Bringing Alive Sandwich
Sandwich will be resounding
with old tales and ancient tunes this August Bank Holiday weekend.
The cinque port’s historic Guildhall will
be the setting for two evening events during the town’s Medieval Mayhem
Early music ensemble
MISERICORDIA will be performing as part of the festival on Friday 25th August.
The group play a variety of authentic instruments including hurdy
gurdy, gothic harp and citole. Their programme will explore dynamic dance music
from 14th century Italy, Spain, France and England.
On Saturday 26th August the
town will host an evening of medieval tales with internationally renowned
storyteller BEN HAGGARTY. It will be a welcome return to Sandwich for
the dynamic performer, who appeared in the town’s Winter Tales festival in
January this year. Haggarty’s dramatic work draws on the rich oral tradition of
storytelling for adults, with tales that have been kept alive by storytellers
since the Middle Ages.
Both events will take place in the Sandwich
Guildhall where there will be a licensed bar. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm
start. Tickets are £5, available in person from:
The Sandwich Bookshop,
King Street, Sandwich,
or by sending a cheque made payable to BASH, with
BASH, 47 Dover Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 0BX
To view a full programme of the Medieval Mayhem
events visit the website www.B-A-S-H.org.uk
For more information conatct the secretary Sonia
Frost on 01304 617335.