April 2014

Day-by-day events in
Walmer and Deal for April 2014

Quick links to events in April
Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 Sunday 6 - Saturday 12 Sunday 13 - Saturday 19
Sunday 20 - Saturday 26 Sunday 27 - Wednesday 30  
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April 2014 Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
April 2014 Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
April 2014  Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
April 2014 Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
April 2014 Deal Area Foodbank
food distribution sessions
01304 728428
Deal F'bank website
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Every day
in April
Deal Castle open to the public, 10am-6pm. Admission: English Heritage members Free; adult £5.20; child £3.10; concession £4.70; family ticket £13.50.
website:
www.english-heritage.org.uk/
Customer Services
0870 333 1181
Every day
in April
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public, 10am-6pm. Admission: English Heritage members free; adult £7.90; child £4.70; concession £7.10; family ticket £20.50. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ Customer Services
0870 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-4.30pm; Saturdays 11am-4.30pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm. Admission: adults £3; concessions and children £1.50. website: www.dealmuseum.co.uk 01304 372098
Open on Easter Bank Holiday weekend Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. website: www.dealtimeball.co.uk. See April 19, 20 and 21 listings for details.  
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Tuesday
1 April
April Fools Day  
Tuesday
1 April - Wednesday
30 April
 Display: Paintings by Malcolm Ing, Astor Community Theatre. Work from the 1970’s to present day by an artist from Kent who has retired to Deal after exhibiting throughout Kent and London. Free entry. Astor Theatre
Tuesday
1 April
HealthWalks 2014 - Sandown Castle, North Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. No need to book, just turn up. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Tuesday
1 April
MAPS Chill Bar, The Alma Pub, West Street, Deal - social meeting group for people with disabilities. Two sessions: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Fee: £5 per session or £10 all day. Mark Spurgeon
07770 912 437
Tuesday
1 April
Knitting for the Needy - 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
Tuesday
1 April
Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall (next to petrol station), Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm-10.30pm. £2.50 per session. Small friendly club for players of mixed abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113
 
Wednesday
2 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
2 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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/ Coordinators
0800 8494000
Wednesday
2 April
Friendship Group Over 50's, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-1pm. Weekly social meeting for the over 50's - make friends, knit, crochet, play games or just sit and chat. Entry: £2 (includes unlimited tea and cake!)

Maria
07582 576267

Wednesday
2 April
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
Wednesday
2 April
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Spring Show. website: greatmongehamhorticulturalsociety.org/gmhs  
Wednesday
2 April -
Saturday
5 April

The Guild Players present Murder Weapon, a thriller by Brian Clemens, The Kilshawe Theatre (St George's Hall), High Street, Deal, nightly at 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 (in advance) - available from 15 February on 0800 411 8881 or from Peppers, 115 High Street, Deal. website: www.theguildplayers.co.uk.

 
 
Thursday
3 April
Drop In social, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am every Thursday. A friendly hour with refreshments, chat, occasional sales table for people to sell plants, books, preserves etc. (10% to funds). Everyone welcome; free entry.  
Thursday
3 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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
Thursday
3 April
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. NB: Deal Library may be closed - please check with organiser. Myriam
01304 363525
Thursday
3 April
Talk It Out Meeting, Golf Road Community Centre, North Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
3 April
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
Thursday
3 April
Deal Writers' Group Meeting, Dealability, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Visitors and new members welcome website: www.dealwriters.co.uk.
Thursday
3 April

The Guild Players present Murder Weapon, The Kilshawe Theatre (St George's Hall), High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. See Wednesday 2 April for details.

 
Thursday
3 April
 The Really Promising Theatre Company presents Dreamlands - A Kentish Canvas, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 7.30pm. Tickets: £10. Astor Theatre
 
Friday
4 April
Deal Community Farmers Market, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 9am-1pm. Indoor market offering fresh produce, high quality artisan food/drink and a range of crafts from small, independent businesses. Held on first Friday of each month. website: www.kfma.org.uk/Deal_Communty_Market Christine Tonks
Market Manager
07967 500100
Friday
4 April
Pure Pilates - for Core Strength, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-10.30am. Level 3 Pilates with a qualified instructor. £6 per session. Turn up or call Jo for more information. Joanne Dowle
01304 820823
Friday
4 April
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Friday
4 April
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. website: www.dealstrokeclub.btck.co.uk 07584 044122
Friday
4 April

The Guild Players present Murder Weapon, The Kilshawe Theatre (St George's Hall), High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. See Wednesday 2 April for details.

