August 2014
Day-by-day events in
Walmer and Deal for August 2014
Quick links to events in August
Friday 1 - Saturday 2 Sunday 3 - Saturday 9 Sunday 10 - Saturday 16
Sunday 17 - Saturday 23 Sunday 24 - Saturday 30 Sunday 31
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August Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
August Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
August  Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
August Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
August Deal Area Foodbank distribution sessions
01304 728428
Deal F'bank website
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Every day
in August
(including Bank Holidays)
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 August
(including Bank Holidays)
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 August (except Mondays and Tuesdays *)

Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront
Open: Saturdays 11am-4pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11am-4pm. Admission: adults £3, concessions (seniors, under 16's and students) £2, small children free. website: www.dealtimeball.co.uk. *NB: also open on Bank Holiday Monday 25 August.

For Group visits:
01304 373417 or 01304 368255
Every day in August (except Mondays*) Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St Georges Road, Deal CT14 6BA. Open: Tuesdays-Saturdays 11am-4pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm. Admission: adults £3; concessions and children £1.50. website: www.dealmuseum.co.uk *NB: also open on Bank Holiday Monday 25 August.
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All August Kent Local Schools' Holiday Break
Thursday 24 July - Tuesday 2 September 2014. Details: KCC website.
 
Friday
1 August
Friday Market - sale of local produce and goods in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-1.30pm. 01304 361999
Friday
1 August
Forrest's Family Funfair, on Walmer Green, facing The Strand, Walmer. Rides and attractions for all the family. 2pm-10pm. website: www.forrestfunfairs.co.uk. 01322 284400
Friday
1 August
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk  
 
Saturday
2 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
2 August
 Model Railway Exhibition, The Astor Community Theatre, Deal, 10am-4.30pm. More than 25 model railway layouts, plus trade stands. Admission: £3 for adults, £1.50 for children; families £7 (2 adults + 3 children). In aid of the Pilgrims Hospice. Astor Theatre
Saturday
2 August

Community Fun Day, Village Hall and Green, Great Mongeham, 10am - 3pm. Stalls selling arts and craft goods, antiques and bric-a-brac - both inside and out. Charities, clubs and voluntary groups displays. Karaoke competition; pony rides; model boats; refreshments. (For pitch bookings, contact George Franklin.)

George Franklin
07733 325185
Saturday
2 August
Walmer Police and Councillor Surgery, Walmer Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 10.30am-12noon. A drop-in session for local residents to meet local council and police representatives and share ideas and concerns. No appointment necessary. 01304 362363
Saturday
2 August
Kingsdown Rocks Festival, Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 12noon-11pm. Family and children's activities, live music, barbecue, real ale tent and refreshments. Entry: £7 adults; £3 children (4 years and over). In aid of school funds and local charities.  
Saturday
2 August
Deal Hospital Fete, in the grounds of Deal Hospital, London Road, Deal, from 1pm (preceded by a Rose Bush planting in the hospital grounds at 12.45pm). Attractions include: children’s fancy dress competition, a magician, a clairvoyant, donkey rides, children’s craft corner, Punch and Judy show, tombola and games, face painting and stalls for plants, bric-a-brac and bottles. Refreshments with a tea bar, cakes, Solley’s ice creams and a barbecue. Proceeds from the fete benefit Deal Hospital. Sarah Thompson
01304 360967
Saturday
2 August
Forrest's Family Funfair, on Walmer Green, facing The Strand, Walmer, 2pm-10pm. website: www.forrestfunfairs.co.uk. 01322 284400
Saturday
2 August
"Saturday Night Fever" Over-20's Disco, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 9pm-1am. Tickets £5; £6 on the door. In aid of the National Autistic Society. Astor Theatre
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Sunday
3 August
Deal Beach Clean on the northern end of the beach. Meet at 9am at Sandown Castle. New volunteers welcome; equipment and sacks are provided - but stout shoes and gloves are a good idea. Organised by DealWithIt environmental group.  
Sunday
3 August
Sponsored Walk in aid of the Guide Dogs charity, Deal Pier to Walmer Castle and back. Open to all dog owners. For details and sponsorship forms, contact organiser Liz Sykes. 01304 380854
Sunday
3 August
Motorbike Day, Adelaide Farm Cafe, A258 Sandwich Road, Hacklinge, 10am-5pm. Stalls, bike jumble, children's entertainmet and refreshments. In aid of Kent Air Ambulance funds. Sophie Farrington
07521 303054
Sunday
3 August
Deal Bowling and Social Club Open Day, The Drive, off Mill Road, Deal, from 1pm. Free opportunity to try bowling; wear flat shoes or trainers.  
Sunday
3 August
World War I Event, Deal Hoy pub, 16 Duke Street, Deal, from 12noon. Free event to "raise a glass" to war heroes with small display of memorabilia, music and refreshments. 01304 363972
Sunday
3 August
Free Band Concert at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Monday
4 August - Friday
8 August
Children's Holiday Activities: Swimming and Tennis Coaching Classes - running weekdays during August at Tides and Deal Indoor Tennis Centre, Park Avenue, Deal. For details, see Your Leisure website. 01304 373399
Monday
4 August
World War I Commemorative Event:
Service,
Council Chamber, Deal Town Hall, 9am.
Exhibition remembering local servicemen who died in World War I. Deal Town Hall, 9am-10.30am.
01304 361999
Monday
4 August
HealthWalk, Fowlmead Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0800 8494000
Monday
4 August

