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Friday 23rd August - 7:30pm - Part of the Sandwich Festival

The English Songbook Revisited

performed by The Kate Luxmoore Group

Kate Luxmoore, has been interpreting what she terms the "English Songbook" through a fusion of jazz, urban grooves and African rhythms, marrying together the harmonies and melodies of English folk with the rolling, poly-rhythms of yoruba grooves to create an upbeat, jazz infused set that also includes original compositions.

Kate grew up in the West Country – but her travels and musical exploration have taken her far and wide – through classical, jazz, and world music before bringing her back to her roots. The English Songbook Revisited gives voice to her unique take on English folk tunes. Music with a sense of Englishness at its heart – but with a shared world vision.

‘We used to be known as ‘the singing English’, because everyone sang as they worked - weaving cloth or spinning wool, or working the land,’ says Kate. All that wonderful sound was drowned out by the noise of factories and the arrival of mechanisation in the early 1800’s. English musical heritage was largely ignored." (An excerpt of an interview with Helen Frame.)

" This is how these songs should be played in the 21st Century" audience member.
" Go and catch this band live" MU magazine.
"A clarinettist with a big english sound" (The Telegraph jazz blogspot),

With text incorporated from the collections in Somerset by the Rev Charles Marson and Cecil Sharp, Kate explores the history of these rich and varied songs. A link to our latest gig, so close to what people will get.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt1m8TkuScI

Tickets on the door £10 or Pre book on line at:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-english-songbook-revisited-tickets-62302628840?utm_term=eventurl_texttandards to:

Events at St.Mary's Arts Centre Sandwich Kent

Tuesday 27th August - (times see poster below)

ReShake Theatre Summer Drama Workshops

For young people - two dates
Workshops lead by Lizzie Wills and will include a variety of fun drama games and exercises to develop confidence, teamwork & creativity.

Booking essential - please email reshaketheatre@gmail.com or contact us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Reshaketheatre

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Saturday 31st August - Show starts 7:00pm -doors 6:00pm

THE DRIFTERS

with support from
" The Remains of Johnny Cash"

Tickets available from The Fleur de Lis Bar & Hotel or call 01034 611131
on-site bar provided by The Fleur de Lis

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Wednesday 11th September - 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

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Saturday 14th September - starts 7:00pm - doors 6:30pm

90th Anniversary Concert
Snowdown Colliery Welfare Male Voice with special guests
Northampton Male Voice Choir

Come and enjoy music from the shows,spirituals and traditional Male voice choir singing.
Tickets £9.00 from:
Martin Kelly 07403 788 713
Siobhan Matthews 07909 972 700

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Friday 20th September - Trivia starts 7:30pm - doors 6:30pm

Let's Get Quizzical

in aid of Cancer Research UK
Hosted by Pete Bishop as seen on 'Eggheads'

Bring a team or join a table, Charity Raffle, Free Ploughmans for every table
Wines and Beers available to purchase on the night.
FREE parking opposite venue.

Tickets £10 per person or £80 per table

Call us on 07540 309 092 to book your table.

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Tuesday 15th October - 7:00 for 7:30pm start

Chris While & Julie Matthews

Tickets:
Online £15 (plus booking fee) - Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £16
On the Door £17 - Under 25 £8
Buy tickets with WeGotTickets

In 2019 Chris While & Julie Matthews celebrate 25 years as one of the best and most loved Duos on the British and World stages.
With 25 years of unrivalled musical partnership, gathering numerous nominations, awards and critical acclaim along the way, much beloved British artists and singer-songwriters Chris While and Julie Matthews will be celebrating a quarter of a century as one of the best and most enduring duos to come out of this country. This year will see a brand new album 'Revolution Calls' and an extensive Autumn tour of the UK as well as numerous summer festivals.

This August, Shrewsbury Festival have invited Chris and Julie for a 'While and Mathews 'Take Over' and to curate the Pengwern Stage on the Sunday for the day.
Last November saw them touring the UK with the moving 7digital show 'The Ballads Of Child Migration' with Boo Hewerdine, O'Hooley and Tidow, Jez Lowe, John Doyle, John McCusker, Michael McGoldrick , Andy Seward and Barbara Dickson.
Addionally they were invited soloists alongside Jez Lowe, Bob Fox, John Tams, Barry Coope and Jim Boyes, performing with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in 'The Ballads of The Great War Live' on Friday Night Is Music Night , BBC Radio 2 presented by Michael Morpurgo.

In 2019, Chris and Julie are more sought after and more creative than ever and are at the very top of their field. In Spring 2018 they returned to Australia on their 12th biennial tour. They were names 'Artists of the Year' at the prestigious Port Fairy Music Festival, one of the biggest events of its kind in Australasia.
In September last year Chris and Julie toured the UK with super group 'Daphne's Flight', It was their second tour after a 21 year gap bringing audiences across the UK and Europe to their feet with their powerful arrangements and beautiful harmonies.
In December - as St Agnes Fountain, along with David Hughes and Fairport’s Chris Leslie they completed their 18th annual sell-out tour of the UK. Always heartwarming and popular they will be out again in December this year.

With numerous festival appearances this year and a new album in 2020. The Chris and Julie story continues….

Folk in the Barn says - They are immensely talented, hard-working, shining ladies who fill the room with their beautiful music and positive energy. We love them and think they will sound amazing in the pristine acoustics of St Marys.
“They light up the room with their amazing energy”
James Taylor

'These women far outclass their many famous American cousins, and prove just how immediate and powerful, well-written performed music can still be. Awe-inspiring'
Dirty Linen

'Two of my favourite singer songwriters in the whole wide world'
Beth Nielsen Chapman.

www.whileandmatthews.com

Saturday 7th December - Start 8:15pm - doors 7:00pm

Experience the classic music of Pink Floyd with acclaimed tribute band

PULSE

Tickets £20 (plus booking fee) available from www.wegottickets.com/event/479138

Sunday 8th December - starts 4:30pm

The Manwood Singers

More to follow

Saturday 14th December - starts 7:30pm

Martin Farbrother & Hollie Firmin

present their popular cabaret style show

Martin Farbrother & Hollie Firmin make a welcome return to St Mary's this time with their poplar Christmas Cabaret show.
The show will be packed full of festive favourites for you to sing along to and will also include a selection of great standards too.
There will also be an opportunity to dance. This a is a show not to be missed and guaranteed to leave you with a warm glow.

Tickets are £12 and it will be table seating 8 to a table or shared.
Bring your own drink, glasses & nibbles
Tickets & information available on 07740 046 459 or online on www.ticketsource.co.uk/thecrooner

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: 2019

  • 16th January - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 15th - 10am to 4pm
  • 13th February - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 12th - 10am to 4pm
  • 13th March - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 12th - 10am to 4pm
  • 10th April - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 9th - 10am to 4pm
  • 15th May - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 14th - 10am to 4pm
  • 12th June - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 11th - 10am to 4pm
  • 10th July - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 9th - 10am to 4pm
  • 14th August - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 13th - 10am to 4pm
  • 11th Sept - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 10th - 10am to 4pm
  • 9th October - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 8th - 10am to 4pm
  • 13th November - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 12th - 10am to 4pm
  • 11th December - Auction starts 9:45am - viewing day 10th - 10am to 4pm

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