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Eastgate House, a treasured 16th century townhouse in the heart of historic Rochester will be open to the public throughout Heritage Open Days, from Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 September.

This will be the final opportunity for visitors to see the whole house before work begins on a heritage lottery funded project to transform the house into an exhibition and community space. Read More

Image credit: David Fenwick

Image credit: David Fenwick

This year’s “Heritage Open Day” at The Historic Dockyard Chatham takes visitors into the relatively unexplored world of the Commissioner’s Garden and into the depths of Royal Museums Greenwich (National Maritime Museum) stores in No. 1 Smithery. Read More

Sign up to a new course and a new skill with Medway Community Learning.
Level 1 Award in British Sign Language starts on Wednesday, 9 January 2013. Interviews are taking place now for those people interested in this course.
The course is over 36 sessions and takes place every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm at Eastgate, Rochester. Course fees starts from £180.
For more information and to enrol, phone Maureen Yates on 01634 338472 or email

Pick up some homegrown produce and tasty local treats at Rochester Farmers’ Market this bank holiday weekend, as it pitches up at the Rochester Sweeps Festival.

Traders selling a range of the freshest local produce including vegetables, meat and baked goods, as well as cider, preserves, olives and pies will be pitching up in the Kings Head car park from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, 5, Sunday, 6, and Monday, 7 May.

They will join more than 50 morris sides and entertainers celebrating throughout the bank holiday weekend, with processions, fun activities for families and three days of folk music featuring guest artists from the Canada and France, as well as all over Britain. More

A new performing arts course starts in Rochester next month (May).

The 10-week Playwright’s Circle course will be run by professional actor and scriptwriter Paul Doust. More

The City of Rochester Society’s popular guided walking tours of the historic city will begin again on Good Friday, 6 April and continue, every Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, public holiday and festival day until the end of October. The tours begin at the Visitor Information Centre in the High Street at 2.15 p.m. and take about an hour and a half. They are an ideal way for both visitors and residents to get to know something of Rochester’s fascinating heritage, during the course of a gentle afternoon stroll. These tours are free of charge, but donations to Society funds are always welcome.

A group of art students will present their first external exhibition at Eastgate House, Rochester starting Saturday, 31 March. More

The mysteries lurking in Medway’s back gardens, woods and countryside will be explained in a talk by animal expert and local author Neil Arnold. More


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