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Festivals & events

Share in the wonderful array of events that are on around Medway.

Sat, 26 and Sun, 27 Nov and Fri, 2, to Sun, 4, and Fri, 9 to Sun, 11 Dec, 11am-6pm (3 and 4 Dec, 10am-7pm)

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Rochester Christmas Market Explore the magical stalls for gifts and quirky stocking fillers while sipping on either mulled wine or hot chocolate. Enjoy a sizzling Bratwurst sausage and treat yourself to roast chestnuts as you wander through the market. Funfair rides ÂŁ1 per person on Fridays. Rochester Castle Gardens

Sat, 3 and Sun, 4 Dec, 10am-5pm

Dickensian Christmas Festival Packed with stalls and events, Rochester will be a winter wonderland with candlelit parades, reindeer, an open air carol concert and street performers. And with guaranteed snowfall thanks to our snow machines, what better way to start celebrating Christmas. Rochester

Sat, 28 Jan, 12noon

Chinese New Year A colourful exuberant procession celebrating the Year of the Rooster.

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Theatres

The Central and The Brook Theatres provide an exciting programme of performances this season. //thecentralandbrooktheatres thecentralandbrooktheatres

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2 to 24 December Especially for 3 to 6 year olds

It’s Christmas Eve, and such a velvety dark night that the Smallest House Mouse has completely lost his way. So he steps inside the Moonbeam Hotel to ask directions - even though he knows it is the home of the mysterious Christmas Cat… Join them on an amazing journey through enchanted lands and help them save Christmas for everyone!

Tickets

Adults - £7.95, children - £7.50 Group offers available.

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Thu, 19 Jan, 8pm

Bully Wee Band Since their reformation in 2004, the Bully Wee Band have had no trouble proving that they are still a force to be reckoned with as one of Britain’s foremost exponents of acoustic folk/rock music. With their first new studio album in over 30 years, the band blends acoustic guitars, mandolin, fiddle and keyboards with mesmerising effect. Tickets: £13.50

Sat, 28 Jan, 7pm

Soul Icons Show featuring Razzamataz Theatre School This soul show is based on the biggest soul icons including Tina Turner, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and more. Two hours of nothing but soul, for kids and adults. Tickets: Band A – £18, Band B – £16 The Central Theatre

Thu, 2 Feb, 8pm

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Omid Djalili: Schmuck For a Night

Tickets: £24 The Central Theatre (16+)

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Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is back on a nationwide tour. Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television and the West End stage, recently including Dickensian, Lucky Man and Going Forward.

Fri, 3 Feb, 8pm Dizzy O'Dare Cabaret of Curiosities

Burlesque Special Prepare to be delighted as Dizzy O'Dare delivers an array of burlesque beauties. Join us at the Brook Theatre as the most sought after burlesque performers descend upon the stage to delight and seduce you with glamour, style and sizzle. Dress to impress for the most dazzling night in Medway's calendar. Tickets: £12.50, concessions available The Brook Theatre Community hire

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Sat, 4 Feb, 7.30pm Sweeney Entertainments proudly presents:

T Rextasy: I Love to Boogie Marc Bolan, with his band T Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. T Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically outlives Marc’s very own T Rex. Truly a rock’n’roll concert for all ages - if you would like to know exactly what a Marc Bolan concert was like in the 1970s, this show is for you. Tickets: Band A - £22, Band B - £20 The Central Theatre

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Sat, 4 Feb, 7pm Dream Academy presents:

Icons Wanted: Dead or Alive This will be an exciting blend of all of the arts taking us through the music and lives of many of the world’s biggest icons. We hope you enjoy. Tickets: £8, concessions available The Brook Theatre

Thu, 9 Feb, 7.30pm

Al Murray: Let’s Go Backwards Together

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Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-basedbraveheart, Al Murray embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand new show. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end? Tickets: £27.50 The Central Theatre (18+)

Sat, 11 Feb, 7.30pm

The Bob Dylan Story The Bob Dylan Story is the new stunning and definitive tribute to a songwriting genius who spoke for a whole generation. Enhanced by a top backing band, the show lovingly and authentically recreates the many songs that made Dylan the living legend and Nobel Prize winner for literature he is today. Tickets: Band A - £20, Band B - £18 The Central Theatre

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Beauty and the Beast Based on the classic French fairytale, the witty and original script from Alan P Frayn brings this well-loved story into the realm of traditional panto. Many new twists and turns along the way, ensuring a side-splitting and action-packed adventure for all the family

Theatres

Thu, 16 to Sat, 18 Feb, 2 and 7pm GDS Productions presents:

Tickets: £10, concessions £8, family of four £33 The Brook Theatre

Fri, 24 Feb, 7.30pm

Forbidden Nights – A Male Variety Evening

Tickets: Band A - £22.50, Band B - £20 The Central Theatre (18+)

Sat, 25 Feb, 7.30pm

City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra

The Central Theatre

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Brahms's passionate, virtuoso First Piano Concerto is an extraordinary peak in mid-19th century musical thought, with influences ranging from Bach to Schumann. Mahler’s delicate Blumine and Beethoven’s exuberant 7th Symphony complete a wonderful programme. The CRSO was formed to nurture excellence through music in the community, and places the local community at the heart of all that it does. Tickets: Band A – £17, Band B - £13, concessions available

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A classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography as seen on Britain’s Got Talent and The Only Way is Essex. Forbidden are skilled and professionally trained performers, hand-picked from around the UK with charisma, undeniable talent, sparkling personalities and honed physiques in equal measure. They sing, they dance and they are very easy on the eye with an element of naughtiness but not so naughty that you can’t bring your nan.

