A young garden and home created in October 2016 by the BBC DIY SOS team. This is our family garden and smallholding which is enjoyed by our four young children daily. Our family garden has planted borders and raised beds.
Do your family have relatives on Sheppey?
Were the employed on the island in the the navy or dockyard?
The museum has a collection of the local newspapers from 1860, parish registers and archives.
The Sheppey Local History Society’s genealogist is available.
Minster Gatehouse Museum Union Road Minster-on-Sea Isle of Sheppey
Garden grown out of a love and fascination with plants. Contains very wide collection incl many rarities and newly introduced species raised from wild seed. Special interest in woodland flowers, snowdrops and hellebores with flowering trees and shrubs of spring.
Hanami is the Japanese festival dedicated to cherry blossom (sakura) and is celebrated across Japan every year. Brogdale is one of the only places in the UK to celebrate Hanami and with the largest collection of fruit trees in the world, we really do have a sight to see!
TIL DEATH US DO PART
St Mary’s bells are ringing for Lady Penelope Pollock’s happy day… but is it?
Join 368 Theatre Company and help them solve the latest Morlington Mystery… and maybe win your table a bottle of bubbly into the bargain!
Screen @ The Avenue ’Film Star’s Don’t Die in Liverpool’ (15)
A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.
Stars Stephen Graham, Jamie Bell, Annette Bening
Screen @ The Avenue ’The Greatest Showman’ (PG)
Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, starring Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Alex’s performance instrument is the state of the art YAMAHA Electone STAGEA ELS-02C and is the leading exponent of this particular model in the UK and Europe. This instrument is at the apex of technological innovation and is the most infinitely expressive electronic instrument ever created.
Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market is coming to a venue near you! Mums & Dads - do you need to declutter or are you looking for gently used baby & childrens items, clothing and more? STALL HOLDERS.....
Delightful small garden brimming with interesting plants both in the front and behind the house. Many different areas. Dry gravel garden in front, raised beds with alpines and bulbs and borders with many unusual perennials and shrubs.
10 acre garden, landscaped with wide views; trees and cloud clipped yew hedges; woodland garden with azaleas and rhododendrons; Edwardian rock garden recently renovated (not wheelchair accessible); formal garden with mixed borders. New gothic folly.
A riot of plants growing together as if in the wild, developed over 40 yrs. No neat edges or formal beds, but several hundred interesting (& some very unusual) plants. Trees and shrubs chosen for year-round appeal. Special interest in bulbs and woodland plants. ’Wild about Gardening’ Gold award.
8 acres; large lawns, specimen trees, flowering cherries, rhododendrons, azaleas and naturalised daffodils; walled gardens with lawns, shrubs, herbaceous borders, rose garden incl shrub roses, wild flower areas and vegetables. Extensive views to Medway and Thames estuaries.
Kent’s biggest charity ride is back for its 9th year! Get on your bike and explore the beautiful Kent countryside with friends, family and colleagues. Attracting more than 1,200 riders every year, our Cycle Challenge is designed for cyclists of all abilities.
Delightful, 1-acre established walled garden surrounding Grade II listed house (not open) and bee house. Charming agapanthus and hydrangea beds. April is ablaze with 3000 tulips and fritillaria. July shows 200+ varieties of agapanthus incl ’Queen Mum’ and ’Black Magic’.
Come down to Gunners Park and enjoy spring migration. We will walk through the park exploring the habitats and hopefully find some migratory birds. Wheatear, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler and Garden Warbler can be seen during this time as they make their way north to their summer breeding grounds.
This event is now being held at the Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury City Centre. (next to Curzon Cinema) Doors are open from 9.30am to 3.30pm and admission is free. All genres of music from days gone by to the present day.
1½ acre gardens around C18 orangery, now a house (not open). Magnificent extensive herbaceous border & impressive ancient wisteria. Large walled garden with a wide variety of shrubs, mixed borders & unusual specimen trees. Water features & intriguing collection of modern sculptures in natural surroundings.
2 acre plantsman’s garden situated high on N-Downs, developed over the past 30yrs. Wide range of trees and shrubs (many unusual), herbaceous material and woodland plants grown to give yr-round interest, particularly in spring and for autumn colour.
We are delighted to announce that former Conservative Shadow Home Secretary, author and ‘Strictly’ star, The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe DSG, is coming to Canterbury to share stories about her life in order to help raise funds for the Kent MS Therapy Centre.
St Thomas’ Catholic Church, The Presbytery, 59 Burgate, Canterbury .
