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Welcome www.celebratemedway2012.co.uk

Welcome 2012 is set to bring us a spectacular summer of celebration and sport.This year The Queen will celebrate 60 years on the throne and I am delighted to see events throughout Medway celebrating this historic moment in her reign.

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From the Medway River Festival, kicking off the Jubilee weekend with a splash; to community street parties and the lighting of the Diamond Jubilee Beacons Medway's Diamond Jubilee celebrations promise to be truly magnificent. Residents will also be able to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay as it travels through Medway on it's way to London. If that doesn't sound energetic enough for you, why not join the Medway Mile, finishing at Rochester Castle in time to view the Olympic Games' opening ceremony on the big screens in this official London 2012 Community Live Site. Celebrate the 200th birthday of Dickens, join the Big Dance at Moving Medway or party in style at the Castle Concerts there really is so much going on across Medway this summer, I urge you to take a look through this essential What's On guide, to ensure that you don't miss out.

Cllr Rodney Chambers Leader of Medway Council

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All events are free of charge unless stated otherwise.

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Special events

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

Sat, 2 Jun, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Medway River Festival Free family fun day celebrating Medway's maritime connections as part of three special days in Medway to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. View the displays on the river from the festival's themed waterside setting with exhibitions and activities, live music and food.

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee - bank holiday weekend, 2-5 June

Chatham Waterfront

Supported by Chatham Maritime Trust Monday, 4 June 2012, 10pm - 10.30pm

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons This year, The Queen will celebrate 60 years on the throne. To mark this historic day 2012 beacons will be simultaneously lit throughout the UK - with six of these community beacons being lit in Medway. The lighting of the final beacon at Great Lines Heritage Park will be followed by a fireworks display, rounding off the weekend’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Be part of it in Medway. www.whatsonmedway/beacons See website for locations and more information

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Fri, 8 to Sun, 10 June

Bicentenary Rochester Dickens Festival Join as we celebrate the 200th birthday of one of Britain’s greatest novelists. Spanning three days, the festival features fantastic new attractions, as well as crowd favourites. There will be special events on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings including our first-night ball, the Hard Times Circus and an evening with Gerald Dickens. Rochester

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A celebration of arts and creativity in Medway. For the full line-up and more details visit www.fusefestival.org.uk Sat, 9 to Thu, 14 June Lighting the Fuse Get involved with lots of workshops and enjoy a taste of Fuse. Various locations

Fri, 15 June, 4.30 - 7.30pm Festival opening Including Whatever Floats You Boat and All That is Solid Melts into Air. Gillingham High Street

Sat, 16 June, 12noon - 5pm Street Arts Day Chatham High Street and Riverside

Sat, 16 June, from 9pm Barricade A spectacular aerial circus display. Great Lines Heritage Park

Sun, 17 June, 12noon - 5pm Fuse Big Picnic Rochester Castle Gardens

Sat, 23 June, 11am - 11pm

Nucleus ArtsFest The Nucleus arts centre in Chatham welcomes everyone to join them in the celebration of their 10th anniversary. The celebrations will run throughout the town centre and will include live performances of music, dance, theatre, book readings, comedy, street theatre and visual arts as well as free workshops. www.nucleus-arts.com Chatham Town Centre

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Big Dance South East England 2010, Brighton. Photo © Elaine Mayson. Image courtesy of South East Dance.

Castle Concerts - getting you closer to the music. A unique event in the summer’s calendar, Castle Concerts delivers live music, staged in the stunning and intimate setting of Rochester Castle Gardens - at the heart of historic Rochester - this rare entertainment experience is available right on your doorstep.

Sun, 8 July 12 - 3pm

Moving Medway part of Big Dance 2012 South East England

Rochester Castle Gardens

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A spectacular mass-participation dance event for anyone who dances, wants to dance or wants to watch dance. There are taster workshops in a variety of dance styles and a Big Dance Flash Mob for everyone to join in. Also, NHS Medway with their Change4Life tent, Physical Activity Network with interactive activities and Medway Council with their mobile library and Adult Education yoga and relaxation taster sessions... and free goodies. For more information phone 01634 338319, email arts@medway.gov.uk or visit www.bigdance.com

• Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra Wed 18 July, 7.30pm £35 • Steps Thurs 19 July, 7.30pm £35 • Soul Party (Billy Ocean and Alexander O'Neal) Fri, 20 July, 7.30pm SOLD OUT • Proms (Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra) Sat, 21 July, 7.15pm £30 Buy tickets online: www.thecastleconcerts.co.uk or phone 01634 338338

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Wed, 18 to 21 July

Don’t forget you can take part in the Big Dance Fuse Flash Mob on Sat, 16 June. www.medway.gov.uk/fuse Medway Park, Gillingham

Sun, 22 July, from 1pm Celebrate the cream of Medway's musical talent at this free spectacular. Spanning busting rhymes, rock, pop and classical, the times they are a changing. Siege the day and witness the next generation of headline makers perform on the Castle Concerts stage. Get into the siege mentality and keep up-todate at www.facebook.com/undersiegeconcert Rochester Castle Gardens

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Tues, 5 June

Kicks Diamond Dual Cup Over 18s 5-a-side football competition. 30 teams will battle it out to determine the Diamond Dual Cup champions. Prizes and trophies, including £350 worth of holiday vouchers, a round of golf at a local course and much more. Phone 0800 988 4257 or visit www.kicks-soccer.co.uk to book in your team. £25 per team

