Day-by-day events in
Walmer and Deal for July 2016
Quick links to events in July
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 Monday 4 - Sunday 10 Monday 11 - Sunday 17
Monday 18 - Sunday 24 Monday 25 - Sunday 31  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Local visitor attractions More information
Deal Castle open to the public, every day in July, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £5.80; child £3.40; concession £5.20; family £15. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ 0370 333 1181
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public every day*, 10am-6pm (*but closed on July 1 and 2 and shorter opening of 2pm-6pm on July 3). Admission: adult £9.70; child £5.80; concession £8.70; family £25.20. website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/ 0370 333 1181

Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront
Open: Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive; 11.30am to 4.30pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). website: www.dealtimeball.co.uk.

For Group visits:
01304 373417
or 01304 368255
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St Georges Road, Deal CT14 6BA. Open: Open: Tuesdays-Fridays 11am-4pm; Saturdays 11am-4.30pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm; closed Mondays. website: www.dealmuseum.co.uk
Deal Pier. Open every day: Mondays-Thursdays: 8am-10pm.
Fridays: 8am-12midnight. Weekends: Saturday 8am through to Sunday 10pm.
Restaurant: Sundays-Fridays 8am-8.15pm; Saturdays 8am-10pm.
Dover District Council website
 
EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Events details More information
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
Golf Road Community Centre activities Golf Road Centre
Betteshanger Country Park events Betteshanger events
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS IN WALMER AND DEAL
Quick links to events in July
Friday 1 - Sunday 3 Monday 4 - Sunday 10 Monday 11 - Sunday 17
Monday 18 - Sunday 24 Monday 25 - Sunday 31  
Events details More information
All July
  Photographic Display: Work by amateur landscape photographer Michael Williams - originally from the north west of England but now living in Deal. Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal. Entry free. Astor Theatre

Art Exhibition: "Diverse Stories" - paintings and drawings by Pamela Lloyd-Jones, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal. Free entry. Open 11am-4pm Wednesdays to Sundays from Sunday 3 July to Sunday 31 July. website: http://lindenhallstudio.co.uk/

Heather Corley
01304 360411
 
Friday 1 July
Deal Festival of Music and The Arts Summer Festival 2016.
Friday 1 to Saturday 16 July. See the Festival Website for details.
 
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting with coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. website: www.dealdistrictstrokes.org/ 07584 044122
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Charity Quiz, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 7pm. Tickets £4 (please pre-book). In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets:
01304 361812
Deal Festival: European Union Chamber Orchestra, St George’s Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Soloist Guy Johnson (cello). In association with Orchestras Live. Festival Website
 International comedian Rich Wilson, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets: £15. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm-10.45pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 2 July
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999

Aunty Nora’s Vintage Market, St George's Hall, St George's Passage, off High Street, Deal, 10am–4pm. A vintage and handmade market with vintage clothing, handmade jewellery, retro treasures, crafts and much more. Free entry.

Food and Craft Festival, Walmer Court Farm Shop, 466 Dover Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-4pm. Live music, hot and artisan food, real ale and local crafts. Free entry. Facebook page
SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail, various artists' studios in Deal and Walmer and surrounding area. Meet local artists and see their work. Being held over three weekends starting today. For details, see: https://searts.wordpress.com/  
 Open Studios Art Display, The Astor Community Theatre in the Balcony and upstairs Grieg Studios. Ten artists from SEAS exhibit their work over this weekend. Astor Theatre
DealWithIt Organising Group Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 11am. All existing and prospective supporters of the local "green" group's initiatives arel welcome. website: www.dealwithit.org.uk 01304 381849
Deal Festival: Deal Coal, St Saviour’s Church, The Strand, Walmer, 11am. Mining in East Kent and beyond through words and music. Festival Website
Art Display: Beyond the Fence, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11am-4pm. Work by local amateur and professional artists. Continues daily until Tuesday 5 July.  
 Deal Festival: The Very Magic Flute with KrazyKats Theatre Company, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 3pm. Sign Language Art loosely based on Mozart’s opera. Festival Website
Deal Festival: Freddy Kempf - one of today’s most successful pianists, St George’s Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Festival Website
 Small Fakers, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets: £15 standing. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 3 July
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Betteshanger junior parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A weekly 2k run for four- to 14-year-olds. Free - but prior registration required. website: www.parkrun.org.uk/betteshanger-juniors  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail. Meet local artists and see their work. For details, see: https://searts.wordpress.com/  
 Open Studios Art Display, The Astor Community Theatre in the Balcony and upstairs Grieg Studios. Work by ten artists. Astor Theatre
Deal Festival: Festival Mass, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 10am. Music to celebrate the Deal Festival. Festival Website
National Gardens Scheme Open Gardens in Deal, 10am-4pm. See private gardens open to the public at: 20 West Lea, 88 West Street, Gleaners, 4 George Alley and 53 Sandown Road - plus The Landmark Garden, High Street. Tickets £5 (includes admission to all five gardens and a map to help find them); children free.  

