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January 2017

Rule Brittania – The History of Bristish Empire

12 January at 10:30 am - 16 March at 12:30 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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Toni Mount Workshop

A 10 week history course in The Kent Room at The Woodville with author and historian Toni Mount. How did our small island become the first super-power of the modern era and what led to the end of the empire?

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February 2017
£1

Pocahontas 400 Art Workshops

20 February at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
Pocahontas Statue

Join in with the celebrations of Pocahontas life with artists Wendy Daws and Christopher Sacre for a series of creative workshops. Learn new skills and exhibit your artwork. The exhibition will be held at the Blake Gallery, Woodvill Halls from 13th March - 13th April 2017 Be part of Pocahontas 400.                

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Free

St George’s Church open to visitors – Pocahontas 400

23 February at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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St George's Church open to visitors
As part of the Pocahontas 400 celebrations St George’s Church will open its doors to visitors on
Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm with volunteers welcoming and taking visitors around.

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Free

Earth’s Only Paradise: London and the Jamestown Settlement

23 February at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Pocahontas Statue

Earth’s Only Paradise: London and the Jamestown Settlement
Hazel Forsyth is Senior Curator of Post-Medieval History at the Museum of London. In 2007 Hazel was involved in commemorations to mark the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, with an exhibition in London, followed by loans to the Jamestown-Yorktown settlement.

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£1

Pocahontas 400 Art Workshops

27 February at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
Pocahontas Statue

Join in with the celebrations of Pocahontas life with artists Wendy Daws and Christopher Sacre for a series of creative workshops.

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March 2017

Gravesend Clock Tower – Historical Talk

3 March at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gravesend Methodist Church & Community Centre, Milton Road
Gravesend, DA12 2RE United Kingdom
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Clock Tower, Gravesend

Join local historian Christoph Bull for an illustrated talk on the history of Gravesend’s Clock Tower and Gravesend in the late nineteenth century. Gravesend Methodist Church, access from Wilfred Street. FREE Light refreshments available.

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£3

Pocahontas Walk with Sandra Soder

4 March at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Local historian Sandra Soder takes you on this special Pocahontas walk – commemorating 400 years Pocahontas has been in Gravesend. Meet at the Pocahontas Statue for 11am (St George’s Church). Tickets are £3.  Booking is essential through Gravesend Visitor Centre at info@visitgravesend.co.uk or at our new Information Point at Gravesend Borough Market opening in February.

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£5

Gravesham Town Twinning Quiz Night – International mastermind!

4 March at 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Join the Gravesham Town Twinning Quiz Night for £5 a head, with tea and coffee in the interval.

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£1

Pocahontas 400 Art Workshops

6 March at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
Pocahontas 400 workshops

Join in the celebration of the life of Pocahontas with artists Wendy Daws and Christopher Sacre for a series of creative workshops. Learn new skills and exhibit your artwork. Be part of Pocahontas 400.

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Free

Gravesend and Kent in the Age of Pocahontas – Christoph Bull

9 March at 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Pocahontas Statue

Local historian Christoph Bull shares his lifelong fascination with the history of his local area, brings 17th century people and places to life.

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£15

Gravesend & Kent in the time of Pocahontas 1580-1650

13 March at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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Join Christoph Bull at Reliance Fish Restaurant for an highly informative talk on Gravesend and Kent in the time of Pocahontas. Price: £15 which includes fish and chip supper with hot drink and the talk. Booking is essential via Reliance Restaurant on 01474 533593

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£3.00

Ramblers Walk & Talk | Peter Adams

15 March at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Town Pier

Join local rambler Peter Adams for an interesting talk about the Saxon Shore Way and Wealdway which both start at The Three Daws Public House.

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Free

Pocahontas’ Burial Register

20 March at 8:00 am - 26 March at 5:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Pocahontas-burial-register will be on special display at St George's Church during the Pocahontas 400 commemorative week.

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Free

Commemorative Pocahontas 400 Parade

21 March at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Pocahontas400

Commemorative Pocahontas 400 Parade followed by a commemorative church service will take place at St George’s Church and will mark the 400th Anniversary.

