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March 2019

Pop Up History Exhibition

30 March at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to this interesting local event full of photo boards, displays, artefacts and a recently acquired model of Pitcher’s Dockyard, Northfleet.   Local historians and authors will be available to ask questions, time to chat and a chance to buy publications.

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The Citizen Ship

30 March at 12:00 pm - 31 March at 3:00 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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You are invited to join the crew and artists aboard Light Vessel 21 for the launch of LV21’s latest Arts Council England supported project, ‘citizenSHIP – you are welcome’. Find out more about the plans for this 3-month creative programme and how to get involved to help artists create new artworks and cultural interventions themed around identity, nationality, belonging and the free movement of people, goods and ideas. The project will see LV21 become part laboratory for testing new ideas, part…

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Celebrate William Shakespear Day

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

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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Evening Quiz – Gravesham Town Twinning Association

30 March at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St George’s Church Hall, Church Street
Gravesend, DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£5.00

All welcome to the Gravesham Town Twinning Association Evening Quiz. Please bring your own drinks and nibble. For more information please contact Jill Clucas 01474 873536

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Train Ride

31 March at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

Children, buy a ticket for a train ride and your mum gets her first train ride free! Shake off those winter blues, Spring is just around the corner. So come and have a special Mother’s Day train ride.

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April 2019

Song and Story Time and Craft Activity for under 5s

3 April 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. For any enquiries please call 01474 87 30 40.

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Spirit Cafe

5 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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International Roma Day Concert

5 April at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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You are very welcome to the International Roma Day Concert at St George’s Church, Gravesend.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

6 April at 12:00 pm - 7 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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International Roma Day Music Festival

6 April at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map

You are invited to the International Roma Day Music Festival at Fort Gardens, Gravesend.

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Mrs Kapoor’s Daughter’s Wedding

6 April at 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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In true Bollywood style, this show is packed with vibrant colours, eclectic music,  singing, dancing, a fashion show and dhol players. The production, brings together over 30 cast and crew members, to deliver an exceptional theatrical experience for audiences of all ages. Matinee performance: 2.30pm Evening performance: 6.30pm   For further information please visit:  https://woodville.seatlive.com/mrs-kapoors-daughters-wedding/

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Spring Show

6 April at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Shorne Village Hall, 16 The Street
Shorne, Kent DA12 3EA United Kingdom
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You are very welcome to the Shorne Cottage Garden Society Spring Show at Shorne Village Hall. Over 60 classes of exhibits. 100s of entries - cookery, plants, vegetables, flower arrangement and craft. Plant Stall, Raffle, Cream Cakes and Teas!

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Inside Out

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

Jackie Byrne and Fiona Spirals are pleased to offer FREE ‘Creative Art’ Workshops for 2019. Feel free to bring  lunch.

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Owletts

7 April 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…

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Cobham wood and Darnley Mausoleum

7 April at 12:00 pm - 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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Miniature Steam Railway Ride

7 April 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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World War 1 Poets

8 April 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 Bob and Fern Ogley. 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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Easter at Gravesend Borough Market

10 April at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Free

Easter half term activities.....

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Plover Lovers World of Delights

11 April at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Northfleet School for Girls
£4.50

All welcome to ‘Plover Lovers World of Delights’ by Rik and Elis. The Wader Quest duo will return to tell us more about the lives of Plovers, those wading birds seen in all kinds of watery habitats.

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Long Tail Cider Talk

12 April 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 invite you to a talk by Mark Warnett, ‘Long Tail Cider’ - the story so far. Find out about the cider making process and the Long Tail history. Long Tail cider are based in Higham. No need to book. Free tea and coffee, free parking and a regular bus service to Lion Garage and just a short walk. Raffle to help club funds.

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The Cider Making Story

12 April 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 Mark Warnett talk about ‘The Cider Making Story’ at Chalk Parish Hall. Only £2.50 includes refreshments.

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Vaisakhi Parade

13 April at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

Join the Gravesend Gurdwara as they hold its annual Sikh Festival Parade - Vaisakhi. Watch as a sea of colour winds its way through the streets of Gravesend.

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Milton Chantry and new Tavern Fort

13 April at 12:00 pm - 14 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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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

13 April at 1:00 pm - 14 April 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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Spring Show and Plant Sale

13 April at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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You are very welcome to the Cobham Gardeners Spring Show. Entrance to view the adult and junior members entries in the various show categories (Flowers, Vegetables, Preserves & Photographic) during the afternoon is free to the general public. Also, there is a Plant Sale, experts on hand to answer your gardening questions and afternoon tea and cake on sale. You’ll be able to sign up for Society Membership on the day, it’s only £8 for the year.

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Words and Witches

13 April at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£3.00

Sculpt the three witches from Macbeth to celebrate William Shakespeare Day. Only £3.00 with free refreshments.

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Vintage Fayre

14 April at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Join us for a day filled with vintage and retro fashion, accessories, jewellery, homeware, food and live entertainment with Miss Vintage.

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Owletts

14 April at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

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 Train Rides

14 April at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades, Thong Lane
Gravesend , Kent 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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Big Pet Event

18 April 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 April Half Term. 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…

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Easter Half term activities

18 April at 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Northfleet Big Local Central Hub, Rose Street
Northfleet, DA11 9EQ United Kingdom
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Easter half term activities for primary aged children. Children must bring a packed lunch. Please book: confidentchildren@hotmail.co.uk or contact Genny Jones 074908 30038

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Maundy Thursday

18 April at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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All welcome to a Service of reflection and Holy Communion.

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Epic Egg Hunt

19 April at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eastgate, 141 Springhead Parkway Kent DA11 8AD United Kingdom + Google Map
£1

Lots of family activities and only £1.00 per child. The coffee shop will be open.

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Good Friday Church Services

19 April at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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10am - Service for Good Friday at St George’s Church. 10.30am - Walk of Prayer & Witness starting at St George’s Church walking to Windmill Hill. 12 noon - Good Friday Meditation at Christ Church Old Road East, Gravesend, DA12 1NS

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Hot Cross Bun Service

19 April at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Christ Church Milton, 10 Park Avenue
Gravesend, Kent United Kingdom
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All welcome to a special service and craft activities to explore the meaning of this Holy day, followed by Hot Cross Buns. For children of all ages and their carers.

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Good Friday Service – ‘The Seven Last Words of Jesus’

19 April at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Christ Church Milton, 10 Park Avenue
Gravesend, Kent United Kingdom
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This service is in half hour sections, so you can stay for the duration or arrive and leave on the half hour during a hymn.

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Cold War Bunker Tours

19 April 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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The Easter Bunny Hunt

20 April at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
High Street Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom + Google Map
£2.00

Pick up a Bunny Hunt Sheet in advance from Made in Kent or one of the participating Heritage High Street Stores for a minimum donation of £2 per child. Bunny Hunt Sheets will also be on sale on the day from our Bunny HQ outside Maries Tea Room.Then the hunt is on, keep your eyes peeled for our mischievous little bunnies in the shop windows and if you spot one head inside with your Bunny Hunt Sheet to pick up…

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Easter Family Fun Day

20 April at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St George’s Church Hall, Church Street
Gravesend, DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£1.00

Come along for a morning filled with Easter crafts and activities for children and their families. Only £1 per child. No need to book, just turn up on the day. For more information: info@stgeorgesgravesend.org

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Easter Day

21 April at 7:00 am - 11:00 am
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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7am - Easter Day Sunrise Service with Holy Communion. 10am - Family Communion for Easter Day.

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