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May 2021

The first thing I did was to kiss the ground

22 May - 7 September
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Jasleen Kaur’s ‘The first thing I did was to kiss the ground‘ is part of the England’s Creative Coast Waterfronts commissions. Jasleen’s art work explores Gravesend’s rich and complex history of migration. Situated on the mouth of the Thames, the town connects London to the rest of the world. Jasleen’s work is in two parts, a sculpture and a sound-piece that will be sited close to one another right on the water’s edge. The sculpture is a large scale semi-abstract…

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Watermark – Three Daws Gravesend

22 May - 31 December
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Watermarks is an actual manifestation of extracts of Tom King’s Thames Estuary Trail: a Walk Round the End of the World, mapping it in a tangible way across the estuary, whilst chronicling some of Maria Amidu’s laugh out loud moments when she was reading the book. Maria is also using the chromatic language of each of the eight sites along the walk and their immediate surroundings as her palette for Watermarks, adding another layer to her blending of text with…

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June 2021

Bloomin’ Lovely Hoardings, Florals, Flags and Buntings

19 June at 12:00 am - 30 September at 12:00 am
Gravesend Town Centre

The Bloomin' Lovely Festival is taking place in Gravesend between June and September. Decorated hoardings, floral installations, flags and buntings will be displayed in the town centre and it will look "Bloomin' Lovely"! Stay tuned for some more information and events coming soon and check our website and our social media channels for updates.                 Liz Bylett – Follies Artworks Heritage Arch – Batik flower installation 20th June – 30 September 2021 Liz…

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A Discovery of Blooming Installations

20 June at 8:00 am - 5 October at 11:30 pm
Gravesend, New Road
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU United Kingdom
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Free

This year Gravesham Borough Council has chosen to support three artists by awarding them "Make it" Arts Grants  so they could develop and to create five installations inspired by the 'Bloomin Lovely' Festival. The artworks and installations are located in the following areas, and information on each of the artists can be found below. Gravesend High Street Heritage Sign – Flower Power by Liz Bylett Town Centre Benches – When all at once I saw a crowd by Mona Whitton…

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July 2021

Bloomin’ Tree Faces

16 July - 30 September
Gravesend, New Road
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU United Kingdom
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Free

As part of our ‘welcome back’ to the town centre, we have added another Blooming lovely installation – tree faces! These lovely little wooden faces add a little bit of character to some of the trees around the town centre. They have been installed carefully by our horticulture team using stainless steel screws and a type of resin that does not affect the bark or tree. Below are a picture of two of our tree faces to get you started…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

25 July at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

31 July at 12:00 pm - 1 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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August 2021

Miniature Steam Train Rides

1 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Once again we are running Santa Specials. Forget the Christmas preparations for a while, come and join us for these popular Sunday…

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Tea Dance – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

2 August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

7 August at 8:00 am - 8 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Luddesdowne Church Summer Opening

7 August at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Luddesdowne Church, Luddesdown Road
Luddesdown, Kent DA13 0XE United Kingdom
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Come and see this beautiful rural church with its unique wall paintings.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

8 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Tea Dance – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

9 August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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The Forgotten Parish of Denton (Illustrated Talk & Supper)

9 August at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£18.00

Join local historian Christoph Bull for a meal followed by an illustrated talk about The Forgotten Parish of Denton. Cost: £18.00 for both talk and supper. Booking Essential: 01474 533593

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St John’s Jerusalem, the Healing Garden

11 August at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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£3.00

Join Caroline Halfpenny for a talk about this restful garden at Sutton-at-Hone, an oasis for both visitors and the natural world. Caroline shares her knowledge of the medicinal plants within the garden, as well as the calming herbaceous plantings carefully selected for colour, shape and form the historically important orchard. Sharing the annual maintenance needs in a garden brimming with birds, bees, butterflies, dragonflies and wildlife wonders.