Commemorative Events: Declaration of War by Britain in 1914, St Andrew’s Church, West Street, Deal.
8.30am: Mass for World Peace.
11am: Coffee Concert: Music for the Great War.
10pm-11pm: Vigil Service - The Lights are going out all over Europe (Sir Edmund Grey, Foreign Secretary in 1914).
website:
www.dealstandrews.org.uk

01304 381131
Monday
4 August

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. website: www.dealbreastfeedingsupportgroup.co.uk

Monday
4 August
Commemorative Event marking 100th anniversary of start of World War 1 - with Deal and Walmer Handelian Society, the Landmark Choir and the Victory Band. St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, from 7pm. Act of commemoration at 10.30pm with symbolic "lights out" at 11pm. Tickets £7.50 from Biggs Opticians and the Astor Theatre.  
Monday
4 August
National "Lights Out" project to mark the hour that Britain entered World War I one hundred years ago. It's suggested that householders and organisations should turn off their lights from 10pm to 11pm. website: 14-18 NOW  
 
Tuesday
5 August
Your Leisure Kidzclub sports and arts activities for children aged 5– to 11-years, John Myers Sports Hall, Salisbury Road, Walmer, 9am-4pm. Members £11.80; non-members £15.40. website: http://yourleisure.uk.com/kids-activities
/holiday-club/
01304 373399
Tuesday
5 August
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Tuesday
5 August

Family Workshop: Pizza Making, Chequers Kitchen Cookery School, Golf Road, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. A workshop for children (all ages) and adults to make delicious pizzas. Fee: £2.50. more details: website

Stephanie Hayman
01304 362288
Tuesday
5 August

Adult Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes:
#1
Golf Road Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal, 7.10pm-8.10pm. A weekly beginners' class for Latin Line Dancing; no partner needed. Fee: £5 per session.
#2 The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 8.30pm-9.30pm. Join a friendly relaxed class; all welcome. Fee: £5 per session.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
 
Wednesday
6 August
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
6 August
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0800 8494000
Wednesday
6 August
Mamma Mia Singing Workshop - for children age 7 up, Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 2pm -3.30pm. Fee: £8. Includes simple harmonies and a quiz about Mamma Mia with a prize! To book a place:
Maddie Cordes
Wednesday
6 August

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Wednesday
6 August
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Talk by Janet Bryant on "Legend of Christmas Plants". website: greatmongehamhorticulturalsociety.org/gmh.  
 