Sun, 26 Feb, 3pm

U.Dance Medway 2017 As part of the dance, diversity and culture season, the Arts Development Team invite talented young dancers aged 11-19 years and dancers up to 25 years from Medway and Kent, to perform to friends and family. The audience will be able to see for free 11 Million Reasons (PG) film and photographic exhibition as part of this event and a special screening of DV8 Physical Theatre, The Cost of Living (16). Tickets: £6.50, concessions £4.50, family of four £20 The Brook Theatre Community hire

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Fri, 3 Mar, 8pm

Jon Richardson: Old Man The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher? Tickets: £20.50 The Central Theatre (14+)

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Fri, 3 and Sat, 4 Mar, 7pm Regan Performing Arts presents:

Once Upon A Time This dance spectacular explores characters from our favourite bedtime stories and brings them to life through acting, dance and song. Come with us on a magical journey through a broad range of dance styles including classical ballet tap, modern jazz and musical theatre. Tickets: £8, concessions available The Brook Theatre

Wed, 8 Mar, 7.30pm

Gilbert O’Sullivan in Concert The 50th Anniversary Tour It is 50 years since one of the music industry’s true legends made his foray with the release of his debut single, Disappear. It launched O’Sullivan on a career that is still thriving five decades later - seeing him dominate the charts in the seventies and continue to enjoy success to the present day. Tickets: Band A - £29.50, Band B - £28 The Central Theatre

Thu, 9 Mar, 7:30pm Tony Denton Promotions presents:

80’s Invasion featuring: Paul Young, Martika, Toyah & China Crisis Four iconic artists from the 80’s, performing on the same night. The new line-up features Paul Young, one of the most popular solo artists from the era, legendary pop punk princess Toyah, Liverpool’s finest guitar duo China Crisis and for the first time performing in the UK in over 25 years, the gorgeous Martika. Tickets: Band A - £32.50, Band B - £29.50, VIP Package available The Central Theatre

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One Night of Rock Featuring the music of: Bon Jovi, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Meat Loaf, Led Zeppelin, Guns n Roses, The Who, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Status Quo, Jimi Hendrix and more.

Theatres

Fri, 10 Mar, 7.30pm Easy Theatres presents:

Tickets: Band A - £24.50, Band B - £22.50, buy nine get one free The Central Theatre

Sun, 12 Mar, 7.30pm

An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe: Somewhere in Time

Tickets: Band A - £26, Band B - £24, concessions available The Central Theatre

Thu, 16 Mar, 7:30pm

Swinging at the Cotton Club Featuring the Lindy Hop Dance Company & The Harry Stutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, take a step back into 1920s and ‘30s New York City and to Harlem's hottest nightclub, The Cotton Club. Tickets: £20.50

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Strictly’s favourite couple, Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe bring you a night to remember. A fantastic show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite ballroom and Latin dances. The dance showcase will transport you away to a place of wonderful moments, with lots of laughs and stories along the way.

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West End Days & Broadway Nights International singer Tony Lorenzo headlines an evening of song and dance from the West End to Broadway and beyond. In aid of Rotary Children’s Hospice Family Holidays.

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Sat, 18 Mar, 7.30pm Medway Rotary Club presents:

Tickets: £15, concessions available

Afternoon film treat

The Central Theatre Tues, 21, Mar, 2.30pm Afternoon Film Treat presents:

Cape Fear (1962) Following his release from prison a violent convict tracks down the lawyer who imprisoned him to exact revenge in this tense thriller. Refreshments available from 1.30pm. Tickets: £5.50 on the door, £5 in advance, £4.50 by booking three films or more. Visit: medwayticketslive.co.uk for 2017 films The Central Theatre Community hire

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Fri, 24, Sat, 25 Mar, 7pm and Sun, 26 Mar, 3pm Bluebell School of Dance and Performing Arts presents:

4Zero Come and see the talented young dancers as they perform numbers inspired by shows and ballets from across the years, and celebrate their 40th anniversary year. Tickets: £12, concessions available The Brook Theatre

Sat, 25 Mar, 7.30pm Sweeney Entertainments presents:

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s first release, Think Floyd’s brand new production features music from all 15 Pink Floyd albums. From The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, through Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, to The Endless River. Tickets: Band A - £22, Band B - £20 The Central Theatre

Sun, 26 Mar, 7.30pm

Bootleg Beatles The world’s most famous Beatles tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the 60s, from their witty Scouse banter to their inflection-perfect vocal mimicry.

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Tickets: Band A - £29.50, Band B - £27.50 The Central Theatre

Fri, 31 Mar, 8pm Dizzy O’Dare Cabaret of Curiosities

Circus Time! Get ready to be wowed as international circus performers take to the stage to take your breath away. These circus stars perform their acts around the world and we bring them to Medway for one night only. A thrilling show not to be missed and of course we’ll throw in some burlesque. Tickets: £12.50, concessions available The Brook Theatre

For hire

The Central and The Brook Theatres both offer performance and rehearsal space and conference and meeting rooms for hire. For more information phone: 01634 338300 or email: theatres@medway.gov.uk

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The Wizard of Oz Starring Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey as Dorothy and Toto and comedy legend Bobby Davro as scarecrow. A magical adventure suitable for all ages.

Theatres

Sat, 1 Apr, 3 and 7pm and Sun, 2 Apr, 1 and 5pm Enchanted Entertainment presents:

Tickets: Band A - £19, Band B - £17, concessions available The Central Theatre

Thu, 6 and Fri, 7 Apr, 7.30pm and Sat, 8 Apr, 2.30 and 7.30pm A Youth Theatre production by Rare Productions

Peter Pan

Tickets: £15, concessions £13.50 The Central Theatre

Thu, 6, Fri, 7 Apr, 7.30pm, Sat, 8 Apr, 2.30 and 7.30pm and Sun, 9 Apr, 2.30pm Three Towns Theatre Company presents:

Once Upon a Neverland Captain Hook thinks that his story is the best story ever, but when he finds out that children prefer princesses and heroes he decides a change is needed. Tickets: £9

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Sir James Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn as a spectacular musical by Stiles & Drewe and the late Willis Hall.

