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September 2019

Safety in the Home

24 September at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

Come along to meet the experts for some safety tips.

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Tea Dance

24 September at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St George’s Church Hall, Church Street
Gravesend, DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Come along to a very friendly Tea Dance – Sequence Dancing, every Tuesday at St George’s Church Hall. Good fun and great exercise. Couples or singles – adults only. Beginners or experienced – all are welcome. Further info: 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Owls, Owls, Owls

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

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about owls, those intriguing, nocturnal creatures that are so hard to see with Chris ward. Admission includes refreshments.

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Tea Dance

24 September at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
St George’s Church Hall, Church Street
Gravesend, DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Come along to a very friendly Tea Dance – Sequence Dancing, every Tuesday at St George’s Church Hall. Good fun and great exercise. Couples or singles – adults only. Beginners or experienced – all are welcome. Further info: 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Song and Storytime with Eastgate

25 September 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 song and story time activities for under 5s and carers. For any enquiries please call 01474 87 30 40.

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Spirit Cafe

27 September 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.

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Cold War Bunker Tours

27 September 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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Thames and Medway Canal History Presentation and Talk

27 September at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gravesend Sailing Club, Promenade East
Gravesend, DA12 2RN United Kingdom
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Local historian Christoph Bull will be delivering a free presentation exploring the fascinating history of the Thames and Medway Canal and more.

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Hope and Glory

28 September at 10:00 am - 29 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£2.50

A fun day out for all the family at Gravesend’s Wartime Weekend. There will be Stalls, Living History, Vehicles, Entertainment, Dancing and Refreshments. Drum Head Service - Sunday 10.30am. Please note that access to Fort Gardens and the Chantry will be restricted to ticket holders only as part of this event.    

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If Statues Could Talk

28 September 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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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

28 September at 12:00 pm - 29 September 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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Cobham Woods and Darnley Mausoleum

29 September at 8:00 am - 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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Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby & Children’s Markets

29 September at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to the Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby & Children‘s Market. Save up to 90% on quality pre-loved goods! Clothes, toys, prams, cots, walkers, high chairs, books, playpens and much more!

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Owletts

29 September 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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Miniature Steam Trains Ride

29 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.

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October 2019

Tea Dance

1 October at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St George’s Church Hall, Church Street
Gravesend, DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Come along to a very friendly Tea Dance – Sequence Dancing, every Tuesday at St George’s Church Hall. Good fun and great exercise. Couples or singles – adults only. Beginners or experienced – all are welcome. Further info: 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Song and Storytime with Eastgate

2 October 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. (Under 5s and carers). For any enquiries please call 01474 87 30 40.

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Poppy Chandeliers

2 October at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Help to create Poppy Chandeliers for Remembrance 2019 at Gravesend Borough Market. Free workshop for all ages.

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Spirit Cafe

4 October 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.

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Wildlife of the Canal and Marshes Presentation and Talk

4 October at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gravesend Sailing Club, Promenade East
Gravesend, DA12 2RN United Kingdom
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An opportunity to join Mark Gallant in exploring the wildlife of the Thames and Medway Canal and Shorne Marshes.

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Beating the Bounds

5 October at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ebbsfleet United FC, Stonebridge Rd
Northfleet , Kent DA11 9GN United Kingdom
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Beating the Bounds. Calling all  walkers! Walkers of all ages are invited to join the Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Gurdip Bungar, as he carries out the ancient tradition of ‘Beating the Bounds’ (the boundaries of Gravesham borough). All proceeds from sponsorship will go to Gravesham Borough Council’s Mayor’s charities. Saturday 5th October, 9am, Ebbsfleet United FC - 16 miles. Sunday 6th October, 9am, Golden Lion at Luddesdown - 14 miles. More info: www.gravesham.gov.uk/boundarywalk Any questions: Jackie Denton 📞 01474 337725 📧 jackie.denton@gravesham.gov.uk

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Black History Month – Tracing Your Windrush Roots.

5 October at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come and listen to Adrian Stone speak about how one man traced 6000 ancestors over 250 years across 3 continents. Following the talk Adrian will be available to answer questions in the afternoon.

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Caribbean Market

5 October at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to the Caribbean Market with lots to buy including crafts, jewellery and clothing too.

