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June 2018

Miniature Steam and Electric Train Rides

3 June at 2:00 pm - 28 October at 5:00 pm
Cascades, Thong Lane
Gravesend , Kent 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.  

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July 2018

The Millbrook Butterfly Experience

2 July at 11:00 am - 31 August at 4:00 pm
Millbrook Garden Centre, Station Road, Southfleet,
Gravesend, Kent DA139PA United Kingdom
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£2

Be amazed by the tropical indoor garden and experience butterflies free flying around. The Millbrook Butterfly Experience is alive with an array of stunning butterflies and exotic scented plants from across the world. `get up close and discover amazing facts about the life cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Spot and identify many different species using a butterfly spotter sheet you will be given on arrival to the butterfly experience. Adults: £2 Children: £1 Throughout August , Monday to…

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Song and Story Time and Craft Activities

17 July at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Song and story time and craft activities for under 5s with Eastgate.

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Cobham Landscape Detectives

18 July at 10:00 am - 1 August at 12:30 pm
Shorne Wood Country Park, Brewers Road
Shorne, Gravesend , Kent DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Cobham Landscape Detectives will be a three year discovery project covering the Cobham landscape, using LiDAR, geophysics,field walking, metal detecting, research, oral history, small scale trenching and test pitting.

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The Gravesend Food Walk

18 July at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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A flavour of Gravesend’s diverse communities and tastes through food and people. This guided tour with local historian Christoph Bull, will take you through Gravesend’s historic streets and market encountering traditional English fayre and world cuisine along the way. There will be opportunities to taste and purchase and for the finale we will all eat together on Gravesend Promenade. Registration: 10.45am Walk starts: 11am Meet: Town Pier, West Street, Gravesend DA11 0BG Walk ends: 1pm Town Pier Picnic on Gravesend…

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Follow The Thames Barge Race

21 July at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Riverside Leisure Area Gravesend, DA12 2BS United Kingdom + Google Map
£70.00
Barge on the Thames by Gravesend

Join us at Gravesend Town Pier and follow the racing fleet as they sail in friendly, but serious competition down the river to the outer mark before returning. Typical menu: Mid morning Coffee or Tea & biscuits Lunch: Chicken Breast with gammon, Celery & Tomato (v) Butternut squash with cheesy Leeks (by pre-order only) Hot new potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables Chocolate Brownie with Forest Fruits & cream Coffee or Tea Afternoon tea or coffee with homemade cake

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Nautical Printing

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

Make maritime themed prints on flags and bags with Jodie and Alison from Medway Fine Printmakers. Suitable for 3 years up with parental supervision.

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Mudlarking

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

Join Nicola from Tide Line Arts to go mudlarking next to the Arts Centre! Find hidden objects and complete a quiz on what you see and find. Wellies optional! Parent supervision required.

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Gravesend Famous and Obscure Guided Historical Walk

21 July at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Gravesend Riverside-Famous & Obscure (guided historical walk) – if weather is fine Or: Our Thames from Dartford to Grain (illustrated talk) – if weather is wet Speaker and guide: Christoph Bull (Local Historian). Meet: 11.30am at St Andrews Arts Centre, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend Tour or talk will be free – no need to book, just turn up. Refreshments available for sale      

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

21 July at 12:00 pm - 22 July at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Fort Gardens Bandstand, Gravesend

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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Riverside Junior School Family Festival

21 July at 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverview Junior School, Cimba Wood
Gravesend, DA12 4SD United Kingdom
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£2.50

All welcome to the Riverview Junior School Family Festival. Main arena hosting various acts with guest appearance from Miss Vintage. There will be market stalls, refreshments, inflatables and raffle. Children Free entry Please support the school at this new event to help raise funds to purchase the School Minibus.

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Owletts

22 July at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4

Owletts
Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker

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AONB Big Birthday Bash

22 July at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shorne Wood Country Park, Brewers Road
Shorne, Gravesend , Kent DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Join the party to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Kent Downs AONB Unit. Events, activities, music, games, cake and much more!

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Sea Folk Sing

23 July at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Gr@nd (Healthy Living Centre), Kings Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2DU United Kingdom
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Sea Folk Sing is a new choir production. Come along and help us create content to be used in the music and performances. There will be 6 creative workshops exploring the themes of reconcilliation and World War One. Co-existence without fear. Folk songwriting. To book your free place email: seafolksing@ideas.co.uk or call 07713 865955

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Get To Know Your Town.

25 July at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clock Tower, The Grove,
Gravesend, DA12 2AA United Kingdom
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£4

Join local historian Christoph Bull for a guided walk of Wellington-Edwin-Peacock streets. Meet at the corner of The Grove opposite the Clock Tower. £4 per person - pay on the day.

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Gravesend Borough Market Tour – Free taster session

28 July at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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A new FREE one-hour guided tour around Gravesend Borough Market. The Gravesham Accredited Tour Guides are running the tours taking in the market’s history, its restoration and Queen Victoria. The tour will take in some well-known landmarks such as the Town Pier and St George’s Church. Places are limited - book by emailing: info@visitgravesend.co.uk or call, 01474 337600 (Thursday to Sunday) The tours are funded through the GO Trade Interreg European project.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort.

28 July at 12:00 pm - 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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Owletts

29 July at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4

Owletts
Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker

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Circular walk around Cobham Woods

29 July at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lodge Farm, Lodge Lane
Cobham, Kent DA12 3BS United Kingdom
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Free

Join Jenny Ellert for a circular walk around Cobham Woods.