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The Sooty Show Izzy wizzy let’s get busy. TV’s Sooty and friends are back with guaranteed giggles for all the family – plus a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show.

Afternoon film treat

Tickets: Band A - £12, Band B - £10, concessions available, family of four £38 The Central Theatre

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Sun, 9 Apr, 11am and 2.30pm

Tue, 18 Apr, 2.30pm Afternoon Film Treat presents:

Roman Holiday (1953) In this classic romantic comedy, a sheltered princess escapes her guardians while visiting Rome and falls in love with an American reporter. Refreshments available from 1.30pm. Tickets: £5.50 on the door, £5 in advance, £4.50 by booking three films or more. Visit: medwayticketslive.co.uk for 2017 films The Central Theatre

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Sat, 22 Apr, 7.30pm

Soul Legends Direct from the USA... it’s the music of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White, Earth Wind & Fire, Sam & Dave and scores more. Amazing performers, choreography and costumes authentically revive Respect, Soul Man, Ain’t Nobody, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour, Proud Mary, You’re My First My Last My Everything, and more in the feel-good show of the year. Tickets: Band A - £24, Band B - £22, buy nine get one free The Central Theatre

Sat, 29 Apr, 7.30pm

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The Johnny Cash Roadshow Featuring respected singer/songwriter Clive John, now an even bigger show than ever, introducing the Carter Sisters and brass section the JC Horns accompanied by emotive screen visuals. This is simply the best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world. Tickets: Band A - £20, Band B - £18 The Central Theatre

Fri, 5 May, 7.30pm

The Simon and Garfunkel Story Using huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Homeward Bound, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is sure to be a brilliant night. Tickets: Band A - £20, Band B - £18 The Central Theatre

Sat, 6 May, 7.30pm

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker After getting into trouble for sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, Lee Nelson is back where he definitely should be: live on stage with his brand-new, laugh-out-loud, best ever stand-up show. Tickets: £20 The Central Theatre

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For £10 a year you will get a discount on the adult price for shows marked with this symbol. And, once you have booked three events through the theatres’ box office during the course of any 12-month period, you will automatically qualify for two free tickets for the pantomime at The Central Theatre. For further details, please contact the box office: 01634 338338, email: boxoffice@medway.gov.uk or visit: www.medwayticketslive.co.uk Terms and conditions apply. Theatre Loyalty Scheme member discount


Pasha Kovalev: Let's Dance The Night Away Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing and his fantastic dancers are back, bringing you all your favourite dances, stunning costumes, great music and fun for all the family.

Theatres

Sun, 7 May, 7.30pm

Tickets: Band A - £24, Band B - £23. Meet and greet package available The Central Theatre

Fri, 12 May, 7.30pm

Totally Tina The show re-creates the spectacle and energy of Tina Turner’s live shows with a live band, stunning dancers and an incredible impersonation of the queen of rock and soul. With her huge solo hits like Simply The Best and What’s Love Got To Do With It.

Sat, 13 May, 7.30pm

City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra Saint-Saens’s magnificent Organ Symphony, performed on an instrument supplied by well-known local organ specialist Douglas Henn-Macrae, will be a highlight of the CRSO's season. We are also thrilled to welcome another renowned musician from Kent, guitarist Andrew Keeping, to perform Rodrigo's everpopular Concierto de Aranjuez. Tickets: Band A - £17, Band B - £13, concessions available

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Tue, 16 May, 2.30pm Afternoon Film Treat presents:

McCabe & Mrs Miller (1971) An itinerant stranger becomes the business partner of a local woman in an Old West mining town. Their business flourishes until a large corporation arrives. Refreshments available from 1.30pm.

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Afternoon film treat

The Central Theatre

Tickets: £5.50 on the door, £5 in advance, £4.50 by booking three films or more. Visit: medwayticketslive.co.uk for 2017 films The Central Theatre

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Thu, 18 May, 7.30pm

That’ll Be The Day With a new line-up of sensational classic gold hits, spanning the 50’s right through to the 80’s. Complete with stunning costumes and incredible live music performances, we guarantee you’ll be on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over. Tickets: Band A - £25, Band B - £23.50 The Central Theatre

Fri, 19 May, 7.30pm

Dancing Queen, The Concert

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Prepare for an action packed party show featuring all the greatest smash hits from Abba, Grease and the 70’s. Featuring Abba classics Dancing Queen, Waterloo, and Mamma Mia, along with 70’s hits Grease Lightning, You’re The One That I Want, Car Wash, YMCA, and Boogie Nights. Tickets: Band A - £22.50, Band B: - £20.50

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Sean Lock - Keep It Light Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again. What’s he like? Come and see what he’s blithering on about this time.

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Tickets: £23 The Central Theatre (15+)

Thu, 25 May, 7.30pm

Some Guys Have All The Luck The Rod Stewart Story Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singersongwriter - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. Tickets: Band A - £20.50, Band B - £18.50, concessions available The Central Theatre

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Now booking for 2017 Central Theatre

14 - 17 Jun

Central Theatre

The Opera Boys in Concert

17 Jun

Brook Theatre

Afternoon Film Treat: Bullitt

20 Jun

Central Theatre

Lets Hang On

22 Jun

Central Theatre

The Illegal Eagles

24 Jun

Central Theatre

Music & Memories

4 Jul

Central Theatre

The Scarecrow’s Wedding

8 Jul

Central Theatre

Afternoon Film Treat: Thoroughly Modern Millie

18 Jul

Central Theatre

Lonnie Donegan Jnr - 60th Anniversary Rock Island Line

9 Sep

Brook Theatre

Afternoon Film Treat: In The Heat of the Night

19 Sep

Central Theatre

Cabaret of Curiosities - Variety Night

29 Sep

Brook Theatre

Afternoon Film: The Smallest Show on Earth

17 Oct

Central Theatre

Jackson Live in Concert

10 Nov

Central Theatre Central Theatre

The King Is Back: Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

15 Nov

Cabaret of Curiosities - Burlesque Special

17 Nov

Brook Theatre

Bye Bye Baby - The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

18 Nov

Central Theatre

Afternoon Film Treat: Lord of the Flies

21 Nov

Central Theatre

Theatre information More details at: medwayticketslive.co.uk

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10 Jun

Kentish Player Presents: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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The Sensational 60s Experience