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Beating the Bounds

6 October at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Golden Lion, Luddesdown Road
Luddesdown, Kent DA13 oXE United Kingdom
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Beating the Bounds. Calling all  walkers! Walkers of all ages are invited to join the Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Gurdip Bungar, as he carries out the ancient tradition of ‘Beating the Bounds’ (the boundaries of Gravesham borough). All proceeds from sponsorship will go to Gravesham Borough Council’s Mayor’s charities. Saturday 5th October, 9am, Ebbsfleet United FC - 16 miles. Sunday 6th October, 9am, Golden Lion at Luddesdown - 14 miles. More info: www.gravesham.gov.uk/boundarywalk Any questions: Jackie Denton 📞 01474 337725 📧 jackie.denton@gravesham.gov.uk

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

6 October 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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Tea Dance

8 October at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St George’s Church Hall, Church Street
Gravesend, DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Come along to a very friendly Tea Dance – Sequence Dancing, every Tuesday at St George’s Church Hall. Good fun and great exercise. Couples or singles – adults only. Beginners or experienced – all are welcome. Further info: 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

Find out more »

Song and Story Time with Eastgate

9 October 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 song and story activities for under 5s and carers. For any enquiries please call 01474 87 30 40.

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From Woolworths to Teashops via Butlins

9 October at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Library, Windmill Street
Gravesend, DA12 1AQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Join bestselling local author, Elaine Everest as she talks about her books and life of writing. Only £2.50 - including refreshments - booking required at Gravesend Library.

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From Woolworths to Teashops via Butlins

9 October at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Library, Windmill Street
Gravesend, DA12 1AQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Join bestselling local author, Elaine Everest as she talks about her books and life of writing. Tickets £2.50 - including refreshments. Booking recommended by speaking to a member of staff at Gravesend Library.

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Reflect Arts and Minds Project

11 October at 11:00 am - 13 October at 6:00 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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REFLECT GRAVESHAM | 11-13th October 2019 Admission free but, but booking is essential for some events at LV21 A weekend of sound, light, music and art bringing local communities, regional and international artists together to explore the connection between coastal living and wellbeing. Free events, no booking required What Does the Sea Say by Martyn Ware | all day, each day | LV21 Anyone can enter this seaside soundscape housed in a beach hut looking out on the Estuary. Visitors are…

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Winter Interest in the Garden

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

Join Kevin Tooher for a talk about ‘Winter Interest in the Garden’. Only £2.50 - no need to book. More details: 07740775206

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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

12 October at 1:00 pm - 13 October 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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Birds & Animals

13 October at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£30
St Andrews

Treat yourself to a day and get away from the hustle and bustle of life and book for an Autumn workshop to explore collage. £30 per session or £55 for two. Children - half price. To book or for more info: fi@fionaspirals.co.uk>

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

13 October 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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Some Gravesham Characters

14 October at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£15

Join local historian Christoph Bull, for a talk - Some Gravesham Characters - meet some of the famous and unknown people who make up our area’s story. The talk starts at 6pm for a fish and chip supper and hot drink, followed by the illustrated talk. Booking essential - Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593

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Tea Dance

15 October at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St George’s Church Hall, Church Street
Gravesend, DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Come along to a very friendly Tea Dance – Sequence Dancing, every Tuesday at St George’s Church Hall. Good fun and great exercise. Couples or singles – adults only. Beginners or experienced – all are welcome. Further info: 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

Find out more »

Song and Story Time with Eastgate

16 October 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 song and story time activities for under 5s and carers. For any enquiries please call 01474 87 30 40.

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Gravesend the day before yesterday (illustrated talk)

17 October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kings Farm Library, 100 Sun Lane
Gravesend, DA12 5HR United Kingdom
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Discover how the town has changed over 60 years & celebrate 60 years of Kings Farm Library 1959 – 2019. Speaker: Christoph Bull (Local Historian & former Kent librarian) On: Thursday 17th October 2019 At: Kings Farm Library, Sun Lane, Gravesend Begins: 2pm Cost: £4 includes refreshments Booking required 03000 413131 (ask for Kings Farm Library) or email: kingsfarmlibrary@kent.gov.uk – or call in.

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King’s Farm Library 60th Anniversary 1959 – 2019

17 October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kings Farm Library, 100 Sun Lane
Gravesend, DA12 5HR United Kingdom
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£4

Meet and enjoy an afternoon with local historian and former Kent Librarian, Christoph Bull. A chance for all to time travel through Gravesend’s history and witness the astonishing changes that have altered the area with a fascinating illustrated talk. Tickets £4 including light refreshments. Booking essential as space is limited.

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Jay Foreman’s disgusting songs for children

19 October at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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2pm - The Woodville A devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show. Adult £10, Child £12, Grand £8 Ticket Line: 01474 33 7500 www.woodville.co.uk

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