Art Exhibition: "Diverse Stories" - paintings and drawings by Pamela Lloyd-Jones, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal, 11am-4pm. Free entry. First day. Continues Wednesdays to Sundays until Sunday 31 July. website: http://lindenhallstudio.co.uk/

Heather Corley
01304 360411
Art Display: Beyond the Fence, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 1pm-4pm. Work by local amateur and professional artists.  
Studio 30 Family Sports Day, Deal Victoria and Barns Close Cricket Club Ground, Court Road, Upper Walmer, 2pm. Sports and fitness activities; barbecue and raffle. Entry adult £2; child £1; family £5.  

Free Band Concert with the Railway Swing Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org.

wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
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Monday 4 July
Walmer In Bloom preliminary judging - all this week. Judges will be short-listing the best front gardens and floral displays in the parish. 01304 362363
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Deal Festival: Festival Fringe Coffee Concert with the Cambini Ensemble playing the best works of British composers. St Andrew's Church, West Street, Dea, 11am. Festival Website
Art Display: Beyond the Fence, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11am-4pm. Work by local amateur and professional artists.  
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. Operates Mondays during term time. Wendy
01304 239143

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

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk  
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Anne O'Donnell
Deal Festival: Deal, A Most Villainous Place, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.45pm. Julius Caesar to 007 - the history of Deal and Walmer in words and music performed by an ensemble of local actors. Festival Website
 
Tuesday 5 July
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Welfare Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
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
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. 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
Art Display: Beyond the Fence, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11am-4pm. Work by local amateur and professional artists. Final day.  

Community Coffee Afternoon, The Telegraph Pub, Hamilton Road, Deal, 12noon-3pm. Weekly social event, organised by the Telegraph pub and YOUR DEAL community group to provide a casual way to have a break and meet new people. Tea, coffee, cake and bacon rolls available. All welcome. Free entry.

George Franklin
07833 325185
Deal Festival: National Youth Jazz Orchestra Ambassadors Schools Concert, led by Mark Armstrong, St George’s Church, High Street, Deal, 1.30pm. Festival Website
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 6 July

Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm.

01304 361999

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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, entrance in Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 373853
or 01304 364326
Bingo Session, Royal British Legion Club, Market Street, Deal, 2.30pm. Monthly session, organised by RBL Downs Branch. All welcome. Proceeds support the Poppy Appeal. Gwen Bowsher
01304 373925
Bellyfit and Bellydancing Sessions, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. 4.30pm-5.30pm: Pure bellydance; learn traditional Egyptian bellydance moves and more modern funky styles. No previous experience necessary. 5.30pm-6.30pm: Bellyfit; a bellydance and yoga inspired fitness class. Fee: £6 for one class or £10 for two. Facebook page

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6.30pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Walmer Parish Council Meeting, Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. Monthly meeting of the full council. Open to the public with an opportunity for residents to raise matters of concern. website: www.walmercouncil.co.uk Parish Clerk
01304 362363
Deal Mindfulness Group Weekly Meeting, Sholden Church, 7.30pm. Mindfulness can help anybody - but especially those experiencing anxiety or stress. New members are welcome. Facebook
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 7 July
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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Festival: Goodwin Sounds Big Band, Deal Town Hall Undercroft, High Street, Deal, 12noon. Festival Website
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Organ Recital, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 2pm-3pm. George Sharman plays works by Elgar and Gabrieli.  
Strawberry Tea, Trinity Church Hall, Union Road, Deal, 3pm. Tickets £5 from Biggs Opticians, High Street, Deal. Annual event by Royal British Legion Downs Branch, in support of the Poppy Appeal. Gwen Bowsher
01304 373925
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
Great Mongeham Parish Council Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. Local residents welcome to attend. website: www.greatmongehampc.kentparishes.gov.uk/ Parish Clerk
01304 614320
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal Festival: Quartet For The End Of Time, St George’s Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. With Joseph Shiner (clarinet), Michael Foyle (violin), Yelian He (cello) and Maksim Štšura (piano). Festival Website
 