The Brook Theatre: Old Town Hall, Chatham, Kent ME4 4SE The Central Theatre: 170 High Street, Chatham, Kent ME4 4AS (ME4 4RG for sat navs) • The box office is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm or until 15 minutes after curtain up on performance nights. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain up. • Tickets must be paid for in person, by phone, credit card or by post within three days of reservation or 30 minutes before curtain up (whichever is the earliest) • Tickets should be considered non-exchangeable and nonrefundable and we advise customers to check their tickets upon receipt. • The Central and Brook Theatre reserve the right to introduce, remove or alter special offers and discounts without notice. Discounts will not be applied retrospectively.

• If you are disabled and require assistance to visit the theatres, become a member of the Assisted Access Scheme and buy an additional ticket for your assistant at half price. • Wheelchair access and spaces are available at both theatres. Please advise staff of your requirements when booking. Access at The Brook Theatre by the electronic platform on the front steps or via the ramped entrance at Whiffens Avenue. Access to the Central Theatre is by the front entrance, via a platform, or by the side entrance by the Blue Badge holder car park. • Management reserves the right to refuse admission.

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Arts There’s a mix of drama, dance, exhibitions, children’s workshops, community projects and more for you to see and take part in. = Advance booking essential

50+ Dance Stay fit and active, and help improve your flexibility, mobility and co-ordination. For all levels; beginners especially welcome. Please phone Skye Mitchell on: 07904 202779 a week in advance to check availability. Classes also available in other areas – phone for details.

Adult Tap (Improvers) A fun tap class for those with some experience of tap dancing. 12-week course £54 The Brook Theatre

Mon, 9 Jan, 11am-12noon (no class 17 Apr)

Thu, 4 Jan to 30 Mar, 8.15-9.15pm (no class 16 Feb)

Parkwood Community Centre

Adult Ballet (improvers)

Mon, 9 Jan, 1-2pm (no class 17 Apr)

A fun ballet class for those with knowledge of the basic steps.

St Thomas Church Hall, Rainham

Mon, 9 Jan, 3.30-4.30pm

12-week course £54 The Brook Theatre

Strood Community Hall

Tue, 10 Jan, 10-11am

Fri, 5 Jan to 31 Mar, 7.15-8.15pm (no class 17 Feb)

Hook Meadow Community Centre, Walderslade

Adult Tap (beginners)

Tue, 10 Jan, 2-3pm Line fitness

For those with little or no knowledge of tap dancing or just prefer a slower class.

St Thomas Church, Rainham

10-week course £45 The Brook Theatre

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£5 per class (10% discount when paid in advance). Only £2 through GP Exercise Referral Scheme.

Thu, 4 Jan to 30 Mar, 7-8pm (no class 16 Feb)

Wed, 11 Jan, 9.30-10.30am St Thomas Church, Rainham

Thu, 12 Jan, 10.30-11.30am Strood Community Hall

Fri, 13 Jan, 10.30-11.30am (no class 14 Apr) 50+ Tap Woodlands Arts Centre, Gillingham

Fri, 13 Jan, 2-3pm (no class 14 Apr) 50+ Tap Lordswood Leisure centre

Fri, 5 Jan to 31 Mar, 8.15-9.15pm (no class 17 Feb)

Adult Ballet (beginners) For those with little or no knowledge of ballet or just prefer a slower class. 10-week course £45 The Brook Theatre For bookings, costs and information phone the tutor, Linda Wood on: 01634 670405 or email: activeadultsdance4life@gmail.com active adults dancing 4 life

To join the Arts Development Team’s dance mailing list phone: 01634 338319 or email: arts@medway.gov.uk

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Arts

Workshops, projects and events

Dance films Sun, 26 Feb, 2 and 3pm The Cost of Living, (2004) (16) 11 Million Reasons to Dance, (PG) Part of U.Dance Medway 2017, see page 7 for details. Brook Theatre, Chatham

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Wed, 22 Feb - Sun, 19 Mar

11 Million Reasons to Dance Inspiring pictures of disabled dancers, commissioned by People Dancing, re-imagine iconic film moments to show that anyone can dance. Chatham venues host a film season programme and this exhibition by emerging photographer Sean Goldthorpe.

Photographic exhibition Wed, 22 Feb - Wed, 8 Mar

Sat, 25 Feb, 2pm Singin’ in the Rain, (PG) Sat, 4 Mar, 7pm Black Swan, (15) Sat, 11 Mar, 2pm The Red Shoes, (PG) NAC Underground Cinema, Military Road, Chatham

Free to attend. For more information phone 01634 338319

Nucleus Arts Gallery, Chatham

Wed, 8 - Sun, 19 Mar HeArt, Pentagon Centre, Chatham

Legacy - A community arts project See page 22 for more details.

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Wed, 19 to Wed, 26 Apr An exciting new arts and theatre festival in local venues and hidden spaces across Medway, produced by Lyrici Arts in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre. Featuring touring shows, workshops, pop up activity. Highlights for Spring 2017 include: Bucket List - a story of love, loss and revenge told through physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song.

