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December 2018

A Christmas Carol

1 December at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£15

This Christmas favourite returns to the Owletts sitting room, storytelling surrounded by festive cheer. Enjoy a cup of mulled and a home made mince pie before this Parlour Play. This event always sells out quickly so please book early - only 13 places per show. Please contact 01474 813741 or 07856 437182

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Vintage Christmas Market

2 December at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Vintage Christmas by Forget-Me-Not at Gravesend Borough Market Sunday 2 December – 10am to 4pm • 30 or more vintage traders under one roof • Live entertainment from My Favourite Things • Street food & bar plus vintage cocktails • Make your own Vintage table arrangements –  pre-book with info@visitgravesend.co.uk  

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Mayor’s Carol Concert

2 December at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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All welcome to the Mayor’s Carol Concert.

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Christingle

2 December at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Christ Church Milton, 10 Park Avenue
Gravesend, Kent United Kingdom
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Arrive at 3.30pm for craft work in the hall, a magical start to Advent for all the family, with oranges, sweets and candles.

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Grim Gravesend: How the other half lived at Christmas.

3 December 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 to discover how the other half lived at Christmas. Starts at 6pm for a fish and chip supper, talk to follow. Cost: £15 - includes both the meal and the talk.

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Song and Story Time and Craft Activity for under 5s

4 December 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 Activity for under 5s with Eastgate.

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Eastgate Community Carol Service

4 December at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastgate, 141 Springhead Parkway Kent DA11 8AD United Kingdom + Google Map

Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies from 7pm. The readings and carol service will begin at 7.30pm, followed by more refreshments at 8.30pm.

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MacMillan Christmas Coffee Morning

5 December at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Library, Windmill Street
Gravesend, DA12 1AQ United Kingdom
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Come along to the MacMillan Christmas Coffee Morning. Donations welcome.

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Santa’s Christmas Robin Story Time

5 December at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Library, Windmill Street
Gravesend, DA12 1AQ United Kingdom
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All welcome to enjoy Santa’s Christmas Robin Story Time with The Woodville.

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Lawn primary Christmas Fayre

5 December at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lawn Primary School, High Street
Northfleet, Kent DA11 9HB United Kingdom
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All welcome to the Lawn Primary Christmas Fayre.

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Parlour Plays presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

6 December at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£15

The Christmas favourite has returned this year and is already in full swing. You are very welcome to the Owletts drawing room for a special evening of storytelling, homemade mince pies and mulled wine. Its the perfect event for this festive season. Showtimes 4pm and 7pm. Please call: 01474 813741 or 07856 437182 or email: owletts.events@gmail.com.

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Celebrate St Nicholas Day with us!

6 December at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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The St Nicholas tradition is fun for everyone. Parents bring your children and celebrate with us. You will be told the story about this day and sing Christmas songs.

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Afternoon Tea with Seasonal Music

7 December at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Windmill Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1BB United Kingdom
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£5

Enjoy songs from the Matinee Singers with Afternoon Tea. Pre booking is essential.

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Cold War Bunker Tours

7 December 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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CoderDojo

8 December at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Gravesend Library, Windmill Street
Gravesend, DA12 1AQ United Kingdom
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Come and find out about CoderDojo.

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Creative Christmas

8 December at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Creative Christmas at Gravesend Borough Market Saturday 8 December – 10am to 3pm Get ready for a day of creative crafts and activities! • Animatronic Polar Bear & Arctic Explorer, walkabouts at 12noon, 1pm & 2pm • Live ice carving • Victorian Pomander children’s workshop • Face painting • Frozen characters appearances at 11.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30 – 2.30pm • Gingerbread decorating workshop 10am, 12pm, 1pm, & 2pm • Meopham Mini Artists workshops 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm • Santa’s Christmas…

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St Aidan’s Church Christmas Fair

8 December at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
st Aidan’s Church Hall, St Gregory's Crescent
Gravesend, Kent DA12 4JL United Kingdom
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£0.50

Come along to the St Aiden’s Christmas Fair includes: Bric-a-Brac, Home made stall, Bottle Stall, Cake Stall, Groceries, Toiletries, Children’s stall, Raffles, Chuck it in a Bucket, Chocolate Tombola and refreshments.

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SEAson’s Greetings / Open Day

8 December at 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Explore the decks and watch HMS Wakeful story unfold to get a glimpse into the life of seafarers spending Christmas at Sea, make your own nautical Christmas decorations to take home and enjoy a warming drink and nibbles in the Galley Bar. If you look very carefully you might even find Benny the Beluga aboard joining in the festivities somewhere below decks! Please note that access to the ship is closed during high tide - 12.30pm - 2pm.

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Christmas Crafts with Northfleet Big Local

8 December at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hive House Library, 10-11 Hive Lane
Northfleet, DA11 9DE United Kingdom
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Enjoy Christmas Crafts with Northfleet Big Local.

