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February 2020

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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Wildlife in Winter in Northern Japan

24 February at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Masonic Halls, Wrotham Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0PA United Kingdom
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£5.00

All welcome for a talk ‘Wildlife in Winter in Northern Japan’ by Paul Hale. From Japanese Cranes and Stellars Sea Eagles to Japanese Macaques bathing in hot springs, and also a look at Japanese culture.

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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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Tea Dance

25 February 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

All welcome to Tea Dance, sequence dancing at St George’s Church Hall. Very friendly, good fun and great exercise. Couples or singles (adults only). Beginners or experienced – all very welcome. For more info: 01474 320792 or 07913230119

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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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Gravesend & District Stamp Club – Channel Islands

28 February at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Paul’s URC, Singlewell Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7RE United Kingdom
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£10

Do you collect stamps, postal history etc? Why not join the Stamp Club. The meetings are held on Fridays at 8pm and the subscription is only £10 a year.

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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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Mums & Tots

2 March 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 – 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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Tea Dance

3 March 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

All welcome to Tea Dance, sequence dancing at St George’s Church Hall. Very friendly, good fun and great exercise. Couples or singles (adults only). Beginners or experienced – all very welcome. For more info: 01474 320792 or 07913230119

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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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Spirit Cafe

6 March 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…

7 March 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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Simply Sew

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

Come along to an open workshop of basic stitching/fabric workshop. Suitable for all ages over 5 years old.

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Commonwealth Day Flag Raising

9 March at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gravesend Community Square, Windmill Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU United Kingdom
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All welcome for the raising of 6 Commonwealth Flags to celebrate #Commonwealth Day.

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Mums & Tots

9 March 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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Archaeological Notification Areas and current Palaeolithic work in Gravesend area

9 March at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Wrotham Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LS United Kingdom
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£2.00

North west Kent is blessed as a key area for the British Palaeolithic. The Dartford/Swanscombe area in particular has many nationally important sites, such as Barnfield Pit the HS1 Ebbsfleet elephant, the Dartford Neanderthal site and the baker’s Hole Levallois site. dr Francis Wenban-Smith of the University of Southampton will review some of his work in this area, and current initiatives to identify areas of greater Palaeolithic potential here and across Kent more widely. No need to book. For more…

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Tea Dance

10 March 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

All welcome to Tea Dance, sequence dancing at St George’s Church Hall. Very friendly, good fun and great exercise. Couples or singles (adults only). Beginners or experienced – all very welcome. For more info: 01474 320792 or 07913230119

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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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Orangutans in Borneo and Sumatre

12 March at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Northfleet School for Girls
£5.00

Join Alison Bristo as she shares stories and experiences gained in voluntary work with Orangutans for the Sumatran Orangutan Society. Alison will also describe the personal journey that led her to Borneo.

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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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Gravesend and District Stamp Club – Annual General Meeting

13 March at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St Paul’s URC, Singlewell Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7RE United Kingdom
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£10.00

Do you collect stamps, postal history etc? Why not join the Stamp Club. The meetings are held on Fridays at 8pm and the subscription is only £10 a year.

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Saturday Market Buy Fresh…Buy Local

14 March 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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The Bang Up!

14 March at 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£7.50

Interactive show of Rudest, Sweariest poems in the English language with poet James McKay.

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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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Tea Dance

17 March 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

All welcome to Tea Dance, sequence dancing at St George’s Church Hall. Very friendly, good fun and great exercise. Couples or singles (adults only). Beginners or experienced – all very welcome. For more info: 01474 320792 or 07913230119

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Chaucer’s Medieval Pilgrims

19 March at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Higham Memorial Hall, School Lane
Higham, Kent ME3 7JL United Kingdom
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£4.50

A welcome return from Martin Crowther who so entertained us in November 2018. With his usual humorous approach, he gives a ‘warts and all’ account of the pilgrimage to Canterbury, based on the latest historical evidence. Free entry for members - visitors are always welcome (£4.50 per talk - this includes tea/coffee and biscuits).

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Saturday Market Buy Fresh…Buy Local…

21 March 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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Saturday Market Buy Local…Buy Fresh…

28 March 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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