What's on? News & events at St Nicholas-at-Wade

Watch this space for forthcoming events (and click images for larger posters)... You can find other events via Facebook (see below), see more details of most concerts via Classical Events, and can also see a selection of past events here.


Sat/Sun 18-19 May 2019 (11-8pm Sat, 11-7 Sun)

Beer Festival at Wantsum Brewery

also featuring:

Days of Dance with Offcumduns, Wantsum Morris and several other sides - at Brewery, later at Sun/Bell

Sunday 19 May 2019 (all day)

A traditional 'beating the bounds of the parish' event.

Primarily a walk from Chislet via St Nicholas-at-Wade and Monkton to Minster, with food (and a service) at each place. People are welcome to join at any stage, for any service and/or meal and/or walk. Approximate times: 10am Chislet, 12.30-1pm St Nicholas, 3pm Monkton, 5pm Minster.

Rogation poster

Saturday-Sunday 1-2 June 2019, 11am(Sat)/Noon(Sun)-5pm

Open Gardens

Around a dozen village gardens open with stalls selling cakes, plants, preserves, books etc. Gardeners' lunches and cream teas, art and flower exhibitions with music in the church.

Open Gardens poster

Saturday 6 July 2019, 4pm until late

Garden party in aid of Stand By Me, supporting rescued children at The Emmanuel Care Centre, Colombia

Entertainment, delicious food/drink, music for dancing, and much fun and laughter. Entrance is free but any donations would be gratefully received (also a raffle). Email for further details.

Sunday 7 July 2019, 4pm, in church

Summer Concert of Youth

Thanet Light Orchestra return to St Nicholas-at-Wade Church for a charity concert of light music and popular classics.

TLO will be performing several pieces connected with 'youth', and also welcoming talented young musicians to play with the orchestra.

Cellist Shizuku Tatsuno is from Japan, where she won several awards before coming to the UK to study at The Yehudi Menuhin School. After graduating, she won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where she is currently studying under the tutelage of Raphael Wallfisch and Thomas CarrollThe Salomé Quartet, which she formed at the RCM, won the chamber music competition, and together they have given several recitals at top London venues.

The works to be performed by TLO, Shizuku and other young players will include Haydn, Eric Coates, Elgar and Marcello.

Tickets £10 on the door, £8 advance from St Nicholas-at-Wade Post Office (call 01843 844632 for opening hours); refreshments available for a donation. Proceeds in aid of St Nicholas at Wade Church Fabric Fund. Please share the Facebook event and/or Classical Events concert information.

Shizuku Tatsuno poster

Saturday 12 October 2019, time TBC, in Village Hall

Supper in aid of Stand By Me, supporting rescued children at The Emmanuel Care Centre, Colombia

Two course meal, veggie option, with musical entertainment by the 45s Trio; dancing and much fun. Cost £9.50 per person pre paid (also a raffle). Email for further details.

around 19-23 December 2019

Traditional entertainment: see the Hoodeners' website.

Most local news also gets publicized at St Nicholas post office, via the St Nicholas Facebook groups (see Links page), WhereCanWeGo, the Diocese website, and (for concerts) Classical Events. General news can be found in the Parish Council magazine.

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