Cinema Evenings and Talks

Cinema Evenings

We will have two specially chosen films on Tuesday 19th September and Thursday 21st September in the beautiful art deco Sandwich Empire Cinema, in the downstairs lounge complete with bar which allows us to have private showings with our own buffet.

Buffet 7.00 pm with film at 7.30pm

Tickets are £8.00 which includes the buffet, available from The Sandwich Shop or email. 

Tuesday September 19th – the film I CLAUDE MONET which features extracts from his personal letters set to a score by Stephen Baysted and progressive images of his lifetime work will be shown at THE EMPIRE CINEMA.

Thursday, September 21st – the film REVOLUTION – NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD will be presented at THE EMPIRE CINEMA. The creator of the film, MARGY KINMONTH will be in attendance and will give a short talk about her study of Russian Revolutionary Art.


Sunday 17th September 4pm

Talk on St Mary’s History & Stained Glass Windows to be held in St Mary’s Church Strand Street and led by Janet Taylor, John Gisbey and Loretta Stowell.

The Church of St Mary, Sandwich is a unique Grade 1 listed building dating back to the 12th Century. It abounds with historical features representing most periods from the 12th up to and including the 20th Century. The stained glass windows are a particular highlight.  Following on from a highly successful guided tour of St Mary’s stained glass windows during last year’s Sandwich Arts Week it has been decided to extend the tour this year to include both an explanation of the windows and a more general talk on the history of the church.

Monday 18th September 

The Jury Room in The Guildhall

£8 To reserve please contact or pay on the door.

A lecture and slide show at THE GUILDHALL will be given by local
resident and art historian MICHAEL TURNBULL entitled FAMOUS NEIGHBOURS – How Dante Gabriel Rosetti the Pre Raphaelite, James Tissot the French artist, Solomon Joseph Solomon a portraitist and the gifted and influental Walter Sickert found peace and privacy near Sandwich – will be presented by THE ARTS SOCIETY SANDWICH.

Friday, September 22nd 3pm 

Guildhall Court Room and Musuem

A talk will be given by local author CLARE UNGERSON on her book FOUR THOUSAND LIVES – THE RESCUE OF GERMAN JEWISH MEN TO BRITAIN, 1939 in the GUILDHALL COURTROOM. Afterwards will be a visit to the newly refurbished GUILDHALL MUSEUM to see the display of memorabilia left by the rescued men and also a visit to the Archives to see the other items stored there.

There will be a retiring collection at the door.