 
Friday
4 April
 Soul Sisters featuring S-E-L from Soul II Soul, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show starts 8pm. Tickets: £15. Astor Theatre
Friday
4 April
Charity Quiz Night, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, doors 7pm for 8pm start. Teams of up to 6 people. Entry £3 per person (please book in advance). In aid of Deal and Walmer Strokes Club. George Franklin
Friday
4 April
Deal Folk Club - featuring Bob Kenward, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday
5 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
5 April
Free Blood Pressure Checks, outside St George's Church, High Street, Deal. An opportunity for shoppers to have medical professionals check their blood pressure.  
Saturday
5 April
Bric-a-Brac Sale, The Undercroft, Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9am-1pm. There will be the Guide Dogs merchandize stall as well as bric-a-brac and books to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Free admission.

Liz Sykes
01304 380854

Saturday
5 April

Pop-Up Gallery, 13 Coppin Street, Deal, 10am-4pm (every Saturday, April-December 2014). Display of furniture and art. Free. website: www.williamsworkshop.co.uk

01304 368388
Saturday
5 April
Deal Annual Crocus Walk - in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity. Route: Walmer Castle seafront carpark to White Cliffs Hotel, St Margarets. Start: 10am. Entry: £5 (includes a buffet lunch). Register with:
Kerry Rubins
07708 913976
Saturday
5 April
Community Garden Weekly Working Party, Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-1pm. New volunteers welcome. A DealWithIt project. Steve
01304 372673
Saturday
5 April

12-hour Darts Marathon, The Drum Major (formerly Cambridge Arms), 46 Dover Road, Walmer, 11am-11pm. In aid of the Veterans Charity - with a raffle draw and a challenge event.

Vinnie
01304 380734
Saturday
5 April

The Guild Players present Murder Weapon, The Kilshawe Theatre (St George's Hall), High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. See Wednesday 2 April for details.

 
Saturday
5 April

Charity Quiz, Royal British Legion Club, Market Street, Deal. Entry: £3. To help raise funds for young Chloe Gill from Deal who has volunteered to travel to Cambodia in the summer with FutureSense Foundation to assist in relief, support and building projects in the Battambang community and teach English to underprivileged children in primary schools.

Malcolm Farrant
01304 729075
Saturday
5 April
 Snowdown Colliery Welfare Male Voice Choir, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, starts 8pm. Tickets: £10. Astor Theatre
Saturday
5 April
 The Lavender Lounge, Astor Community Theatre, doors 10.30pm, show 11pm. Late night members-only cabaret club. Tickets: £10. Astor Theatre
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Sunday
6 April
Travel for a Pound, East Kent Railway, Station Road, Shepherdswell. Travel for just £1 and have a great day out with East Kent Railway. website: www.eastkentrailway.co.uk

01304 832042
Sunday
6 April
 Folding Feather present Nice, Astor Community Theatre, doors 1.30pm, starts 2.30pm. Family show with puppets, live animation, music and sound. Tickets £8 adults / £6 concessions / £5 children (under 12) / £22 family of four. Astor Theatre
Sunday
6 April
Irish Themed Afternoon including Irish Dance, best dressed table competition, raffle and free tea and coffee. Bring your own refreshments. St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 3.30pm-7.30pm. Adults £5; child £1. Advance booking essential. In aid of Deal and District Stroke Club. Diane
01304 729087
 

Monday 7 April - Friday 18 April

Kent School Holidays. website: www.kent.gov.uk/.../.../term_dates.aspx  
Monday
7 April
HealthWalks 2014 - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Coordinators
0800 8494000
Monday
7 April

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. website: www.dealbreastfeedingsupportgroup.co.uk

 
Monday
7 April

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

 
 
