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All the latest happenings at Sands End Arts & Community Centre can be found here – check back regularly for updates.

The Canterbury Tales by Half Cut Theatre

1 month ago

Half Cut Theatre are delighted to bring you this brand new adaptation of
some of the most romantic, ridiculous and raucous stories you’ve ever
pretended to have read. Never content with the easy life, they take their
loving but disarmingly sharp hatchet to one of the seminal works of
English Literature: Geoffrey Chaucer’s six-hundred-year-old-snapshot-of mediaeval-society-in-all-its-filth-and-glory, ‘The Canterbury Tales’.

All good stories start down the pub, and this one is no different. A
mismatched group of travellers ready themselves for a gruelling journey.
Some have an axe to grind but all have a tale to tell. Can Harry, behind
the bar at The Tabard Inn, keep control? What secrets is the Wife of Bath
about to spill? Are we ready for Tim Pardoner’s latest get rich quick
scheme? And will anybody actually make it to Canterbury? There’s only
one way to find out…

Fresh from delighting audiences with their ‘sparky, funny, beautifully acted’
Much Ado About Nothing (Susan Elkin, ****) and then utterly terrifying
them before thankfully uplifting them with their ‘omninous… uncanny’ and
‘very effective’ A Christmas Carol (StageTalk Magazine, ****), Half Cut
Theatre are thrilled to be hitting the road once again!

Packed full of uncontrollable laughs and uncontrollable loves, stunning
original music and stunning original mayhem, Half Cut bring their
trademark joy to this anarchic journey which will delight young and old

Tickets are free and audiences are asked to pay what they can at the end of the show. Visit Eventbrite or call or drop into SEACC to book.

Sherry Music Academy Chinese New Year Event

2 months ago

Sherry Music Academy in association with Sands End Arts & Community Centre presents a Chinese New Year event to celebrate the Lunar Year of the Dragon.

2:30 – 5 PM, Music Masterclass (Public), Main Hall

Presented by Professor Gabrielle Lester, Assistant Head of Strings (Orchestral), Royal College of Music. Audiences are invited to listen and enjoy as outstanding young musicians from Sherry Music Academy play their demonstration pieces, and receive the professor’s feedback on their performance.

Drop in, no booking necessary.

4- 7 PM, Traditional Chinese New Year experience – dumpling making demonstration, Walnut Tree Cafe

Nothing symbolizes Chinese New Year more than dumpling-making, when the entire family or group pitches in to fold minced meat and vegetables into thin pastry skins for the soup pot. So why not come and see it for yourself as members of our Chinese community demonstrate their traditional New Year pastime, and you might even be lucky enough to enjoy the taste of a juicy Chinese “jao zi” dumpling or two.

Drop in, no booking necessary.

7 – 8 PM, Chinese New Year concert, Main Hall

To celebrate the Lunar Year of the Dragon, Sherry Music Academy will perform music from the four corners of China – Xinjiang in the west to Jiangsu in the east, Mongolia in the north to Hong Kong in the south – featuring Chinese traditional instruments and songs.

Free tickets but booking required. Please visit the Eventbrite link to book.

All Sherry Music Academy events are free entry, however donations to the Academy are welcome.


SEACC and Sharky & George’s Warm Welcome

3 months ago

Sherry Music Christmas Event – Sherry Music Academy Christmas Concert

3 months ago

Sherry Music Christmas Event – Jazz Concert

3 months ago