Dear Members, We hope you’ve been keeping well and enjoying being able to get about and about more. Hopefully, it won’t be too long now until we can meet inside again and things open up even more. We have been busy planning events for when this happens and although more details for each event will follow we thought you might like some advance notice of the dates and the type of events planned. We are always open for fresh ideas such as The Sandgate Safari Sale which was a suggestion from a member.
The Sandgate Safari Sale is the first event coming up and if you would like a stall please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the events team will get back to you. Also please support this community event by spreading the word – the more stalls the better!
We look forward to seeing you all again shortly,
Best wishes – The Events Team
Proposed events for 2021 – subject to restrictions and confirmation.
June 6 – Sandgate Safari Sale – exciting way to sell the contents of your cleared out cupboards! Selling from your front garden/garden as part of a registered Safari or a chance to stroll around Sandgate, meeting people and grabbing a bargain or plant or cake or even an original art work.
July 3 – The Old Fire Station re-opening, we hope, at 1030. Join us for coffee, cake and a glass of something sparkly to celebrate our return.
August 14 – Summer Get-together Picnic: 1300-1600. Outside St Pauls Church Hall, Sandgate, subject to weather. Bring your own picnic – welcome glass of bubbly – tables and chairs can be provided with prior notice. Cost £5 per person to cover costs. Further details and tickets available in June – members only as we need to restrict numbers. If you have a friend who would like to come and is not a member, now is the time for them to join!
August 29 – Vintage Tea Room as a Pop Up outside the Old Fire Station, subject to weather.
September 5 – Leonie Wootton – Walk (or drive) and Talk with Leonie through her work at the Saga Community Garden, up to Fremantle Park, finishing at the newly refurbished Golden Arrow for refreshments.
October 13 – Talk 2 of 3 “A Choppy Passage in the Royal Navy – The Beginning” from Lt. Commander Colin Tozer (Rtd) RN, following his amusing anecdotes from the Falkland War in Talk 1.
November 4 – Talk at the Chichester Hall by Ann Morgan, a local author. Ann is a freelance writer and editor based in London. Ann’s writing has appeared in The Guardian, BBC Music Magazine, the Literary Review, the Australian and the New Internationalist, and she was a finalist in the Guardian’s International Development Journalism Competition 2010. See Ann’s work on (https://youtu.be/p2h7XJZYMyM) or (/ann_morgan_my_year_reading_a_book_from_every_country_in_the_world).
December 10 – Christmas Party – venue to be confirmed and more details later this year. There will be fewer tickets this year, restricted to Members Only (if you have a friend who would like to come but isn’t a member, now is the time to join!).
2022 THE SANDGATE SOCIETY IS SIXTY YEARS OLD – DIAMOND JUBILEE YEAR.
January 13 – Talk at the Chichester Hall – speaker Gordon Corrigan, Professor of History & author on military history
February 5 – Sloe Gin Competition – start picking your sloes soon!
February 16 – Talk at the Chichester Hall – Bob Sinfield.
THE GAG TRADE (Misadventures in TV & Radio Comedy): Bob Sinfield spent 25 years scripting every star on the box, from Lenny Henry and Jasper Carrott to Tracey Ullman and Rory Bremner. Now he tells all about the life of a jobbing jokesmith and the celebs he tried to ‘gag’.
March 2nd – AGM at the Chichester Hall
If you have a friend who would like to come along to one of our events – but isn’t a member, now is the time to join. website: https://sandgatesociety.com/