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‘Gravesend’ by playwright Kieran Knowles

21 March at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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'Gravesend' by playwright Kieran Knowles. Readings of a new play entitled ‘Gravesend’ by young playwright Kieran Knowles at The Woodville, Gravesend

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‘Gravesend’ by playwright Kieran Knowles

22 March at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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'Gravesend' by playwright Kieran Knowles. Readings of a new play entitled ‘Gravesend’ by young playwright Kieran Knowles at The Woodville, Gravesend

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‘Gravesend’ by playwright Kieran Knowles

23 March at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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'Gravesend' by playwright Kieran Knowles. Readings of a new play entitled ‘Gravesend’ by young playwright Kieran Knowles at The Woodville, Gravesend

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£4

Tour of Gravesend and meet the Virginians

24 March at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Library, Windmill Street
Gravesend, DA12 1AQ United Kingdom
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Robert Pocock - High Street

Join Local Historian Christoph Bull on a guided tour of Gravesend with a chance to meet visitors from Gravesham’s twin in Virginia starting from outside Gravesend Library. Price: £4 per head for non-members of Gravesham Town Twinning Association. No need to book pay on the day.

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£3.00

Pocahontas Talk | Toni Mount

25 March at 11:00 am
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Pocahontas Statue

For anyone growing up in Gravesend the story of Pocahontas has been us long before she became a Disney Princess, but how much do we really know about her true story?

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April 2017
£2

Gravesend Bygone Shops by Sandra Soder

7 April at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road DA12 2ND + Google Map

Sandra Soder is the guest speaker talking on "Gravesend Bygone Shops" for Chalk Gardeners Society at Chalk Parish Hall. Visitors welcome £2 including refreshments.   

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£2

Gravesend Bygone Shops with Sandra Soder

7 April at 7:30 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road DA12 2ND + Google Map
Chalk

Join the Chalk Gardeners club for their talk on 'Gravesend Bygones Shops' with Sandra Soder . £2.oo including refreshments all are welcome.

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£3.00

Royal National Lifeboat Institution | Alan Ashby

8 April at 11:00 am
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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RNLI Gravesend

Find out more about the local RNLI who provide a 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK & Ireland, and a seasonal lifegaurd service.

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£75

Topsail – Easter Sunday Tall Ship Sailing

16 April at 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Barges on the River

Tall Ships Parade of Sail.    Sailing from Gravesend Town Pier Pontoon, head up to Greenwich to see the Tall Ships and follow the leaving Parade back down river.  1pm-8pm  Adults £75, Children £55 fully catered.  

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£23

Topsail – Easter Monday Morning Sail

17 April at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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barge

Enjoy an Easter Morning three hour cruises, heading down river towards Southend or up river towards London.

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£23

Topsail – Easter Monday Afternoon Sailing

17 April at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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barge

Enjoy a three hour Easter Monday Afternoon Sailing heading down river towards Southend or up river towards London.

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£3.00

The One That Got Away – Christoph Bull

19 April at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Visitor Information Centre (Towncentric), 18a St George's Square
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0TB United Kingdom
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The One That Got Away - Christoph Bull. The story of a German prisoner of war who escaped from Kent in 1915 and the amazing adventure which took him from China via America to Gravesend.

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July 2017
£70

Topsail – Thames Barge Race Day Sail

15 July at 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Barges on the River

Enjoy a spectacular cruise from Gravesend Town Pier Pontoon, follow the Thames Barge Race into London. A great spectator day to watch this annual gathering of Thames Sailing Barges £70 fully catered. 

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September 2017
£35

Waverley Paddle Steamer: Sail Through Tower Bridge

22 September at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Waverley Paddle Steamer: Visit

BOOKING NOW! Sailing from Gravesend explore the River Thames and watch as London’s Tower Bridge opens especially for you!

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£27

Waverley Paddle Steamer: Visit Southend

24 September at 11:45 am - 6:45 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Waverley Paddle Steamer: Visit

Southend is a traditional seaside resort and home to the UK’s longest Pier! It boasts a vast array of traditional seaside fun in the form of Adventure Island amusement park, the famous Kursaal, the Pier Museum, the Sealife centre and a large range of shops. It’s a great day out for kids or those wishing to revisit their childhood haunt.

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