Thursday
7 August
Family Workshop: Wild Cooking, Chequers Kitchen Cookery School, Golf Road, Deal, 10.30am-12.30pm. A country walk to gather edible wild foods, returning to the Chequers Kitchen to cook them. For parents/carers and children together. Fee: £2.50. more details: website Stephanie Hayman
01304 362288
Thursday
7 August
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up.  
Thursday
7 August
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Thursday
7 August
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
7 August
Seasonal Cookery Demonstration, Chequers Kitchen Cookery School, Golf Road, Deal, 7pm. Preparation of a selection of seasonal dishes - with participants invited to enjoy eating the results. Admission: £12. more details: website Stephanie Hayman
01304 362288
Thursday
7 August
Deal Writers' Group Meeting, Dealability, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Visitors and new members welcome. website: www.dealwriters.co.uk.
Thursday
7 August
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
 
Friday
8 August
Friday Market - sale of local produce and goods in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Friday
8 August
Learn To Bake: Victoria Sponge, Chequers Kitchen Cookery School, Golf Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Expert advice and hands-on training in making a light, fluffy and delicious Victoria sponge - to take home at the end of the session. Fee: £30. more details: website Stephanie Hayman
01304 362288
Friday
8 August
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk  
 
Saturday
9 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
9 August
- Thursday 4 September
Exhibition: Victorian Women at the Seaside - traces women's lives in Kent's coastal towns from the 1840s to early 1900s. Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal. For times, see: website. Free entry.  
Saturday
9 August
 Butterfly Charity Ball - in aid of Rethink Mental Illness,The Astor Community Theatre, Deal. Live music from three different acts, burlesque dancing, comedy act and a buffet. Tickets: £25. website: http://facebook.com/jo.jessop Astor Theatre
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Sunday
10 August
Classic Motorcycle Display, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 12noon. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
Sunday
10 August
Free Band Concert with Medway Concert Brass at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Monday
11 August –
Friday
15 August
Children's Summer Holiday Club, Rippledown Environmental Education Centre, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, near Walmer, 9am–4pm each day. Fun activities and valuable outdoor skills for 7– to 11-year-olds. Fee: £80 for the week; or £20 per day. website: http://rippledown.com/holiday-club-in-east-kent/ 01304 364854
Monday
11 August - Friday
15 August
Children's Holiday Activities: Swimming and Tennis Coaching Classes - running weekdays during August at Tides and Deal Indoor Tennis Centre, Park Avenue, Deal. For details, see Your Leisure website. 01304 373399
Monday
11 August
HealthWalk, Fowlmead Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0800 8494000
Monday
11 August

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. website: www.dealbreastfeedingsupportgroup.co.uk

 
Tuesday
12 August
Your Leisure Kidzclub sports and arts activities for children aged 5– to 11-years, John Myers Sports Hall, Salisbury Road, Walmer, 9am-4pm. See Tuesday 5 August for details. 01304 373399
Tuesday
12 August
BBQ and Summer Salads, Chequers Kitchen Cookery School, Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12.30pm. Ideas, inspiration, fun and hands-on experience to select the right cuts of meat for a barbeque and prepare delicious marinades and flavoursome salads. Fee: £40. more details: website Stephanie Hayman
01304 362288
Tuesday
12 August
HealthWalk, 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/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Tuesday
12 August
"Tea and Chat" Social, Village Hall, Ripple, 2pm. Good company and refreshments; all welcome.  
Tuesday
12 August

Adult Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes:
#1:
Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal, 7.10pm-8.10pm.
#2: The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 8.30pm-9.30pm. See Tuesday 5 August for details.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
Tuesday
12 August
Kent Family History Society Meeting, Wesley Hall, Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Talk by Dr Jean Stirk on "Manorial Courts". Admission: Members of Kent Family History Society free; non members £1. website: www.dealkfhs.org.uk/
 

Wednesday
13 August

Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
13 August
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0800 8494000
Wednesday
13 August
Music Workshop: for string instrument players (all ages and abilities), Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 11am-12.30pm. Fee: £8. Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Wednesday
13 August

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

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
 
Thursday
14 August
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up.  
Thursday
14 August
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Thursday
14 August
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
14 August
St Martins Womens Institute Meeting, Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, 6.45pm. Strawberry tea. Admission: members free (with annual subscription); visitors £2. President
01304 373604
Thursday
14 August
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
 
Friday
15 August
Friday Market - sale of local produce and goods in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Friday
15 August
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
15 August

 Astor Beer Festival, The Astor Community Theatre, 6pm-12midnight. Entry: £3.

