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April 2019

Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

22 April 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, take…

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St George’s Day Festival and Parade

23 April at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Square, Gravesend DA12 1AS United Kingdom + Google Map

Full details coming soon.

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Spirit Cafe

26 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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If Statues Could Talk

27 April 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

27 April at 12:00 pm - 28 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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Celebrate William Shakespear day

27 April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£3.00

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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Gravesend Record Fair

28 April at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Brand new for 2019 – Gravesend Record Fair. A collection of many of the South’s best record dealers exhibiting alongside private sellers, offering everything from rock to soul, punk to reggae, psych to indie … and everything else in between! Whether you know what you’re looking for or just want to browse and explore the fantastic range on offer, come along between 9:30 and 3:30pm and support this inaugural record fair.  

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Gravesend: the day before yesterday

29 April 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 at Reliance Fish Restaurant. How Gravesend has changed so much in our lifetime - this talk explores some of those alterations, good and bad. 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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May 2019

It’s Northfleet, but not as we know it

2 May at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ye Olde Coach & Horses, The Hill
Northfleet, Kent DA11 9EU United Kingdom
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£4

All welcome to attend an illustrated talk about It’s Northfleet, but not as we know it: How Northfleet has been transformed over the past century. The talk is located in separate accommodation from the bar. Food and drink available for purchase - pie & mash or a selection of snacks. For more info: Christoph Bull 07702287147 Come and enjoy a relaxed evening discovering Northfleet’s recent past in the town’s oldest public house.

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Meet the Choir

2 May at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

You are very welcome to ‘Meet the Choir‘ - a fun packed evening of musical exploration through games and popular song.

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Spirit Cafe

3 May 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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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

4 May at 12:00 pm - 5 May 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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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

6 May 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, take…

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The Story of English Country Cheese

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

Come along and listen to a talk with Derek March about ‘The Story of English Country Cheese’. Only £2.50 including refreshments - no need to book. Why not bring a bloom just for fun for the ‘Best Bloom Competition’ - Free to enter - small prize. Also, there is a raffle to help club funds. For more details please contact: 07740 775206

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

11 May at 12:00 pm - 12 May 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

11 May at 1:00 pm - 12 May 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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Who’s who in Hoo

13 May 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 about the Hoo peninsula and the fascinating places that are to be found within this lovely landscape. 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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Annual General Meeting

13 May 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 Annual General Meeting followed by a short presentation on a local subject.

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Cold War Bunker Tours

17 May 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

18 May at 12:00 pm - 19 May 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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If Statues Could Talk

25 May at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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

25 May at 12:00 pm - 26 May 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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Ellie’s Mini Marathon

26 May at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, wrotham Road,
Gravesend, DA11 7NP United Kingdom
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£7.50

Ellie is calling children aged 5-16 years old to take to the tracks at Cyclopark in Gravesend for the best children’s Fun Run in town! Whether they walk, jog or run the 2.62km route, our Mini Marathoners will be sure to feel a huge sense of achievement when they receive their medal and certificate at the finish line. This is a chance to inspire our young philanthropists as each participant is asked to raise a minimum of £30 in sponsorship…

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

27 May 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, take…

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Big Pet Event

30 May 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 May. 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 latest info!

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June 2019

Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

1 June at 12:00 pm - 2 June 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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Quiz Night

1 June at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£2.50

Join The Marlowe Singers for a Quiz Night at St Andrew’s Art Centre. Only £2.50 (bring your own refreshments). Raffle to include 2 free tickets to The Marlowe Singers next concert.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

8 June at 12:00 pm - 9 June 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

8 June at 1:00 pm - 9 June at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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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Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby & Children’s Market

9 June 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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A question of Gravesham – local history quiz evening

10 June 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 fun quiz. Come and find out the astonishing history of our area by answering questions in a fun quiz. 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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The Ex-President’s Evening

10 June 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 Su Hall (traditonally the subject is a surprise) 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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Hospitable Horticulture for Hedgehogs

14 June 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 Club invite you to come and hear a talk by Maureen Rainey, of the Kent Wildlife Trust, about ‘Hospitable Horticulture for Hedgehogs’. No booking required. Free local parking and regular bus service to the Lion Garage.Raffle to help club funds. Why not bring a bloom for the free ‘just for fun’ - Best Bloom Competition. For more info: 07740 775206

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Fusion Festival

15 June at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

Full details coming soon.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

15 June at 12:00 pm - 16 June 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,…

Find out more »

Cold War Bunker Tours

21 June at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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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Gravesend Town Regatta

22 June at 8:00 am - 23 June at 5:00 pm
Riverside Leisure Area Gravesend, DA12 2BS United Kingdom + Google Map

Full details coming soon.

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If Statues Could Talk

22 June at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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…

Find out more »

Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

22 June at 12:00 pm - 23 June 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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Armed Forces Flying the Flag

24 June at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Square, Gravesend DA12 1AS United Kingdom + Google Map

Full details coming soon.

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