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Let’s celebrate Grotto Day!
Saturday 25 July at the Shell Grotto, 12pm onwards
Join us to mark the traditional feast day of St James, with a host of free activities for children and adults alike. We are continuing the custom of 'shell grotter' building with free shell panel making for children. Meanwhile, Sandwich storyteller Tony Cooper will be making a welcome return to the Grotto after his spine-chilling performances at our Halloween event. And Grotto historian Gretchen Cornwall will be offering guided tours.
The Day’s activities:
12pm on – Shell Panel making for children with artist Jan Cooper
12-1pm – Storytelling in the Grotto with Tony Cooper
1pm on – Guided tours with Gretchen Cornwall
Plus free refreshments for Friends and, of course, free entry. Please remember to bring your membership card!
Full details are here:
There's lots going on in Margate this weekend, so you can combine your visit to us with a close encounter with the Margate Shell Ladies (their first outing around town this year) or experience some first-rate music at the Margate Big Sky Jazz Festival, with acts including BBC Jazz Awards 'Best Vocalist' Christine Tobin performing live on the Piazza.
The weather forecast is good. There's lots to do. It's all free. So we hope to see you in Margate on Saturday!