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8:19am Friday 19th November 2010
Christ Church Amatuer Dramatic Society are celebrating their 75th year with an evening of 2 one act comedy plays called Meat and Two Veg by Paul Beard and Charity Begins by Bettine Manktelow. Doors open 7.30pm and curtain up 8pm on 25th to 27th November at Christ Church Hall, nr Echo Square Gravesend. For tickets, call Gill Campbell on 01474 534517
8:18am Friday 19th November 2010
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Windmill Street, Gravesend are holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, November 20 from 10am to 2pm. Come along and have a browse and treat yourself and your friends and family. Excellent selection of produce stalls including cakes, jams, marmalade and chutneys. Knitted goods, wooden crafts, salt dough Christmas decorations, jewellery, decoupaged items, Christmas cakes and plants. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up a bargain or put your feet up and have a cuppa. You can even have a go at a craft project yourself while the children have their faces painted.
8:16am Friday 19th November 2010
10:17am Thursday 21st October 2010
U3A are a national organisation for retired and semi-retired people which offers the opportunity to share knowledge, experience and talents with others and learn from them in friendly surroundings. The national web address is www.u3a.org.uk where you can find more details of the organisation and where there is a link to the Gravesend & Northfleet group section.
10:52am Thursday 21st October 2010
The Medway Band are holding a concert at Christ Church, Old Road East on Saturday November 20 7-9pm. Featuring music from all sections of our armed forces, present and past plus film music. Tickets are available from Christ Church, email@example.com or 01474 745406. Donation ticket £10 includes a glass of wine.
10:48am Thursday 21st October 2010
10:45am Thursday 21st October 2010
On Saturday October 30 from 7.30pm Hedgehog Productions present 'Precious Cargo', a musical drama by John Cunningham and Martyn Begbey, with script by Jim Hayman at the Pilson, Water Lane, West Malling. A heartwrenching story of the plight of World War II children leaving their families and friends for evacuation. Tickets from the Box Office 01732 870279
10:34am Thursday 21st October 2010
Gravesend's Historical Society footpaths programme are holding a historical walk on Monday December 27 around Higham marshes starting at 10am, meeting outside St Mary's church, Church Street, Higham. Your guide will be local historian Christoph Bull. There is no need to book, just turn up. Contact Christoph on 01474 320156 for further information.
10:28am Thursday 21st October 2010
Gravesend flower club are holding a demonstration by Nick grounds, (national demonstrator ) on the 10th November 2010 at St Mary's church hall Wrotham road at 8pm, tickets £7.00 available on the night or from Janet on 01474 324691. There will also be stalls and refreshments .
4:57pm Thursday 30th September 2010
The Marlowe Singers, whose repertoire includes classical and popular music are desperate for more singers. They meet at St Andrew's Art Centre every Thursday, 7.45pm - 9.45pm. For more information please contact Pat on 01474 834310 or Jane on 01474 872276.
4:54pm Thursday 30th September 2010
On Sunday October 17 there is a guided historical tour of Gravesend meeting at 2.30pm outside the library in Windmill Street. The guide is Christoph Bull, the local historian and librarian. Tickets are £3, concessions £2.50. No need to book just turn up and pay on the day.
4:45pm Thursday 30th September 2010
Kent area of NAFAS (the National Association of Flowers Arrangemnet societies) is holding their annual competition and exhibition of floral art at the Woodville Halls Gravesend on Wednesday October 13 10.00am- 9.00pm and Thursday October 14 10.00am - 5.00pm admission £3.00.This is an ideal opportunity to go along and see the wonderful and ever changing art form.
4:47pm Thursday 30th September 2010
10:57am Thursday 22nd July 2010
11:02am Thursday 22nd July 2010
Kwik Cricket summer camp comes to Gravesend, North Kent.A fun filled week packed with every aspect of cricket coaching, designed to build on existing talent and unearth future stars for kids aged 7 and above.
