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June 2013

A Dorchester Rhapsody given by The Blacksmiths

June 5, 2013
Free

A  Dorchester Rhapsody given by The Blacksmiths at Waterstone’s on the 5th June 2013. The Blacksmiths are the performing limb of Black Sandal the publishers. For this event they were joined by actors Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife) and Jonathan Livingstone (RSC). There were readings from the poetry and short stories in Oriel and Ancient Lights as well as a chapter from Bardy Thomas’…

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Launch of Bardy Thomas’ novella Into The Hill

June 19, 2013
Free

Launch of Bardy Thomas' novella Into The Hill at Daunt Bookshop, Hampstead Bardy Thomas

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September 2013

The Blacksmiths

September 5, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£3.00

Reading in Harwich at Harwich Old Books. Stories, poems and a glass of wine

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June 2014

Calling with the Gulls

June 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Rare poetry and prose read by The Blacksmiths during The Harwich Festival 2014 At the reading in the Harwich Festival on LV18 the lineup for the Blacksmiths was Ann Evander reading in Swedish, Bardy Thomas and Hilary Kassman in English and Ntshuks Bonga on soprano saxophone. The sun shone, the sea glittered and we were just audible despite the choir of…

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September 2014

Autumn Equinox International Peace Day

September 21, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Music and Poetry. A meditation for peace. Little Bromley Church, Essex

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November 2014

River Horse and Black Sandal Press

November 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£7.50

An autumn evening of Music and Poetry at Oxley's, Dovercourt

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East Coast Event Autumn Celebration

November 17, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
£3.00

Readings from Black Sandal Press Writing Group at The Alma, Harwich, Essex

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June 2015

Harwich Festival 2015

June 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£5.00

Readings of poetry and prose from Black Sandal writers' group The Alma Writers named after the pub where we meet. Music by The Columbines Tickets £5 from Swan House include tea and homemade cake.

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July 2015

Harwich Festival 2015

July 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£5.00

Readings of poetry and prose from Black Sandal writers' group The Alma Writers named after the pub where we meet. Music by The Columbines Tickets £5 from Swan House include tea and homemade cake

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June 2016

Black Sandal Writers and The Columbines

June 30, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
£5.00

Black Sandal Writers and The Columbine An afternoon of readings and music at Swan Gallery as part of the Harwich Festival. Many thanks to Roger and Katrina who were our hosts for the afternoon in the Tudor courtyard.

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October 2016

Black Sandal and The Columbines returned to Little Bromley Church

October 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Black Sandal and The Columbines returned to Little Bromley Church. An event organised by the Friends of Little Bromley Church. We were made most welcome and raised money for the Red Cross Syria Crisis through the generosity of the audience.

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Readings at Martello Tower

October 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kerith Ririe invited Black Sandal Writers to read at the Martello Tower in Jaywick. Matthew Annear provided music which fitted the solid walls and austere spaces; an unusual and immensely enjoyable place in which to perform. Very many thanks to Kerith for giving us such an opportunity. We hope to return in the summer of 2017.

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February 2017

North House Gallery Manningtree, Readings by Black Sandal Press Writers Group

February 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North House Gallery, The Walls
Manningtree, Essex CO11 1AS United Kingdom
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£5.00

Readings poetry and prose by Black Sandal Writers with music from The Columbines.
Cost includes a glass of wine and entry to the Norman Ackroyd exhibition.

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April 2017

Boat People

April 22, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mayflower Visitors Centre, Harwich Mayflower Project, The Railyard, George Street
Harwich, Essex CO12 3ND United Kingdom
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After the showing of Sarah Woods' film 'Boat People' Hilary Kassman gave a short poetry reading at the Mayflower Centre, Harwich.

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June 2017

Black Sandal Reading Harwich Festival 2017

June 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
LV18 Harwich Quay, Harwich Quay
Harwich, Essex CO12 3HH United Kingdom
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£5.00

Black Sandal Writers will be giving a reading of poetry with music from The Columbines

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Poetry Cruise on the Harwich Foot Ferry

June 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Foot Ferry, Harwich Quay, Harwich Quay
Harwich, CO12 3HHH United Kingdom
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Poetry Cruise Foot Ferry from Harwich Quay.

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July 2017

Reading by Black Sandal Writers at Martello Tower Jaywick

July 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Martello Tower, The Promenade, Belsize Avenue
Jaywick, Essex CO15 2LF United Kingdom
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Summer 2017 Date to be announced.

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June 2018

Black Sandal Press Writers on the LV18 – Harwich

June 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
LV18 Harwich Quay, Harwich Quay
Harwich, Essex CO12 3HH United Kingdom
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£6.00

Join writers published by Black Sandal Press on the historic LV18 vessel. An afternoon of Poetry, Short Stories & Music Part of 'The Harwich Festival of The Arts' programme of events for 2018

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July 2018

Black Sandal Poetry Reading and Music – Manningtree

July 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North House Gallery, The Walls
Manningtree, Essex CO11 1AS United Kingdom
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£5.00

An evening of poetry readings and live music by the Columbines. Part of ‘The River Stour Festival‘ programme of events for 2018

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Black Sandal Poetry Reading and Music – Clare

July 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare, Well House, Well Lane
Clare, Suffolk CO10 8NH United Kingdom
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£5.00

An evening of poetry readings with music music from the Columbines Part of 'The River Stour Festival' programme of events for 2018

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March 2019

Essex Book Festival

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, Main Road
Harwich, Essex CO12 4AJ United Kingdom
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£5.00

A reading by members of Black Sandal Writers

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July 2019

WORDS & MUSIC FROM THE ESTUARY

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North House Gallery, The Walls
Manningtree, Essex CO11 1AS United Kingdom
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£5.00

A selection of readings and music.

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