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Christmas Fair on the Square

8 December at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Hive, The Hive
Northfleet, Kent United Kingdom
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£5

All welcome to the Christmas Fair on the Square. Includes: Face Painting, Tombola, Arts and Crafts, School and Church Choirs, Christmas Market Stalls, Santa and lots more. Entry only £5 for Family Wrist Band.

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Eastgate Christmas Fair

8 December at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Eastgate, 141 Springhead Parkway Kent DA11 8AD United Kingdom + Google Map
£2

Great fun for all family at one of the biggest events of the year. The Ferris wheel returns! Adult: £2 Child: £1

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A Christmas Singalong Concert

8 December at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gravesend Methodist Church & Community Centre, Milton Road
Gravesend, DA12 2RE United Kingdom
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£5

Bring your voice and have some Christmas fun at A Christmas Singalong Concert with local artists. Admission £5 (under 10’s Free)

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From Greenhithe to Greyhithe and back again

10 December 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 Christoph Bull. 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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Song and Story Time and Craft Activity for under 5s

11 December 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 Activity for under 5s with Eastgate.

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Children’s Chatterbooks Reading Group

12 December at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Library, Windmill Street
Gravesend, DA12 1AQ United Kingdom
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Join in with the Children’s Chatterbooks Reading Group.

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A Social Evening

13 December at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Northfleet School for Girls
£4.50

Please come along to a meeting to review the year and enjoy some festive refreshments.

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LRA Consultation Strategy Drop-in

14 December at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gravesend Library, Windmill Street
Gravesend, DA12 1AQ United Kingdom
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Come along to the LRA Consultation Strategy Drop-in.

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LRA Consultation Strategy Drop-in

14 December at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meopham Library, Wrotham Road
Meopham, DA13 0AH United Kingdom
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All welcome to the LRA Consultation Strategy Drop-in.

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Christmas Memories

14 December at 7:30 pm - 15 December at 9:30 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£7

Gravesend Entertainment and Musical Society (GEMS) presents Christmas Memories. Tickets: £7 - includes light refreshments. For more information: 01474 355413

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Santa’s Grotto at Shorne Woods Country Park

15 December at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shorne Wood Country Park, Brewers Road
Shorne, Gravesend , Kent DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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£8

Pre book online to meet Santa in his cosy Country Park Grotto where all children will receive a small gift. Following your festive encounter, enjoy our self-led trail through the woods and Christmas Crafts at your leisure. Suitable for children under 12 years old. Online pre-booking is essential.

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Christmas Craft

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

Create your own tree decorations, gift tags and  bespoke Christmas cards with Gravesham Arts.

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Christmas Nativity Parade

15 December at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Experience the nativity story retold with Mary and Joseph, their donkey and the wise men on their camels as they parade through the town to Community Square. The fun starts from 2pm with activities, music, and the animals down by St George’s Church. At 3.30pm as the light dims, the lantern lit parade will be led by Mary and Joseph through Jury Street, past the Old Town Hall and up the High Street to corner of King Street and Windmill…

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Christmas Craft

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

Create your own tree decorations, gift tags and Christmas cards. Share festive treats, poetry and a Carol or two with Gravesham Arts!

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Christmas Nativity Parade

15 December at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
New Road, New Road
Gravesend, DA11 0AF
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Join the Nativity Parade through the town followed by carols on Community Square.

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Marlowe Singers in Concert

15 December at 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Come and enjoy the Marlowe Singers in Concert.

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Santa’s Grotto at Shorne Woods Country Park

16 December at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shorne Wood Country Park, Brewers Road
Shorne, Gravesend , Kent DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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£8

Pre book online to meet Santa in his cosy Country Park Grotto where all children will receive a small gift. Following your festive encounter, enjoy our self-led trail through the woods and Christmas Crafts at your leisure. Suitable for children under 12 years old. Online pre-booking is essential.

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All Age Nativity Service

16 December at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Come along to the All Age Nativity Service.

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Charity Santa Dash

16 December at 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cyclopark, The Tollgate, wrotham Road,
Gravesend, DA11 7NP United Kingdom
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Join one of Kent’s biggest Charity Santa Runs. This festive Santa Dash will be the perfect way to get you in the holiday spirit, you can choose either a 5k or 10k route. The even is being held at Gravesend Cyclo Park and Santa costumes will be provided for all runners at no extra cost on the day. The event is organised on behalf of Martin Tolhurst Solicitors to help raise funds and awareness for North Kent MIND, a mental…

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Carols by Candlelight

16 December at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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Come along to Carols by Candlelight at St George’s Church.

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Children’s Chatterbooks Reading Group

17 December at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coldharbour Library, Coldharbour Road
Northfleet, Kent
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Enjoy the Children’s Chatterbooks Reading Group.

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