Reassembled, Slightly Askew - a mindblowing, audio-based artwork that immerses the audience in the writer’s experience of acquired brain injury. Neverland - a theatre show for 1-3 year olds with state-of-the-art video design, original music and magical performances. For more information and a full listing of events please visit: www.paintthetownfestival.co.uk PaintTheTownFestival @PTT_Festival


Arts

Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case

Wendy Daws

25 Nov - 18 Feb

3 Mar - 21 May

Trace Engines – Drawings & prints by Gary Clough

Enbosu - New prints by Wendy Daws

Trace Engines explore the tense relationship between the world of things and their images. The amalgamated drawings flatten the world of three-dimensional objects into a diagrammatic plane of lines, shapes and shading. They are at once abstract and literal, but in bringing together the flat outline forms suggestive of manmade objects such as airplanes, vases, buildings and machinery, they create new and abstract contexts for the objects that possibly inspired them. In this often incongruous coming together, where big things are made small and round things are made flat, Trace Engines play with notions of archetype. Sat, 28 Jan

Family drawing day Delivered in BSL supported by SEE and CREATE. Free but book places in advance. Guildhall Museum

Sat, 4 Feb

Enbosu is the culmination of a year long Arts Council supported project called The Value of Touch, led by award winning artist Wendy Daws. Through hands-on, touch based, making processes and object handling, this collaborative sensory art project explored the artefacts of the Guildhall Museum over a period of 12 weeks in 2016. Following these workshops, Daws, supported by a range of specialists and a group of blind and partially sighted co-creators, has developed striking contemporary artworks in response to the museums collections.

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Bust 1 Gary Clough

Visitor Information Centre, 95 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1 LX

Sat, 6 May, 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm

Free family 3D making workshop Join artist Wendy Daws for a hands-on workshop inspired by her exhibition. Free but book places in advance. Suitable for adults and accompanied children ages seven years-plus.

Meet the artist day Rochester Art Gallery

For more information about the exhibition or accompanying workshop programme, email: arts@medway.gov.uk or phone: 01634 338319 Rochester Art Gallery & Craft Case

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Libraries

Find out what exciting events and activities are going on at your library. = Advance booking essential

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Regular events for children and families Medway libraries run regular events for children of all ages. To find out where and when these events are happening, visit: medway.gov.uk/libraries or phone your local library.

Writing a new chapter in library lending eBooks and eAudiobooks now available to download Medway library card holders can borrow and download digital media anytime, anywhere, free of charge. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period; meaning no late fees.

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• Baby bounce and rhyme Babies can enjoy knee bouncing and nursery rhymes. • Toddler shake and boogie Rhymes, songs and movement for pre-schoolers. • Pop in and play Parents and children drop-in to meet, chat and play. • Storytime Stories and rhymes for pre-schoolers. • Teatime storytime (3-8yrs) After school storytime. • Chatterbooks (8-12yrs) Readers’ groups. • Homework clubs Drop-in homework help for all ages.

For more information and to begin using the service visit www.medway.gov.uk/libraries


Sat, 3 Dec, 3pm

Thu, 15, Dec, 10.30-11am

Music with a Festive Flair

Toddler shake and boogie with a festive twist (18 months - 4 years)

by the Kaleidoscope Folk Group (Families with children of all ages) Get into the Christmas mood with mince pies and festive folk music.

Libraries

Special events - children and families

Toddler Shake and Boogie with Christmas Songs and Christmas Hats. Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham

Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham

Sat, 3 and Sun, 4 Dec, 2.30-3.30pm

Dickensian Christmas Festival seasonal craft activities (4-10yrs)

Make your own Christmas decorations (4-10 years) Drop-in craft. Grain Library

Tues, 13 Dec, 10.30-11am

Baby bounce and rhyme with a festive twist (18 months and under) Christmas songs and Christmas hats. Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham

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Rochester Library, Community Hub Rochester

Sat, 17 Dec, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Family healthy eating workshops

Thu, 8 Dec, 4-6pm

Thu, 16 Feb, 4-6pm

Luton Library

Luton Library

Wed, 11 Jan, 3.30-5.30pm

Sat, 25 Feb, 1-3pm

Walderslade Hook Meadow Library

Rochester Library, Community Hub Rochester

Mon, 16 Jan, 4-6pm

Thu, 9 Mar, 4-6pm

Strood Library, Community Hub Strood

Luton Library

Tue, 24 Jan, 3-5pm

Wed, 15 Mar, 3.30-5.30pm

Lordswood Library

Walderslade Hook Meadow Library

Wed, 1 Feb, 4-6pm

Wed, 22 Mar, 4-6pm

Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham

Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham

= Advance booking essential

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Would you like to take part in a FREE and FUN healthy eating workshop? Come along to talk about the Eatwell Plate, food labelling and learn lots of fun facts about nutrition. Suitable for families with children of all ages.

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Sat, 17 Dec, 2-3pm

Tue, 14 Feb, 2.15-3pm

Craft workshop

(4-10 years) Making a Christingle orange.

Hearts and flowers (4-10yrs)

Gillingham Library, Community Hub Gillingham

Twydall Library, Community Hub Twydall

Mon, 19, Dec, 3.30-4.30pm

Wed, 15 Feb, 2.30-3.15pm

Merry Christmas

(4-10 years) Christmas stories and craft.

Adventures in space (4-10yrs)

Hempstead Library, Hempstead Neighbourhood Community Hub

Rochester Library, Community Hub Rochester

Stories and craft.

Stories and craft.

Thu, 22 Dec, 11-11.45am

Christmas decorations (3-8yrs) enjoymedway.co.uk

Christmas stories and craft.

Wed, 15 Feb, 2-3pm

Lordswood Library

Going on an adventure (3-8yrs) Stories and craft. Walderslade Hook Meadow Library

Thu, 16 Feb, 2.15-2.45pm

Going on an adventure (3-8yrs) Stories and craft. Walderslade Village Library

Sat, 11 Feb, 10.30am-12noon Thu, 16 Feb, 3-4pm

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V is for Valentine

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Drop-in craft.

Rocket to moon (3-8yrs)

Grain Library

Stories and craft. Wigmore Library

Mon, 13 Feb, 3.30-4.30pm

Origami barmy

Thu, 16 Feb, 2.30-3.15pm

Hempstead Library, Neighbourhood Community Hub Hempstead

Stories and craft.

