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Summer Art Exhibition 2023

St. Mary's Arts Centre Strand Street, Sandwich

The Arts Society Sandwich, this year in collaboration with the Arts Society Dover, Deal and Sandwich, has hosted another truly impressive "Summer Exhibition" of members’ art works. The Deputy Mayor of Sandwich, Clare Ungerson,...

Visit: No Name Nursery

On arrival we will enjoy bubbles/juice and cake before we begin to explore. Please note that this is a working nursery which is not normally open to the public so there is no seating...

£12

Grant Ford: “The Great Auction Houses”

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

This lecture looks at the origins and development of London’s great auction houses, studying the notable characters in their histories, exploring the controversies and mapping their growth from small individual enterprises to monolithic international...

Anne Sebba: “That Woman or the Duchess of Style: time to reassess Wallis Simpson”

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

This lecture looks at why this Baltimore woman, born in 1896, was so demonised by the British establishment, accused of being a spy, prostitute or Nazi sympathiser, yet how, after she married the ex-King...

Roger Mendham: “The Art of the Automobile”

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

The earliest cars were purely functional and lacked even the most basic of passenger comforts, such as doors and windscreens. This lecture covers some of the most beautiful cars ever built, from the ‘horseless...

Leslie Primo: “The Three Magi”

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

This lecture will seek to unravel the myth and the iconography behind the proliferation of the story of the adoration of the magi, from its Eastern and pagan roots to its current Christian interpretation,...

Tony Lidington: The Evolution of British Seaside Heroes.

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

British seaside and how the entertainments there evolved. Pierrot troupes and concert parties were ubiquitous throughout the seaside resorts of Britain, but what is a Pierrot troupe?

Ian Keable: History of Cartoons

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

This lecture tracks the early stages of cartoons and how, through the works of Hogarth and James Gillray, they gradually evolved. Copious illustrations abound from Tenniel, Leech, Searle, Robinson, and Giles.

Brian Stater: World famous photos

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

Iconic photographs are embedded in our collective memory, from historic events to fabulous portraits and scenes of emotional joy. This talk analyses the power of these images.

Matthew Wilson: Rubens – Tinker, Tailor, Artist, Spy.

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

Mathew lives in Hythe, he is an author, teacher and journalist. Few gallery-goers are aware that Rubens was not only the most influential artist of his period, but also a high-ranking diplomat and informal...

Lydia Bauman: Monet to Matisse

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

The magnificent Royal Academy exhibition of 2016 opened the public’s eyes to the extent to which artists loved to cultivate their own gardens and how they were in turn inspired by them to create...

Pauline Chakmakjan – The Delicate Townhouses of Makiya – Japanese Architecture

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

Makiya is one of the examples of a traditional from Japanese architecture, Machiya were, and sometimes still are, a combination of residence and business spaces for merchants of Kyoto. These buildings have certain charming...