Astor Theatre
Friday
15 August
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk  
 
Saturday
16 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
16 August
 Astor Beer Festival,The Astor Community Theatre, 12noon-12midnight. Entry £3. Astor Theatre
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Sunday
17 August
Wildflower Walk - a three-mile stroll to learn about the wildflowers on Walmer's shore and countryside. Meet at Kingsdown Road free carpark at 2pm and finishes about 4.30pm. Free (optional £2 donation). A White Cliffs Countryside Partnership event. Sue Bradford
01304 241806
Sunday
17 August
Free Band Concert with Brassband Kempenzoen Tielen from Belgium, at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Monday
18 August - Friday
22 August
Children's Holiday Activities: Swimming and Tennis Coaching Classes - running weekdays during August at Tides and Deal Indoor Tennis Centre, Park Avenue, Deal. For details, see Your Leisure website. 01304 373399
Monday
18 August
HealthWalk, Fowlmead Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0800 8494000
Monday
18 August

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. website: www.dealbreastfeedingsupportgroup.co.uk

Monday
18 August
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. Friendly club for rubber bridge players. Meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 07825 703352
Monday
18 August
Sholden Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, Sholden, 6.30pm. Meeting is open to public. Mary Shaw
01304 366077
 
Tuesday
19 August
Your Leisure Kidzclub sports and arts activities for children aged 5– to 11-years, John Myers Sports Hall, Salisbury Road, Walmer, 9am-4pm. See Tuesday 5 August for details. 01304 373399
Tuesday
19 August
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Tuesday
19 August
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. See Monday 18 August for details. 07825 703352
Tuesday
19 August

Adult Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes:
#1:
Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal, 7.10pm-8.10pm.
#2: The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 8.30pm-9.30pm. See Tuesday 5 August for details.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
 

Wednesday
20 August

Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
20 August
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0800 8494000
Wednesday
20 August
U3A Talk: "A Quarter of Tracking Change in the Middle East" by Mark Goldfinch. Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 2pm-4pm. website:www.u3asites.org.uk/ 01304 852724
 
Thursday
21 August
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up.  
Thursday 21 - Wednesday 27
August
White Cliffs and Deal Walking Festival 2014 - organised by White Cliffs Ramblers. Over twenty walks led by experienced walk leaders in the countryside around the Deal area. For details see: www.dealwalkingfestival.org.uk  
Thursday
21 August
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. See Monday 18 August for details. 07825 703352
Thursday
21 August
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Thursday
21 August

 The Good Old Days Music Hall,The Astor Community Theatre, Deal. Performances at 2.30pm and 8pm. Tickets £10; concessions £8.

Astor Theatre
Thursday
21 August
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
21 August
Deal Writers' Group Meeting, Dealability, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. Visitors and new members welcome. website: www.dealwriters.co.uk.
Thursday
21 August
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
 
Friday
22 August
White Cliffs and Deal Walking Festival 2014 - see Thursday 21 August for details.  
Friday
22 August
Friday Market - sale of local produce and goods in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Friday
22 August
- Saturday
30 August
Exhibition: Deal at the Outbreak of World War I, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-4pm daily. Features photographs, artefacts and fashions from 1914 - and the impact of war on the town's holiday trade and status as a garrison town. Admission free.  
Friday
22 August
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
22 August

Charity Quiz, Royal British Legion Club, Market Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Entry: £3. To help raise funds for Friends of Deal Hospital - the support group for Deal's local hospital that assists with the provision of equipment, facilities and amenities for patients and staff.