10:50am Thursday 22nd July 2010
The U3A Club is a national organisation for retired and semi-retired people. It offers the opportunity to share knowledge, experience and talents with others and learn from them in friendly surroundings. The national web address is www.u3a.org.uk where you can find more details of the organisation and where there is a link to the Gravesend and Northfleet Group section.
10:41am Thursday 22nd July 2010
8:36am Friday 18th June 2010
DGSM yourChoice will be hosting an exciting week of workshops to celebrate Learning Disability week next week. This is the fifth year of this very successful event which brings together people with learning disabilities and enables people to take part in new activities, learn new skills and meet new friends. During the week they will be launching their new book ‘Choices’. Students from the Professional Writing Foundation Degree course at North West Kent College Dartford have collaborated with people using DGSM yourChoice services and produced a book sharing stories about their lives.
1:41pm Tuesday 15th June 2010
Glynis Christopher opened Scallywags Pre-school in 1988 and last week achieved an OUTSTANDING Ofsted inspection report in all areas of learning, with the help and support from the 16 members of staff and volunteers. The sister pre-school at Painters Ash, Scallywags two had also previously acheived an outstanding report.
1:29pm Thursday 10th June 2010
If you interested in early 20th century art you might wish to join a friendly group that is learning about the artists who painted in ths era. There are no forms to fill in or exams to take, just the opportunity to relax and absorb the information. They meet on Wednesday evenings. For further information please contact Jenny Wood on 01474 813701.
1:23pm Thursday 10th June 2010
The society are showing an illustrated talk by Neville Dyson on South Eastern Trains class 395 Javelins on Tuesday July 6. They meet at Emmanuel Baptist Church hall, Windmill Street starting at 7.45pm, visitors are welcome.
9:20am Friday 4th June 2010
On Saturday June 12 the Mayor will be hosting a small reception in the Parlour for the Gravesend Rugby Club and Gravesend Rowing Club who will be doing an open top bus tour from the club to the civic centre.
9:15am Friday 4th June 2010
U3A is a national organisation for retired and semi-retired people that offers the opportunity to share knowledge, experience and talents with others and learn from them in friendly surroundings. The national web address is www.u3a.org.uk, where you can find more details of the organisation and there is a link to the Gravesend group section. They meet on the second Friday of each month, from 2-4pm, at Shears Green Community Centre, WEstcott Avenue. Their next meeting is on Friday June 11. Their speaker will be Michael Smith talking about 'An Unsung Hero-Tom Crean, Antartic Survivor', The meetings are open to both members and visitors. Thyere is a small charge of £1 per meeting. For membership details please contact the membership secretary Mrs Jean Hunt on 01474 356212.
9:07am Friday 4th June 2010
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1:57pm Thursday 20th May 2010
As part of the town's 164th Town Reagtta held over the weekend of June 12 and 13, Bar 24, MInistry of Muscle in association with Hulk Power and Stength Gym present on the the 13th from 12 noon Gravesend's 2010 Strongman competition at the promenade, events include Farmer's walk with a weight in each hand, 110kg or 150kg; Log press above the head lift 110kg or 140kg; Car dead lift, which is a Mazda car mounted on a frame260kg or 320kg; the Truck pull, loading onto the back of a truck two barrels 80k and 90k, rubber block 100k and stone log 130k.
1:45pm Thursday 20th May 2010
The Society are meeting on Tuesday June 1 with an illustrated talk by Ken Livermore on the Sandringham/B17 Trust. This is a steam locomotive being built new, similar to Tornado which began running last year with much publicity. The meetings are held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Windmill Street starting at 7.45pm, visitors are welcome
1:39pm Thursday 20th May 2010
If you are interested in early 20th century art, you might wish to join a friendly group that is learning about the artists who painted in this era. There are no forms to fill in or exmas to take, just the opportunity to relax and absorb the information. They meet on a Wednesday evening. For further information please contact Jenny Wood on 01474 813701.