Friday 8 July
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting with coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
Deal Festival: Lunchtime Recital with Lina Zilinskyte, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 1pm. Baroque played on the harpsichord and clavichord. Festival Website
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. New members welcome.  
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Deal Festival: Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, St George’s Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Festival Website
Disco, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, 7.30pm-12midnight. Tickets (include light buffet): adults (over 18) £10; children (over 12) £5. Call Emily Mashford to book tickets. Emily Mashford
07590 511162
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm-10.45pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 9 July
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Deal Rowing Regatta, Deal seafront between the pier and Sandown Castle, first race 9.30am. The annual Rowing Regatta hosted by Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Amateur Rowing Club, with a series of races between rowing clubs from along the coast. The start/finish is in front of The Club House, The Marina. Spectators welcome. 01304 373409
SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail, various artists' studios in Deal and Walmer and surrounding area. Meet local artists and see their work. Being held over three weekends starting today. For details, see: https://searts.wordpress.com/  
Summer Fair, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 11am-2pm. Bouncy castlel, horse riding, train rides, games, crafts, barbecue and refreshments. Admission: adults 50p, children free. 01304 375046
Summer Fete, Sholden CofE Primary School, London Road, Sholden, 12noon-3pm.  
Deal Festival: Guided Walk: The Deal Nobody Knows #1, Saints and Sinners – two-hour walk with local historian Gregory Holyoake. Starting at the seaside of Deal Castle, 2pm. Festival Website
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Rose and Sweet Pea Show, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2pm. Admission: free. website: http://greatmongeham horticulturalsociety.org/gmhs/  
Village Fete, Parish Hall field, Great Mongeham, 2pm. Tracey
Pamper Evening, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, 7pm-10pm. Treat yourself to a Treatment and some shopping. Stalls, raffle, tea and coffee. Admission: 50p. Raising money for Crohn's and Colitis UK charity. Facebook page
Deal Festival: Opera Up Close- La Traviata (Verdi), St George’s Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New English version by Robin Norton-Hale with new orchestration for piano, clarinet and cello by Harry Blake. Festival Website
Music Quiz, Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 per person (teams of up to eight) - from Kingsdown Post Office. In support of Kingsdown Rocks funds.  
 Lisa Mann, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. The 2015 Blues Music Award winning singer and bass guitarist. Tickets: £12. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 10 July
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Betteshanger junior parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A weekly 2k run for four- to 14-year-olds. Free - but prior registration required. website: www.parkrun.org.uk/betteshanger-juniors  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Coast Amateur Rowing Association (CARA) Rowing Regatta, Deal seafront between the pier and Sandown Castle, starting at 9.30am. An annual rowing event hosted by Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Amateur Rowing Club, with a series of races between rowing clubs from along the coast. The start/finish is in front of The Club House, The Marina. Spectators welcome. 01304 373409
Beach Clean, Deal Pier entrance, 10am. Volunteers are invited to join in a "clean up" part of the town's beach. Please wear suitable shoes and clothing; all equipment is provided. Organised by Deal With It "green" group. 01304 381849
Craft and Table Top Sale, Castle Community College annexe, Salisbury Road, Walmer, 10am - 1pm. Includes a raffle, tombola, hook-a-duck, face painting, book sale and name the teddy; teas and coffees. Sales tables available - see Facebook page. Facebook page
Classic Motorcycle Display, Deal Pier entrance (followed by The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal), 12noon. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk  
SEAS Open Studios/Art Trail. Meet local artists and see their work. For details, see: https://searts.wordpress.com/  
The Band of HM Royal Marines 27th Anniversary Concert and Parade, Deal Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, off The Strand, Walmer, starts 2pm. This very popular event attracts large crowds, so it is strongly advised you check out the information at the www.dealbandstand.org/ website.  

 Sunday Classics, Astor Community Theatre, doors 2.30pm, starts 3pm. Tickets £6; concessions £5. Favourite classical music performed live by local musicians and students from Canterbury Christ Church University.

Astor Theatre
 
Events details More information
Monday 11 July
Walmer In Bloom final judging - all this week. Judges will be selecting the best front gardens and floral displays in the parish. 01304 362363
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
07977 491084
Deal Festival: Bold As Quintet Schools Concert, St George’s Church, High Street, Deal, 11am. Festival Website
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. Operates Mondays during term time. Wendy
01304 239143

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. See Monday 4 July for details.

