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Thursday 28th October 2021 - 7:00 for 7:30 start

SHOW OF HANDS

Announces hotly anticipated autumn tour "The Best One Yet" featuring iconic keynote songs and festival favourites

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The tour sees the folk supergroup reunite to perform their most popular songs from the last 25 years, including soon-to-be released post-lockdown single, ‘The Best One Yet’
For the first time in two years, iconic folk supergroup Show of Hands are reuniting to take their most popular songs to the neglected stages of the UK. Phil Beer, Steve Knightley, Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne will reunite on stage for 22 captivating performances of their award-winning hits and festival favourites from 27th October 2021, two years since they last performed to the public.

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The band will perform a mouthwatering compilation of their iconic signature tracks from the last 25 years, including their two Folk Award-winning songs, ‘Arrogance Ignorance Greed’ (AIG) and ‘Country Life’.
The second half of the evening will see fans entertained by their most requested festival and concert favourites.

Lead singer and songwriter Steve Knightley says: “It’s been a long two years and we’re excited to get back out on the road.
That’s not to say we haven’t been busy – we've delivered 7 documentary films, over 50 online shows and of course, the Secret Garden concerts.
But nothing compares to actually standing on stage with Phil, Miranda and Cormac.”
“For us it’s about playing to the Show of Hand’s live audiences.
We’ve been described as ‘the people’s band’ because fans bring their friends along and we have that organic connection with them.
We’ve all been without our communities for so long, so being together for this tour – performing for the fans in person – is going to be priceless.” Included in the hits will of course be the band’s latest single, ‘The Best One Yet’, a rousing, festival anthem tale that captures the need for musicians to get out once more and play live again.
Steve adds: “‘The Best One Yet’ almost wrote itself. It marks the end of a difficult era for everyone. This track really denotes the celebration of returning to normality – returning to the green fields of Glastonbury and festivals throughout the land. “The online stuff has been great, but we all need interaction. We need our crowd again ‘.
That’s why the tour is going to be so brilliant.” The hotly anticipated tour comes by popular demand from the Show of Hands’ loyal fan-base.
The band’s last long-awaited 22-date tour was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Fans were however treated to a live stream of a Show of Hands concert in November 2020 – plus brand-new live album Now We Are Four. It was the first live album for duo Steve and Phil since their very first release in 1992 – and their first ever ticketed online gig.
The reunion was also a poignant, emotional one for the group, who were joined by Miranda for the first time since her breast cancer diagnosis.

Friday 29th October 2021 - Doors open at 6:00pm
(6:45pm show start) No Entry after 7:15pm

The fantastic 'Paul Thorpe' & his live band performing his world renown
'Elvis' tribute act.

About this event A tribute to the music of Elvis Presley.
Paul Thorpe has been entertaining crowds worldwide since 1993 with his renown Elvis tribute show.
A fantastic, entertaining and incredibly fulfilling night for any Elvis fan.

Support Act T.B.C.

This event is in support of 'Sandwich Carnival 2022', we are donating £8 per table ticket.
A raffle will be take place on the night with the chance for guests to win a variety of prizes, all proceeds from the raffle will go to 'Sandwich Carnival 2022'.
Bar on-site. No food or drink to be bought into venue.

Please note: Table tickets only. Table will seat a maximum of 4 people.

Tickets £12.50 to £25 from The Fleur de Lis Hotel Sandwich
01304 611131 or To Book on line:

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Saturday 30th October 2021 - 7:30pm

KENT CHAMBER OPERA presents

CARMEN

her life and loves

Georges Bizet/Prosper Merimee

Director: Terry John Bates

This version of Carmen is set during the Spanish Civil War.
Don Jose is alone in his cell awaiting execution – reminiscing about his past life and the journey to his imminent demise.
His memories become episodic and develop into scenes played out in his imagination involving Carmen, Michaela and Escamillo.