Malcolm Farrant
01304 729075
Friday
22 August
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk  
 
Saturday
23 August
White Cliffs and Deal Walking Festival 2014 - see Thursday 21 August for details.  
Saturday
23 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
23 August
Craft Fair The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. Admission: 25p. In support of Kent and Canterbury Hospital Cancer Care Club. 01304 363710
Saturday
23 August
Exhibition: Deal at the Outbreak of World War I, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. See Friday 22 August for details.  
Saturday
23 August -
Monday
25 August

Phoenix Quilters Quilt Show, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12noon-5pm; Monday 10am-5pm. Display of quilts and needlecraft, traders sales stalls, tombola, raffle and refreshments. Entry by voluntary donation in aid of local charities.

Saturday
23 August

10th Annual Beer Festival, Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Football Club ground, The Drill Field, Canada Road, Walmer, from 1pm. Featuring 16 Beers and 4 Ciders, all from Kent and available at only £2.50 per pint. Quality hot burgers and sausages supplied by G.M & M Johns of Walmer. Club Bar open for soft and alcoholic drinks. Live music throughout the afternoon from local Deal band "Carey and Rathbone". Entry is free. website: www.dealandbettesrfc.org.uk.

 
Saturday
23 August
Picnic on the Green, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 1pm-5pm. Walmer Parish Council's annual community event with live music on the Bandstand, children's funfair, community stalls and displays. Free (apart from small charges for funfair rides). 01304 362363
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Sunday
24 August
White Cliffs and Deal Walking Festival 2014 - see Thursday 21 August for details.  
Sunday
24 August
Aunty Nora's Vintage and Handmade Market, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. Free entry. Facebook page.  
Sunday
24 August
Exhibition: Deal at the Outbreak of World War I, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. See Friday 22 August for details.  
Sunday
24 August
Junior Angling Competition, Deal Pier, 11am-3pm. Open to all young anglers under 16 years. Enter from 9.30am on the Pier; entry fee £1. Organised by Deal Angling Club. Mr Pat Heath
01304 361248
Sunday
24 August
Phoenix Quilters Quilt Show, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, 12noon-5pm. See Saturday 23 August for details.  
Sunday
24 August
Free Band Concert with Battle Town Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Monday,
25 August
Summer Bank Holiday  
Monday
25 August –
Friday
29 August
Children's Summer Holiday Club, Rippledown Environmental Education Centre, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, near Walmer, 9am–4pm each day. Fun activities and valuable outdoor skills for 7– to 11-year-olds. Fee: £80 for the week; or £20 per day. website: http://rippledown.com/holiday-club-in-east-kent/ 01304 364854
Monday
25 August - Friday
29 August
Children's Tennis Coaching Classes, Deal Indoor Tennis Centre, Park Avenue, Deal. For details, see Your Leisure website. 01304 373399
Monday
25 August
White Cliffs and Deal Walking Festival 2014 - see Thursday 21 August for details.  
Monday
25 August
Deal Timeball Tower and Deal Maritime and Local History Museum - special Bank Holday openings. For details, click here.  
Monday
25 August
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Annual Summer Show, The Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, open to the public 8am - 3pm. Admission 30p. website: greatmongehamhorticulturalsociety.org/gmh.  
Monday
25 August
Exhibition: Deal at the Outbreak of World War I, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. See Friday 22 August for details.  
Monday
25 August
Phoenix Quilters Quilt Show, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, 10am-5pm. See Saturday 23 August for details.  
Monday
25 August
HealthWalk, Fowlmead Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. Please check with organisers. 0800 8494000
Monday
25 August
Kent Miners' Festival, Tilmanstone Welfare Ground, Adelaide Road, Eythorne, 10am-5pm. A celebration of East Kent's mining history with live entertainment, local history displays, arena events, children's rides, a circus skills workshop and boxing match. Admission: free. (NB: special bus service operates from Deal.) website: www.kentminersfestival.org.uk Gary
07800 545135
Monday
25 August

Charity Bungee Jump, Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club, Gun Meadow, Court Road, Walmer, 12noon-2pm. A sponsored event in aid of Rainbow Child Foundation and Kent Air Ambulance. Participants need to raise £60 to cover jump and any more goes to the charities.

