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Events May 2017

Date: 1 May 2017

Time: 10am to 4pm

All Saints Lydd Tower Open Day & May Day

  • Craft fayre, refreshments, fun etc.
  • View the herons nesting from above
  • See our Parish from a new viewpoint
  • See the bells and the ringing room 

Limited space, so places for tower can be booked in advance. Telephone 01797 320108 or pat010@btinternet.com.   
Admission free; tower trips £3 per person. Minimum Age for Tower visits - 10 Years Old 
Tower visits weather dependent (suitable footwear)
Event in Aid of All Saints' General Fund Charity No: 1146683 

Location: All Saints Church, Lydd
Contact: 01797 320108 email pat010@btinternet.com
Date: 1 to 31 May

Time: 10am to 4pm including BHs

Art Exhibition

Exhibition of Paintings and Mixed Media Work by Lesley Moss and Susan Coward. Free entry and parking.

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Location: Romney Marsh Visitor Centre
Contact: 01797 369487
Date: 3 May 2017

Time: 7.30-9:00pm

PJ's Bewilderingly Good Open Mic

With 10 performers booked , easy car parking, great bar prices you cannot go wrong for a good night out!


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Location: New Romney Bowls Club, Sussex Road
Contact: Peter Brown 01797 364375
Date: 6 May 2017

Time: 10am - 1pm

Plant Sale and Coffee Morning

Plant sale with variety of outdoor and indoor plants and and cuttings . Sale of garden accessories and gardening books. Coffee and Homemade Cakes. Raffle and 'Name the Gnome' competition. Entertainment by the Seaside Singers .

All proceeds help to maintain our beautiful Victorian Old School.

Come and join us - you will be very welcome.


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Location: New Romney Old School Church Lane New Romney
Contact: Pat Goodsell 01797 458200
Date: 12 to 14 May

Time: Weekend Fri 5pm onwards to Sunday 4pm

Yoga + Beach Circuit Training Weekend May 12-14th 2017

Come and join us for a fun and relaxing Yoga and Beach Circuit Training weekend, May 12-14th. 

With small groups (max 8), this homely retreat on the Nature Reserve by the Sea offers a gorgeous back to nature, wide open space, relaxing environment. Open to all levels, all ages. 

Your weekend will consist of morning dynamic and flowing Ashtanga yoga taught by qualified and experienced teacher, Phillida Lansley, followed by lovingly prepared delicious organic delights prepared by her husband Rupert. You will have time and space to think and breath and the chance to explore, have a go at the light hearted Beach Circuit Training session (optional) or a Beach run or walk. 

All followed by more scrumptious foodie delights from the kitchen. And yet more Yoga, a gentle and restorative stretching class each evening to ease out the muscles and calm the mind. 

Fabulous accommodation awaits you for a well-earned rest each night in the quiet and beautiful rooms, all with lovely views. Price includes 2 nights’ accommodation, all organic meals and refreshments, 4 yoga sessions, guided meditations, 1 Beach Circuit session, free parking. £265. Early bird price £245 if booked by the 30 March 2017. 

For more information or to book please email plrwrocket@gmail.com or call 07711 936 099.

**more dates available Summer 2017: June 9-11th, July 14-16th, August 11-13th, September 22-24th**

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Location: Dungeness
Contact: PLRWROCKET@GMAIL.COM , 07711 936 099
Date: 13 to 14 May

Time: 9.30am Saturday to 6.30pm Sunday

RH&DR 90th Anniversary Steam & Diesel Gala

A celebration in the 90th year of the very best the RH&DR can offer. Featuring the most unusual timetable to date.

From 09:30 on Saturday morning the Railway will be running a train timetable for 33 consecutive hours through the night until 6:30 Sunday evening. This timetable will include a parallel run in the early hours of Sunday morning for s truly spectacular sight. This timetable will be the first of its kind in RH&DR history and is sure to be an exciting experience for all.

Saturday morning will begin with a parallel run departing New Romney to ease into the days activities as the Railway begins to run the most intense service ever attempted throughout the Hythe section before reducing to hourly running as we continue into the night.

Sunday will play host to Hercules’ 90 mile challenge and will end with a procession of all Romney steam engines for a trip around Dungeness and back.

No.5 engine Hercules, recently back from intermediate overhaul, will be the star of the show, with all other available locos and visiting engines from at least two other railways adding to the spectacle.

Weekend tickets are available to purchase from www.rhdr.org.uk

Location: RH&DR
Contact: 01797 362353
Date: 13 to 14 May

Time: Saturday 13 May between 11.30am and 3,30pm, and on Sunday 14 May between 12 noon to 4pm

RYA Push the Boat Out

Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, the Varne Watersports Club in Greatstone is inviting you and your family to come and try sailing or windsurfing on Saturday 13 May between 11.30am and 3,30pm, and on Sunday 14 May between 12 noon to 4pm.

Whether you’re completely new to the sport or looking to get back on the water, Push the Boat Out is the perfect time to give it a go.

Location: Varne Watersports Club in Greatstone
Contact: 07528 509268
Date: 13 May 2017

Time: 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Poetry Reading: The Marsh - launch of a new volume of poetry by Richard Selby

The Kent Launch of The Marsh - a book of three prose poems by Richard Selby which focus on events in the past history of Romney Marsh - a mediaeval Mystery or Miracle play, the death of a looker in a terrible winter storm and a family encountering echoes of the past. The book has been designed and illustrated by Nigel Davison and is a wonderful artefact in itself, being printed on an old printing press using special paper. A free event. Richard's previous book of prose and poetry, writing about Romney Marsh was The Fifth Quarter Awen Publications 2008. Find out more about Richard Selby.

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Location: St Mary The Virgin, St Mary In The Marsh
Date: 27 May 2017

Time: Car treasure hunt start 10.30 at venue. Main events 12.00 - 16.00

Benefice of Romney Marsh Churches Fun Day & Car Treasure Hunt

Regrettably, this event has had to be cancelled.

Location: Village Hall, Green & St George's Church, Ivychurch
Contact: Marc Anslow 01303872651, Margaret Waite 01797344283, David Yates 01797364177
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