Day-by-day events in
Walmer and Deal for April 2015
Quick links to events in April
Wednesday 1 - Saturday 4 Sunday 5 - Saturday 11 Sunday 12 - Saturday 18
Sunday 19 - Saturday 25 Sunday 26 - Thursday 30  
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Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
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Every day
in April
Deal Castle open to the public, 10am-6pm. Admission: members free; adult £5.40; child (5-15yrs) £3.20; concession £4.90; family (2 adults, 3 children) £14.
website:
www.english-heritage.org.uk/
0370 333 1181
Every day
in April
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public, 10am-6pm. Admission: members free; adult £7.90; child (5-15yrs) £4.70; concession £7.10; family (2 adults, 3 children) £20.50. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ 0370 333 1181
Every day
in April
except Mondays *
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St Georges Road, Deal CT14 6BA. Open: Tuesdays-Fridays 2pm-4pm; Saturdays 11am-4.30pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm. Admission: adults £3; concessions and children £2. website: www.dealmuseum.co.uk
*NB: Also open Easter Monday.
01304 372098
Open on Easter Bank Holiday weekend Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. Saturday 4,, Sunday 5 and Monday 6 April: 11.30am - 4.30pm. Admission: adults £3, children 5 and over and students £2, children under 5 free. website: www.dealtimeball.co.uk. 01304 360897
(only during opening hours)
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS
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All April
 Nicki Vowls Exhibiton, The Astor Community Theatre. Lino and woodblock prints. website: www.nickivowls-artist.co.uk. Astor Theatre
Display of Artwork by local artist Sophie Woods, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal. Free entry. Facebook page

Dunkirk Exhibition - the role the fishing boats of Deal and Walmer played in the evacuation of Dunkirk, Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal, from 1 April. Admission: £3 adults, £2 concession and children, £9 family ticket.

 
Wednesday 1 April
April Fools Day
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. No need to book, just turn up. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055

Cinema@St George's Hall, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal. On the big screen: the Liberace story, "Behind The Candelabra" (15) - starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. Two shows 2.15pm and 7pm; all welcome, no booking required. Admission £5.

 
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com John Harrop (Secretary)
01304 360956
Deal Philatelic Club Monthly Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members and visitors with an interest in postage stamps design and collecting are welcome. Alan Buckman
01304 367711
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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Spring Show, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, Judging at 7.30pm. website: http://greatmongeham horticulturalsociety.org/gmhs/  
 
Thursday 2 April
Maundy Thursday
Kent School Holidays: Thursday 2 April - Friday 17 April
website: www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term-dates
 
Church Services for Holy Week.
For details of Easter services in local churches, please see individual church websites, as listed on WalmerWeb at www.walmerweb.co.uk/walm-amenities/churches.html
 
HealthWalks - Deal Pier (perfect for people with walking difficulties or those recovering from illness). Meet in front of Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 10.45am for 11am start - duration 30 mins. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Pilates with Lorraine, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 5.45pm. Weekly exercise session. 07734 473784
"Justice for Daniel Squire" Campaign Meeting, The Admiral Keppel pub, 90 Manor Road, Deal, 6pm. Meeting to form a campaign team following dissatisfaction at evidence and verdict in the recent court case for killed cyclist Daniel Squire. Potential supporters or helpers welcome. 01304 446296
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior (Chairman)
07749 480104
 
Friday 3 April
Good Friday   
Easter Church Services. For details please see individual church websites, as listed on WalmerWeb at www.walmerweb.co.uk/walm-amenities/churches.html  
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Easter Egg Hunt, Fowlmead Country Park, off A258, Sholden, 10am-1pm. Tickets £2.50, available from the park. website: www.fowlmead.co.uk/ 07824 569181
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome.
website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
PLEASE CHECK with organisers.
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. PLEASE CHECK with organisers.
website:
www.dealstrokeclub.btck.co.uk
07584 044122
Concert: Gabriel Faure's Requiem, performed by the Shepherdswell Swell Singers, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 7pm. Admission free (with retiring collection).  
 Smugglers Session - featuring The Psychedelic Treehouse, with Syd Arthur, Jouis and Lapis Lazuli,The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets £10 (in advance), £12 (on the door); students £8. Astor Theatre

Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singaround session. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/

Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 4 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
 Deal Farmer's Market, Astor Community Theatre. 9.30am-1pm. A variety of local stalls offering quality food and drink, straight from the producers. Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, bakery goods, ready meals and more. Refreshments available. Free entry. Astor Theatre
Spring Fair, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 12noon. Tea/coffee for a donation and stalls including: bric-a-brac, books, home made cakes, guide dog merchandize and raffle. All proceeds go to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Free entry; all are welcome. Liz Sykes
07913 558809
Craft Fair, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. Admission: 25p. In aid of Kent and Canterbury Hospital Cancer Care Club. Heather Morgan
01304 363710
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. open 11.30am - 4.30pm.  