Details and sponsorship forms:
Julia Meager,
 
Tuesday
26 August
White Cliffs and Deal Walking Festival 2014 - see Thursday 21 August for details.  
Tuesday
26 August
Exhibition: Deal at the Outbreak of World War I, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. See Friday 22 August for details.  
Tuesday
26 August
HealthWalk, 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/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Tuesday
26 August
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. See Monday 18 August for details. 07825 703352
Tuesday
26 August

Adult Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes:
#1:
Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal, 7.10pm-8.10pm.
#2: The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 8.30pm-9.30pm. See Tuesday 5 August for details.

Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
 
Wednesday
27 August
White Cliffs and Deal Walking Festival 2014 - see Thursday 21 August for details.  

Wednesday
27 August

Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Wednesday
27 August
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. 0800 8494000
Wednesday
27 August
Exhibition: Deal at the Outbreak of World War I, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. See Friday 22 August for details.  
Wednesday
27 August
Blues Loop Pedal Workshop with Dan Turnbull, The Lighthouse, 50 The Strand, Walmer, 10.30am-12.30pm. A workshop for amateur musicians to use instruments or vocals to devise new music, sounds and ideas. Cost: £6. Age range: family/adult (a responsible adult must accompany under 16s). More details
and booking.
 
Thursday
28 August
Exhibition: Deal at the Outbreak of World War I, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. See Friday 22 August for details.  
Thursday
28 August
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up.  
Thursday
28 August
Picnic on the Hill (a Green Gang children's event), Hawkshill Freedown, Walmer, 12.30pm-2.30pm. Free. Bring a picnic and join in activities including a hunt for "mini monsters" (some with six eyes and very ugly) and a quest for flowers with funny names. Meet at 12.30pm at Hawkshill Freedown car park on the junction of Liverpool Road and Grams Road, Walmer. No dogs, please. (A Walmer Parish Council funded event.) Steve Walker
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership
01304 241806
Thursday
28 August
Deal Bridge Club Meeting, Downs Sailing Club HQ, facing The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm-5pm. See Monday 18 August for details. 07825 703352
Thursday
28 August
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Thursday
28 August
 The Good Old Days Music Hall,The Astor Community Theatre, Deal. Performances at 2.30pm and 8pm. Tickets £10; concessions £8. Astor Theatre
Thursday
28 August
Talk It Out Meeting, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 6.30pm. A support group for people experiencing depression and their families. Call for details. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
Thursday
28 August
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
Thursday
28 August
Quiz Night, Deal Victoria and Barnes Close Cricket Club , Court Road, Walmer, 7pm. In aid of Save The Children charity. Entry: £2 per person. No booking required.  
Thursday
28 August
Bingo Session, The Parish Hall, Great Mongeham, starts 7.30pm.  
 
Friday
29 August
Friday Market - sale of local produce and goods in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Friday
29 August
Exhibition: Deal at the Outbreak of World War I, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. See Friday 22 August for details.  
Friday
29 August
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
29 August

Book launch: "Exorcising Ghosts", an autobiography by Strawbs' musician and frontman Dave Cousins, Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 6pm–8pm. The new book tells an extraordinary story from the revivalist folk scene of the 1960s, through chart-topping albums and singles, to stadium rock shows of the 1970s and working with iconic figures like David Bowie, Dickie Attenborough and Dame Vera Lynn.
Signed copies of the book, priced £19.99, available for purchase on the night. Free "ticket-only" admission (with a complimentary glass of wine) - please pre-book at the Astor.

Anthony Harvison

or
Astor Theatre
01304 370220
Friday
29 August
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk  
 
Saturday
30 August
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Saturday
30 August
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
30 August
Exhibition: Deal at the Outbreak of World War I, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. Last day. See Friday 22 August for details.  
Saturday
30 August

Over-25s Disco, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7pm. Launch of a monthly disco evening featuring '70s and '80s music. Entry: £5. Proceeds to Deal and Walmer Community Association.

 
Saturday
30 August
Your House or Mine, Astor Community Theatre, Deal, 9pm-2am. Underground electronic music. Tickets £4. Astor Theatre
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Sunday
31 August
Kingsdown Garden Society's Annual Show, Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 2pm. Entry £1; children free.  
Sunday
31 August
Free Band Concert with the Tilbury Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
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