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August 2018

Gravesham Art Group Annual Exhibition

25 August at 10:30 am - 2 September at 5:30 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along and enjoy the Annual Exhibition 2018. Open Sunday 10.30am - 4pm

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Gravesend Borough Market Tour

25 August 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 The tours are funded through the GO Trade Interreg European Project

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

25 August at 12:00 pm - 26 August at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1

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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Bows and Arrows

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

Commemorate 100 years of the Suffragette Movement. Decorate a special placard, explore poetry and meet a ‘real’ Suffragette.

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Owletts

26 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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Cobham Hall Tour

26 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. No booking required.

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Sand Art

28 August at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Come along to use Sand Art and create different shapes. Fun for all the family.

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Science Workshop

28 August at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come and enjoy a Science Workshop and discover exciting fun things with science.

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Parklife

28 August at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Camer Park, Camer Park Road
Meopham, Kent DA13 0AL United Kingdom
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All welcome for FREE family fun at Camer Park. Including Fun & Games with Micky the Magician, Climbing Wall, Kangoo Jumps and lots more.

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Natural Arts and Crafts

28 August at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Shorne Wood Country Park, Brewers Road
Shorne, Gravesend , Kent DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Head along to Shorne Woods Country park to have fun in the forest school area hunting for natural materials to create a woodland animal or a minibeast to take home. Then join a ranger to toast marshmallows over a campfire. For more information and to book visit: www.kentcountryparks.co.uk

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Pond Dipping

30 August at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shorne Wood Country Park, Brewers Road
Shorne, Gravesend , Kent DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Head along to Shorne Woods Country Park to have fun dipping in the pond and discovering the myriad of water minibeasts that live there. Charges apply.

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Sand Art

30 August at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Come along to use Sand Art and create different shapes. Fun for all the family.

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Birds of Prey Demonstration

30 August at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Take a look at wonderful Birds of Prey demonstrations.

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September 2018

Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

1 September at 12:00 pm - 2 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
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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Owletts

2 September 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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2018 South East England’s Strongest man Contest

2 September at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
New Road, New Road
Gravesend, DA11 0AF
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All welcome to the 2018 South East England’s Strongest man Contest. LIVE and FREE to spectate.

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Darnley Mausoleum

2 September at 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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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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Cobham Hall Tour

2 September at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. No booking required.

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Guided Tour with Christoph Bull – Northcourt School,Denton 1938-2018

6 September at 6:45 pm
Riverside Community Centre, Denton Road
Gravesend, da12 2jy
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Northcourt School, Denton 1938-2018- an evening of memories & history Come and enjoy an evening with a guided tour of the school, fish & chips supper and more – meet former staff and pupils Guide: Christoph Bull (Local Historian, former pupil and governor at Northcourt), Mayor of Gravesham (Councillor David Hurley) to rededicate the building. On: Thursday 6th September 2018 At: Northcourt School (now Riverside Community Centre) off Dickens Road, Denton Begins: 6.45pm for 7pm Booking required for catering purposes…

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Cold War Bunker Tours

7 September 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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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

8 September at 12:00 pm - 9 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Chantry Heritage Centre, Fort Gardens

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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Tour of Gad’s Hill Place and Cream Tea.

8 September at 1:00 pm - 9 September 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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Movie on the Meadow – The Greatest Showman

8 September at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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£3

Come along to the annual outdoor movie night. BBQ - Popcorn - Beer - Wine and Refreshments - Glowsticks. Tickets available in advance from Cobham Community Stores, The Street, Cobham. In aid of the Meadow Room Village Hall.

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Owletts

9 September 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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Our Thames to Dartford to Grain

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

Enjoy a talk by local historian Christoph Bull about stories of the great River Thames.

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The Tony Larkin Memorial Lecture

10 September 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

The Enlighted Robert Pocock of Gravesend with Malcolm Jennings. 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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Dementia: Ask the Experts Event

11 September at 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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DESCRIPTION FREE EVENT - ALL WELCOME Find out more about latest research tools, techniques and specialist services. Market Place 9.30am to 11am and then 12.30pm to 1.15pm - stalls include Alzheimer & Dementia Support, Alzheimer Research, Kent Libraries, Peabody Home Improvement Agency, North West Kent Crime Prevention. Plus a demo of a Tovertafel table (a magic table creating moments of happiness for people living with dementia and all those around them). 11am to 12.30pm - Specialist speakers followed by a…

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Historical Guided Walk of Old Northfleet

11 September at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Veterans Hall, The Hill
Northfleet, DA11 9EU United Kingdom
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  Meet: 11am at The Veteran’s Hall, The Hill, Northfleet DA11 9EU Guide: Christoph Bull (Local Historian) Free – but booking required for light refreshments afterwards at the Veteran’s Club: Jaki on 01474 354479 Email: jaki@cvsnwk.org. The walk will last about 2 hours – sensible footwear needed with one hill to go up at Granby Road. Come and discover Northfleet’s amazing history – and surprise yourself.  

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Still Alice

11 September at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. To book: www.eventbrite.co.uk

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Milton Chantry Open Afternoon & Guided Tour

13 September at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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As part of the Heritage Open Days 2018, enjoy a visit to the oldest building in Gravesham. Its origins are said to date back to a leper hospital founded on the site in 1189. Each of its rooms tells a different story about its past uses and inhabitants. Wander around at your leisure, take an audio guide or book onto our special guided tour. Open Afternoon - 12noon - 2pm. Free Guided Tour at 2pm (Pre-booking essential) To book email:…

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Footloose in Namibia

13 September at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Northfleet School for Girls
£3.50

‘Footloose in Namibia’ by John Lawrence. Independent travel in Africa, including the Skeleton Coast and Etosha National Park.

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Memory Walk

14 September at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jeskyns, Henhurst Road
Cobham, DA123AN United Kingdom
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All welcome to join this year’s Memory Walk on Friday 14th September at Jeskyn’s Community Woodland. The 5k walk starts at 11am and takes about 1 1/2 hours. The Memory Walk is from Alzheimer’s Society - united against dementia. For more information and to register: www.gravesham.gov.uk/memorywalk

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

15 September at 12:00 pm - 16 September 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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Autumn Show & Plant Sale

15 September 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 Autumn Show and Plant Sale. Includes: Gardening Tips, Adult & Junior Show Categories, Flowers, Vegetables, Preserves & Photographic. Tea, coffee & cakes on sale. Free Entry

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Chalk Village Gardeners Club Autumn Show

15 September at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, DA12 2ND United Kingdom
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£0.50

All welcome to the Chalk Village Gardeners Club Autumn Show. Includes fruit exhibits, vegetables, flowers, craft and domestic items. Light refreshments available.

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Owletts

16 September 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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Crafts, Vintage & Gift Fairs

16 September at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meopham Village Hall, Wrotham Road Meopham DA13 0AT + Google Map

Fabulous, locally-produced Arts and Crafts and Unique Vintage items and unusual gifts. FREE Entry!

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Meopham Artisan Craft Vintage and Gift Fairs

16 September at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meopham Village Hall, Wrotham Road Meopham DA13 0AT + Google Map

All welcome to the Artisan Craft Vintage and Gift Fairs.

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Darnley Mausoleum

16 September at 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Visit the restored 18 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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Swanscombe Marshes (Circular Walk)

16 September at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
George & Dragon, Galley Hill
Swanscombe, Kent DA10 OLF United Kingdom
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Please meet outside George and Dragon public house Galley Hill. Guide: Christoph Bull. For more details regarding the group’s walks please contact Nicholas Miskin 01474 832301

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