1:33pm Thursday 20th May 2010
1:57pm Thursday 29th April 2010
1:54pm Thursday 29th April 2010
1:47pm Thursday 29th April 2010
This year's Town Regatta will be held at the Gordon Promenade and will feature River Races on June 12 and 13. These will include both ladies and mens teams from the Crown & Thistle, the Edinburgh Castle, the Waterloo, the George Inn, Prince Albert, the Wheatsheaf, the Terrace Tavern, the Barbarians, LPHA Denton and Charlton, TJ'S, Newbridge, Dockyard Dynamos, Asda, Gravesend Rowing Club and Andrews Lot. All of these teams are practising now to be ready and fit for a busy weekend of racing. On the promenade over both days will be Alf Smith's carnival funfair, trade and charity stalls, food and ice cream vendors, a licensed bar as well as our own Promenade cafe. Entertainment will include popular local singer Gary O'Connor, The Medina Eastern Belly Dancers, The Hamlands School of Dancing and disco music with Scott Collins on the Saturday. And on the Sunday will be the 2010 strong man competition hosted by Terry Coldwell from East 17 together with Martin Gee. This competition is sponsored by Bar 24. Other atrractions will inlcude the RNLI Display and in the Fort Gardens, the UK Paper Band will perform on the bandstand from 2-4pm.
1:33pm Thursday 29th April 2010
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9:11am Friday 9th April 2010
7:01am Friday 19th March 2010
On Saturday March 27 there is an 'Easter Eggy' Family craft day held by Riverview Baptist Fellowship at Whinfell Way scout hall from 2-4pm. Admission is free and includes salt dough, car-marking, painting, free refreshments, homemade cakes and jams for sale, nearly new book and cd stall. There will be a small charge for any craft materials that are used.
7:05am Friday 19th March 2010
7:09am Friday 19th March 2010
Christ Church Amateur Dramatic Society rehearsals are in full swing for thier Spring production on April 29 and 30 adn May 1. The play is a two act comedy by Hugh Janes, entitled Two of a Kind. Watch this space for futher news
6:56am Friday 19th March 2010
The next meeting for this group will be on Tuesday April 6 from 7.45pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church Hall, Windmill Street. David Larkin will be revisiting Gravesend Central. For further information please contact Peter Willis on 01474 534889.
6:50am Friday 19th March 2010
If you are interested in early 20th Century art, you might wish to join a freindly group, which is learning about the artists who painted in this era. There are no forms to fill in or exams to take, just the opportunity to relax and absorb the information. The group meet on a Wednesday evening. For further information please contact Jenny Wood on 01474 813701.
3:58pm Thursday 4th March 2010
3:54pm Thursday 4th March 2010
Gravesend Cycle Touring Club will be leaving Woodlands Park Gates, Wrotham Road Gravesend at 7.30pm on Thursday, March 18 for a local ride of approx 15 miles ending at the Gardeners Arms in Higham for about 9pm. If you'd like to join them please bring your bike, lights and a puncture repair kit and call Hugh on 01474 564964 or Angela on 01474 537559
3:51pm Thursday 4th March 2010
Visitors to the garden at 'Meadow View', Hodsoll Street, on Sunday February 21, for a 'Snowdrop and hellebore Day' raised £400 for the Ellenor/Lions Hospice. Barbara and Brian would like to thank everyone that supported this event on a cold and wet day, and their team of helpers for their hard work.
3:46pm Thursday 4th March 2010
The next meeting of the society is on Thursday March 18 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Hall, Windmill Street from 7.45pm. Ray Puddy presents an eveing of New Zealand Railway Encounters. For further information pleae contact Peter Willis on 01474 534889
1:48pm Wednesday 10th February 2010
The society meet at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Windmill Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week at 7.45pm. On Tuesday March 2 Dave Wills shows some previously unseen historical footage. For further information please contact Peter Willis on 01474 534889
1:20pm Wednesday 10th February 2010