Tuesday
8 April
Coffee Morning with Raffle, St Leonard's Church social centre, Rectory Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Cakes, cards, books and other goods on sale. Free entry. In aid of muscular dystrophy charity.  
Tuesday
8 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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
Tuesday
8 April
MAPS Chill Bar, The Alma Pub, West Street, Deal - social meeting group for people with disabilities. Two sessions: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Fee: £5 per session or £10 all day. Mark Spurgeon
07770 912 437
Tuesday
8 April
Knitting for the Needy - 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
Tuesday
8 April
Kent Family History Society Meeting, Wesley Hall, Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Talk by David Wood on Useful Websites for Family History. Admission: Members of Kent Family History Society free; non members £1. website: www.kfhs.org.uk/meetings.htm#deal Sheila Harris
01304 729096
Tuesday
8 April
Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall (next to petrol station), Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm-10.30pm. £2.50 per session. Small friendly club for players of mixed abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113
 
Wednesday
9 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
9 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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/ Coordinators
0800 8494000
Wednesday
9 April
Friendship Group for the Over 50's, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-1pm. Weekly social meeting. Entry: £2 (includes unlimited tea and cake!)

Maria
07582 576267

Wednesday
9 April
Puppy Care and Training Course, Ripple Village Hall, 1pm. Start of six-week course. Limited places - so call to book. Jo
07790 722898
Wednesday
9 April
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
 
Thursday
10 April
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. A friendly hour with refreshments, chat, occasional sales table for people to sell plants, books, preserves etc. (10% to funds). Everyone welcome; free entry.  
Thursday
10 April
North Deal Community Park Association Annual General Meeting, Golf Road Community Centre, Deal, 10am-11am.  
Thursday
10 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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
Thursday
10 April
Children's Fun Day - with a space travel theme, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 12noon-4pm. Free entry. Sue Borley
01304 448053
Thursday
10 April
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. NB: Deal Library may be closed - please check with organiser. Myriam
01304 363525
Thursday
10 April
Talk It Out Meeting, Golf Road Community Centre, North Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
10 April
 The Astor Folk Sessions: Polly and the Billets Doux, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets £9. CANCELLED Astor Theatre
Thursday
10 April
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
Thursday
10 April
St Martins Womens Institute Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Talk by Rachel Hoven on the Porch Light charity. Admission: members free (with annual subscription); visitors £2. President
01304 373604
Thursday
10 April
Ripple Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting, Village Hall, Ripple, 8pm. Meet councillors and hear about parish initiatives.  
 
Friday
11 April
Pure Pilates - for Core Strength, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-10.30am. Level 3 Pilates with a qualified instructor. £6 per session. Turn up or call Jo for more information. Joanne Dowle
01304 820823
Friday
11 April
Easter Fair, Deal Parochial School, Gladstone Road, Deal, 10am - 2pm. Easter egg hunt and children's events. Refreshments. Entry: £2 per child.  
Friday
11 April
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Friday
11 April
 Talking Books Virginia Ironside, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets £10. Astor Theatre
Friday
11 April
Deal Folk Club - Singaround, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday
12 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
12 April
Deal Station Garden Planting - work session to fill the Deal rail Station's large planters with herbs, veg and blooms. New helpers invited. Not suitable for children. A DealWithIt project. Sarah or Alan
01304 389553
Saturday
12 April
Charity Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale, The King's Head Pub, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 10am-12noon. 01304 373915
Saturday
12 April

Pop-Up Gallery, 13 Coppin Street, Deal, 10am-4pm (every Saturday, April-December 2014). Display of furniture and art. Free. website: www.williamsworkshop.co.uk

