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More details - Family History Day
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
Thu 26 Apr

More details - The Courtyard - Open Garden for NGS
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.
The Courtyard, Sheerness
Sun 6 May

More details - Film Star's Don't Die in Liverpool (15)
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 1hr 45mins Biography/Drama/Romance
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Fri 4 May

More details - The Greatest Showman (PG)
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.
Avenue Theatre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne
Fri 18 May

More details - Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market Sittingbourne
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.....
Fulston Manor, Brenchley Road, Sittingbourne
Sat 28 Apr

More details - South Shoebury Hall - Open Garden for NGS
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’.
South Shoebury Hall, Shoeburyness
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Shoeburyness Philatelic Society Meeting
Paraphernalia Revisited (M. Nunn). Organised by Shoeburyness & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Sue Stacey (Secretary).
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Church Road, Shoeburyness
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Guided Walk at Gunners Park
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.
Gunners Park Nature Reserve
Wed 9 May and Thu 10 May

More details - Chantel McGregor
Chantel McGregor + CONNOR SELBY BAND + JOE ANDERTON. Artists performing: Chantel McGregor.: Tickets avaiable.
Chinnerys, Southend, Southend on Sea
Fri 18 May

More details - Jenny Hammerton: Eating and drinking like the stars of yesteryear...
Columbo super-fan, Jenny Hammerton, will give an entertaining presentation about the food and drink which are so prominently sprinkled throughout the greatest television detective series ever made.
The Forum Southend, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea
Sat 12 May

More details - Pretty Luscious Lippy Pop Up Shop
Following the success of our last pop up shop, we are excited to announce that Pretty Luscious Lippy will be back at Nelly McNally on 21st April. All products are vegan and cruelty free. The make up is long lasting and super water, smudge and kiss resistant. Test it out for yourself!
Nelly McNally Hair, 18 Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Family Quiz Night for Mumba Children's Project, Friday 20th April, 7.30pm, Westcliff.
A quirky Family Quiz Night with our quiz master David. Bring your friends and make new ones! Ten rounds include "Guess the white powder". You can play a Rubber instead of a Joker and rub out your worst round!
Kings Road United Reformed Church, 91 Crowstone Road, Westcliff-on-sea
Today

More details - PREVIEW where LIVE MUSIC lives
Each week we feature a Guest Artiste PLUS a Showcase of other great acts in a variety of styles 6th REMEDY Great group playing Rock & Pop classics from the 50s to the 80s.
REAR of THE RNA CLUB (You DO NOT have to be a member of the RNA) 73-79 East Street. Prittlewell, Southend.
Today, Fri 27 Apr

More details - Torry Hill - Open Garden for NGS
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.
Torry Hill, Sittingbourne
Sun 13 May, Sun 10 Jun

More details - Doddington Place - Open Garden for NGS
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.
Doddington Place, Sittingbourne
Wed 9 May, Wed 20 Jun

More details - State of Mind & Performance
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
Mon 30 Apr

More details - Faversham Artisan Crafts Vintage & Gift Fair
Artisan Crafts Vintage & Gift Fair
The Alexander Centre,15 Preston Street, Faversham
Sat 21 Apr, Sat 19 May, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Two Tree Gallery
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 21 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May, Sat 19 May, Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun

More details - Cats Protection Cat Homing Show
Please come along and view our cats of all ages and colours. We have many cats needing new safe and forever homes. Home checks apply. We have a stall with products for your cat available to buy. Plus our new goods stall with lots of exciting things to buy. Tea and coffee served.
Smallgains Hall, Creek Rd, Canvey Island, Essex
Sun 22 Apr

More details - The Golden Birdies of Beni Mazar - Solo art exhibition
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 Nucleus Arts High Street Chatham
Fri 27 Apr to Tue 8 May

More details - Hanami Festival 21st April
Hanami Festival – 21st April 2018 During April Brogdale will also celebrate Hanami – the Japanese festival of blossom with a packed Hanami festival day on 21st April and Hanami Picnic experiences available throughout the whole of April.
Brogdale Collections Brogdale Farm Brogdale Road Faversham Kent ME138XZ
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Hanami Experience
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!
Brogdale Collections Brogdale Farm Brogdale Road Faversham Kent
Mon 30 Apr

More details - Carmina Burana - Classical Choral Concert with Eastwood Chorale & Southend Choral Society
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
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Hair & Make-up Masterclass
Hair & Make-up Masterclass Demo shows and one to one advice/tips on Hair & Make-up from Vintage to Modern - Including bubbles and nibbles. *Limited Space Available*
pin Sun Pier House Medway Street, Chatham
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Copton Ash - Open Garden for NGS
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.
Copton Ash, Faversham
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 13 May

More details - Mum2Mum Market Southend
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
Sat 28 Apr

More details - BROWSE 'N' BUY sale and coffee morning
An eclectic 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 -. something for everyone, including books and CDs. china, bric-a-brac and jewellery!
St David’s Church, Newton Close, Lordswood Chatham (off Sultan Road)
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Detling International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Visit this cosmopolitan fair in the Garden of England. Discover goods from across the UK, continent and further afield. Everything from gardenalia, vintage homewares and toys, to clothing, accessories, jewellery and general antiques. Up to 300 exhibitors in two halls, marquees and outside pitches.
The Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent,
Sat 21 Apr, Sun 22 Apr, Sat 16 Jun, Sun 17 Jun

More details - Kent Vision LIVE 2018
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 Kent Showground Detling Maidstone
Wed 16 May