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk  
Tea and Chat Social Group, Village Hall, Ripple, 2pm. All welcome.  
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Anne O'Donnell
 
Tuesday 12 July
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Welfare Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
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
HealthWalk, North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walks - ideal those who wish to be more active. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
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

Community Coffee Afternoon, The Telegraph Pub, Hamilton Road, Deal, 12noon-3pm. Have a break and meet new people. All welcome. Free entry. See Tuesday 5 July for details.

07833 325185
Deal Festival: Lunchtime Recital with Hannah Parry (violin and recorder), Timothy Edlin (bass-baritone). St Mary’s Church, St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 1pm. Festival Website
Knitting for the Needy meeting - charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 364216

Kent Family History Society Meeting, Wesley Hall, Trinity Church, Union Road, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Guest speaker Pat Smith: "Non Conformity". Admission: Members of Kent Family History Society free; non members £2. website: www.dealkfhs.org.uk/

Facebook page
 Deal Festival: The Soldiers Tale by Igor Stravinsky performed by the East London Music Group, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.45pm. Tickets: £15; Festival Friends £13; Students £5. Festival Website
 
Wednesday 13 July

Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm.

01304 361999

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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
Deal Festival: Festival Fringe Coffee Concert, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 11am. Saint-Saens’ Swan-Song - the Cambini Ensemble share their enjoyment of Saint-Saëns works. Festival Website
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, entrance in Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 373853
or 01304 364326
Bellyfit and Bellydancing Sessions, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. 4.30pm-5.30pm: Pure bellydance; learn traditional Egyptian bellydance moves and more modern styles. No previous experience necessary. 5.30pm-6.30pm: Bellyfit; a bellydance and yoga inspired fitness class. Fee: £6 for one class; £10 for two. Facebook page

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6.30pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal Festival: All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare, Walmer Castle, off Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 7pm. Performed by the Changeling Theatre Company in collaboration with English Heritage. An interpreted performance for the deaf. Festival Website
Deal Mindfulness Group Weekly Meeting, Sholden Church, 7.30pm. Mindfulness can help anybody - but especially those experiencing anxiety or stress. New members are welcome. Facebook

Invicta Writers Group Meeting, Walmer Baptist Church, Kelvedon Road entrance, off Dover Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. A friendly club for budding and established writers and those who just write for pleasure. Positive criticism of work if required, plus occasional speakers and outings. Meets on second Wednesday of each month. Fee: £2.

Elizabeth Acevedo
01304 373777
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 14 July
South East in Bloom judging day - throughout Deal.  
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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Festival: "Art and Flames" theatre project 2016, Deal Town Hall Undercroft, High Street, Deal, 11.45am. Festival Website
Deal Festival: “Old Bones” - a feast of trombones, Deal Town Hall Undercroft, High Street, Deal, 12.30pm. Festival Website
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
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
Deal Festival: "Far From Home", St George’s Church High Street, Deal, 7pm. A musical adaption of the book by Berlie Doherty with Year 6 pupils from Deal Parochial Church of England Primary School. Tickets: adult £4, child £2. Tickets/bookings:
01304 374464
Festival Website
Quiz Night, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 7.30pm. Individuals and teams welcome. Food and fun for £4 per person. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk 01304 364216
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
 Deal Festival: Kosmos Ensemble, featuring Harriet MacKenzie (violin), Meg Hamilton (viola), Miloš Milivojevi? (accordion). The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 7.45pm. Tickets: £18; students £9. Festival Website
 
Friday 15 July
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Deal Festival: Bartosz Glowacki (classical accordion), St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 1pm. One of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. Festival Website
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting with coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
Deal Festival: "Far From Home", St George’s Church High Street, Deal, (two performances) 1.30pm and 7pm. A musical adaption of the book by Berlie Doherty with Year 6 pupils from Deal Parochial Church of England Primary School. Tickets: 7pm performance adult £4, child £2; 1.30pm performance free (donations appreciated). Festival Website
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686

 Tea Dance, Astor Community Theatre, 2pm-3.30pm, doors open 1pm. Meet new friends and learn new steps with resident instructors Andy, Lisa and Patrick. Tickets £3.50.