01304 368388
Saturday
12 April
Community Garden Weekly Working Party, Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-1pm. New volunteers welcome. A DealWithIt project. Vicki
01304 381849
Saturday
12 April
Deal and Walmer Handelian Society Concert: Come and Sing Messiah by Handel, St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. website: www.dwhsociety.co.uk/ 01304 371514
Saturday
12 April
Barn Dance with dance combo The Old Lone Gin Band and caller Nic Lucas, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm-11pm. Adults: £5; children (under 12yrs) free. In support of Deal Folk by the Sea funds. website: dealfolkbythesea.org.uk/ 01304 372673
Saturday
12 April
Deal and District Lioness Club Quiz Night, Royal British Legion Club, Market Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Entry £6 (includes buffet meal). Please pre-book places. Cynthia
01304 389270
Saturday
12 April
 The Sherry Babies - Tribute to the Jersey Boys, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets £18. Astor Theatre
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Sunday
13 April
Arts and Crafts Fair, Betteshanger Sport and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-3pm. (Tables available at £10; book in advance.) George Franklin
Sunday
13 April
Classic Motorcycle Display, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 12noon. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
Sunday
13 April
 Sunday Classics - popular classical music performed live by local musicians and students from Canterbury Christ Church University, Astor Community Theatre, 3pm. Tickets £6, concessions £5. Astor Theatre
 
Monday
14 April
HealthWalks 2014 - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Coordinators
0800 8494000
Monday
14 April

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. website: www.dealbreastfeedingsupportgroup.co.uk

 
Monday
14 April

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

 
 
Tuesday
15 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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
Tuesday
15 April
MAPS Chill Bar, The Alma Pub, West Street, Deal - social meeting group for people with disabilities. Two sessions: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Fee: £5 per session or £10 all day. Mark Spurgeon
07770 912 437
Tuesday
15 April
Knitting for the Needy - charity knitting group, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Tuesday
15 April
Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall (next to petrol station), Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm-10.30pm. £2.50 per session. Small friendly club for players of mixed abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113
 
Wednesday
16 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
16 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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/ Coordinators
0800 8494000
Wednesday
16 April
Friendship Group for the Over 50's, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-1pm. Weekly social meeting. Entry: £2 (includes unlimited tea and cake!)

Maria
07582 576267

Wednesday
16 April
Mongeham and Ripple Womens' Institute, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm. Talk: Pauline Fletcher on Kent's Wild Flowers. 01304 362132
Wednesday
16 April
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
 
Thursday
17 April
Drop In social, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. A friendly hour with refreshments, chat, occasional sales table for people to sell plants, books, preserves etc. (10% to funds). Everyone welcome; free entry.  
Thursday
17 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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
Thursday
17 April
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. NB: Deal Library may be closed - please check with organiser. Myriam
01304 363525
Thursday
17 April
Talk It Out Meeting, Golf Road Community Centre, North Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
17 April
 LDN Wrestling returns, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, bell time 7.30pm. Tickets £12; £10 concession; £40 family of four. Astor Theatre
Thursday
17 April
Deal Writers' Group Meeting, Dealability, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Visitors and new members welcome website: www.dealwriters.co.uk.
Thursday
17 April
Great Mongeham Society Meeting, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Display: Deal Fishing Fleet.  
Thursday
17 April
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
 
  NB: Please check with organisers that regular events are operating over the Bank Holiday.  
Friday
18 April
Good Friday
Church Services:
for details of Easter services, please use the local church websites listings on WalmerWeb.
 
Friday
18 April
Easter Egg Hunt, Fowlmead Country Park, nr Sholden, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. Tickets £2.50 per person. website: www.fowlmead.co.uk  
Friday
18 April -
Monday
21 April

A Point of View – a photographic exhibition that combines old and new photography techniques, The Pines Calyx, Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, 10am–4pm daily. Artist Sue Toft will be transforming the Pines Calyx into a Camera Obscura and create projections of the surrounding beautiful parkland. The exhibition also displays a selection of work by photographer Kevin Francis (The Bay Trust) and art students from UCA. Entry to the Pines Gardens and exhibition: £4 adults, £2.50 concessions, £1.50 children.

