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February 2020

February Half Term Trail

15 February at 10:00 am - 23 February at 3:00 pm
Shorne Wood Country Park, Brewers Road
Shorne, Gravesend , Kent DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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£3.00

Book your place online or pop in on the day to collect your trail sheet from the Visitor centre.

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Half Term Art Activities

20 February at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Create magic Art...Tear..Cut and stick paper materials, recycle and recycle design. All ages welcome to join Fiona Spirals.

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Ball Boys

20 February at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£10.00

This play is set during Wimbledon fortnight wherein 2 ball boys are plotting the ultimate revolutionary act. Whilst eschewing Marxist ideology they hatch a plan to strike against capitalism and proletariat. A darkly tragic comic piece of theatre and although written in the mid 1970s, it has a modern day resonance with recent political machinations. Starring Logan Mersh and Jonathan Smeed. Written by David Edgar. £10 on the door or contact 07904 963585

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Half Term Art Activities

21 February at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Fun and friendly drama exercises and games to get us out of our heads and into our funny bones. No experienced necessary, wear loose, comfy clothing and bring along a pad, pen and one random, inanimate object. Age 11 plus with Lauren Mills.

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Youth Enterprise Live

21 February at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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An exciting new event for young entrepreneurs, by Gravesham Borough Council, for 16 - 30 year-olds with an interest in enterprise. Inspirational stories. Interactive demos. Mentoring Zone and practical tips. Social Media workshops by Zoe Cairns. Questions and Answer panel. Lunch provided. Register to ‘Join Us’.    

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Saturday Market Buy Local…Buy Fresh

22 February at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to buy fresh locally sourced produce from Gravesend Borough Market.

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Mums & Tots

24 February at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Eastgate, 141 Springhead Parkway Kent DA11 8AD United Kingdom + Google Map

Enjoy playtime, crafts & catch up for a chat! Parents/carers bring your toddlers.

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Luddesdown – lovely and lonely: the story of Gravesham’s most isolated parish

24 February at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£15.00

Luddedown – lovely and lonely: the story of Gravesham’s most isolated parish (Illustrated talk with supper) Speaker: Christoph Bull On: Monday 24th February 2020 At: Reliance Restaurant, Queen Street, Gravesend Begins: 6pm for fish & chip supper with talk to follow. Price: £15 includes both supper and talk. Payment needed before evening as seats that are unpaid  are sold on Booking essential as places are limited – Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593  

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Seabirds of the British Isles

25 February at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Masonic Hall, wrotham Road
Gravesend, DA11 0PA United Kingdom
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£5.00

Join Brian Gallop for a talk about ‘Seabirds of the British Isles’. With miles of coast around Britain, sea birds are found everywhere, attracted to our cliffs and islands to breed and feed. Outdoor meetings are free. bring binoculars and a packed lunch. Indoor meetings: admission including refreshments £4.00 for group members and £5 for non-members unless they decide to join the group in which case the first meeting will be free.

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Song & Story Time with Eastgate Church

26 February at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come and meet other families and have fun, for under 5s and carers.

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The History Cafe – The History of Gravesend Airport

27 February at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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The History Cafe is an opportunity to learn more about the Borough, meet like minded people and enjoy a nice hot drink. Come and join us for a free monthly presentation by a local historian on a range of subjects relating to Gravesend and surrounding area. John Tate presents a snapshot of Gravesend Airport from 1932 - 1958.

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Spirit Cafe

28 February at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to the Spirit Cafe, A Place of Encounter for Spiritual Readings, Peace Treatments, Physical Healings, Dream Interpretations and Spiritual Cleansings. Appointments open for walk-ins on the day and will be booked on a first come, first serve basis. All appointments are free of charge.

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Saturday Market Buy Local…Buy Fresh

29 February at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to buy fresh locally sourced produce from Gravesend Borough Market.

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Vintage Hornby trains Exhibition

29 February at 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
St George’s Church Hall, Church Street
Gravesend, DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£3.50

All welcome to the very popular Vintage Hornby Trains Exhibition at St George’s Church Hall. Plus Trade Stalls. Adults: £3.50 Children: £2 (free if under 5) Family ticket: £8.00 Hot refreshments available. More info: 07879 651090

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March 2020

Handmade Fair

1 March at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to the Handmade Fair with dozens of local crafters under one roof, exhibiting an eclectic mix of hand crafted wares and taste bud tempting treats.

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Luddesdown – Gravesham’s most remote parish

2 March at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£15.00

Join local historian Christoph Bull for an illustrated talk about Luddesdown. Starts at 6pm for supper, talk to follow. Booking essential: Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593

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See Me: Artists not Outsiders

3 March at 9:00 am - 15 March at 8:00 pm
Blake Gallery, Woodville Place
Gravesend, DA12 1DD
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Come along to The Blake Gallery for a group exhibition by artists supported by The National Autistic Society. Monday to Saturday: 9am - 8pm Sundays: 10am - 2pm.

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Song & Story Time with Eastgate Church

4 March at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come and meet other families and have fun, for under 5s and carers.

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Song & Story Time with Eastgate Church

11 March at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come and meet other families and have fun, for under 5s and carers.