Astor Theatre
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Deal Festival: Steven Isserlis (cello) and Conie Shih (piano), St Mary’s Church, St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 7.30pm. Tickets: £25; Festival Friends £23; students £12.50. Festival Website
Bingo Session, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, starts 7.45pm. Entry 50p. All welcome.  
 Guilty Pleasures Pop Party, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm-late. Disco dancing to all the hits you from the 70s through to the 00s. Tickets: £5, available from the Astor or Connect-U phone shop, High Street, Deal. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm-10.45pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 16 July
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Deal Artisan Fair, St George's Parish Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am-4pm. Arts and crafts good for sale; plus display of work of artist Linda Warren.  
Police and Council Surgery, Walmer Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 11am-12noon. Meet parish council and local police representatives to discuss problems or seek advice. Kent Police website.  
PTA Summer Fair, The Downs CE Primary School, Owen Square, Walmer, 11am. 01304 372486
Family Fun Day, Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club, Canada Road, Walmer, 12noon - 8pm. Activities, games, food and drink, and entertainment for all ages. For programme and tickets, see the website: http://dealcommunitysports.co.uk/...family-fun-day-2016. Facebook page
 Deal Festival: A Dragon's Tale, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, (two performances) 11am and 2pm. A magical story based on the legend of the Lambton Worm through puppets, changing scenery, song, music and sound effects. Followed by a workshop where the children can design and make their own dragon puppet. Tickets: adults £6; children £4. Festival Website
Deal Festival: Conducted Walk: The Deal Nobody Knows #2 - Writers and Artists. A two-hour walk with local historian Gregory Holyoake, starting at the seaside of Deal Castle at 2pm. Tickets: £6. Festival Website
Deal and Walmer Handelian Society 70th Anniversary Celebration, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal. 2pm-4pm. Exhibition, tea and cakes, live musical performance. Free admission. Facebook page
Deal Festival: National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain, St George’s Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Directed by Mark Armstrong, one of the greatest jazz organisations in the world. Festival Website
 Chris Helme and Mark James Morriss, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets: £15. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 17 July
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Betteshanger junior parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A weekly 2k run for four- to 14-year-olds. Free - but prior registration required. website: www.parkrun.org.uk/betteshanger-juniors  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Solidarity Vigil following the attacks in Nice, Deal Pier, 2pm. All welcome. Flowers can be laid if desired.  

Free Band Concert with the 1st Whitstable Scout Group Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org.

wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Events details More information
Monday 18 July
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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Bernie
07977 491084
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Toddlers and Families Playgroup, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 1pm-3pm. Craft, play and music activities for children up to 5 years. Entry: £1.50 per family group. Operates Mondays during term time. Wendy
01304 239143

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. See Monday 4 July for details.

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk  
Kingsdown Conservation Group Annual General Meeting, The Kings Head, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 7pm for a glass of wine or soft drink; meeting starts 7.30pm sharp. Light refreshments at approx 8pm. Members and guests welcome. Facebook group
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Anne O'Donnell

 Last Picture Club presents “The Danish Girl”, Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 8pm. Directed by Tom Hooper and starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard. Tickets £5; concessions £4; Astor Friends £3.

Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 19 July
Continental Circus Berlin, Victoria Park, Park Avenue, Deal. The international non-animal circus production, suitable for people of all ages. Performances today and until Thursday 21 July, website: www.circusberlin.co.uk/  
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Welfare Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
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
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. 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

Community Coffee Afternoon, The Telegraph Pub, Hamilton Road, Deal, 12noon-3pm. Have a break and meet new people. All welcome. Free entry. See Tuesday 5 July for details.

07833 325185
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

Continental Circus Berlin, Victoria Park, Park Avenue. Deal, performances at 5pm and 7.45pm. Box Office open on site 9am – 9pm from Monday 18 July. Further performances on 20 and 21 July. website: www.circusberlin.co.uk.

01132 602444
EU Thinking Meeting, The Astor Community Theatre (upstairs), Stanhope Road, Deal, 7pm-8.30pm. A monthly opportunity, open to the public, to learn about Britain’s changing relationship with the EU. Facebook page
 
Wednesday 20 July

Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm.

01304 361999

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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, entrance in Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk. 01304 373853
or 01304 364326
Mongeham and Ripple Womens Institute Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.30pm. Guest speaker: Mrs Gardener on "Dubai to Mumbai". Visitors welcome. Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Sue Case
01304 374025

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6.30pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055

Continental Circus Berlin, Victoria Park, Park Avenue. Deal, performances at 5pm and 7.45pm. website: www.circusberlin.co.uk. Thursday 5pm only

01132 602444
Deal Mindfulness Group Weekly Meeting, Sholden Church, 7.30pm. Mindfulness can help anybody - but especially those experiencing anxiety or stress. New members are welcome. Facebook
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 21 July
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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
 The Astor Palm Court Orchestra, Astor Community Theatre, doors open 1pm, starts 2pm. Popular light music directed from the violin by Julius Bannister and following in the footsteps of such famous exponents as Alfredo Campoli and Max Jaffa. Tickets £6 (including tea and cake). Astor Theatre
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525

Continental Circus Berlin, Victoria Park, Park Avenue. Deal, one performance at 5pm. website: www.circusberlin.co.uk.