Mon, 23 – Fri, 27 July and Mon, 20 – Fri, 24 Aug, 9.30am-3.30pm

Kicks Soccer Camp (6-14 yrs) Stay fit and improve your skills over the summer at our soccer camp. Phone 0800 988 4257 or email kicks@medway.gov.uk for more information or to book places. £19.99/day (Discount on multiple days, plus a free t-shirt if you book for more than 3 days.) Kicks Soccer Centre, Strood Leisure Centre

Kicks Soccer Centre, Strood Leisure Centre = Advance booking essential

2012 - a celebration of sport Friday, 20 July, from 7.50am

Friday, 27 July, from 5pm

Olympic Torch Relay

Medway Mile

Medway is set to host part of the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route. Line the Medway route, as the relay nears the end of its 70-day journey around the UK and welcome the Olympic flame. So start planning how you will be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and show your support for the inspirational torchbearers. www.medway.gov.uk/london2012

Be part of Medway’s countdown to the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Join thousands of runners and walkers of every age, ability, shape and size and complete a one-mile course, culminating at Rochester Castle Gardens. Transformed into an official London 2012 Community Live Site, the gardens will house a big screen for everyone to watch the opening ceremony. Sign up online at www.medway.gov.uk/ london2012

Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Strood See website for route and timings

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Theatres

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There's nothing like seeing a live show: the anticipation, the atmosphere, the connection with the performer. The Central and Brook theatres provide an exciting programme of performances this season. Fri, 1 June, 7.30pm Mad Dogs & Englishmen bring Charles Dickens’ classic tale to the stage with a twist and a flourish in their new adaptation. Touring nationally as part of the Dickens’ bicentennial, this fast-paced and dynamic production is faithful to the book and captures all the hilarity and pathos of Dickens’ writing. With a cast of two this will be an evening of pure theatre. Tickets: £10, children and senior citizens £8

The Brook Theatre

Sat, 2 June, 7.30pm

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David Copperfield

Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band

Tickets: £10, £4 children, £7 students and senior citizen

The Brook Theatre

Wed, 6 June, 7.45pm Alternate shadows present:

The Life & Times Of Stanley Crumpet by Chris Brake

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Listen to a mix of Indian melodies, driving brass rhythms and traditional Rajasthani folk music with popular themes from Bollywood, jazz, funk, pop, reggae and even a touch of Hindustani classical music. All enhanced by their gypsy dancer, famous all over India for her cobra dance, and the fire-eating fakir who juggles with knives and walks barefoot on nails and broken glass. A dazzling display not to be missed.

At times it will be fascinating; occasionally it will be inaudible; but it will certainly be shambolic.

It’s Only A Game – Or Is It? By Owen Beesley The boys of Troy Town Triers battle the Tideway Terrors. Tickets: £6.50, concessions available.

The Brook Theatre

Community hire

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Mon, 11 June, 8pm

Comedy Club – Edinburgh Special An evening with some of the best stand-up comics on the UK circuit, performing for you right here at the Brook. Sometimes irreverent, often controversial but always a great night out. Please note: Medway Comedy Club is strictly for over 18s only. Tickets: £10, Comedy Club members £9

The Brook Theatre

Derek Paravicini at The Brook

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Tue, 12 June, 8pm Blind from birth and with severe learning difficulties, Derek is an exceptionally gifted pianist. Marvel at loving re-creations of jazz piano gems from Errol Garner to George Shearing and beyond, with Frank Holder vocals and congas, Shane Hill on guitar, Val Manix on bass and Ann Odell, MD and vocal. "Derek ... has found an expression that gives amazement and delight to his listeners." - National Review Tickets: £11, jazz mailing list members £10

The Brook Theatre

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Thu, 14 June, 8pm

Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs Dressed in tattered suits and top hats, they grab your attention wherever they go and their tongue in cheek comedy, brilliant blend of originals and reworked covers, will have you tapping your feet, laughing and singing along in no time. 'Brilliant, they're like my long lost family' - Bill Bailey Tickets: £10, folk mailing list £9

The Brook Theatre

Mon, 18 June, 7.30pm

The Great Dictator Twenty years after the end of WWI, Adenoid Hynkel has risen to power as Tomainia’s ruthless dictator. He believes in the decimation of the Jews. But he has a doppelganger, a poor but kind Jewish barber living in the slums, who one day is mistaken for Hynkel. Written, directed and starring Chaplin. Tickets: £6, or £5 if you book online. Concessions: £3.50

The Central Theatre

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Sun, 24 June, 2pm Kipper Tie presents

From the creators of The Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business. The tale of the unhappy duckling who grows into a beautiful swan. Catchy tunes, magical story telling and a whole heap of farmyard fun. Suitable for the whole family. “Perfectly Pitched” The Guardian Tickets: £6, children £5, four for £20

Tue, 26 June 7.30pm

Jimmy Carr – Gagging Order Brand new show, brand new jokes, same old Jimmy. Gagging Order promises to be an hilarious night out...let’s see shall we. Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home and come on out for a laugh. Warning – adult content, not suitable for under 18s Tickets: £25 The Central Theatre

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The Brook Theatre

Thu, 28 June, 7.30pm

Hoo’s Got Talent

Tickets: £6.50

The Central Theatre

Community hire

Sat, 30 June, 7.30pm

phone 01634 338338

With professional musicians and state of the art media technology, students from the Williamson Trust will showcase their talents in a stunning variety show. Running into its 10th year this sell-out show is a highlight of the school calendar.

Centre Stage 2012 A dance and musical theatre performance by over 80 talented students from The Centre Performing Arts College. Tickets: £22, concessions £15

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Productions and events which are hires at The Central and The Brook Theatres by professional and community organisations and groups are identified with these flags. If you would like to hire either theatre, contact theatres@medway.gov.uk or phone 01634 338300.