Kingsdown Easter Egg Trail - starting at Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, 1pm - 3pm. Plus art and craft, face painting, refreshments, raffle and separate hunt for older children. Entry £3 per child.

Raeanne Nightingale 01304 360330
Easter Egg Hunt, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm. Fee: £3 per hunting child. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk.  
 Your House or Mine, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 8.30pm, starts 9pm.. Tickets: £6. Astor Theatre
 
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Sunday 5 April

Easter Sunday

Easter Church Services. For details please see
individual church websites, as listed on WalmerWeb at www.walmerweb.co.uk/walm-amenities/churches.html
 
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. open 11.30am - 4.30pm.  
 
Monday 6 April
Easter Monday  
HealthWalks - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start); duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/
PLEASE CHECK with organiser.
Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. open 11.30am - 4.30pm.  
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St Georges Road, Deal CT14 6BA. Easter Monday opening: 11am-4.30pm.  
Seafront Entertainment with Tony Johnson and JK, Beach Street Square, 3pm-6pm.  
 
Tuesday 7 April
Kent Association for the Blind Portrait Exhibition, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, open during Library hours. Photographs and life stories to challenge pre-conceptions about living with sight loss. Free entry. Tuesday 7 April - Friday 24 April 0845 824 7200
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
HealthWalks - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Promenaders Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier, start 10.30am. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support; approx 30mins.. 0300 123 1220
Pilates with Lorraine, Village Hall, Ripple, 10.30am. Weekly exercise session. 07734 473784
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216

 Maddie4Music "Sing Frozen" Children's Music Workshop (for age 4-8yrs), The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 2pm-3.30pm. A workshop based on the movie "Frozen". Sing favourite songs, improve vocal technique, form an ensemble and test knowledge in a prize quiz. Refreshments included. Fee: £8; pre-booking required:

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and Walmer Chamber Hustings, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7pm. Open to all. Meet the candiates in the coming elections. Submit questions  
 
Wednesday 8 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
Arts and Crafts Workshop, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 10am-12noon. Entry: £1. Please call to book in advance. 01304 23199
 Maddie4Music “Kai Strings” Workshop, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 10am-11.30am. A workshop for string players (violin, viola, cello and double bass). Pre-booking required; £12 fee is due by Wednesday 1 April. Maddie Cordes
01304 239055

Cinema@St George's Hall - the British comedy "What We Did On Our Holiday" (12a), starring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly. On the big screen at St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 2.15pm. All welcome, no booking required. Admission £5.

 

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com John Harrop (Secretary)
01304 360956
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 9 April
HealthWalks - Deal Pier (perfect for people with walking difficulties or those recovering from illness). Meet in front of Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 10.45am for 11am start - duration 30 mins. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
 LDN Wrestling, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 6pm, starts 7pm. Tickets £12, concessions £10, familof four £40. Astor Theatre
St Martin's Womens' Institute Monthly Meeting, The Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. For women of all ages the group enjoys a variety of speakers, events and other activities. Visitors are welcome. Fees: visitors £2; members £36 annual subscription. 01304 373604
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior (Chairman)
07749 480104
 
Friday 10 April
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Interactive Story-Telling Workshop, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 10am-11am. A session for 5 - 11 year olds and their parents. Entry: £1. Please call to book in advance. 01304 23199
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website: https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub Michael Burney
01304 831686
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. New members welcome.  
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Quiz Night, The Alma pub, 126 West Street, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of six: £4 per person (on the door). Bring nibbles. In aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind Charity (Dover, Deal and Sandwich branch). George Franklin
07733 325185
 The Unremarkable Death Of Marilyn Monroe - from Dyad Productions, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, start 8pm. Tickets: £15. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Guest artist: John Connolly. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 11 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
10th Deal Annual Crocus Walk - in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity. Route: Walmer Castle seafront carpark to White Cliffs Hotel, St Margarets. Start: 10.30am. Entry: £5 (includes a buffet lunch). Register with:
Kerry Rubins
07708 913976
Quiz Night, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. A fun quiz to raise funds for Deal Air Training Cadets. Bar available. Bring your own nibbles. Raffle and Heads and Tails. Entry: £3 per person. Sue Fyfe
07976 902009
Charity Quiz Night, The Alma. 126 West Street, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm. Entry £4 per person (on the door). Up to eight people per team. Bring own nibbles. In aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind (Dover, Deal and Sandwich Group). George Franklin
07733 325185

Deal Lioness Quiz Night, The Royal British Legion Club, Market Street, Deal, doors open 7pm; quiz starts 7.30 pm. £6 per person (includes buffet); teams of 6; pay on arrival. Please book before 1 April 2015 (to help us plan catering). To raise funds for Sandown Castle Community Garden Group.