01132 602444
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
Enchanted Circus, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 7pm. Family entertainment in a big top. Creating a fairytale world where ancient stories come alive. Lit by glittering visual effects and set to music. Performances from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 July. Tickets: adult £14; child, 5-15yrs £9. Details and booking: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/fairytale-circus-Walm-21-07-2016/.  
Quiz Night, Deal Victoria and Barns Close Clubhouse, Court Road, Walmer, 7pm for 7.30pm start. entry £2; all welcome - booking not required. In aid of Save The Children Fund. website: http://scdeal.org/home/  
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal and District Flower Club Meeting, Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. A small friendly club that meets on the third Thursday of each month - except August and December - for flower arranging demonstrations, practicals and talks. New members and visitors welcome.  
 Noel Coward and Friends Live in LasVegas, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7.30pm, show 8pm. An affectionate tribute to Noel Coward, Ivor Novello and Gertrude Lawrence in comedy and song. Tickets: £12; concessions £10. Astor Theatre
 
Friday 22 July
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting with coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Enchanted Circus, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 7pm. Family entertainment in a big top. See Thursday 21 July for details. website
Quiz Night, Telegraph Pub, Hamilton Road, Deal, 7.30pm start. Entry £3 per person (pay on the door). 10 categories; 100 questions; adult content - so adults only (no under-16s). Facebook Group
 Abba - The World’s No.1 Tribute, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7.30pm, show 8pm. Tickets: £15 standing; balcony seting £20. Astor Theatre
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm-10.45pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 23 July
Saturday 23 July - Thursday 28 July
Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Carnival and Regatta Week.
See: Facebook.
Chairman
John Trickey
01304 381990
Stranger in the Window Competition, Deal town centre shops, starts today and runs until 15 August. Deal and Walmer Chamber of Trade's annual competition for the public to spot "items not normally sold" in traders' shop windows. Entry forms are £1; available from Woods Newsagents and Shinners Electrical. Cash prizes of £70, £25 and £15 for best entries.  
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Kingsdown Rocks Festival 2016 , Kingsdown and Ringwould Primary School, Glen Road, Kingsdown, 12noon-11pm. Family and children's activities, live music, barbecue, real ale tent and refreshments. In aid of local charities, including Kingsdown play park. website: www.kingsdownrocks.co.uk  
Saturday, 23 July - Saturday 30 July
Forrest's Family Funfair
, on Walmer Green, facing The Strand, Walmer. Rides and attractions for all the family. 2pm-10pm daily. website: www.forrestfunfairs.co.uk.
 
Sailing Event: Deal Regatta Vancouver Cup, off Deal/Walmer Seafront, starts 2.30pm. Organised by Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Seafront, off The Strand, Walmer, CT14 7DY. website
Carnival Week event: Teddy Bears' Picnic, Walmer Green, 2.30pm - 5.30pm. Annual children's event with carnival rides and entertainment. Teddy bear selection at 3.30pm. Facebook page
Carnival Week event: Party on the Green with DJ Gareth Hopkins, Walmer Green, off The Strand, Walmer, 7pm-9pm. Fireworks display at 9.30pm. Facebook page
Enchanted Circus, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 7pm. Family entertainment in a big top. See Thursday 21 July for details. website
 
Sunday 24 July
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Betteshanger junior parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A weekly 2k run for four- to 14-year-olds. Free - but prior registration required. website: www.parkrun.org.uk/betteshanger-juniors  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
"Dinosaur" 10 Kilometre Race along Deal and Walmer seafront to Kingsdown village and back, organised by Deal Tri Club. Starts from Promenade by the Sea Scout Hut, Marine Road, Walmer; assemble 9.50am for 10am start; finishing approx 11.30am. Also Junior 1500m Fun Run, starts at 9.15am. For details, see: www.dealtri.co.uk
Sailing Event: Deal Regatta Handicap Races, off Deal/Walmer Seafront, starts 10.15am. Organised by Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Seafront, off The Strand, Walmer, CT14 7DY. website
Enchanted Circus, Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer, 11am. Family entertainment in a big top. See Thursday 21 July for details. website
Junior Pier Festival #1, Deal Pier, 11am-3pm. Junior angling competition for boys and girls under 16 years of age - organised by Deal Angling Club (1919). Trophies and prizes including rods, reels, DVDs and tackle boxes. Entry fee: £1; enter on the day at Deal Pier from 9.30am. Pat Heath
01304 361248
Carnival Week events on Deal Seafront
Children's Hop Scotch Championships, opposite Deal Pier, 1pm.
Raft Race, Deal Rowing Club HQ to Deal Pier, registration: 1.45pm; starts 2.15pm. Entry £10 per raft.
Lorry Pull,
Deal Seafront, book in 2.30pm; start 3.30pm.
Facebook (hop scotch)
Facebook (raft race)
Facebook (lorry pull)
Forrest's Family Funfair, on Walmer Green, facing The Strand, Walmer, 2pm-8pm. website: www.forrestfunfairs.co.uk.  
Strawberry Cream Tea, Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal, 3pm-5pm. Tickets £10 (must be booked in advance). 01304 372098
Facebook page
 