Kent Chamber Opera’s inaugural production will feature an 8-piece orchestra performing a newly-created musical arrangement under the directorship of Marius Reklaitis, Director of Kent Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Company’s small and highly-experienced team have put together a vibrant production to move and excite audiences with the aim of building a love for, and awareness of, this most involving of musical and theatrical experiences. see: www.kentchamberopera.co.uk

Tickets are £20 plus booking fee and are available from: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/523835

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Starting Thursday 4th November from 11:00am to 12:00 noon

Singing for Pleasure

Regular event - Every Thursday

Come and learn beautiful folk songs from around the world and enjoy the mental and physical benefits of group harmony singing!
No experience needed and everyone welcome!

£5 per session - No need to book, just turn up

For more information: please contact Natasha Douglas mob: 07912 184 808

eMail: natasharosedouglas@yahoo.com

see www.natasharosedouglas.com

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Wednesday 10th November 2021 - at 9:45am

Pettmans Auctions
Auctioneers and Valuers of Fine Art.

Sandwich Auction Room each month on Wednesdays

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

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Saturday 13th November 2021 - 10:30 am to 1:00pm

Baby and Children's Nearly New Sale

Cash ONLY, Please bring your own bags
Refreshments Available

Clothes - Swimwear - Maternity - Equipment - Toys - Books - Bedding - Shoes

Admission £1 - Children FREE

Register Now to Sell see contacts below

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Friday 19th November 2021 - 6:30 for 7:00

Friends of St. Mary's

A.G.M and Report on progress

For more information about "The Friends" - Please click here

Saturday 20th November & Sunday 21st November 2021 - from 10:00am to 4:00pm

St.Mary's Craft Fair

Register Now for a stall - contact Sarah at:

sarah.lochhead@live.co.uk

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Friday 3rd December 2021 - Doors open at 6:00pm
(6:45pm show start) No Entry after 7:15pm

ELITE ELTON, the full band tribute to
Elton John

The fabulous Elite Elton with an uncanny, authentic resemblance in looks and voice (as mentioned on the BBC), to Sir Elton John, one of the most iconic superstars of all time, Elite Elton simply is a must!
Performing at many prestigious venues as an Elton John tribute and appeared on both television and radio across the world.
A tremendous performer that puts his heart and soul into every performance.

This event is in support of 'Sandwich Carnival 2022', we are donating £8 per table ticket.
A raffle will be take place on the night with the chance for guests to win a variety of prizes, all proceeds from the raffle will go to 'Sandwich Carnival 2022'.
Bar on-site. No food or drink to be bought into venue.

Please note: Table tickets only. Table will seat a maximum of 4 people.

Tickets £20 to £25 from The Fleur de Lis Hotel Sandwich
01304 611131 or To Book on line:

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Sunday 5th December 2021 - 7:30pm start

This is My Theatre presents

The Snow Queen

By Hans Christian Andersen

Artistic Director: Sarah Slator
Associate Artistic Director: Ethan Taylor
Associate Artistic Director (Resident Composer): Simon Stallard

“A great performance for all the family... I don’t think we could have felt more festive!” - BN1 Magazine
With live music, song and characters all ages will love, this beautiful adaptation will warm hearts this Christmas.

see www.thisismytheatre.com

Tickets: General Admission £15
Under 16s £12 Tel: 07732 253 311 or To Book on line

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Saturday 11th December 2021 - doors at 7:15pm start 8:00pm

The Bohemians - Queen Tribute

All proceeds for The Pilgrims Hospice Charity

Licensed Bar

Tickets £20 available from Sandwich Post Office & St Peter’s Church, Sandwich.

https://thebohemians.com

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Saturday 18th December 2021 - doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

MEDIAEVAL BAEBES

25th Anniversary Christmas Tour

The unique, classical chart topping choir Mediaeval Baebes was conceptualised and formed in 1996 by musical director, composer and producer Katharine Blake.