Tue, 14 Feb, 2-3pm

Thu, 16 Feb, 2.45-3.30pm

All you need is love (4-10yrs)

Love is in the air

Stories and craft.

Stories and craft.

Strood Library, Community Hub Strood

Luton Library

Tue, 14 Feb, 2.15-3pm

Thu, 16 Feb, 2.15-3pm

Valentines

(3-8yrs) Stories and craft.

Adventures in space

Hoo Library

Gillingham Library, Community Hub Gillingham

(4-10 years) Get creative with origami.

Roar in the jungle (3-8yrs) Cuxton Library

(3-8yrs)

(4-10yrs)

Stories and craft.

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(4-10yrs) Stories and craft.

Love bug fun (3-8yrs) Stories and craft.

Fri, 17 Feb, 2.15pm

Lordswood Library

Libraries

Crazy craft

Thu, 16 Feb, 11-11.45am

Rainham Library

Fri, 17 Feb, 2.30-3.30pm

3, 2, 1 Blast Off

Sat, 18 Feb, 10.30-11.30am

(4-10yrs)

Thomas Aveling School and Community Library

Stories and craft. Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham

Sat, 14 Jan, 10am – 2pm

I am the Referee

Legacy opening weekend: Martin Luther King Day

Book talk with Ian John Lewis and author Mark Heffernan.

Iconic black poetry and prose featuring Yomi Sode, children’s craft and a Motown band. Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham

Caribbean Rhyme Time (Under 5s) Fri, 17 Feb, 10.30-11.30am Strood Library, Community Hub Strood

Thu, 4 May, 7.30-9pm

The Story of Lovers Rock Documentary screening, followed by a Q+A with its director Menelik Shabazz. Rochester Library, Community Hub Rochester

Tue, 30 May, 11am-12noon and 1-2pm

Hip Hop and Dancehall Dance Workshops (13-19yrs)

Fri, 17 Feb, 2.30-3.15pm Wigmore Library

Sat, 4 Mar, 2-3pm

We Dance, We Work, We Sing

Suitable for all, including beginners. Accessible for wheelchair users to participate. Lordswood Library

(12yrs+) Scratch theatre performance.

Thu, 1 Jun, 7.30-9pm

Strood Library, Community Hub Strood

Wil Johnson

Tue, 4 Apr, 10.30-11.30am

A Kent actor's career from grass roots to national fame.

Caribbean Storytime (3-12yrs)

Gillingham Library, Community Hub Gillingham

Stories, face-painting and crafts. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Rochester Library, Community Hub Rochester

Thu, 6 Apr, 7.30-9pm

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All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham

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Legacy - a season of free lyrical and literature events, rooted in African and Caribbean culture. From Lyrici Arts and Medway Libraries, supported by Medway Council Arts Development Team.

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Libraries

Special events – adults Tue, 7 Feb, 7.30pm

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Writing Evil: Fiction and the rise and fall of Nazi Germany Join four historical novelists as they talk about the rise and fall of the Third Reich and its portrayal in fiction. Michael Ridpath, Shadows of War, William Ryan, The Constant Soldier, Jane Thynne, Faith and Beauty and Jason Hewitt, Devastation Road, will discuss their versions of life inside Nazi Germany from a variety of narrative angles, ask where the line between fact and fiction lies, and how novels can help us to understand the repercussions of Europe’s darkest hour.

Mon, 20 Feb, 11am-1pm (1 of 4), Mon, 27 Feb, 11am-1pm (2 of 4), Mon, 6 Mar, 11am-1pm (3 of 4), Mon, 13 Mar, 11am-1pm (4 of 4)

Media and Society Does the media shape or reflect our opinion? Short course by the University of Kent, suitable for beginners. Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham

Gillingham Library, Community Hub Gillingham

Tue, 28 Mar, 7.30pm

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James Aitcheson James returns to Medway with his latest historical fiction thriller, The Harrowing. A Norman army marches through the north of England: burning, killing and laying waste to everything in its path. The Harrowing has begun. As towns and villages disappear under the Norman advance, five travellers fleeing ahead of this destruction are drawn together as refugees in their own country, journeying through a wasteland to seek sanctuary in the last Saxon stronghold. But are they fleeing the Normans or their own troubles? Priest, Lady, Servant, Warrior, Minstrel: each has their own story; each their own sin. As enemies close in, their past deeds catch up with them and they discover there is no sanctuary from fate. Rochester Library, Community Hub Rochester

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Libraries

Wigmore Library, Fairview Avenue, Wigmore, Kent ME8 0PX Welcome to a varied, stimulating and accessible range of talks. Individual lectures are priced at £4 each, with the December lecture priced at £5 including seasonal refreshments. This year we continue with the successful Wigmore ON TOUR programme which will visit three other libraries across Medway. The series is presented by Medway Libraries in collaboration with Medway Council’s Arts Development Team.

Wed, 21 Dec, 8pm

Rupert Matthews: A History of Christmas Food Popular speaker, Rupert Matthews – the history man – looks at how Christmas foods have changed and evolved over the centuries to produce the luxurious feasts we enjoy today. With samples to snack on. Wed, 18 Jan, 8pm

Wed, 15 Feb, 8pm

Andy Thomas: A Conspiracy History of the World

Phil Mills: The British Blues Tradition

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories, and what is the evidence to support them? From the Gunpowder Plot and the World Wars, to JFK, the Moon landings and Princess Diana, Andy Thomas explores an alternative history of humankind as seen through the eyes of those who question the establishment version of events.

Bluesman Phil Mills talks about the blues tradition and how it emerged as a guitar style in Britain in the 1960s, demonstrating with his guitar and harmonica some of the classic numbers.

Tickets: £4

Ann Kneif: Leeds Castle

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Tickets: £5

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Book at any Medway library. For more information phone 01634 338319.

