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Bringing Alive Sandwich Heritage is a not-for-profit group of volunteers.
Our membership includes teachers, artists and craftspeople, youth workers and individuals with an interest in history, heritage and culture.
The BASH committee works alongside community groups and the STARR regeneration group to deliver projects in the town.


Tudor Games: an evening of pastimes from the inns and courts of Renaissance Europe    Saturday 23rd February 2013    tickets on the door!
The Grand Jury Room, The Guildhall, Sandwich

Since the group was establed, we have created a range of quality heritage events in Kent, as well as assisting other community groups and fundraising activities. Our first event, Medieval Mayhem, was held in 2006. After hosting a Giant Wedding and encampment at Leeds Castle, we produced an ambitious six-week celebration of medieval heritage in 2007. Sandwich 1457 marked the 550th anniversary of the 'siege' of Sandwich, when the men of Honfleur sacked the town. BASH won a major heritage lottery grant for the project, which also enabled us to purchase medieval tents and other equipment for community use (see right).

Following our two large summer festivals, we turned our attention to producing smaller events throughout the year; a series of
Wild Food Walks in 2008-9, and a season of heritage concerts in the historic setting of St Mary's church. We supported local craftspeople at a weekend Makey Do in the town's guildhall, and were actively involved in the Sandwich Medieval Fayre, which took place in the summer of 2010. Our first full-scale Midsummer Medieval Banquet was held in June 2011, followed by a celebration of Medieval Carnevale in 2012.

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BASH has a collection of medieval tents and marquees, pop-up gazebos, portable theatre lights and other festival equipment available for hire. We also have access to hireable audio equipment, as well as being a point of contact for numerous artists, performers, musicians, historical interpreters and re-enactors. If you are running an event, we may be able to help. For more information, email us through the link below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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