Details and booking: Linda
07751 362949
 Maddy Prior, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, start 8pm. Tickets: £16. Astor Theatre
 
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Sunday 12 April
Classic Motorcycle Display, Deal Pier entrance, 12noon. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal Folk By the Sea monthly Singaround/Playround, Saracen’s Head, Alfred Square. Deal. 2pm-5pm. Free session for local folk musicians. Facebook page
 
Monday 13 April
HealthWalks - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Coffee Concert - with the Cambini Ensemble and violinist John Georgiardis, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11am. Free admission (with collection).  

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50.

Candice Roberts
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Tea and Chat Social, Village Hall, Ripple, 2pm. All welcome.  

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk.

 
 
Tuesday 14 April
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
HealthWalks - North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Promenaders Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier, start 10.30am. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support; approx 30mins.. 0300 123 1220
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Bingo Club, Village Hall, Ripple, 7pm.  

Kent Family History Society Meeting, Wesley Hall, Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Dr Geoff Swinfield “I’m stuck: breaking down brickwalls”. Admission: members free; visitors £1. website: www.dealkfhs.org.uk/

 
Wednesday 15 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
Arts and Crafts Workshop, Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. Entry: £1. Please call to book in advance. 01304 23199

Cinema@St George's Hall - the 2014 American comedy-drama "The 100 Foot Journey" (PG), starring Helen Mirren. On the big screen at St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 2.15pm. All welcome, no booking required. Admission £5.

 

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Walmer, Deal and District RNLI Branch AGM, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. Members and friends welcome. Alison Stone
01304 362274
Deal Savoyards present “The Gondoliers”, The Astor Community Theatre, , doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm. Tickets: £12. East Kent’s premier Gilbert and Sullivan society present a full production of the popular operetta. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com John Harrop (Secretary)
01304 360956
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 16 April
HealthWalks - Deal Pier (perfect for people with walking difficulties or those recovering from illness). Meet in front of Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 10.45am for 11am start - duration 30 mins. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Ringwould with Kingsdown Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 6pm. Open to the public. Parish Clerk
01304 729081
Deal Savoyards present “The Gondoliers”, The Astor Community Theatre, starts 7.30pm. See 15 April for details. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior (Chairman)
07749 480104
Great Mongeham Society Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Guest speaker: "The Jewish Camps at Sandwich". Visitors and new members welcome. 01304 379306
Fun Quiz Night, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. Entry £4 (includes refreshments). website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk.  
Deal and District Flower Club Meeting, Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Members evening - practical. New members welcome. Jane Wilson
01304 379082
 
Friday 17 April
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Golf Road Centre Workshops at the Golf Road Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal. Entry: £1 per person/per session. Please call to book in advance.
Percussion Session for Tots, 12.45pm-1.45pm. A fun session for children up to 5 years of age and their parents.
African Drumming for 5 - 12 year olds and parents, 2pm-3pm.
African Drumming for teens and adults, 3.30pm- 4.30pm.
01304 23199
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Deal Savoyards present “The Gondoliers”, The Astor Community Theatre, starts 7.30pm. See 15 April for details. Astor Theatre
Charity Quiz Night, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, 7.30p. Entry £1 per person; teams up to eight. In aid of the Hemophilia Society. Facebook page
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singaround session. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 18 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Deal Artisan Fair, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-4pm. Sale of work by Kentish artists and crafters. Free entry. Facebook page. Sarah Bullock
Folk Busk, High Street, Deal, from 10am. Folk music busk to raise funds for DealWithIt's Community Garden project. Facebook page
Police and Councillor Surgery, Walmer Parish Council office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 10.30am-11.30am. An opportunity for local residents to raise concerns and suggestions. No appointment necessary.  
Appalachian Clogging Workshop, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. A monthly session for percussive step dance. Spare taps shoes available; enjoy exercise to live banjo tunes. Fee: £12. Facebook page
Deal Savoyards present “The Gondoliers”, The Astor Community Theatre, starts 7.30pm. See 15 April for details. Astor Theatre
70's and 80's Disco, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Bar; bring own food. Raffle. Fancy dress optional. Entry by ticket only, price £5. Maximum 240 tickets on sale. In aid of Cot Death charity. Tickets:
George Franklin
07733 325185
 
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Sunday 19 April

 Antiques and Collectors Market, The Astor Community Theatre, 9am-3pm. Free entry.

Astor Theatre

Cinema@St George's Hall - On the big screen at St George's Hall, High Street, Deal. Paddington (U) with Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, and Nicole Kidman, at 2.15pm. The Imitation Game (15) starring stars Benedict Cumberbatch, at 4.15pm., Admission adults £5; accompanied children £1.50. All welcome, no booking required.