Events details More information
Monday 25 July
Kent Local Schools' Holiday Break:
Monday 25 July to Friday 2 September inclusive (includes: Bank holiday - Monday 29 August).
See KCC website.
 Theatre Workshop: Little Toy Shop of Horrors, The Astor Theatre, 10am - 3pm daily (Monday 25 - Friday 29 July). For all ages 7- to 12years. Create characters and storyline; design a set, props and costumes; learn skills in acting, voice, movement, teamwork and devising. Cost per child £135. Astor Theatre
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger 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. 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. See Monday 4 July for details.

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. website: www.walmerbaptistchurch.co.uk  
Forrest's Family Funfair, on Walmer Green, facing The Strand, Walmer, 2pm-10pm. website: www.forrestfunfairs.co.uk.  
Sholden Parish Council Meeting, Sholden Village Hall, junction of Sholden New Road and The Street, Sholden, 6.30pm. Local residents welcome to attend. Parish Clerk
01304 366077
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. Anne O'Donnell
 
Tuesday 26 July
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Welfare Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities. 01304 372080
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. more details. Chitra
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
HealthWalk, North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walks - ideal those who wish to be more active. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Call Bernie to
confirm details
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

Community Coffee Afternoon, The Telegraph Pub, Hamilton Road, Deal, 12noon-3pm. Have a break and meet new people. All welcome. Free entry. See Tuesday 5 July for details.

07833 325185
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
Forrest's Family Funfair, on Walmer Green, facing The Strand, Walmer, 2pm-10pm. website: www.forrestfunfairs.co.uk.  
Sailing Event: Deal Regatta Beauchamp Vase, off Deal/Walmer Seafront, 7.30pm. Organised by Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Seafront, off The Strand, Walmer, CT14 7DY. website
 
Wednesday 27 July

Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm.

01304 361999

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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ 0300 123 1220
Recycled Teenagers Tea Party - monthly social event for the over-50s, The Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Entry: £2.50. Guest speakers, a quiz, tea, coffee and a buffet. Organisers say it's CANCELLED for this month. Chrissi Dunn
01304 373677
Carnival Week events:
Baby Show,
Glamorous Grandmother Competion;
and
Yummy Mummy Competition
, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, starts 1.45pm. Entries on the day.
Facebook page
Forrest's Family Funfair, on Walmer Green, facing The Strand, Walmer, 2pm-10pm. website: www.forrestfunfairs.co.uk.  

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Cleary Hall, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 5pm-6.30pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Carnival Week event:
Party on the Prom
, Deal Seafront, 6pm-10.30pm. Free open air concert with Fireworks Finale.
Facebook page
Sailing Event: Deal Regatta Bank Buoy Scramble, off Deal/Walmer Seafront, 7.15pm. Organised by Downs Sailing Club, The Clubhouse, The Seafront, off The Strand, Walmer, CT14 7DY. website
 The Astor Youth Theatre presents As You Like It, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 7.30pm. Performances today and on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July. Tickets: adults £8; concessions £6; children under 16yrs £5. Astor Theatre
Deal Mindfulness Group Weekly Meeting, Sholden Church, 7.30pm. Mindfulness can help anybody - but especially those experiencing anxiety or stress. New members are welcome. Facebook
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 28 July
"Drop In" Social, Village Hall, Ripple, 10am-11am. Tea and chat. All welcome. NB: this is a change of venue for the Great Mongeham "Drop In". 01304 364769
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. website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Deal Carnival Cascade, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 2pm-8pm. A variety of stalls, displays and entertainment. Free admission. For details and pitch appplications, contact George Franklin. George Franklin
07733 325185
Forrest's Family Funfair, on Walmer Green, facing The Strand, Walmer, 2pm-10pm. website: www.forrestfunfairs.co.uk.  
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
Carnival Week event: Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Carnival Procession, The Strand, Walmer and Deal Seafront, from 7pm. Route: The Strand, Deal Castle Road, the seafront and promenade to Godwyn Road. 01304 381990
Facebook page
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. website: www.dealanddistrictmotorcycleclub.co.uk Graham Prior
07749 480104
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month. 01304 825943
Bingo Session, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm start. All welcome.  
 