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Sat, 30 June, 7pm and Sun, 1 July, 2pm and 6pm Island Dance Academy presents

Musical Mayhem A variety of Westend musicals from Sound of Music to We Will Rock You – as well as ballet, tap, modern and street dance performed by Island Dance Academy’s students aged from two to 72 years. Tickets: £9.50, concessions £8

The Brook Theatre

Community hire

Mon, 2 July, 8pm An evening with some of the best stand-up comics on the UK circuit, performing for you right here at the Brook. Sometimes irreverent, often controversial but always a great night out. Please note: Medway Comedy Club is strictly for over 18s only. Tickets: £10, Comedy Club members £9

The Brook Theatre

Tues, 3 July, 8pm

Heads South at The Brook

phone 01634 338338

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Comedy Club

Combining Latin rhythm and melody in a superb repertoire that appeals to both listener and dance-floor-mover, the five piece is led by pianist composer John Harriman and features the outstanding jazz trumpet of Steve Waterman and Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan. Think Buena Vista Social Club, add the excitement of Latin jazz and groove away the night. There will be space for dancing. ''Heads South ... play with a real feel and spirit for the music" The Times Tickets: £11, Jazz mailing list members £10

The Brook Theatre

Thurs, 5 – Sun, 8 July, 7.45pm

The Girl With No Heart Their city is made of paper, as are their hearts. The children seek to rebuild an ash-filled world destroyed by war, by folding one paper brick at a time. From award-winning writer Louisa Ashton, critically acclaimed Sparkle and Dark’s Travelling Players present their new, stark yet beautiful fable. Performed with stunning puppetry, shadow-play and live music. www.sparkleanddark.com Tickets: £7, concessions £5

The Brook Theatre

10 = Discount for Theatre Loyalty Scheme members


Toploader ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’, Toploader – after working with producer Danton Supple (Morrissey and Coldplay) – the triple platinum selling band have returned with a more mature sound. “Melodies that soar to the heavens” Q “★★★★” The Independent

Theatres

Fri, 6 July, 7.30pm

Tickets: Band – A: £15.00 and Band – B: £13.50

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Los Salvadores Plus Wheels & The Flowing This Kent-based quartet combines traditional folk with a wide range of orchestral and world influences – creating a multilayered blend of melody and rhythm. Many of their songs draw on Kent’s rich history. Tickets: £8, folk mailing list members £7

The Brook Theatre

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Thu, 12 July, 8pm

Sun, 15 July, 3pm

Kids Cabaret of Curiosities returns to the Brook Theatre with an array of dazzling cabaret and circus acts. Suitable for the whole family, this spectacular will leave young eyes, wide with wonder. Ticket: £6, four for £20

The Brook Theatre

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Kids' Cabaret of Curiosities

Mon, 16 July, 7.30pm

The Wicked Lady Starring Margaret Lockwood as a nobleman’s wife who secretly masquerades as a notorious highwayman. Intoxicated by the experience, she keeps on waylaying coaches, until she and the real highwayman target the same one. They soon become lovers and partners in crime. Tickets: £6, or £5 if you book online. Concessions: £3.50

The Central Theatre

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Mon, 16 July, 7.30pm

Ferguson Theatre Arts Showcase An annual event where the students of the Ferguson Theatre Arts School have an opportunity to showcase their work from the year. Tickets: £10, concessions £8

The Brook Theatre

Community hire

Thurs, 19 and Fri, 20 July, 7.45pm 2G productions presents:

Blithe Spirit

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Noel Coward’s comic play follows a socialite and novelist, who invites an eccentric medium and clairvoyant to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, who makes continual attempts to disrupt the marriage to his second wife. Tickets: £10

The Brook Theatre

Community hire

Sun, 22 July 3pm and 7pm Jackie Lynn Dance Studio and Starquest Performing Arts present:

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A Winning World An Olympic themed roller coaster ride of song, dance and drama from countries around the globe. An exciting and spectacular production – fight like an Olympian to get a ticket. Tickets: £8.50

The Brook Theatre

Community hire

Calling all budding theatre techies Discover the skills involved behind the scenes of theatrical productions and gain real experience of live entertainment at our technical summer school. Mon, 13-17 and 20-24 Aug,10am-5pm (8pm finish on the Friday) The one-week course will include health and safety, tours and show preparation, sound and lighting equipment operation and stagecraft. At the end of the workshop there will be an opportunity for a practical set-up and rehearsal before a presentation to friends and family. Tickets £85 The Central Theatre

12 = Discount for Theatre Loyalty Scheme members


Adam Ant and the Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse

Tickets: Band-A: £29.50, Band-B: £27.50

The Central Theatre

at The Brook

Wed, 19 Sept, 8pm

Tim Edey and Brendon Power

Tickets: £10, folk mailing list members £9

The Brook Theatre

phone 01634 338338

Tim Edey is a virtuoso on both acoustic guitar and button accordion, while harmonica player and composer Brendan Power is acknowledged by many as one of the most versatile and creative harp players around today. The duo’s powerful blend of passion and virtuosity is infectious. Tim and Brendan love to improvise, their sheer mad spontaneity captures audiences everywhere!

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Eighties icon Adam Ant is back, and on tour with new band The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse. Looking and sounding fantastic, the unconventional ice-cool posse, replete with two drummers, perfectly complement Ant’s eccentric garb and gait. Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad and the Lovely Posse serve up a great mix of familiar tracks and new material, with style and passion. Whether putting a twist on the familiar hits or debuting their new music, this charismatic mob deliver a pulsating performance, firmly rooted in punk and new romanticism.