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Sea Folk Sing

30 July at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Gr@nd (Healthy Living Centre), Kings Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2DU United Kingdom
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Sea Folk Sing is a new choir production. Come along and help us create content  to be used in the music and performances. There will be 6 creative workshops exploring the themes of reconcilliation and World War One. Developing empathy - exploring 20th music. To book your free place email: seafolksing@ideas.co.uk or call 07713 865955

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Vigo Library – Summer Events

31 July at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Vigo Library, The Bay
Vigo Village, DA13 0TD United Kingdom
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All welcome to Vigo Library for summer community events for families and children. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, working in partnership with The Beano who are celebrating their 80th anniversary.

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Blithe Spirit

31 July at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Nurstead Court, Nurstead Court Lane
Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD United Kingdom
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£12

A celebrated novelist holds a séance at his house, calling up the ghost of his first wife who delights in taunting her husband and mocking his new marriage. Blithe Spirit is one of Coward’s most enduring comedies and is Changeling‘s second open air Coward following Hayfever in 2015

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August 2018

Summer Children’s art and Craft Activities

1 August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Join Eastgate for children’s art and craft activities for the summer. For children up to 11 years. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Hand of Artists Project

1 August at 6:00 pm - 2 August at 8:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
St Andrews

Gig Along and support the Hands of Artists Project.

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Marling Cross Library

2 August at 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Marling Cross Library, 266 Mackenzie Way
Gravesend, DA12 5TY United Kingdom
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All welcome to Marling Cross Library for summer community events for families and children. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, working in partnership with The Beano who are celebrating their 80th anniversary.

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Waterfront Weekend 2018

3 August at 10:00 am - 5 August at 5:00 pm
St Andrew’s Quay Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

A fun day for all the family celebrating our waterfront heritage at St Andrew’s Gardens and Town Pier. Includes: Live music at The Three Daws, Vintage Motor Bikes & Cars, Historic Ships & Shanty Singers, Iron Pier Brewery Bar, Beer & Cider Festival at The Three Daws and much, much more. Free entry.

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Real Ale & Cider Festival with Live Music

3 August at 11:00 am - 5 August at 10:00 pm
The Three Daws, Town Pier Square
Gravesend , DA11 0BJ United Kingdom
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All welcome to enjoy the ‘Real Ale and Cider Festival’ with live music and performances throughout the weekend. A wide selection of guest Ales and Ciders. Come aboard ‘The MT Kent’, one of the oldest and finest working tugs. In association with Waterfront Weekend FREE Entry

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Hive House Library – summer events

3 August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hive House Library, 10-11 Hive Lane
Northfleet, DA11 9DE United Kingdom
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All welcome to Hive House Library for summer community events for families and children. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, working in partnership with The Beano, who are celebrating their 80th anniversary.

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Guided Walk of Historical Gravesend

3 August at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sealey’s Estate Agents, 184 Parrock Street
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Join local historian, Christoph Bull for a guided walk of historical Gravesend - amazing people, events and stories of this Riverside treasure. Meet at 6pm at Sealey’s Estate Agents, 184 Parrock Street DA12 1EN Free but booking required for refreshments afterwards at Sealey’s. Please contact Catherine on 01474 878405 or email: catherine@sealeys.co.uk  

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

4 August at 12:00 pm - 5 August at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
Fort Gardens, Gravesend

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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The Great Thames Disaster

4 August at 12:00 pm - 5 August at 3:00 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£5.50

Daisy Farris Dance Collective presents The Great Thames Disaster. A glorious day trip ends in tragedy. The story of The Great Thames Disaster unfolds through dance and physical theatre as the audience is taken on the final voyage of The SS Princess Alice.  

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Some Gravesham Characters – River Folk & Land Lovers

4 August at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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£9.50

Join local historian, Christoph Bull, in association with The Gravesend Waterfront Weekend, for a talk about local characters from years gone by. Tickets £9.50 per person, including hot and cold drinks and a ploughman's lunch (lunch provided by No 84 Tea Room & Eatery) To book your place please email info@visitgravesend.co.uk or call 01474 337600 (Thursday to Sunday).

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Owletts

5 August at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4

Owletts
Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker

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Darnley Mausoleum

5 August at 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Darnley Mausoleum

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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Riverview Park Library – Summer Events

6 August at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Riverview Park Library, The Alma
Leander Drive, DDA12 4NG United Kingdom
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All welcome to Riverview Park Library for summer community events for families and children. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers , working in partnership with The Beano who are celebrating their 80th anniversary.

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Sea Folk Sing

6 August at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Gr@nd (Healthy Living Centre), Kings Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2DU United Kingdom
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Sea Folk Sing is a new choir production. Come along and help us create content to be used in the music and performances. There will be 6 creative workshops exploring the themes of reconcilliation and World War One. Letting go of the seeds of conflict. Create a soundtrack. To book your free place email: seafolksing@ideas.co.uk or call 07713 865955

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Measure for Measure

7 August at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Nurstead Court, Nurstead Court Lane
Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD United Kingdom
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£12

Changeling Theatre’s Measure for Measure is a bawdy and witty Shakespeare comedy full of twists and turns, as sin meets virtue and good battles against evil.

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Summer Children’s Art and Craft Activities

8 August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Join Eastgate for children’s art and craft activities for the summer. For children up to 11 years. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Higham Library – Summer Event

9 August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Higham Library, Villa Road
Higham, ME3 7BS United Kingdom
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All welcome to Higham Library for summer community events for families and children. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, working in partnership with The Beano who are celebrating their 80th anniversary.

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Cold War Bunker Tours

10 August at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5.00

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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