The group have released 10 studio albums, won an Ivor Novella Award for their performance on the BBC serialisation “The Virgin Queen” and received two Emmy nominations and a Royal Television Society award as the featured artist alongside composer Martin Phipps for the theme tune of ITV’s hit TV show “Victoria”.

Throughout their many incarnations, the Mediaeval Baebes’ haunting classical vocals have led them to tour the world, including UK, United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, in venues ranging from castles and caves to cathedrals & Glastonbury.
They have toured with Jools Holland and played at the Royal Albert Hall, Carnglaze Caverns in Cornwall, Jersey Opera House, Tewkesbury Abbey, supported Michael Flatley in Hyde Park, and performed at the legendary Lilith Fayre.
Most recently they were invited by enthusiast Iggy Pop to perform on his Radio 6 Christmas Day special. Katharine Blake is known for her unique choral writing style, sourcing lyrics from mediaeval and romantic texts which she sets to original scores, as well as reinventing traditional and folk songs, often accompanied by the Mediaeval Baebes’ plethora of mediaeval and folk instruments.

Whilst singing in an array of obscure and ancient languages, the Baebes offer a beguiling musical beauty and ethereal talent.
The choice of mediaeval texts are mythological, philosophical and dark in topic, meditating upon the inevitability of death, the pointlessness of material possessions, the agony of unrequited love or the dangers of vinous hallucinations.
The more familiar material, such as their classic anthology of Christmas Carols “Of Kings and Angels” offers a refreshing and exotic twist to well known classics Katharine Blake is also known as the lead singer and song writer of 90s avant-garde rock band Miranda Sex Garden, and has worked with Nick Cave, Michael Nyman and John Cale

see www.mediaevalbaebes.com

Adult Tickets Online £25 (Child £10) - To BOOK ON LINE - Please Click here

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Tuesday 17th May 2022 - doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Daphne's Flight
NOW RESCHEDULED TO 2022

Due to uncertainty because of Covid-19, The Daphne's have once again postponed their UK Tour and are planning to come on Tuesday 17th May 2022. They (and we) are heartbroken to have to keep moving these wonderful concerts.

All tickets stand for the re-arranged date or refunds available if preferred. Wegottickets will contact online ticket holders.

Direct tickets holders please contact me (Debs)

Tickets Online £18 Offline (Cash or cheque in advance) £19 Pay on the Door £20 Under 25 yrs £9 www.wegottickets.com/event/491410

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Regular event Every Thursday

Thursdays: from 11:00am to 12:00 noon

Singing for Pleasure

Come and learn beautiful folk songs from around the world and enjoy the mental and physical benefits of group harmony singing!
No experience needed and everyone welcome!

£5 per session - No need to book, just turn up

For more information: please contact Natasha Douglas mob: 07912 184 808

Email: natasharosedouglas@yahoo.com

see www.natasharosedouglas.com

Events at St.Mary's Arts Centre Sandwich Kent

Regular event - Every Thursday

Thursdays:
Beginners 6:30 to 7:30pm and Experienced 7:30 to 8:30pm

ADULT TAP DANCING CLASSES

A fun and Exciting class for all - £6 per class
3 classes a month

To enquire email: cayleighhall18@gmail.com

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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.

Wednesday Auction Dates: 2021

  • 13th January - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 12th - 9am to 4pm
  • 10th February - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 9th - 9am to 4pm
  • 10th March - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 9th - 9am to 4pm
  • 14th April - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 13th - 9am to 4pm
  • 12th May - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 11th - 9am to 4pm
  • 9th June - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 8th - 9am to 4pm
  • 7th July - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 6th - 9am to 4pm
  • 11th August - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 10th - 9am to 4pm
  • 8th Sept - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 7th - 9am to 4pm
  • 13th October - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 12th - 9am to 4pm
  • 10th November - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 9th - 9am to 4pm
  • 15th December - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 14th - 9am to 4pm

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