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Gravesend and Northfleet Beer Trail

12 August at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Iron Pier Brewery, Units 6 & 7, May Avenue Industrial Estate
Northfleet, Kent DA11 8RU United Kingdom
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£30

Gravesend was once a thriving hotbed of breweries and innovation. Thanks to the Experience Interreg Project, Gravesham Borough Council was able to develop this new "Beer Trail", hopefully the first of many Food and Drink trails in the area . Your tour will start in Northfleet at the Iron Pier Brewery, Gravesend's first commercial brewery in over 80 years, creating impeccable cask and exciting keg beers. Go behind the scenes with their experienced guide who will take you through a…

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Thames Barge Match

14 August at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Thames Riverside

The Thames Barge Match will sail from the Lower Hope (Essex), past Southend-on-Sea to the North Oaze Buoy, returning to finish at St Andrews Gardens next to the Three Daws public house, Gravesend - a total of 43 nautical miles.   Prize giving and supper will be held at the Three Daws, Gravesend. Supper 7pm - Prizegiving - 8pm.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

14 August at 12:00 pm - 15 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Pride at Fort Gardens

14 August at 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along to Pride at Fort Gardens, Gravesend and enjoy live music, refreshments and community stalls. Get your free tickets at GraveshamPride.UK - Advance Tickets Only

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Luddesdowne Church Summer Opening

14 August at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Luddesdowne Church, Luddesdown Road
Luddesdown, Kent DA13 0XE United Kingdom
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Come and see this beautiful rural church with its unique wall paintings.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

15 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Circular Walk from Cobham

15 August at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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Enjoy a circular walk from the Meadow Rooms, Cobham. Gravesend Historical Society Footpaths Committee event, open to all, subject to any Covid restrictions. Leader - Jenny Ellert - 01474 361977 Booking essential.

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Tea Dance – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

16 August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to book  - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

21 August at 1:00 pm - 22 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Luddesdowne Church Summer Opening

21 August at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Luddesdowne Church, Luddesdown Road
Luddesdown, Kent DA13 0XE United Kingdom
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Come and see this beautiful rural church with its unique wall paintings.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

22 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Tea Dance – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

23 August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Outdoor Comedy at Fort Gardens

26 August at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£12.50
Fort Gardens Bandstand, Gravesend

Book your seats and bring a picnic to Fort Gardens and enjoy Outdoor Comedy. To book - www.woodville.co.uk or call 01474 337500

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

28 August at 1:00 pm - 29 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Luddesdowne Church Summer Opening

28 August at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Luddesdowne Church, Luddesdown Road
Luddesdown, Kent DA13 0XE United Kingdom
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Come and see this beautiful rural church with its unique wall paintings.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

29 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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The Secret Garden at St Mary’s Church, Higham

31 August at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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£15.00

‘If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden’. St Mary’s church in Higham is delighted to welcome back the ‘This Is My Theatre Group’ performing this much loved story about young Mary, who having lived in India, was sent to live with her uncle at his country estate in the Yorkshire moors following the sudden death of her parents.  Mary discovers friendship and laughter with Martha the housemaid and Ben the gardener,…

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September 2021

Vintage & Retro Fair

4 September at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mayfield Grammar School, Pelham Road
Gravesend, Kent United Kingdom
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£2.50

Vintage Tea Room Records/Vinyl Collectables Vintage Clothing Live Entertainment Beauty Parlour Great Traxs DJ Graham and much more!

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

4 September at 12:00 pm - 5 September at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

5 September at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

11 September at 12:00 pm - 12 September at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough.Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Luddesdowne Church Summer Opening

11 September at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come and see this beautiful rural church with its unique wall paintings.

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Gravesend Street Chilli Market

12 September at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Chilli Fest UK return to Gravesend Borough Market bringing with them a selection of well known chilli producers from all over the UK.  There will be a selection of chilli sauces, naga cooking sauces, chilli plants, chilli pastes, pickles, seeds, chilli dips and even chilli beer. Come along for lots of chilli to eat, drink, taste and buy!

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

12 September at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

19 September at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre.50p a ride – FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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