Friday 29 July
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting with coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. All welcome. Facebook page
Golf Road Centre 5th Birthday Party, Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 11am-12noon. A celebration of five years of the Golf Centre with tea and cake, music from Skylarks and the first draw of the 200 Club. Free entry. Konrad Piddick,
Centre Manager
01304 239199
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. website:
https://.../ dealandwalmerchessclub
Michael Burney
01304 852686
Forrest's Family Funfair, on Walmer Green, facing The Strand, Walmer, 2pm-10pm. website: www.forrestfunfairs.co.uk.  
Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club Beer Festival, Club Ground, Canada Road, Walmer, from 5pm. Real ale and ciders at £2.50 a pint. Burgers and barbecue; live music and raffle.  
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 The Astor Youth Theatre presents As You Like It, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £8; concessions £6; children under 16yrs £5. Astor Theatre
Beginners Ballroom and Latin-American Dance Class, Ringwould Village Hall, A258 Dover Road, Ringwould, 8pm-9pm. First eveing for a series of fun, friendly and relaxed classes, held weekly. Fee: £5 (pay as you come). Free parking on site and nearby. Yvonne Culverhouse
01227 710869
e-mail:
Deal Folk Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm-10.45pm. website: www.dealfolkclub.co.uk/ Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 30 July
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Summer Photography Exhibition, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. Display of work by members of the Deal and District Camera Club. Entry: free. Also on Sunday 31 July. e-mail:
Betteshanger's Bouncing, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10.30am-4pm. Scale heights, crawl, jump and slide through a giant 195ft inflatable obstacle course. Prize of annual membership to the Park for the fastest through the course each day. Fee: £4. Also on 31 July. 01304 619227
Chuff Fest 2, Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, from 12.30pm - ending Sunday 31 July at 10.30pm. Two days of music from over 20 artistes and groups. Admission £7 on the door or £5 in advance each day. Facebook page
Forrest's Family Funfair, on Walmer Green, facing The Strand, Walmer, 2pm-10pm. Final day. website: www.forrestfunfairs.co.uk.  
Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club Annual Beer Festival, Club Ground, off Canada Road, Walmer, from 1pm. Real ales and ciders at £2.50 a pint. Burgers and barbecue; live music and raffle.  
Pop up Cafe - Summer Dining, Pop up Cafe, 16 High Street, Deal, 7pm-9pm. First of three evenings during the summer serving meze style food inspired by the Mediterranean and the East. Book or walk in on the night. website: www.popupcafe.co.uk. Booking
07929 203019
 The Astor Youth Theatre presents As You Like It, The Astor Community Theatre, doors 7pm, show 7.30pm. Tickets: adults £8; concessions £6; children under 16yrs £5. Astor Theatre
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society presents "Music for Royal Occasions", St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Tickets £12 including a glass of wine; students and children under 16, £6. Available from the Astor Theatre and on the door. website: www.dwhsociety.co.uk.  
 
Sunday 31 July
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, Castle Community College, Mill Road, Deal, 9am-11am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. Donna Spain
07547 103950
Betteshanger junior parkrun, Betteshanger Country Park, A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 9am. A weekly 2k run for four- to 14-year-olds. Free - but prior registration required. website: www.parkrun.org.uk/betteshanger-juniors  
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome.  
Summer Photography Exhibition, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. Display of work by members of the Deal and District Camera Club. Entry: free. e-mail:
Betteshanger's Bouncing, Betteshanger Park, off A258 Deal-Sandwich road, Sholden, nr Deal, 10.30am-4pm. Scale heights, crawl, jump and slide through a giant 195ft inflatable obstacle course. Prize of annual membership to the Park for the fastest through the course each day. Fee: £4. 01304 619227

Art Exhibition: "Diverse Stories" - paintings and drawings by Pamela Lloyd-Jones, Linden Hall Studio, 32 St George's Road, Deal, 11am-4pm. Free entry. Final day. website: http://lindenhallstudio.co.uk/

Heather Corley
01304 360411
Chuff Fest 2, Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 12.30pm - 10.30pm. Day #2 of music from over 20 artistes and groups. Admission £7 on the door or £5 in advance. Facebook page
 
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