Mardi Gras at Sandylands

MARDI Gras comes to Sandylands on Shrove Tuesday. St John’s Church at Heysham will host a carnival of masks, costumes, Cajun and Creole cuisine, and music from the High Society Jazz Band next Tuesday (March 8).

The fun starts with food in the church hall from 6pm to 7pm, followed by a short parade to the church led by the band, at 7.15pm.

Then the festivities will carry on inside the church in the form of a concert by the band and others.

The cost is £5 adults, £2 children to include food (for which tickets must be bought in advance from 01524 411039 or 851873) but if food is not required there will be a collection for the parade and church concert.