From: Sonia Overall [soniaoverall_at_hotmail_dot_com]
Sent: 17 July 2006 21:30
Subject: Medieval Nights
Bringing Alive Sandwich Heritage


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 celebrations.

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 and song
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 S.A.E., to:
BASH, 47 Dover Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 0BX
To view a full programme of the Medieval Mayhem events visit the website 
For more information conatct the secretary Sonia Frost on 01304 617335.