Auction Dates: 2018

  • 10th January - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 9th - 10am to 4pm
  • 14th February - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 13th - 10am to 4pm
  • 14th March - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 13th - 10am to 4pm
  • 11th April - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 10th - 10am to 4pm
  • 23rd May - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 22th - 10am to 4pm
  • 13th June - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 12th - 10am to 4pm
  • 11th July - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 10th - 10am to 4pm
  • 8th August - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 7th - 10am to 4pm
  • 12th Sept - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 11th - 10am to 4pm
  • 10th October - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 9th - 10am to 4pm
  • 14th November - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 13th - 10am to 4pm
  • 12th December - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 11th - 10am to 4pm

Past Events at St. Mary's

Events at St.Mary's Arts Centre Sandwich Kent

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