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Ever wished you could work out how to fix that leaky tap or fancied sprucing up your pad with some new tiles? More

Snowy the Fox – star of The Brook Theatre’s children’s Christmas show The Christmas Adventures of Snowy the Fox – will be switching on the Christmas lights at All Saints Children’s Centre, Chatham at 11.30am on Friday, 2 December. More

Get into the festive spirit with two seasonal talks in December More

Visitors will be offered the chance to start their Christmas shopping at The Wisdom Hospice in November. The Friends of The Wisdom Hospice are holding their annual Christmas Fair at the Hospice in High Bank, Rochester on Saturday 26th November from 10am until 2pm. There will be over 20 stalls selling a wide range of goods including jewellery, handbags, candles, soaps and cakes. The Friends’ range of Christmas cards and goods will also be on sale and there will be plenty of games to try.

Santa will be making time in his busy schedule to visit between 11am and 1pm to listen to children’s Christmas wishes and to hand out gifts. Refreshments will also be available including soup and ploughman’s lunches. Admission is 50p for adults. Children go free.

The Wisdom Hospice is the only adult hospice serving the Medway and Swale area, providing specialist palliative care to patients with life limiting conditions. The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice support this work through an annual grant to Medway Community Healthcare. The grant for the current year is £560,000. In addition the Friends make grants to Crossroads and the Marie Curie Nursing Service to provide extra support to patients and their families in their own homes.

Emma Dengate, Fundraising Co-ordinator for The Friends of The Wisdom Hospice, said “This fair will have something for everyone. This is a great day out for the whole family and you are sure to pick up a Christmas bargain or two!” Further information available from: Emma Dengate – 01634 831163


MAIDSTONE Saturday 10th December 7.30 pm at the Mote Hall. Rutter’s Magnificat, and Christmas carols for choir and audience. With Maidstone Choral Union, Brunswick House School Choir, Mandy Ellen School of Dance For tickets (7-15) phone 01622 726193

Enjoy the uplifting sounds of African drums when Kasai Masai bring their rhythmic music, deep from the heart of Congo mixed with their own urban twist, to The Brook Theatre, Chatham. More

Students and staff from the Hundred of Hoo School will once again be showing their support for the armed services by undertaking the third annual sponsored walk to the Cenotaph. More

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is looking for people who worked or have a link to the former Royal Navy dockyard at Chatham to share their experiences and reminiscences. Stories can range from apprenticeships, daily life, a specific event, or a pertinent memory you would like to share. We are looking for stories to be included in the displays of our new 19th and 20th gallery, opening in the Spring. If you would like to contribute please contact Alex Patterson, Collections & Gallery Manager by email – or by telephone – 01634 823800 before the end of November 2011.

Following Lord Foster’s announcement on his proposals to build an airport on the Isle of Grain, Medway Council has today stated that this is one of the worst places for anyone to build a new airport. More

Young dancers are invited to come along to a community dance event and develop their skills with dance professionals. More

Traditional Christmas Fayre is being served in two unique historic venues at The Historic Dockyard Chatham this festive season More

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust will recognise both Armistice Day on 11th November and Remembrance Sunday on 13th November 2011 with simple ceremonies at 11.00am at the National Destroyer Memorial in the centre of The Historic Dockyard Chatham. More

This winter experience the magic of the much-loved ballet The Nutcracker at The Central Theatre, Chatham. Fantastic sets, beautiful costumes and outstanding dancing from the young talented artists of the State Ballet Academy of Minsk will ensure this is a real Christmas cracker. More

Fireworks may be fun to watch, but Medway Council’s Trading Standards team are focusing their efforts on ensuring they aren’t getting to the wrong hands. More

More dog owners are getting the bag it and bin it message when it comes to picking up after their pets. More

From free holidays to cheap driveways – the way confidence tricksters work will be brought to life on stage in Medway next month by professional actors. More

Visitors to the National Trust’s Chartwell will be offered a very special ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse on the 3rd and 4th November as the house team start to put the house to bed for the Winter. More


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