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Sat, 8 Sept, 7.30pm

Join the Theatres’ Loyalty Scheme and start saving straight away For £10 a year you will get: • a discount on the adult price for shows marked with this symbol • 15 per cent discount in the Sandwich Cellar at The Central Theatre, and The Brook Café. 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. Terms and conditions apply. For further details, please contact the box office on 01634 338338, email boxoffice@medway.gov.uk or go to www.medwayticketslive.co.uk

13 = Discount for Theatre Loyalty Scheme members


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Fri, 21 Sept, 8pm

Cabaret of Curiosities Spanning enthralling indoor circus, dancing, cheeky burlesque, music and much more. These events are packed with colour and the unexpected. Warning – adult content, not suitable for under 16s. Tickets: £11, cabaret mailing list £10

The Brook Theatre

Sat, 22 Sept, 3pm www.medwayticketslive.co.uk

Dream Concert Get ready as the Dream Concert pays tribute to One Direction, Jessie J, Pixie Lott, The Wanted, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and many more… This totally awesome award winning cast will sing and dance to the biggest hits of all your favourite pop artists – this is the ultimate pop party in town. There ain’t no party like a dream party! Tickets: Band – A: £12.50 and Band – B: £11.00

The Central Theatre

Wed, 26 Sept, 7pm

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Medway Schools’ Wind Band Concert The Medway Schools’ Wind Band was established in 2009 to give all Medway Secondary Schools’ students the opportunity to play, with like-minded musicians. Under the baton of Mr Colin Palmer, the repertoire includes traditional wind band music, popular hits and selections from shows and films. Tickets: £4

The Brook Theatre

Community hire

Fri, 27 Sept, 7.30pm

An evening of clairvoyance with Keith Charles and Ivan Lee Two of the UK’s most gifted Spiritualist Mediums, Keith Charles ‘Psychic Cop’ and Ivan Lee (featured on TV and radio) endeavour to link the ‘two worlds’ seeking evidence of a life beyond. Reuniting loved ones, if just for a precious moment, exploring the concept that life and love are everlasting. Please note: There are no guaranteed or certain results and the show is for the purposes of amusement/entertainment. Tickets £13.50 (4 for £50)

The Brook Theatre

Professional hire

14 = Discount for Theatre Loyalty Scheme members


Theatres

Sun, 30 Sept, 7.30pm

The Sensational 60’s Starring The Tremeloes, Hermans Hermits, The Union Gapuk, The Ivy League

Tickets: Band – A: £21.50 and Band – B: £20.00

The Central Theatre

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Brand new production for 2012 making this without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK, this is the must see 60’s show for 2012. For one night only all the original hits performed by four of the most popular bands of the 60s.

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Also now booking October Lee Hurst - Too Scared To Leave The House Kevin Bloody Wilson - Cop-U-Later Tour plus Jenny Talia Junk Selfish Crocodile Jefferson Starship The Manfreds – 50th Anniversary Tour Swan Lake performed by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House

Mon, 1 Oct, 8pm Fri, 5 Oct, 8pm Thu, 11 Oct, 8pm Sun, 14 Oct, 11am and 2pm Fri, 19 Oct, 7.30pm Sat, 20 Oct, 7.30pm Sun, 21 Oct, 7.30pm

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November An Audience with Dan Snow Sinatra, Sequins & Swing - The Capitol Years Live Marty Wilde Pinocchio The Stylistics The Magic of The Beatles That’ll Be The Day Roll Out The Barrel - Christmas Show Alan Davies - Life is Pain Cabaret of Curiosities Think Floyd - The 2012 concert Kids Cabaret Of Curiosities

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• 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. • Tickets should be considered non-exchangeable and non-refundable 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 can’t be applied retrospectively. • 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. • A Minicom system is available at the box office on 01634 880969. • An infra-red loop hearing system is fitted in the main theatre at the Brook and you should collect a hearing device from the box office. • There’s also an infra-red system suitable for use either through earphones, or via the T setting on your hearing aid at The Central Theatre. • Management reserves the right to refuse admission.


Arts

Arts There’s a mix of drama, dance, exhibitions, children’s workshops and more for you to see and take part in. Dance for Life

Fun, friendly dance classes and events

Stay fit and active, and help improve your flexibility, mobility and co-ordination. For all levels; beginners especially welcome. Cost: £4 per class

Every Tue, 17 Apr to 26 June, 10 - 11am (no class 5 June) Hook Meadow Community Centre, Walderslade

Every Wed, 18 Apr to 27 June, 9.30 - 10.30am (no class 6 June) St Thomas Church Hall, Rainham

Every Fri, 20 April to 29 June, 2 - 3pm (no class 8 June)

Every Thu, 19 Apr to 28 June, 8 - 9pm (no class 7 June)

Adult Ballet Strengthen your physique, tone the muscles and learn a traditional technique in a friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. Limited places. Cost: £38 for 10-week course or £4 per class

The Brook Theatre

Loop Dance Company Phone 01634 831531 or email info@loop dancecompany.co.uk for more information

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50+ Dance Classes

Lordswood Healthy Living Centre

Strood Library Hall

Every Thu, 19 Apr to 28 June, 6.45 - 7.45pm (no class 7 June)

Adult Tap A fun, lively class to get your heart racing. Cost: £38 for 10-week course. Please call in advance as spaces are limited

The Brook Theatre

Open Professional class Thu, every week, 10am - 12noon

phone 01634 338338

Every Thu, 19 Apr to 12 July, 10.30 - 11.30am (no class 7 June) Cost: £2 per class

Cost: £55 for 10-week course or £5.50 per class

Youth Dance Company class Mon, every week, 5 - 6.30pm Cost: £5.50 per class

Flow class Open group for adults with learning difficulties. Wed, every week, 11am – 12noon Cost: £4 per class.