Our Kentish Coach Trip on Thursday 26th April will set off from the Kent MS Therapy Centre at 11am onboard a luxury 49-seater coach from YMS Travel. The coach is fully air-conditioned with on board toilet facilities.
The Kent MS Therapy Centre, Merton Lane North, Canterbury
On 20 May 2018, there will be a guided walk around the estate of Godmersham Park CT4 7DT. This event takes place on private land surrounding a Grade 1 listed building in a wonderful part of Kent, not normally open to the public – we have been given special access to the lovely grounds, to enjoy them for just one...
Younger than the Rolling Stones but older than Cold Play. The Occasional Orchestra are a band hailing from across the country who get together, on occasion, to produce some of the finest and most distinctive Indie Pop Folk music available in the UK.
Godmersham & Crundale Village Hall The Street Godmersham Canterbury Kent
Magical walled garden by the River Stour: Defined areas of formal, spring, woodland, vegetable and secret garden reveal themselves in a naturally harmonious flow, each with its own colour combinations. Ancient walls provide the garden’s basic structure, while a green oak pergola echoes a monastic cloister.
On Sunday 20th May 2018, Southend-on-Sea Race for Life will bring thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.
Race for Life 5k is great for all ages.
6 acre garden with ha-ha set in beautiful part of Stour Valley. Wide variety of rhododendrons, azaleas and ornamental shrubs. Woodland walk with spring bulbs. Mature arboretum with recent planting of specimen trees. Rose garden and herbaceous borders. Conservatory.
Starting and finishing at Harrietsham Village Hall, the walk follows the traditional 6 mile route amongst the bluebells on the North Downs and through some of Kent’s most beautiful countryside. Begin your walk anytime between 8.30 am and 10.
The Southend Junior Bikeathon is a charity bike ride for Children at Primary School, run by the Southend Branch of Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research).
The route is mainly on grass, with undulations and slopes. The circuit is around half a mile long.
Registration is at the bandstand.
State of mind and its effects on mental wellbeing and performance is a hot topic. Whether that’s for entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals in business. Or people who just want to do well generally and be happy in life.
The Arlington Ballroom, 905 London Road, Leigh on Sea
Now in its thirteenth successful year, Kent Vision LIVE is the South East’s premier business showcase and the largest event of its kind in the UK: with over 3,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors coming together for the year’s most important business gathering.
Kent Event Centre
Two Tree Gallery is in the main alleyway that links Rectory Grove to Broadway West. Located next to Ten Green Bottles, it is a co-operative of 8 local artists. All the artists live and work locally and share all aspects of running the gallery between them.
11 Rectory Grove, Leigh-on-Sea
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun
Eastwood Chorale and Southend Choral Society, with the world famous Southend Boys Choir and professional soloists, are performing the fantastic Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, made famous by the Old Spice advert of the 1970’s. We will also be performing several other beautiful choral pieces.
Westcliff High School For Boys, Kenilwoth Gardens, Westcliff on Sea
Mum2mum Markets are award winning indoor nearly new sales. At our Southend sale we will have around 40 stalls of high quality, nearly new items (up to 90% off the RRP!) and a small selection of businesses offering goods and services of interest to parents.
St Thomas More School, Kenilworth Gardens, Southend On Sea, Essex
We sell an ever changing mixture of new, nearly new and pre-loved items, different each month - ranging from household to gift items, leisure oddments to ornaments, toys and jigsaws, books and CDs. Even we don’t know till the last minute what will be there so why not come and explore for yourself!
St David’s Church, Newton Road (off Sultan Rd) Lordswood, Chatham
Visual Storyteller, Robert Lamoon, brings his touring, solo exhibition ‘The Golden Birdies of Beni Mazar’ to The Halpern Gallery, Chatham. This is an eclectic show of new myths and stories told in paint, photography, print and sculpture.
The Halpern Gallery
12 acres complement the magnificent Jacobean house. Terraced lawns lead through herbaceous borders, rose garden and formal lily pond to intimate Italian garden and large walled garden with delphiniums, potager, cut flowers and iris border.
Jamie Moore is an accomplished guitarist who has performed throughout the world in a wide variety of settings including television, radio, West End theatre, touring stage productions, summer seasons, recording studios, concert halls and cabaret.
St Nicholas church, The Street, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Thanet
The Rochester Bridge Trust has provided and maintained crossings of the River Medway for more than 600 years - with the first bridge on the site built almost 2,000 years ago - but there is still much that remains unknown about the organisation among the general public, as visitors to the Bridge Works exhibition will