Visit the Vulcan Day More details - Visit the Vulcan Day
Your chance to see former Royal Air Force bomber Avro Vulcan XL426 up close at what is a great day out for aircraft enthusiasts and the general public of all ages. Our team will be on hand to give guided tours of Vulcan XL426 and for an additional fee you can climb inside the Vulcan’s cockpit.
London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Sun 22 Apr
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More details - Frith Old Farmhouse - Open Garden for NGS
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.
Frith Old Farmhouse, Faversham
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 20 May

More details - Bridge Works: Crossing the River Medway – A story of the Rochester Bridge Trust
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
The Crypt, Rochester Cathedral, Rochester
Today to Thu 24 May

More details - The Chimney Sweeps: A Family Business
The Rochester Sweeps Festival in Medway runs from the 5th to the 7th of May, on the High Street and on the Castle grounds. "The Chimney Sweeps" will play on Bank Holiday Monday on the 7th of May in the Castle grounds.
Rochester Sweeps Festival Rochester
Mon 7 May

More details - John Charles - singer, entertainer
An evening of music from the talented John Charles. John will cover music from a variety of genres and generations. You may want to join in with some of the songs and dance to others. Patriotic bunting and head wear to celebrate St George’s day on the 23rd April will decorate the room.
Hadleigh CC, Hadleigh, Benfleet
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Freight House Indoor Boot Sale - Rochford Essex
The Freight House, Rochford (adjacent to Rochford Railway Station) is holding an Indoor Boot Sale on Sunday 22nd April 2018. Come along, grab a bargain and leave the cold outside! Event is open from 10am to 1pm, free entry and free parking. Refreshments available. For sellers, tables must be pre-booked (£10.
The Freight House, Bradley Way, Rochford, ESSEX
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Eagleswood - Open Garden for NGS
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.
Eagleswood, Lenham
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 27 May

More details - Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market Strood
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.....
Strood Academy, Carnation Road, Strood
Sat 21 Apr

More details - John Lawsons Circus
Roll up to Englands favourite family circus! Once again John Lawsons Circus is touring near you! Come and be amazed by Artites from all over the world.
The Green Bearsted
Today to Sun 22 Apr

More details - Havens to Havens Walk
Join us this Spring for our annual Havens to Havens Walk. Starting from Little Havens, you will walk through the beautiful grounds of Hadleigh Castle, down to Old Leigh and along Chalkwell’s coastline to Fair Havens Hospice.
From Little Havens Hospice to Fair Havens Hospice
Sun 13 May

More details - Bluebell Walk in Support of Heart of Kent Hospice
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.
Harrietsham Village Hall, Harrietsham
Sun 6 May

More details - Lenham Country Market
Lenham Country Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. It’s open to the public between 9am and 1pm and is held in Lenham Square. There a variety of local food, drink and crafts available
Lenham Square, Lenham, Kent,
Sun 13 May

Haydn Theresa Mass+Mozart Vespers-Caritas Chamber Choir More details - Haydn Theresa Mass+Mozart Vespers-Caritas Chamber Choir
Caritas-directed by Benedict Preece- present Haydn Theresa Mass and Mozart Solemn Vespers in St. Alphege Church, Whistable. Accompanied by our professional orchestra, Caritas Sinfonia.
High St, Whitstable
Sat 28 Apr
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Vulcan Restoration Trust Spring Event featuring ’Flying the SR-71 Blackbird’ More details - Vulcan Restoration Trust Spring Event featuring 'Flying the SR-71 Blackbird'
Come along and hear what it was like to fly the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane at more than three times the speed of sound during the Cold War. Retired US Air Force Colonel Rich Graham who will be speaking about his experiences flying the SR-71.
Hawkwell Village Hall, Main Road, Hockley
Sat 28 Apr
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More details - Vinters Valley ghost hunt
Experience a night of ghost hunting at Vinters Park with Ghost Hunt Events on 21st April 2018. Participate in Séances, Vigils, EVP Experiments and much more.
Vinters Valley Nature Reserve
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Spring Food Festival & VW Camper Show
Please join us at our Spring Food Festival - the Castle & gardens will be filled with an abundance of local Kentish produce to buy & sample. Plus we have some classic VW Campers & Beetles on display from the Kentish VW Klub for you to enjoy!
Whitstable Castle & Gardens
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Murder Mystery Evening @ Whitstable Castle
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!
Whitstable Castle & Gardens
Sat 28 Apr

Sus4 Sessions at Kent Life - Showcasing the Finest Live Musical Talent - Friday 20th April 2018 More details - Sus4 Sessions at Kent Life - Showcasing the Finest Live Musical Talent - Friday 20th April 2018
Sus4 Sessions bring to you the finest of local musical talent, arranged in a showcase format (3 different acts, 5 tracks each with breaks between each set to grab a drink and socialise) - all hosted in our alternative, interesting venues decked out to create an intimate, immersive and chilled environment.
Kent Life, Lock Ln, Sandling, Maidstone
Today
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More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
60th Annual General Meeting. Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 23 Apr

More details - Rayleigh Philatelic Society Meeting
Victorian 2d Blue (A. Davis). Organised by Rayleigh & District Philatelic Society. Contact for details: Ray How (Secretary).
Parish Rooms, Rectory Garth, Hockley Road, Rayleigh
Mon 14 May

Celebrating Maison the Miracle More details - Celebrating Maison the Miracle
An Evening with the Angels Seraphisa, International singer/ songwriting Duo, Marcus C Dolan and Georgie G Deyn are opening their national tour here in Essex. Join them as they take you on a heavenly musical journey of nurture, love, joy, messages and inspiration.
The Mill Arts Centre, Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane
Fri 4 May
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