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Summer holiday workshops for under 18s , From Medway Council s Arts Development Team. Arts for life.

phone 01634 338338

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Wed, 6 to Fri, 8 June, 10am - 4pm

Circus fun and t-shirt printing (8-16yrs) A three-day-workshop leading to a performance at Fuse Medway Festival (participants must be available for rehearsals and performance on 16 June). Print a t-shirt to wear for your show, then work with Dizzy O’Dare and NoFit State Circus to learn a circus routine for a special pre-show performance. Please bring a plain white t-shirt. To book for this workshop please phone 01634 338319 or email arts@medway.gov.uk Free project thanks to special funding - visit www.medway.gov.uk/arts for details. The Brook Theatre

Wed, 25 to Thu, 26 July, 10am – 4pm

Vocals and songwriting (8-16yrs) A two-day music workshop. Strengthen your singing technique, learn songs and write new songs, plus record your own song on cd to keep. If you play an instrument bring it along. Showcase on the last day for family and friends. Cost: £25 The Brook Theatre

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Advance booking essential

Fri, 27 July, 5 – 7.30pm

Celebration Crowns at The Medway Mile (all ages) Enjoy the Medway Mile in style this year and make a bright, sparkling, colourful crown to wear as you wait for this exciting annual fun run to begin and whilst you watch the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games on the big screen. Come and find us in the craft tent and then stick around for an amazing evening and a carnival atmosphere. www.medway.gov.uk/london2012 FREE. First-come-first-served. For all ages, all children must be accompanied by an adult

Rochester Castle Gardens

Tue, 31 July, 10am – 3.30pm

Olly Murs Style (8-16yrs) A one-day dance workshop. Work with professional Lindyhopper Jay to learn an amazing 1950s rock ‘n’ roll-inspired routine to Olly’s smash hit Dance With Me Tonight. Bring big skirts, bobby socks, jackets and hair-gel to dress up for the family and friends showcase at the end of the day. Cost: £14 or save £4 and pay £24 when you book for both Olly Murs and Jessie J Style workshops at the same time.

The Brook Theatre

Parental permission may be required


Arts

Free art and craft workshops in partnership with Medway Council’s Library Service

Cartoon and Comic Week

Mon, 13 to Fri, 17 Aug, 10am – 4pm

Fri, 24 Aug, 10am – 4pm

Oliver Twist

Gods and Monsters

The Brook Theatre

Tue, 21 Aug, 10am – 3.30pm

Jessie J Style

(10-18yrs) A one-day drama workshop with Play On Words Theatre Company. Transform yourselves into ‘Gods and Monsters’ using masks and physical theatre techniques at this more challenging drama workshop for slightly older, creative young people. Learn the art of how to frighten and then delight your audience in a sharing at the end of the day. Cost: £14 The Brook Theatre

(8-16yrs) A one-day dance workshop. Learn a routine with professional dancer Jay to some of Jessie’s most popular hits at this amazing workshop. Plus perform a showcase for family and friends at the end of the day.

phone 01634 338338

(8-16yrs) A five-day drama workshop. Spend the week with Heidi and Kate from Theatre Experience creating your own version of this Dickens classic. Suitable for all abilities, with a variety of colourful characters to play and a spectacular showcase at the end of the week for family and friends. Cost: £55

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(8-12yrs) Join professional artist Wolf to create your very own comic strip, featuring crazy cartoon characters and wacky storylines. Using a range of colourful materials, your work will be displayed for all to see over the summer holidays as part of the Story Lab Summer Reading Challenge. Contact the appropriate library to book your place. Tue, 7 Aug 10am – 12noon Hempstead Library – 01634 361544 2.15 – 4.15pm Rochester Library – 01634 337411 Wed, 8 Aug 10am – 12noon Gillingham Library – 01634 337340 2.15 – 4.15pm Luton Library – 01634 406923 Thu, 9 Aug 10am – 12noon Strood Library – 01634 335890 2.15 – 4.15pm Hoo Library – 01634 250640

Cost: £14 or save £4 and pay £24 when you book for both Jessie J and Olly Murs Style workshops at the same time.

The Brook Theatre

For booking forms phone 01634 338338 or email boxoffice@medway.gov.uk For information phone 01634 338319 or email arts@medway.gov.uk

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Arts

Art exhibitions Sat, 9 June, 12.30 - 3.30pm

Thinking Aloud, 2005, Ceramic, resin, wire and paint, Oliver Barratt

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Free Family Workshop Create your own artworks, using a variety of materials and techniques, inspired by the exhibition. Suitable for ages six-years-old and over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All materials will be provided. To book phone 01634 338319 or email arts@medway.gov.uk

Fri, 27 Apr to Fri, 29 June

Evaluation of Space - Andrew Mackenzie, Oliver Barratt, Rosie Lesso, Lesley Risby, Dan Stafford, Bud Latven Evaluation of Space explores transformation within the context of interior and exterior space and how this translates between the imagined and the experimental. The exhibition brings together painting, drawing, sculpture and applied arts that provoke curiosity and question ideas surrounding space and the built environment. Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case, High Street, Rochester

Fri, 13 July to Fri, 14 Sept Rochester Art Gallery is proud to present an exhibition by

Mon, 21 May to Fri, 22 June

A Right Royal Exhibition

Susie MacMurray,

by children of Medway and artist Wendy Daws A colourful, giant stamp collection created at family workshops delivered by local artist Wendy Daws, to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The young people created their own regal headwear, dressed in fine robes and posed for Wendy, who created their right royal silhouettes. The Brook Theatre Gallery

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supported by Agnew's Gallery, London. Susie MacMurray's work encompasses drawing, sculpture and architectural installations and shows regularly in the USA and Europe. Thurs, 12 July 6.30 - 8.30pm

Opening reception Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case, High Street, Rochester

= Advance booking essential


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Find out what exciting events and activities are going on at your library.

