Arts Week Programme 2018

First launched in 2015 the SANDWICH ARTS WEEK looks forward to its fourth successful year with its extensive exhibition of local artists work in St Peter’s Church and the celebration of Theatre, Film, Music, Writing and Poetry to be held in venues throughout the beautiful medieval town of Sandwich.

SEPTEMBER 15th to the 22nd – St Peter’s Church in the centre of Sandwich displaying the work of OVER 40 LOCAL AND SANDWICH BASED ARTISTS (and guest artists from Sandwich’s twinned town Honfleur in France) much of which will be available for purchase will be officially opened by the Mayor of Sandwich.
As well, throughout the week, local sculptors will be displaying and working on their new projects and it is planned that portrait painters will be setting up their easels and creating a portrait as visitors look on.

In addition, THE ARTS SOCIETY SANDWICH has sponsored art awards to students from Sir Roger Manwoods School, and Sandwich Technology School. The winners works will be on display all week.

There will be an ARTS TRAIL featured throughout the town with various shops and venues displaying more local artists work and daily announcements on what events are happening throughout the town.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th – Opening reception with artists, guests and the Mayor of Sandwich.


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17th – 7.30  for 8.00 . £8.00  with a glass of wine. A lecture and slide show at THE GUILDHALL  Sandwich – will be presented by THE ARTS SOCIETY SANDWICH. 

TUESDAY 18th  SEPTEMBER  Art film TBC will be shown at THE EMPIRE CINEMA. 7pm £8.00  email :

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th 7pm  £8.00– JAZZ CLUB Guitarist and Composer RICHARD ROZZE leads a world class Quartet who play a mixture of jazz standards and original material from his album “Learning To Fly’ at an evening’s live performance at the EMPIRE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th – two PIANO RECITALS to be held at 1:30 and 3:30pm by JULIAN STOWELL at his home in Sandwich. A cream tea will be served. His selection of music is still to be announced. Space is limited so booking in advance is advised. There will be a retiring collection at the door.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th Art film TBC will be shown at THE EMPIRE CINEMA. 7pm £8.00 –


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd – Tours will be organized at the newly refurbished GUILDHALL MUSEUM to view the newly acquired SANDWICH MAGNA CARTA and other fascinating artifacts from Sandwich’s rich historical past.

A trip up to the top of the newly opened ST PETER’S CHURCH TOWER is a treat for all the family. See the bells and the 19th century clock mechanism as well as a wonderful view of Sandwich at the top.

The fabulously maintained SALUTATION GARDENS have their Dahlia festival on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th with Steve Edney who over the years has reclaimed what was a neglected jungle of weeds into the showcase garden it is today.

In the meantime, refer to the website for more detailed information and confirmations.

Every Day

An opportunity to see the original Sandwich Magna Carta in the Guildhall Museum.