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Going for RHS Chelsea Gold

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

Mig Kimpton - floral designer & winner of 13 RHS Chelsea medals- provides an interesting insight into exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show whilst demonstrating his floral art. These will be raffled during the evening. Mig says Chelsea is his favourite show.

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Who am I?

12 March at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£12.00

Composer and kora player, Tunde Jegede in collaboration with Japanese dance artist and Butoh practitioner, Yumino Seki bring a personal reflection and cultural expression that transcends boundaries. Together with live performance and visual artist, Sunara Begum they will perform new music and dance devised especially for this show drawn from their seminal pieces, ‘Gekka’ and ‘Eri’. WHO AM I? is an exploration of the body as memory and the intrinsic landscape of music. Concessions: £10 More info: 07788 413 664

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Cold War Bunker Tours

13 March 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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The Fascinating and Secret Life of the Mole

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

Chris Stewart a professional mole catcher he will entertain us with a humorous but factual talk on the life of the mole, and the history of mole trapping. Chris is a regular guest on BBC radio Kent Sunday Gardening. There is a raffle to help club funds, bring a bloom and join in with the free just for fun best bloom competition. (Small prize) No need to book, free local parking. The years membership is only £15, hall meetings are…

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Mayor of Gravesham’s Charity and Civic Quiz with supper

16 March at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£20.00

Mayor of Gravesham’s Charity and Civic Quiz with supper His Worship, the Mayor of Gravesham, Councillor Gurdip Bungar, invites you to meet him and have an evening of local knowledge fun. Quizmaster: Christoph Bull (the quiz is about Gravesham, its history etc.) On: Monday 16th March 2020 At: Reliance Restaurant, Queen Street, Gravesend Begins: 7pm Cost: £20 for meal and quiz (drinks not included) Booking essential: Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593

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Greenhithe to Greyhithe and back again

23 March at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£15.00

Greenhithe to Greyhithe and back again (illustrated talk & supper): about Greenhithe’s rich history and recent changes. Speaker: Christoph Bull On: Monday 23rd March 2020 At: Reliance Restaurant, Queen Street, Gravesend Begins: 6pm for the meal – talk to follow Cost: £15 for meal and talk (drinks not included) Booking essential: Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593

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Trek to Machu Picchu Information Evening

25 March at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ellenor, Coldharbour Road
Gravesend, DA11 7HQ United Kingdom
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Registration: FREE Come along and find out more about ellenor's exciting expedition to Machu Picchu. This will be an informal event, and an opportunity for you to find out more about the trek and what it involves, ask any questions directly to the travel company organising the trip and meet the Events Team here at ellenor. If you would like to join us, please confirm your attendence by contacting our Events Team on events@ellenor.org or on 01474 320 007.  

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The History Cafe – A nostalgic look at Gravesend shops

26 March at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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The History Cafe is an opportunity to learn more about the Borough, meet like minded people and enjoy a nice hot drink. Come and join us for a free monthly presentation by a local historian on a range of subjects relating to Gravesend and surrounding area. Sandra Soder will be taking a look at past Gravesend shops using old photos and historic information. Come along and share your memories at this lovely nostalgic presentation.

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Twilight Market – Holistic & Psychic

27 March at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to experience an evening filled with holistic therapies, one to one psychic readings and platform mediumship. Food court, pop up bar and trade stands open throughout event.

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Mayor’s Curry Night

27 March at 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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£21.00

The Woodville is pleased to be hosting the Mayor of Gravesham's Curry Night on the 27th March.  The evening will include a Buffet Meal, Live Entertainment , Raffle and Auction. Supporting the Mayor's chosen Charities: House of Mercy (working with Single Homeless); Sanctuary (Helping the Homeless) and the Ellenor (for families facing terminal illness).

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Gravesend Street Chilli Market

29 March at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to the Gravesend Street Chilli market with lots of chilli to eat, drink, taste and buy. 99% Chilli products are plant based and vegan.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

29 March 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.

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April 2020

Retro and Vintage Fair

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

All welcome to the Retro and Vintage Fair at Mayfield Grammar School. There will be vintage clothing, collectables, pop up beauty parlour, tea room and live entertainment with Adam Hoffman. Admission: £2.50, only £2.00 with flyer. For more information: Jan 07885692114/ Karen 07903521745

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

4 April at 12:00 pm - 5 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, take…

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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

4 April at 1:00 pm - 5 April at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50
Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Gravesham

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

4 April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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All welcome to the Cobham gardeners Spring Show and Plant Sale. Including: gardening tips, adult and junior show categories, flowers, vegetables, preserves and photographic, tea, coffee and home made cake sale. Free entry!

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Quiz – Gravesham Town Twinning Association

4 April 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

Quiz – Gravesham Town Twinning Association – open to everybody. On: Saturday 4th April 2020 At: St George’s Church Hall, Church Street, Gravesend Begins: 7.15pm for 7.30. Cost: £5 a head – teams of 6 Booking essential. Contact: Jill Clucas graveshamtwinning@gmail.com  

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Wedding Fair

5 April at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come and plan your perfect wedding at the Gravesend Borough Market Wedding Fair.

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Owletts

5 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 up…

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Cobham Woods & Mausoleum

5 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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Miniature Steam Train Rides

5 April 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.

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