Tracy Brunt
01304 851737
Friday
18 April
Easter Egg Hunt, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, 10.30am-1.30pm, £3.50 per child. Rosanna Joicey
07796 665932
Friday
18 April
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Friday
18 April
 Tea Dance, Astor Community Theatre, 3pm. Admission: £3.50. Astor Theatre
Friday
18 April
Disco, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, 6.30pm. Tickets £4 (with buffet). Rosanna Joicey
07796 665932
Friday
18 April
The Crucifixion by John Stainer, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 7pm. website: www.dealstandrews.org.uk 01304 381131
Friday
18 April
 Northern Soul – The Good Friday Agreement, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7.30pm, start 8pm. DJs Pete 'Vinyl Flair' Crascall, Nicki 'Bint of Soul' Shaw and special guests. Tickets £5. Astor Theatre
Friday
18 April
Deal Folk Club - Singaround, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday
19 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
19 April
Deal Artisan Fair, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-4.30pm. Sale of work by Kentish artists and crafters. Free entry. Sarah Bullock
Saturday
19 April

Pop-Up Gallery, 13 Coppin Street, Deal, 10am-4pm (every Saturday, April-December 2014). Display of furniture and art. Free. website: www.williamsworkshop.co.uk

01304 368388
Saturday
19 April

A Point of View photographic exhibition combining old and new techniques, The Pines Calyx, Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, 10am–4pm daily. Details: see Friday 18 April.

Tracy Brunt
01304 851737
Saturday
19 April
Community Garden Weekly Working Party, Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-1pm. New volunteers welcome. A DealWithIt project. Vicki
01304 381849
Saturday
19 April

Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront.
Open 11am-4pm. Admission: adults £3, concessions (seniors, under 16's and students) £2, small children free. Group visit prices negotiable. website: www.dealtimeball.co.uk

 
Saturday
19 April

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. In aid of funds for Kingsdown Pre-School and Village Hall.

Raeanne Nightingale 01304 360330
Saturday
19 April
 The Blockheads, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets £20. Astor Theatre
Dates Events details More information
Sunday
20 April
Easter Sunday
Church Services:
for details of Easter services, please use the local church websites listings on WalmerWeb.
 
Sunday
20 April

A Point of View photographic exhibition combining old and new techniques, The Pines Calyx, Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, 10am–4pm daily. Details: see Friday 18 April.

Tracy Brunt
01304 851737
Sunday
20 April
 Antiques and Collector's Market, Astor Community Theatre, 9am-4pm. Free entry. Also at this event will be Dave and Jenny Manning (who used to run the Deal Book Fair) as well as two other dealers offering secondhand, collectable and quirky books. Astor Theatre
Sunday
20 April
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront.
Open 12noon-4pm. Admission: adults £3, concessions (seniors, under 16's and students) £2, small children free. Group visit prices negotiable. website: www.dealtimeball.co.uk
 
Sunday
20 April
Easter Egg Hunt, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 1pm-4pm. Also Music from the '50s onwards with Michael Peters.  
Sunday
20 April
 Sunday Night Fever - Over 30s Disco, Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm-1.30am. Tickets £5 in advance; £6 on the door. In aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity. Astor Theatre
 
Monday
21 April

Easter Monday
and
HM Queen Elizabeth II's 88th Birthday
Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on 21 April 1926. Her "official" birthday is on the second Saturday of June each year, normally marked by the Trooping of the Colour ceremony.

 

Monday
21 April -
Saturday
26 April
Shakespeare on Film. Morning and afternoon screenings of movie versions of William Shakespeare 's plays, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, open 10am-4pm daily. website: www.dealstandrews.org.uk 01304 381131
Monday
21 April

A Point of View photographic exhibition combining old and new techniques, The Pines Calyx, Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, 10am–4pm daily. Details: see Friday 18 April.

Tracy Brunt
01304 851737
Monday
21 April
Craft Fair - in aid of Kent and Canterbury Hospital Cancer Care Club, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. Admission 25p. 01304 363710
Monday
21 April
HealthWalks 2014 - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Coordinators
0800 8494000
Monday
21 April
Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront.
Open 11am-4pm. Admission: adults £3, concessions (seniors, under 16's and students) £2, small children free. Group visit prices negotiable. website: www.dealtimeball.co.uk
 
 
Tuesday
22 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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
Tuesday
22 April
MAPS Chill Bar, The Alma Pub, West Street, Deal - social meeting group for people with disabilities. Two sessions: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Fee: £5 per session or £10 all day. Mark Spurgeon
07770 912 437
Tuesday
22 April
Knitting for the Needy - charity knitting group, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Tuesday
22 April
Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall (next to petrol station), Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm-10.30pm. £2.50 per session. Small friendly club for players of mixed abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113
 
Wednesday
23 April
St George's Day  
Wednesday
23 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
23 April

Free Book Event, The Golf Road Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. To celebrate World Book Night, Ruth Pascoe will be giving away copies of Martin Cruz Smith's 1981 crime novel "Gorky Park". There will also be a sale of books. Free entry.