Medway libraries run regular events for children of all ages. To find out where and when these events are happening, visit www.celebratemedway2012.co.uk or phone your local library.

• 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.

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Regular events for children and families

• Chatterbooks (8-12yrs) Readers’ groups. • Homework clubs Drop-in homework help for all ages.

Join in the fun with the summer reading challenge (4-12 years) Starting Saturday, 14 July, children are encouraged to borrow and read six books of their choice throughout the summer break. After reading each book they will receive a reward, and after completing the sixth book receive a personalised Story Lab certificate and medal. All Medway libraries = Advance booking essential

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Libraries

Special events - children and families Wed, 6 June, 2 – 3pm

Thu, 7 June, 2.30 – 3.15pm

Crowns and tiaras (3-8yrs)

Fairytale hats

(4-10yrs)

Stories and craft.

Stories and craft.

Cuxton Library

Walderslade Hook Meadow

Thu, 7 June, 2.30 – 3pm

Drumming Workshop (8-14yrs)

Pesky princesses and naughty knights (all ages)

With the Mashu Studio drummers.

Stories and craft.

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Wed, 6 June, 2 – 4pm

Lordswood Library

Rochester Community Hub

Thu, 7 June, 10.30 – 11.30am

Thu, 7 June, 3.45 – 4.30pm

Brave knights and beautiful princesses (3-8yrs)

Medieval madness (3-8yrs)

Stories and craft.

Thomas Aveling School and Community Library

Wigmore Library

Fri, 8 June, 10.30 – 11.30am

Thu, 7 June, 11 – 11.45am

Crafty knights and perfect princesses (3-8yrs) Stories and craft. Lordswood Library

Chatham Community Hub

Stories and craft. Walderslade Village Library

Fri, 8 June, 2.15 – 3pm

Stories and craft. Luton Library

Thu, 7 June, 2.15 – 3.15pm

Crowns and shields (4-10yrs)

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Stories and craft.

Crowns and tiaras (3-8yrs)

Courageous knights and stunning princesses (4-10yrs)

Gillingham Library

Castles and crowns (3-8yrs)

Fri, 8 June, 2 – 3pm

Thu, 7 June, 2.15 – 3pm

Stories and craft.

Stories and craft.

Dragons, knights and damsels in distress (3-8yrs) Stories and craft. Rainham Library

= Advance booking essential


Tue, 24 July, 2.15 – 3.15pm

Fairytale princes and princesses (3-8yrs)

Summer sun (4-10yrs)

Stories and craft.

Stories and craft.

Libraries

Fri, 8 June, 3.30 – 4.30pm

Twydall Library

Hempstead Library

Tue, 24 July, 2.15 – 3.15pm

Tues, 12 June, 2.15 – 3pm

Sunflower seed planting

Let’s party! (18months-4yrs) Bookstart bear stories and craft.

Hoo Library

Thurs, 14 June, 3.45 – 4.30pm

Party animals (3-8yrs) Bookstart bear stories and craft.

Tue, 24 July, 3.30 – 4.30pm

Summer starts here (3-8yrs)

Thomas Aveling School and Community Library

Stories and craft. Hempstead Library

Wed, 25 July, 2 – 3pm

Let’s go to the beach (3-8yrs) Stories and craft.

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(under 8s) Plant your own sunflower.

Rainham Library

Walderslade Hook Meadow

Thu, 26 July, 11 – 11.45am Sat, 16 June, 11 – 11.30am

Baby bounce and rhyme special (0-18months) Fathers’ day special.

Summer kites (3-8yrs) Make your own kite. Lordswood Library

Rochester Community Hub

Tue, 24 July, 10.30 – 11.30am

Summer (under 6s) Stories and rhymes. Grain Library

Tue, 24 July, 2 – 3pm

Thu, 26 July, 2.15 – 3pm

Summer (4-10yrs)

Seaside fun

Stories and craft.

Stories and craft.

Strood Library

(3-8yrs)

Luton Library = Advance booking essential

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Libraries

Thu, 26 July, 2.15 – 3.15pm

Fri, 27 July, 10.30 – 11.30am

Summer sun

Stories and craft.

Rock pool adventure (3-8yrs)

(4-10yrs) Stories and craft.

Chatham Community Hub

Gillingham Library

Fri, 27 July, 2 – 3pm

Thu, 26 July, 2.30 – 3.30pm

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We do like to be beside the seaside (3-8yrs)

Let’s go to the beach (3-8yrs) Stories and craft. Walderslade Village Library

Stories and craft. Rochester Community Hub

Fri, 27 July, 2.15 – 3pm

Dive into your imagination Thu, 26 July, 3.45 – 4.30pm

Let’s go to the beach (3-8yrs)

(3-8yrs) Stories and craft.

Stories and craft.

Rainham Library

Thomas Aveling School and Community Library

Fri, 27 July, 2.30 – 3.15pm

Super summer scrapbook (4-10yrs) Make and decorate your own secret scrapbook. Cuxton Library

Library contact details Chatham Cuxton Gillingham Grain Hempstead Hoo Lordswood Luton

01634 337799 01634 711391 01634 337340 01634 338727 01634 361544 01634 250640 01634 862096 01634 406923

Rainham Rochester Strood Thomas Aveling School Twydall Walderslade Hook Meadow

For opening times go to www.medway.gov.uk/ libraries or phone your local library.