 
 Charity Band Night - with the Amy Winehouse Band, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 6pm, starts 6.30pm. Tickets: advance £5 (£8 on the door). In aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Astor Theatre
 
Monday 20 April
HealthWalks - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50.

Candice Roberts
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk.

 
 
Tuesday 21 April

HM Queen Elizabeth II's 89th Birthday
Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926. Her "official" birthday is on the second Saturday of June each year and normally marked by the Trooping of the Colour ceremony.

Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
HealthWalks - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Promenaders Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier, start 10.30am. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support; approx 30mins.. 0300 123 1220
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
 Illustrated talk: Waterloo - The Battle for Europe, The Astor Community Theatre, 3pm. Tickets £6. Organised by the Deal Society to commemorate the 200th anniversary of one of the most remembered battles of British history – The Battle of Waterloo. Astor Theatre
 
Wednesday 22 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal Town Council Annual Town Meeting, Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. An open meeting for Deal residents to hear about the work of the town council and several local voluntary groups. Also an opportunity to raise questions and offer ideas. Joanne Harper
01304 361999
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com John Harrop (Secretary)
01304 360956
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 23 April
St George's Day
HealthWalks - Deal Pier (perfect for people with walking difficulties or those recovering from illness). Meet in front of Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 10.45am for 11am start - duration 30 mins. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
 Tea Dance, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 2.30pm, start 3pm. Entry: £3.50. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior (Chairman)
07749 480104
 The Lane Jazz and Cocktail Evening, Astor Community Theatre. Live jazz from Hugh Mitchell, and cocktails to try - all served and created by 'The Lane'. Free entry. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 24 April
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Tea Dance, Trinity Hall, West Street, Deal, 2.30pm-4.45pm. Monthly event. Latin, Ballroom, Sequence Dancing and tuition. Admission: £4 (includes tea and cake); pay on the door. 0800 083 2082
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 Hazel O’Connor, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, starts 8pm. Tickets £20. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Singaround session. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 25 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Table Top Sale, Walmer Baptist Church, corner of Dover Road/Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 10am. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Beginners Belly Dance Taster, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 11am-12.30pm. Introductory session for Belly-dance, a flexible and fun activity that is excellent for keeping fit, toning the body and building core strength whilst dancing to exciting music and making new friends. May lead to a local course if requested. Fee: £5. Amanda
 Private Widdle Social Club, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, starts 8pm. Tickets £15. Comedy cabaret. Astor Theatre
Deal and the World of Smuggling - a talk by author Gregory Holyoake with music by Neil Wright, The Deal Centre, Park Street, Deal, 7.30pm refreshments and glass of wine; 8pm talk. Tickets £7 from Deal Centre reception. Proceeds will support the Centre's dementia services. 01304 372608
 
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Sunday 26 April
Alternative Christmas Experience (ACE) AGM, The Studio at The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 11am.  
 
Monday 27 April
HealthWalks - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums; prams and toddlers welcome. £1.50.

Candice Roberts
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352

Badminton. Friendly fitness and lighthearted games. Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk.

 
 The Last Picture Club presents "The Book Thief", directed by Brian Percival and starring Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, starts 8pm. Tickets: £5; concession £4; Astor Friends £3. Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 28 April
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
HealthWalks - North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Deal Promenaders Walk, meet in front of Deal Pier, start 10.30am. A gentle paced walk suitable for those recovering from illness or needing extra support; approx 30mins.. 0300 123 1220
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 29 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalks - Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
Recycled Teenagers Tea Party - monthly social event for the over-50s, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Entry: £2.50. Guest speakers, a quiz, tea, coffee and a buffet. Crissi Dunn
01304 373677

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. website: http://ddcc.wordpress.com John Harrop (Secretary)
01304 360956
The Railway Swing Band in Concert, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 (includes a glass of wine); available from Biggs Opticians at 68 High Street and the Astor Theatre in Stanhope Road or by calling 01304 362181.  
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 30 April
HealthWalks - Deal Pier (perfect for people with walking difficulties or those recovering from illness). Meet in front of Deal Pier, Beach Street, Deal, 10.45am for 11am start - duration 30 mins. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. 07825 703352

Deal Area Churches Together Hustings, Trinity Church, West Street, Deal. 7.30pm-9.15pm. Meet and quiz candidates in the coming elections. Submit questions to dealpentecostal@gmail.com

 
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior (Chairman)
07749 480104
 Putting On The Glitz - an evening of songs from the shows performed by local artists and hosted by Gary Cordes. The Astor Community Theatre, starts 7pm. Tickets: £7.
Astor Theatre
or Maddie Cordes,
01304 239055
 
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  This page was updated on April 18, 2015