Jennifer Manning
01304 362235

Wednesday
23 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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/ Coordinators
0800 8494000
Wednesday
23 April
Friendship Group for the Over 50's, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-1pm. Weekly social meeting. Entry: £2 (includes unlimited tea and cake!)

Maria
07582 576267

Wednesday
23 April
Deal Town Council Annual Town Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.15pm. Guest speakers: Dementia Friendly Deal Project and White Cliffs Talking Newspaper. An opportunity for Deal residents to meet councillors and express their views. 01304 361999
Wednesday
23 April
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
Wednesday
23 April -
Saturday
26 April
St Nicholas Players present "The Reunion" by Peter Gordon, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould. 01304 852560
 
Thursday
24 April
Drop In social, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. A friendly hour with refreshments, chat, occasional sales table for people to sell plants, books, preserves etc. (10% to funds). Everyone welcome; free entry.  
Thursday
24 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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
Thursday
24 April
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Thursday
24 April
Deal Festival of Music and the Arts - Educational Outreach Event, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 4.30pm-6pm. Meeting for representatives of schools, community groups, arts-based teachers, individuals and arts organisations in East Kent to hear about and contribute to a range of outreach arts and music projects planned for 2014-2015. website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/deal-festival-of-music-the-arts-educational-outreach-event-registration-10986826895.  
Thursday
24 April
Talk It Out Meeting, Golf Road Community Centre, North Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
24 April
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
Thursday
24 April
 Open Mic Night, Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm. Showcase for local musicians. Free entry. Astor Theatre
Thursday
24 April
Deal Society Talk: “The Threat Then, The Challenge Now” by Clive Aslet, Editor-at-large of Country Life magazine, who will compare the letters written by Noel Coward and Christopher Hussey about the threats to Deal in the 1940s and the challenges facing the town today. Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. website: www.thedealsociety.org.uk/home/events  
Thursday
24 April
Quiz Night in aid of Save The Children charity, Deal Victoria and Barns Cricket Club, Court Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. Entry: £2 per person.  
Thursday
24 April
Church Heritage Association AGM, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Meeting open to members and anyone interested in preservation of this local church.  
 
Friday 25
and Saturday
26 April
 Deal Society Display telling the story of the Society’s birth, Balcony Studio, Astor Community Theatre. Free entry. website: www.thedealsociety.org.uk/home/events Astor Theatre
Friday
25 April
Pure Pilates - for Core Strength, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-10.30am. Level 3 Pilates with a qualified instructor. £6 per session. Turn up or call Jo for more information. Joanne Dowle
01304 820823
Friday
25 April
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 831686
Friday
25 April

Charity Quiz, Royal British Legion Club, Market Street, Deal. Entry: £3. To help raise funds for Tearfund, the Christian organisation that works through local Church partners and disaster response teams in more than 50 of the poorest countries around the world.

Malcolm Farrant
01304 729075
Friday
25 April
Friends of Walmer Churches Quiz Evening, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 per adult (children under14 free) Please bring your own food, drink, glasses, cutlery and plates. Tickets available from the Parish Church Office. 01304 366605
Friday
25 April
Deal Folk Club - Singaround, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday
26 April
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
26 April
 Deal Society Display telling the story of the Society’s birth, Balcony Studio, Astor Community Theatre. Free entry. website: www.thedealsociety.org.uk/home/events Astor Theatre
Saturday
26 April

Pop-Up Gallery, 13 Coppin Street, Deal, 10am-4pm (every Saturday, April-December 2014). Display of furniture and art. Free. website: www.williamsworkshop.co.uk