Tickets: £4

Wed, 15 Mar, 8pm Leeds Castle was described by Lord Conway over 100 hundred years ago as, “the loveliest castle in the world”. Learn something new about the castle and grounds as well as its past owners. Tickets: £4

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Libraries

Wed, 1 Mar, 2pm

John E Vigar: Curious Kent

Author and speaker Jane Peyton’s comprehensive cultural history of alcohol covers all types of drink from absinthe to whisky. Learn about the cloud of alcohol in outer space, beer-related miracles, and why buying a round at the pub was banned in World War I.

An introduction to Kent’s unusual buildings and stories – from classical houses and follies, to secret passages and eccentric characters. The lecture will also introduce you to some little-known places. Margate’s Shell Grotto, Hadlow Tower and Cobham Mausoleum to name just a few.

Tickets: £4 Cuxton Library

Tickets: £4 Lordswood Library

ON TOUR Wed, 1 Feb, 8pm

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Jane Peyton: School of Booze

Regular events for adults There are lots of regular groups, classes and activities for adults at libraries throughout Medway. To find out which events are in each library visit: medway.gov.uk/libraries or phone your local library.

Library contact details For opening times visit: medway.gov.uk/libraries or phone: 01634 337799 Medway Mobile Library For routes and times visit: medway.gov.uk/libraries medwaylibraries

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Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, Strood 01634 332714 malsc@medway.gov.uk

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medway.gov.uk/archives medwayarchivesandlocalstudies

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Heritage

Experience and enjoy Medway’s rich heritage. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. = Advance booking essential

Sat, 11 – Sun, 19 Feb, 10am – 5pm

The weird & wonderful world of museums trail

Sat, 3 – Sat, 31 Dec* 10am – 4pm (Last admission 3.15pm)

A Winter’s Trail Take part in a Christmas-themed trail around the castle for a chance to win a small prize. Aimed at children aged between 5-12 years and their families. * Please check website for Christmas opening hours. 80p per child plus normal admission prices Rochester Castle

80p per child, free entry to the museum Guildhall Museum

Tue, 14, Thur 16 and Fri 17 Feb 10.30am – 3.30pm

Make your own cabinet of curiosities creature Join our hands-on family craft activity based around our weird and wonderful exhibition, which celebrates some of the museum’s unique and quirky historic items.

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Take part in our heritage trail and learn more about the weird and wonderful things you may find in a museum, from the unusual to the plain unexpected, for a chance to win a small prize.

Free and free entry to the museum Guildhall Museum

Wed, 15 Feb, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Artist-led session Join a drop-in artist-led session; crafts will be based around our weird and wonderful exhibition. No need to book. £3 per child, free entry to the museum Guildhall Museum

Sat, 3 – Sat, 31 Dec*, 10am – 5pm

The Victorians - A Christmas Trail Take part in our Victorian-themed Christmas trail around the museum and learn more about our modern-day Christmas traditions, for instance, where do Christmas crackers come from and why did Santa used to be green? * Please check website for Christmas opening hours. 80p per child, free entry to the museum Guildhall Museum * Please note, the museum is not open on Mondays.

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Outdoors

If you prefer outdoor activities then have a look at what’s going on at our parks and open spaces. = Advance booking essential Wed, 21 Dec, 10am-12pm

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Christmas wreath making Come down to Riverside Country Park and make your own wreath for Christmas. Take part in this traditional festive craft using different materials to construct your own wreath to take home. Suitable for the whole family.

Sun, 11 Dec, 10am-2pm

Volunteer Conservation Task Day Get involved by helping with some practical tasks on the site. Meet at the Visitor Centre. For more details phone: 01634 337432. Riverside Country Park

Sun, 18 Dec, 10am-2pm

Volunteer Conservation Task Day An ideal opportunity to learn about the country park’s management and to meet new people. Meet at the Volunteer block near the Orchard Car Park. For more details: 01634 338191. Capstone Farm Country Park

£3 per person. 01634 337432. Riverside Country Park

Wed, 21 Dec, 10am-12pm

Rustic Christmas presents Create a rustic Christmas present from materials found in the park. Suitable for the whole family. £3 per person. 01634 338191. Capstone Farm Country Park

Sun, 1 Jan, 10am-2pm

Volunteer Conservation Task Day An ideal opportunity to learn about the country park’s management and to meet new people. Meet at the Volunteer block near the Orchard Car Park.

Tue, 20 Dec, 10am-12pm

Christmas wildlife crafts Come down to Riverside Country Park and create your own festive crafts using different materials. What will you take home with you? Suitable for the whole family. £3 per person. 01634 337432.

For more details phone: 01634 338191. Capstone Farm Country Park

Sun, 8 Jan, 10am-2pm

Volunteer Conservation Task Day Get involved at Riverside Country Park by helping with some practical tasks on the site. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Riverside Country Park

Tue, 20 Dec, 10am-12pm

Rustic Christmas decoration

For more details phone: call 01634 337432. Riverside Country Park

Come and create a centre piece for your table or a decoration for your tree. Suitable for the whole family. £3 per person. 01634 338191.

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Capstone Farm Country Park = Advance booking essential


Thu, 16 Feb, 10am-12pm

Volunteer Conservation Task Day

Creative clay creatures

Get involved by helping with some practical tasks on the site. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Sun, 12 Feb, 10am-2pm

Join one of our Rangers and get a little messy creating your very own clay creature to take home. Use modelling clay or make your own clay out of oatmeal and create your own masterpiece. Suitable for the whole family.

Volunteer Conservation Task Day

£3 per child. Booking is essential on 01634 337432.

For more details phone: 01634 337432. Riverside Country Park

An ideal opportunity to learn about the country park’s management and to meet new people. Meet at the Volunteer block near the Orchard Car Park.