01634 333854 01634 337411 01634 335890

Walderslade Village 01634 686467 Wigmore 01634 235576

01634 338728 01634 232488

Medway Mobile Library For routes and times visit www.medway.gov.uk/libraries

01634 861531

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, Strood 01634 332714 www.medway.gov.uk/archives malsc@medway.gov.uk www.facebook.com/medwayarchivesandlocalstudies

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= Advance booking essential


Thurs, 7 June to Tues, 26 June, normal opening hours

Thu, 21 June, 7.30pm

Exhibition: Focus on Rainham

To celebrate this year’s Diamond Jubilee, a talk by Anne Carter showcasing the Jewellery worn by royal ladies from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth ll over the past 200 years.

Rainham Library

Wed, 13 June, 2.30pm

Ship repair at Sheerness

Libraries

Special events - adult Jubilee jewels

Chatham Community Hub

Thu, 5 July to Tue, 4 Sept, normal opening hours

Medway Archives & Local Studies Centre

Exhibition: The sporting life

Thu, 14 June, 2.30pm

Make a noise in libraries Celebrate ‘Make a Noise in Libraries’ fortnight with this free talk from leading publisher W F Howes. Discover how an audio book is produced. Including a special appearance from twice CrimeFest Sounds of Crime Award winner, actor Saul Reichlin.

A selection of articles and images depicting leisure and sporting activities enjoyed throughout Medway during the 20th century. Medway Archives & Local Studies Centre

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A personal recollection by Martin Verrier.

Wed, 11 July, 1.30 – 4.30pm

Strood Library

Creative writing workshop Improve your skills with Sam Hall. Medway Archives & Local Studies Centre

Sat, 14 July, 10am – 12.30pm Wed, 20 June, 2 – 3pm

Reminiscence: Rainham remembered Share your memories of Rainham in years gone by. Rainham Library

Creative minds: Meeting like minds Come and mingle with other artists, share coffee and ideas. Open to all artists, from beginners to the more advanced. Artists, writers, dancers, actors, musicians or creative crafters. A social event, who knows who you could meet? Strood Library

= Advance booking essential

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Libraries

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 www.celebratemedway2012.co.uk or phone your local library.

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• Hempstead Family History group Get help researching your family history. • Hard-of-Hearing readers’ group For people with impaired hearing who enjoy talking about books. • Kent Family History Society Help with family tree and genealogy research. • Knit and natter Bring your knitting and enjoy a chat. • Knitting for charity For anyone who enjoys knitting or wants to learn. Needles and wool available if required. • New to computers Free one hour introduction sessions available in all libraries on request. • Poetry readers’ group For people who love to read and discuss poetry. • Readers’ groups For people who love to read and want to discuss books with others. • Visually impaired readers’ group For visually impaired people who listen to talking books and enjoy discussing them.

Wed, 13 June for 6 weeks, 10am Computing – First steps In partnership with Medway Adult and Community Learning Service. Cost: £78 (£58 concessions)

Wigmore Library

• ESOL course - learning English as a second language

Phone 01634 338400 to book these courses. Tipping the balance weight management scales Monitor your weight using digital weighing scales in your local library for eight weeks. In partnership with Medway Council’s Public Health Team. Thu, 26 April to Thu, 28 June Luton Library

Thu, 28 June to Thu, 30 Aug Rainham Library

Thu, 30 Aug to Mon, 29 Oct Rochester Library

Mon, 29 Oct to Mon, 7 Jan Hempstead Library

Libraries for Life www.medway.gov.uk/libraries

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Outdoors

Outdoors

If indoor activities are not for you then have a look at what's on at our parks and open spaces.

Beginners Birdwatching (summer) Have you always wanted to tell the difference between birds found on the estuary or within the surrounding areas? This introductory course will help you identify the most common birds seen or heard during the summer. No experience necessary. £1.50 per person. 01634 337432

Wed, 6 June, 10am – 12noon

Junior Ranger Team Become a junior ranger for the morning and study the nature that can be found at the park. The group meets during school holidays and runs throughout the year. Activities range from pond dipping, mini-beast hunting, mammal surveying, habitat building and bird watching. For youngsters aged eight to 12-years-old. £2.50 per child. 01634 338191

Capstone Farm Country Park

Riverside Country Park

Wed, 6 June, 10am – 12noon

Sun, 3 June, 11am – 1pm

Creative Oatmeal Clay Creatures

Gentle, Careful Litter Pick Come and join in on a gentle, careful litter pick at Broomhill Park. Litter pick at your leisure and take in some beautiful scenes, while knowing your helping keep your park clean and tidy. Free. Broomhill Park

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Sat, 2 June, 11am – 12noon (classroom based) 1 – 3pm (field based)

Clay creatures but with a twist, this time you will make your own clay. It may get a little messy but after the clay has been made you can get creative and make creatures of the park. Suitable for children aged five to 12-years old. Must be accompanied by an adult. £1.50 per child. 01634 337432

Riverside Country Park

= Advance booking essential

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Outdoors

Wed, 13 June, 3.45 – 4.45pm

Junior Ranger Club Become a ranger for the afternoon and study the nature that can be found at the park. The club meets monthly from April to October and activities range from arts and crafts to walks, pond dipping and bird watching. Suitable for children aged five to 12-years old. Must be accompanied by an adult. £1.50 per child. 01634 337432

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Riverside Country Park

Thu, 7 June, 9 – 11am or 12noon – 2pm

Sat, 23 and Sun, 24 June, 10am - 4pm

Parent and Child Fishing Teaching

The Dutch are Coming

Learn the basics of course fishing at Capstone with our park rangers. Aimed at beginners and those wanting to improve. All equipment and bait will be supplied. This event is popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Suitable for children aged eight to 12-years-old. £8 per child. 01634 338191

See troops gather to protect the Royal Dockyard from attacks by the Dutch. Hear the stories and learn about the tactics. Normal admission charges apply. Upnor Castle

Sun, 24 June, 10am – 2pm

Volunteer Task Day Come and help the Capstone Park volunteers for the day. An ideal opportunity to learn what we do and to talk to volunteers. Refreshments will be provided.