01304 368388
Saturday
26 April
Beach Clean, Kingsdown’s SSSI beach area,10.30am-1pm. Meet at the Zetland Arms car park wearing suitable clothing and footwear. Rubbish sacks and litter pickers will be supplied. Volunteers welcome; children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Jane Banks
01304 373774
Saturday
26 April
Community Garden Weekly Working Party, Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-1pm. New volunteers welcome. A DealWithIt project. Vicki
01304 381849
Saturday
26 April
Dance Dynamique Open Day with Free Dance "Taster" Sessions, St Mary's Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Free. website: www.dancedynamique.com Kelly
07595 437851
Saturday
26 April
Grand Jumble Sale, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm-4:30pm. Stephen
07583 110034
Saturday
26 April

007 Licence To Party - hosted by Town Mayor of Deal Cllr Mrs Marlene Burnham, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7pm. Luxury buffet, music from Emma Ford; dress code - Bond Style black tie/evening dress. Tickets £22.50.

01304 361999
Saturday
26 April
Quiz Night, The British Legion Club, Market Street, Deal, 7.30pm (prompt start). A quiz night to raise funds for Guide Dogs, including a raffle and some nibbles. Entry: £4.

Liz Sykes
01304 380854

Saturday
26 April
 The Barrett Brothers Live, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show starts 8pm. Tickets: £8. Astor Theatre
Dates Events details More information
Sunday
27 April
BayPoint Coastal Cycle Challenge, BayPoint, on A256, near Sandwich. Charity cycle rides with two circular coastal routes (35km and 100km) including Deal and Walmer seafronts. Starts 9am. In aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. website: http://cycle.baypointclub.co.uk/  
Sunday
27 April
 Stevefest - concert in memory of local musician Steve Newman, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show starts 8pm. Tickets: £8. Astor Theatre
 
Monday
28 April
HealthWalks 2014 - Fowlmead Country Park: 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Coordinators
0800 8494000
Monday
28 April

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. website: www.dealbreastfeedingsupportgroup.co.uk

 
Monday
28 April

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

 
Monday
28 April
Sholden Parish Council Meeting, The Village Hall, The Street, Sholden, 6.30pm. The meeting is open to local residents. Parish Clerk
01304 366077
Monday
28 April
Ringwould and Kingsdown Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 6.30pm. Parish Clerk
01304 729081
Monday
28 April
Kingsdown Garden Society Meeting, Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Talk: "Bats" by Martin Newcombe. Visitors welcome. Barbara Peel
01304 361384
Monday
28 April
 The Last Picture Club: Rust And Bone, Astor Community Theatre. Directed by Jacques Audiard and starring Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure. Doors 7pm, film start 8pm. Tickets £3 members; £5 non- members; £4 concessions. Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday
29 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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
Tuesday
29 April
MAPS Chill Bar, The Alma Pub, West Street, Deal - social meeting group for people with disabilities. Two sessions: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Fee: £5 per session or £10 all day. Mark Spurgeon
07770 912 437
Tuesday
29 April
Knitting for the Needy - charity knitting group, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216
Tuesday
29 April
Deal 'Gardening Question Time', Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. A community skills and knowledge swap and share; gardening newcomers welcome. A DealWithIt event. website: www.dealwithit.org.uk  
Tuesday
29 April
Badminton Club, Walmer Parish Hall (next to petrol station), Dover Road, Walmer, 8.30pm-10.30pm. £2.50 per session. Small friendly club for players of mixed abilities. Simon or Bridgette
01304 614113
 
Wednesday
30 April
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
30 April
HealthWalks 2014 - 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/ Coordinators
0800 8494000
Wednesday
30 April
Friendship Group for the Over 50's, Village Hall, Great Mongeham, 10am-1pm. Weekly social meeting. Entry: £2 (includes unlimited tea and cake!)

Maria
07582 576267

Wednesday
30 April
Deal Beach Clean, meet outside Three Compasses, 129 Beach Street, Deal, 9.30am. Supported by Marks and Spencer.  
Wednesday
30 April

Free Drawing and Painting Class, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 4pm-6pm. A free two-hour art class with Kent Adult Education tutor and local artist Angelo Pizzigallo. It precedes his new course starting at the village hall on Wednesday 7 May. Adults only. To pre-book places on the free session or for details of the course, contact Joanna Eve.

To book places:
Joanna Eve
01843 256223

Wednesday
30 April
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
 
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  This page was updated on April 17, 2014