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March 2019

Cold War Bunker Tours

22 March at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5

Gravesend's Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend's rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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David Starkey: Henry VIII

22 March at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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£18.00
The Wooville

David Starkey: Henry VIII. In this talk David Starkey draws on his own unique knowledge of Henry’s reign

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Jimmy Carr- Work in Progress

22 March at 8:00 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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Friday 22 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium, Gravesend Jimmy Carr – Work In Progress Jimmy drops in to The Woodville to try out some brand-new jokes for his upcoming tour. Parental Guidance: 16+ Maximum of 10 tickets per order. Book via woodville.seatlive.com, Tickets cost: £21.50

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Images Photography Exhibition

23 March at 10:00 am - 24 March at 5:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along to the Images Photography Exhibition  where 11 local photographers will be displaying their work. Prints - Mounts - Frames available to view and buy!

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If Statues Could Talk

23 March at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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£5

A new one-hour guided tour about of one the town’s famous landmark and a trail of iconic statues.   The Gravesham Accredited Tour guides will take you on a journey, from the historic Gravesend Borough Market and it’s rich history to the different iconic statues through the town. From Queen Victoria, to Native American Indian Pocahontas, to Squadron Leader Mohinder Singh Pujji, to our present monarch Queen Elizabeth II, this Statues’ trail will give you some insight about the area’s…

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Tales and tasting in Swanscombe

23 March at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
George & Dragon, Galley Hill
Swanscombe, Kent DA10 OLF United Kingdom
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Imagine a community who lived off the land, eating locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables with zero food miles. A place where you can buy delicious fresh homemade ice cream with your pocket money. A place with a factory which makes exotic drinks. Welcome to Swanscombe!   Join us on a walk where you will get to eat history. Taste the flavours of the local produce and listen to stories of manufacturers, farmers and shop keepers who sold edible produce…

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The Marlowe Singers – Spring Concert

23 March at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£10

Join The Marlowe Singers for the Spring Concert of Classical Favourites. Tickets at the door £10 per person to include seasonal refreshments. Under 16s free.

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Bats in the Belfrey – Badgers in the Bypass

26 March at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Masonic Halls, Wrotham Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0PA United Kingdom
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£4.50

Join Martin Newcombe for a talk about ‘Bats in the Belfrey - Badgers in the Bypass’. What does a professional naturalist do all day. Is he paid to watch birds or is there more to it than that? A look at a new profession.

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Lauren’s Clown Club

26 March at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
no 84, Echo Square
Gravesend,
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Lauren’s Clown Club at Cafe 84 in Echo Square – Free entry. For all ages. All queries 01474 567291

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Acoustic Open Mic

26 March at 7:30 pm
no 84, Echo Square
Gravesend,
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Acoustic Open Mic at Cafe 84 in Echo Square – Free entry. A new open mic in Gravesend. All queries 01474 567291

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Song and Story Time and Craft Activity for under 5s

27 March at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Eastgate Church will be located in the snug every Wednesday until further notice. They will be doing free craft activities. For any enquiries please call 01474 87 30 40.

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No 84 – Cafe Craft Collective

27 March at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
no 84, Echo Square
Gravesend,
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No 84 - Cafe Craft Collective The craft-a-long with tea and cake

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Cafe Craft Collective

27 March at 7:00 pm
no 84, Echo Square
Gravesend,
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Cafe Craft Collective at Cafe 84 in Echo Square – Free entry. The craft-a-long with tea and cake. All queries 01474 567291

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David Starkey: Henry VII

28 March at 7:30 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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Thursday 28 MARCH 2019 Woodville Auditorium, Gravesend David Starkey: Henry VIII Henry VIII, like a colossus, bestrides the history of our country. He invented the idea of British uniqueness; in fact, the Reformation could be defined as the first Brexit, when his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty. In this talk David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign to examine his tumultuous personal life, which pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age…

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Spirit Cafe

29 March at 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Drop in to the free Spirit Cafe, by the Queen Victoria statue, in Gravesend Borough Market. All welcome!

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Twilight Market – House and Home

29 March at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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An event well suited to find that unique piece to make your house a home. There will be some fantastic workshops and demonstrations including: - Macrame workshop - Chalk painting to upcycle furniture - Adult pottery painting and prosecco You will need to pre-book for all of these workshops, as places are limited please see the markets website for more information at: https://www.gravesendboroughmarket.co.uk/events/ There will be live entertainment, various stalls including Interiors, soft furnishings, candles, antique furniture and lots more.…

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Reverb Chamber

29 March at 7:30 pm
no 84, Echo Square
Gravesend,
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Reverb Chamber at Cafe 84 in Echo Square – Free entry. The Brexit Edition. All queries 01474 567291

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Pop Up History Exhibition

30 March at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to this interesting local event full of photo boards, displays, artefacts and a recently acquired model of Pitcher’s Dockyard, Northfleet.   Local historians and authors will be available to ask questions, time to chat and a chance to buy publications.

