Events Programme 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, Sat – 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 ( or (/ann_morgan_my_year_reading_a_book_from_every_country_in_the_world).

December 10, Sat – 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!).


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

Our next event – which is NOT on line is ……

Is your garage full of lockdown clear outs? 

Do you have bags of stuff cluttering up your house just waiting to find a good new home? 

 If the answer is YES then why not take part in the Sandgate Sale Safari on  Sunday 6th June, 11:00am – 4:00pm organisedby the Sandgate Society, with money raised going towards supporting local community projects

You may have been to one of these before or know of them, but if you haven’t, they are basically a boot fair where people sell from their garages/front gardens etc with customers following a map to visit each site rather than walk around a field. It costs £5 to take part with the Sandgate Society organising/promoting the event and providing customers with a map of the sale locations. 

If you live in Sandgate and would like a stall, please email with your name, full address and any additional information you would like on your listing, and we will then send you payment details.

Please support your local community by taking part in this fun event and spreading the word – the more stalls the better! If you don’t think you have enough things to sell, why not team up with a neighbour?


We are really excited that we were able to book Adam Pasco, a garden journalist and horticultural consultant, for our second free Zoom talk, ‘Easy Ways to Better Gardening’ on Wednesday 7th April.

The Talk will start promptly at 7pm start (the ‘waiting room’ will open from 6.45pm). Amongst many other things, Adam launched and edited BBC Gardener’s World Magazine for 22 years; wrote and edited a gardening column for the Daily Telegraph and The Collins Complete Garden Manual and was editor of the Waitrose Garden magazine.  He has made guest appearances on Gardener’s World and Gardener’s Question Time and is an experienced public speaker, making regular appearances on Gardening Cruises.

Adam is also a keen photographer and his talks are illustrated with beautiful plant and garden pictures and videos. His talk will last for around an hour, finishing with some topical tips for the weeks ahead. At the end there will be the opportunity to ask Adam a question.

To book simply email and a confirmation email will be sent to you by a member of the Events Team, followed by the invite, with joining details, which will be sent the day before the talk.

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