St Mary's Arts Centre displaying the work of LOCAL AND SANDWICH BASED ARTISTS, much of which will be available for purchase, will be officially opened by the Mayor of Sandwich. Open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm , Free to enter
10:00am ART EXHIBITION OPENS 10.00am in St. Mary's Arts Centre
An opportunity to preview the exhibits on display and for sale. 6.00pm official opening reception,
1:00pm to 3:00pm An afternoon exhibition of GCSE and A level students work at Sir Roger Manwood's School, Manwood Road. All welcome
6:00-pm official opening reception, The Mayor of Sandwich will declare the exhibition open. A free glass of wine for all.
There will be singing from the Kellet Gut Shantymen.
Magic and Intrigue - inspiration for poets and writers - is this year’s overarching theme.
General enquiries: Anni on 07914 378 231 or Jean on 07792 652 435.
Poetry displays in Sandwich
St Clement’s Church - Poetry on display in the Bee Garden
St Peter’s Church - Poetry displays inside the church and in the gardens.
Poetry Wall and selection of poetry books to borrow for children and adults.
Illustrated Talk by John Van der Dol. "Travels of a Wildlife Photographer" 3:00pm Guildhall Jury Room
An illustrated talk by John Van der Dol, based on his numerous trips to several countries, including India, the Arctic and Antarctic.
John is a well known local wildlife photographer with a wealth of images and experiences to draw on.
Guildhall Jury Room, free to enter, includes a glass of wine with a retiring collection.
Bob is a retired geologist with a life-long interest in art. Since retirement he has devoted his time to American art and the collections amassed by the American collectors in the Gilded Age. American Gothic is one of the most iconic and recognisable 20th Century paintings.
The mystery of the expressionless farming couple staring at the viewer will be explored.
It has caused controversy since its first exhibition in 1930.
The talk will consider Grant Wood's life and influence during the Great Depression and the lasting appeal of this painting.
£8.00 on the door, includes a glass of wine..
CINEMA EVENING 7.00pm Empire Cinema, Eric Ravilious - Drawn to War
A Margy Kinmouth film. A true story. One of Britain's greatest landscape artists, Eric Ravilious is killed in a plane crash while on commission as Official War Artist in Iceland in 1942.
His life is as compelling and enigmatic as his art, set against the dramatic wartime locations that inspire him.
This film brings to life this unique and still grossly undervalued British artist caught in the crossfire of war 80 years ago, whose legacy largely sank without trace, until now...
£8.00 including light buffet. Tickets available by email to email@example.com, by text to 07736 057 836, or the Sandwich Shop, or on the door, numbers permitting. Advance booking recommended. Bar available
POETRY READING AND WORKSHOP 2.00 to 3:30pm at St Mary's Arts Centre
Magic and Intrigue - The haunting sound of the dulcimer and flute weaves around prose and poetry for an interlude of mindful enchantment.
General enquiries : Anni 07914 378231 or Jean 07792 652435. Introduced by Ann Harrison Brooks.
Free entry but donations towards Sandwich Arts Week welcome.
Local poets – Jean Garforth, Ann Harrison Brooks, Andrew Larner and Robert Meteyard read work inspired by the natural world.
Dulcimer - John Gisbey Flute - Danny Lang
The Canterbury 4 Ukraine Ladies' Choir - 7.30pm Delf Room, Guildhall
This Ukrainian choir was formed in Spring 2022 to give some joy and hope to people forced to flee their homeland.
The group has around 25 members who range in age from 12 - 76.
They have a rich musical heritage and their repertoire ranges in style from solemn relligious music to lively folk songs.
The choir sings mostly in Ukrainian but also in English and Latin.
They have performed concerts at several venues in and around the Canterbury area.
Tickets £8.00 on the door, includes a glass of wine
PIANO RECITALS - Prior booking essential.
Julian Stowell will give a ‘salon’ style piano recital in the drawing room of his family home in Sandwich.
The programme: 'Nocturnes Plus' with favourite examples spanning almost two centuries.
The recital will take place twice: 1.30pm and 3.30pm
The first recital will take place promptly at 1.30pm and will be followed by tea and cakes.
The second session will begin at 3.30pm with tea and the recital will follow at 4pm.
Numbers are strictly limited on a first-come-first-served basis. Pre-registration is essential by e-mail to Julian.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning Julian on 07881 345370.
There will be a retiring collection: with all funds going directly to support Sandwich Arts Week.
Your contributions will be much appreciated.
CINEMA EVENING 7.00pm Empire Cinema - "Woman in Gold"
A 2015 film starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, based on the true story of Maria Altmann.
Maria was a Jewish woman who took on and won a year's long battle against the Austrian government to regain ownership of a Gustav Klimt painting of her aunt, Adele Block-Bauer.
£8.00 including light buffet.
Tickets available by email to email@example.com or the Sandwich Shop, or text to 07736 057 836, or on the door, numbers permitting.
Advance booking recommended. Bar available
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