Capstone Farm Country Park

Sun, 10 June, 10am – 2pm

Volunteer Task Day

Free. Register interest on 01634 338191

Come and help the Capstone Park volunteers for the day. An ideal opportunity to learn what they do and to talk to volunteers. Refreshments will be provided.

Sun, 24 June, 10am – 1pm

Free. Register interest on 01634 337432

Riverside Country Park

Sun, 10 June, 11am – 1pm

Race For Life Please call Race For Life on 0871 6411111 for more information or visit www.raceforlife.org

Capstone Farm Country Park

Capstone Farm Country Park

The Capstone Stag Beetle Hunt Historically, the stag beetle has been recorded throughout much of Western Europe, though in many countries it is now thought to be very rare or even extinct. About now is the time to see the impressive stag beetle in the UK. Join a ranger in hunting for stag beetles and help build a beetle habitat. For youngsters aged eight-years-old and over and adults alike. £1.50 per person. 01634 338191

Capstone Farm Country Park

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Outdoors

Sun, 24 June, 12noon – 4pm

Broomhill Fun Day Support our free fun day at the top of the park. An afternoon of family fun and events. We will be running activities for people of all ages. Eat an ice cream while browsing the many stalls. See press, posters or visit www.friendsofbroomhill.org.uk for details nearer the time. Free. Broomhill Park

Charity Cherry Picnic

Sat, 30 June, 10am – 12noon or 1 – 3pm A must for those interested in insect life. Learn to identify the creatures that can be found at Riverside in the ponds and wildflower meadows. Suitable for children aged five to 12-years old. Must be accompanied by an adult. £1.50 per child. 01634 337432

Riverside Country Park

Junior Ranger Club Wed, 4 July, 3.45 – 4.45pm Become a ranger for the afternoon and study the nature that can be found at the park. The club meets monthly from April to October and activities range from arts and crafts to walks, pond dipping and bird watching. Suitable for children aged five to 12-years old. Must be accompanied by an adult. £1.50 per child. Book in advance on 01634 337432

For the fourth year running The Friends of The Vines are holding their Cherry Picnic with a grand raffle in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. We will be celebrating Kentish cherries with a variety of cherry related craft stalls, competitions and children’s activities, plus the ever-popular sale of Kentish cherries (come early to avoid disappointment). The theme will be Charles Dickens’ bicentenary. There will be a special opening of Restoration House - Satis House in the novel Great Expectations. Free. (Please note - There is an admission fee to enter Restoration House)

The Vines, Rochester

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Mini Beast Hunt

Riverside Country Park

Sat, 7 July, 1 – 4pm

Sun, 8 July, 10am – 2pm

Volunteer Task Day Come and help the Riverside Country Park volunteers for the day. An ideal opportunity to learn what they do and to talk to volunteers. Refreshments will be provided. Free. Register interest on 01634 337432

Riverside Country Park

Thu, 19 July, 10am – 12noon

Tree Faces Get your hands dirty and create a tree face from mud, leaves, sticks and any other natural materials around the park. Good fun for children aged over six-years-old and adults alike. £1.50 per person. 01634 338191

Capstone Farm Country Park

= Advance booking essential

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Outdoors

Tue, 24 July, 10am – 12noon

Junior Ranger Team Become a junior ranger for the morning and study the nature that can be found at the park. The group meets during school holidays and runs throughout the year. Activities range from pond dipping, mini-beast hunting, mammal surveying, habitat building and bird watching. For youngsters aged eight to 12-years-old. £2.50 per child. 01634 338191

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Capstone Farm Country Park

Tue, 24 July, 10am – 12noon or 1 – 3pm

Mini Beast Hunt Sun, 22 July, 11am – 5pm

Tree Listening Event Love Parks Week – a special event supported by BTCV. The Vines will be hosting a tree listening installation, as seen at Kew Gardens. Come and listen to the headphones hanging from the tree branches, where you can hear water being pulled up from the roots to the leaves, through the tree’s tubes. Be inspired by the amazing internal workings of trees and learn more about the trees in the park. The Tree Listening project provides an experience that links both science and art. Tree drawing and photographic competition on the day; bring your camera. Free. The Vines, Rochester

Sun, 22 July, 10am – 2pm

Volunteer Task Day Come and help the Capstone Park volunteers for the day. An ideal opportunity to learn what they do and to talk to volunteers. Refreshments will be provided.

A must for those interested in insect life. Learn to identify the creatures that can be found at Riverside in the ponds and wildflower meadows. Suitable for children aged five to 12years old. Must be accompanied by an adult. £1.50 per child. 01634 337432

Riverside Country Park

Thu, 26 July, 9 – 11am or 12noon – 2pm

Parent and Child Fishing Teaching Learn the basics of course fishing at Capstone with our park rangers. Aimed at beginners and those wanting to improve. All equipment and bait will be supplied. This event is popular, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Suitable for children aged eight-12-years-old. £8 per child. 01634 338191

Capstone Farm Country Park

Free. Register interest on 01634 338191

Capstone Farm Country Park

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01634 333333 (unless otherwise stated next to event) 8am to 8pm (Mon-Fri) 9am to 1pm (Sat) Please note: Calls to customer services may be recorded or monitored for security and staff development purposes.

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