feast of fools

feast of fools poster brightSaturday 3rd February 2018

The Guildhall, Sandwich, Kent

doors open 7.30pm – advance booking only!

An evening of folly and revelry to lift the dark days of February. Tickets on sale now!

In honour of National Storytelling Week, BASH presents a programme of tall tales, foolish entertainments and topsy-turvy food inspired by the winter celebrations of Roman Saturnalia, Carnival and the Medieval Feast of Fools.

The evening will feature stories from Dave Tonge, the Yarnsmith of Norwich and Tony Cooper, the Sandwich King of Fools, ‘The Mother of All Mummers’ performed by The Canterbury Hoodeners and atmospheric live music. A three-course supper* is included in the ticket price and there will be a licensed bar serving locally-sourced ales, wine and soft drinks.

Guests are invited to dress for the occasion in motley or foolish clothing.

Tickets cost £20 and are available for advance booking only. You can purchase tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets, or in person (with cash or cheque, payable to ‘BASH’) from Balloons R Us, King Street, Sandwich. 

Don’t miss out – buy your tickets by 1st Feb!

* Please note any dietary requirements when booking (including vegetarian and vegan preferences) to ensure that you can be catered for on the evening.

The Feast of Fools was traditionally celebrated at New Year, while Saturnalia took place over the winter solstice. Both festivals featured mischievous license and role reversal, with a slackening of social conventions that offered a period of rare liberty for the lower classes. BASH has brought this spirit of fun to the month of February, with a further nod to the merriment and misrule of Carnival, celebrated before the lean days of Lent. So come and join us for an evening of folly – eat, drink and be merry!

As recommended on the Visit Kent website…