Tue, 14 Feb, 10am-12pm

Enchanted gardens Come and create your own garden for your fantastic fairy or ghastly goblin. £3 per child, suitable for the whole family. Booking is essential on 01634 338191. Capstone Farm Country Park

Tue, 14 Feb, 10am-3pm

Wintering wildfowl and waders Join one of our rangers who will help you identify the most common birds seen or heard during the winter along the estuary. No experience necessary, 10am-12noon classroom based, 1-3pm field based. Please bring your own binoculars. £10 per person, concessions £5. Booking is essential on 01634 337432. Riverside Country Park

Riverside Country Park

Sun, 5 Mar, 10am-2pm

Volunteer Conservation Task Day Get involved by helping with some practical tasks on the site. Meet at the Visitor Centre. For more details phone: 01634 337432. Riverside Country Park

Sun, 12 Mar, 10am-2pm

Volunteer Conservation Task Day An ideal opportunity to learn about the country park’s management and to meet new people. Meet at the Volunteer block near the Orchard Car Park.

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For more details phone: 01634 338191. Capstone Farm Country Park

Outdoors

Sun, 5 Feb, 10am-2pm

For more details phone: 01634 338191. Capstone Farm Country Park

Wed, 29 Mar, 10am-12pm

Egg art Learn about the different eggs laid by birds to inspire your very own egg design this Easter. Suitable for the whole family. £3 per child. Booking is essential on 01634 338191. Capstone Farm Country Park

Wed, 15 Feb, 10am-12pm

Biscuit decorating Decorate your own biscuit to create some of the wildlife found around the park. Suitable for the whole family. £3 per child. Booking is essential on 01634 338191. Capstone Farm Country Park

To find out more about these parks and Medway’s other award-winning green spaces visit: medway.gov.uk/parks

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Sport

Sporting action taking place right here on your doorstep. @medwaysport

Christmas Break: Thu, 22 to Fri, 23 Dec, 9.30am-3.30pm daily February Break: Tue, 14 to Fri, 17 Feb, 9.30am-3.30pm daily

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Mini Youth Sports Camps Book your child onto our exciting sports coaching camps for seven to 12-year-olds. £15 per day or £25 for the Christmas camp and £45 for the February camp. Discounts available for our premier members. medway.gov.uk/sportscamps Medway Park Sports Centre

Medway Sport Swim Academy Swimming lessons

Sat, 4 Mar, 9am-2pm

28 Nov, enrolment week for existing customers for Jan-Apr term 5 Dec, booking week for new customers for Jan-Apr term 13-19 Feb – Crash courses stages 1-4.

The return of Medway’s toughest endurance obstacle course. Allocated start times every 20 minutes.

£30 per course. medway.gov.uk/swimminglessons Medway Council’s swimming pools

Fri, 13 to Sun, 15 Jan

Medway Big Splash Dive into a weekend of aquatic fun with the return of the Medway Big Splash. Family pool parties, scuba, synchro, diving, lifeguarding and more, plus a distance Swim Challenge, an It’s a Knockout-style Team Challenge and a new aquathlon event.

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Free entry (except for the Aquathlon and Team Challenge) medway.gov.uk/bigsplash Medway Park, Strood, Hoo and Splashes Sports Centres

Deangate turns Meangate

£40 per person, book before Christmas for early bird offer £30 per person. Group discounts available. medway.gov.uk/meangate Deangate Ridge Sports Complex


Sport

Senior sport sessions Weekly sessions for the over 60s at Medway’s sports centres.

Strood Sports Centre Tuesday, 10am-12noon, Short Mat Bowls, Badminton, Short Tennis, Table Tennis 11am-12noon, Walking Football Thursday, 10am-12noon, Short Mat Bowls, Badminton, Short Tennis, Table Tennis Friday, 12.30-1.30pm, Walking Football 11.30am-12noon, Chair Fit 4-6pm, Walking Football

Splashes Wednesday, 12noon-12.30pm, Senior circuits Friday, 9.15-10am, Senior aqua

Hoo Sports Centre Tuesday, 10am-12noon, New Age Kurling, Boccia, Table Tennis Thursday, 10-10.45am, Senior Keep Fit

£3 per class or included within Senior Sports Monthly Membership. 01634 333333 or visit medway.gov.uk/seniorsport

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Medway Park Monday, 9am-12.30pm, Badminton, Short Tennis and Table Tennis 2-2.55pm, Senior Aerobics Wednesday, 9am-12pm, Short Tennis, Boccia, New Age Kurling, Badminton Thursday, 2-4.30pm, Badminton, Short Mat Bowls, Boccia, New Age Kurling Friday, 9am-12.30pm, Badminton, Short Tennis and Table Tennis. 2-2.55pm Senior aerobics

Sports coaching for children Medway Sport Development Centres offer safe, structured sports coaching outside of a school or club setting. For further information and prices visit medway.gov.uk/devcentres

Every Monday • 5.30-6.30pm, Athlete Development Centre, Medway Park • 7-8pm, Swim Coaching, Hoo Sports Centre Every Tuesday • 5.30-6.15pm, Synchro, Medway Park Every Wednesday • 5-6pm, Football Development Centre with Gillingham FC Community Trust, Medway Park

• 5.30-6pm Rookie Lifeguarding (bronze), Strood Sports Centre • 6-6.30pm Lifeguarding (silver/gold), Strood Sports Centre • 7-8pm, Swim Coaching, Hoo Sports Centre Every Friday • 6.30-7.15pm, Diving (beginners), Medway Park • 7.15-8pm, Diving (intermediate), Medway Park

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The English Festival April

Battle of Medway June

Sweeps Festival May

Castle Concerts July

• All events listed inside are free of charge unless stated otherwise. • All children must be accompanied by an adult. • Whilst every effort is made to ensure that information is correct at time of going to press, the programme is subject to alteration without prior notice.

This information can be made available in other formats from: Minicom: 01634 333111 01634 333333 If you have any questions about this leaflet and you want to speak to someone in your own language please phone: 01634 335577

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