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A French weekend and medieval torture show will be coming to Sandwich this weekend.

By Emily Stott

A French weekend and medieval torture show will be coming to Sandwich this weekend.

Today and Sunday there will be French music and an authentic Normandy market on the Guildhall Forecourt.

Le Weekend organiser Steve Laslett said: “Our French Twinning Association colleagues from Honfleur are visiting on the same weekend so we want to put on a really good show.

“They can then visit the classic cars on the Quay Green and join in Le Picnic.

“There is also a brocante in St Peter’s Church and a small fun fair on the Quay Green so there’s plenty of choice for everyone.”

There will be a full line-up of street concerts and musical entertainment on both days including the popular Les Troubadors de Paris.

Celtic Capers will be performing today and medieval band Rough Musycke will be playing both days.

On Sunday, Jenny Lawford will be performing an Edith Piaf set with street dancers and performers, as well as the PPA performing excerpts from Les Miserables.

The concerts will start at 11am in Market Street on both days.

There are also three groups of medieval torturers coming over from France to present a short sketch, complete with period costumes, an executioner’s block, tools, rack and stocks.

They will be performing in King Street on both days.

The annual cycle ride Le Tour de Sandwich will be kicking off tomorrow and raising money for the Phoenix Centre.

The centre is a youth project, on Jubilee Road, which provides activities, advice and support for young people in the area.

Le Tour offers a choice of 35, 50 or 75k rides and is organised by Locks of Sandwich, King Street, and the Sandwich-Honfleur Twinning Association.

It will start tomorrow at 9am from the New Inn, Delf Street, and is £15 to register.

To register visit the website at www.sandwichevents.info, or register on the day at the New Inn.

Free car parking for the event is available at Cow Lees Meadow, close to the railway station.

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