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Celebrate William Shakespear Day

30 March at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£3

Everybody is welcome to help create a sculpture to celebrate William Shakespear Day. Drop in, have fun and get creative! Only £3.00 with free refreshments.

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Evening Quiz – Gravesham Town Twinning Association

30 March at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St George’s Church Hall, Church Street
Gravesend, DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£5.00

All welcome to the Gravesham Town Twinning Association Evening Quiz. Please bring your own drinks and nibble. For more information please contact Jill Clucas 01474 873536

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April 2019

Song and Story Time and Craft Activity for under 5s

3 April at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Eastgate Church will be located in the snug every Wednesday until further notice. They will be doing free craft activities. For any enquiries please call 01474 87 30 40.

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Spirit Cafe

5 April at 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Drop in to the free Spirit Cafe, by the Queen Victoria statue, in Gravesend Borough Market. All welcome!

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International Roma Day Concert

5 April at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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You are very welcome to the International Roma Day Concert at St George’s Church, Gravesend.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

6 April at 12:00 pm - 7 April at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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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International Roma Day Music Festival

6 April at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map

You are invited to the International Roma Day Music Festival at Fort Gardens, Gravesend.

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Mrs Kapoor’s Daughter’s Wedding

6 April at 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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In true Bollywood style, this show is packed with vibrant colours, eclectic music,  singing, dancing, a fashion show and dhol players. The production, brings together over 30 cast and crew members, to deliver an exceptional theatrical experience for audiences of all ages. Matinee performance: 2.30pm Evening performance: 6.30pm   For further information please visit:  https://woodville.seatlive.com/mrs-kapoors-daughters-wedding/

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Inside Out

7 April at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Jackie Byrne and Fiona Spirals are pleased to offer FREE ‘Creative Art’ Workshops for 2019. Feel free to bring  lunch.

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Owletts

7 April at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

  Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick…

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Cobham wood and Darnley Mausoleum

7 April at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Cobham Mausoleum & Bluebells

Visit the restored 18th century mausoleum, set in peaceful wood pasture. Discover this special site set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Covering 190 acres, Cobham Wood is one of the few ancient wood pastures still retaining open grassland and mature trees.

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World War 1 Poets

8 April at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Wrotham Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LS United Kingdom
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£2

All welcome to the lecture with Bob and Fern Ogley. Years membership - £12.00, for meetings and the latest copy of Historic Gravesham. For more information please contact Sandra Soder - 01474 363998

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Long Tail Cider Talk

12 April at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, DA12 2ND United Kingdom
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£2.50

Chalk Village Gardeners invite you to a talk by Mark Warnett, ‘Long Tail Cider’ - the story so far. Find out about the cider making process and the Long Tail history. Long Tail cider are based in Higham. No need to book. Free tea and coffee, free parking and a regular bus service to Lion Garage and just a short walk. Raffle to help club funds.

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Vaisakhi Parade

13 April at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

Join the Gravesend Gurdwara as they hold its annual Sikh Festival Parade - Vaisakhi. Watch as a sea of colour winds its way through the streets of Gravesend.

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Milton Chantry and new Tavern Fort

13 April at 12:00 pm - 14 April at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

13 April at 1:00 pm - 14 April at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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Spring Show and Plant Sale

13 April at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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You are very welcome to the Cobham Gardeners Spring Show. Entrance to view the adult and junior members entries in the various show categories (Flowers, Vegetables, Preserves & Photographic) during the afternoon is free to the general public. Also, there is a Plant Sale, experts on hand to answer your gardening questions and afternoon tea and cake on sale. You’ll be able to sign up for Society Membership on the day, it’s only £8 for the year.

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Vintage Fayre

14 April at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Join us for a day filled with vintage and retro fashion, accessories, jewellery, homeware, food and live entertainment with Miss Vintage.

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Owletts

14 April at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Big Pet Event

18 April at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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A fabulous pet event is taking place at Gravesend Borough Market this April Half Term. There will be a market full of pet related stalls, you can take part in fun free activities and enjoy talks and advice from the animal experts. Includes: Pet Food, Pet Accessories, Pet Services, Expert Advice, Pet Health, Specialist Talks, Face Painting, Storytelling, Meet the Animals, Balloon Twisting, Vet School and lots more… Join the Big Pet Event Facebook page to find out all the…

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Cold War Bunker Tours

19 April at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5

Gravesend's Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend's rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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Milton Chantry and New tavern Fort

20 April at 12:00 pm - 21 April at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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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