Sandgate Events – this Bank Holiday weekend!

There will be loads to see, do and eat and drink this Bank Holiday weekend in Sandgate!

It kicks off with the Open Day at Sandgate Library tomorrow. The library will be open all day from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

There will be a Photographic Exhibition – which will also be open over the whole weekend. There’s also the resident HG Wells Exhibition.

Breda and Hannah will be running a drop-in craft session for all young people from 10am to 3pm.

PCSO Sarah Leivers will have a surgery from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Staff and volunteers will be on hand to show new library visitors what facilities and amenities are available.

There will be plenty of ex-stock books for sale (at very reduced rates!) as well as new books and artefacts which can be seen as part of the HG Wells exhibition.

All visitors will be asked to complete a short questionnaire – just to let us know how often you use our library, what suggestions you may have for future use and which day you would prefer that the library was open all day.

Everyone who completes this survey will be given a voucher for a free tea or coffee at Loaf or a free tea, coffee or ice cream at The Boat House.

Our Read and Rhyme volunteer co-ordinator Marina is sadly leaving us at the end of this month, so we would welcome anyone expressing interest in taking this on. Please come and have a chat with us at the Open Day.

The Sandgate Sea Festival will be running on Saturday (7.30pm-10.00pm) until Sunday 28th (11am-5pm). There will be Spectacular Fireworks Display on Saturday and lots of entertainment for all ages on Sunday, including numerous stalls, work shops and live music. If anyone has a spare bottle of booze needing rehoming,  please bring it into the library tomorrow or latest on Saturday morning, for inclusion in our Wheelbarrow of Booze Raffle.

On Sunday, from 11am to 4pm, The Sandgate Society will be holding a pop-up Vintage Tea Room! Venue: in the Old Library at The Old Fire Station. There will be a Bottle Tombola and Guess the Weight of the Cake.

On Saturday, from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 12 noon to 4pm visit An Exhibition on the Battle of the Somme at St Paul’s Church. Tea and coffee will be served on Saturday.

So, there’s plenty to do this weekend in glorious sunshine!