What's on inChatham

Welcome to Chatham

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Chatham - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Chatham to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Chatham

30
JUL
Lee Evans
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

MONSTERS is Lee Evans amazing new show with over 50 nights in the biggest arenas in the country. Lee will be playing to more fans than ever on this hotly anticipated tour of the UK…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
JUL
Rhythm and Booze Launch Party
East Coast Social

Rhythm and Booze will be bringing you a night to enjoy Southends coolest new venue offering locals and visitors an original and inspirational evening every Thursday. The U.K has had a love affair with Rhythm and Blues from Rock n Roll through…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01702 782222
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02
AUG
Angelina Ballerina
Cliffs Pavilion

Everyones favourite little star Angelina Ballerina pirouettes onto the stage in this sparkling musical packed full of singing and dancing.Angelina and her friends think their dreams have come true when Camembert Academy wins the opportunity…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

02
AUG
Pussycat Doll: Kimberly Wyatt Eclusive DJ Set
Liquid & Envy, Basildon

The former Pussycat Doll and international style icon joins the AURA party for a one‐off exclusive DJ set Lights. Camera. ActionAURA is the Biggest innovative club night concept in the heart of Essex Featuring an eclectic mixture of House EDM RnB Club…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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02
AUG
The 4 Elements
Unit A (Former Comet Store),

Open Daily : 10am ‐ 3pmThis theme offers fresh insights into one or more of the four elements earth air fire and water. The Elizabethans believed that all matter was composed of just these 4 elements. Whilst understanding has progressed since…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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02
AUG
The Screaming Woods - Pluckley Investigation
Dering Woods

We will be conducting a Paranormal Investigation into the Screaming Woods...Who knows what horrors we will be facing in another one of the UKs top 10 haunted places in the heart of Kent. Who will be brave enough to endure it with…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 07812 566438
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02
AUG
The Ultimate Motown Night with Roy Hemmings
Cliffs Pavilion

Our incredible Ultimate Motown Nights continue to sell out and we return due to popular demand with the fantastic Roy Hemmings Performing all our favourite Motown greats including Lionel Richie The Jacksons the Four Tops and many many more Enjoy a finger…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01702 390472
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05
AUG
Healing Hearts Spiritual Centre
Bulphan Village Hall

Every Tuesday an evening of Clairvoyance Private one to one Readings High Energy Spiritual Healing Stalls and much more. Doors open at 6.30pm for Private Readings and Spiritual Healing all on a first come first served basis. Our Spiritual healers all have…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07956 171822
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07
AUG
Healing Hearts High Energy Healers
Bulphan Village Hall

Healing Hearts High Energy Healers provide Psychic Surgery on a donation only basis to anyone who requires it on the 1st and 4th Thursday of each month. We have a number of Psychic Surgeons all of whom have high energy guides who…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07455 227100
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09
AUG
Big Night Out at Liquid and Envy
Liquid and Envy, Basildon

Think BIG production and BIG entertainment Big Night Out is all about transforming your local venue to something spectacular whether its the lasers of Ibiza or the gymnasts from the Circus.Big Night Out is famous for bringing you the biggest most spectacular…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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09
AUG
Great Pier Swim
Chalkwell Beach

This exciting swim is back for its seventh year and remains as one of the most unique sea swims in the UK.This iconic route will see you swim directly through the structure of the worlds longest pier. This is a challenging 3.3k…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01702 220356
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11
AUG
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
Cliffs Pavilion

Seen by over 22 million people worldwideBook now for the most successful rock and roll show of all timeThis sensational multi award winning West End show returns to SouthendForget feel good BuddyThe Buddy Holly Story is Feel Great Experience the drama passion…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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16
AUG
Extreme Torque Show
The Hop Farm Family Park

An all day spectacular of adrenalin fuelled entertainment to keep all the family busy.Whether you're a fan of monster trucks motorbikes or the more urban sports of BMX and parkour the Extreme Torque Show is the place to be.With performances staggered and…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02033 756506
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17
AUG
Cliffs Pavilion Open Day
Cliffs Pavilion

The Cliffs Pavilion has been providing top quality entertainment since 1964 and this summer the theatre is celebrating its 50th BirthdayTo celebrate we are opening its doors and giving patrons the opportunity to walk behind thescenece and explore the theatre; talk to…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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17
AUG
Lotus Festival
Brands Hatch circuit

The annual celebration of Britains charismatic sports car and racing marque returns to Brands Hatch in August for the third year in succession and takes place on the Grand Prix circuit scene of some of Colin Chapmans greatest triumphs.Previous events have seen…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 08434 539000
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23
AUG
Sing a long a Dirty Dancing
Cliffs Pavilion

The producers of Sing‐a‐Long‐a Sound of Music and Sing‐a‐Long‐a GREASE bring you their latest interactive film. The brand new singalonga screening of the classic film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.It's the Summer of 1963 it's college boys versus dancing hunks it's…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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25
AUG
Bill Hailey and the Comets
Central Park Stadium

a live tribute show to bill hailey and the comets with phil haley and the comments 2pm plus support from country band the twangdaddies with roger humpbhries 11.30 am part of the kent chrome and cruisers custom classic show ‐ gates…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07903 339466
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25
AUG
kent chrome and cruisers custom / classic show
Central Park

CUSTOM AND CLASSIC CAR BIKE SCOOTER AND VAN SHOW ‐ WITH LIVE TRIBUTE TO BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS PLUS THE TWANGDADDIES ‐ TRADE STALLS KIDS PLAY AREA TROPHIES AND LOTS MORE GOODIES ..…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07903 339466
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28
AUG
Puttin' on the Ritz
Cliffs Pavilion

Its the all‐singing all‐dancing movie musical Puttin on the Ritz featuring the most famous song and dance moments of the last 50 years of movie history recreated live on stage.Its the all‐singing all‐dancing movie musical Puttin on the Ritz featuring the most…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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30
AUG
British F3/GT Championships
Brands Hatch circuit

The British F3 and GT Championships make their annual visit to the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit one of the best places to see the racers in actionBritish F3 has been a proving ground for much of the F1 grid including…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 08434 539000
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30
AUG
the counterfeit beatles
the fountain p / house

A tribute to the beatles with the counterfeit beatles …

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 339466
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31
AUG
Funk Soul Supper
Cliffs Pavilion

Funk Soul Supper 31st Aug 2014 Launch Party.Love Food Love MusicLove DancingFunk Soul Supper is a sophisticated alternative to clubbing with like minded people a food led music event featuring Jazz Funk Soul and Latin Music.Featuring one of FSSS top DJ's Simon…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01702 556878
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02
SEP
Riverdance
Cliffs Pavilion

If you didn't already know Riverdance is a show consisting of traditional Irish stepdancing and has become a huge phenomena since appearing at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Husband and wife team John McColgan and…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

08
SEP
Ray Davies
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

It may be nearly half a decade since Ray Davies was a dedicated follower of fashion in his time with the Kinks but he has remained firmly in the public eye and a much loved…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
SEP
One Night of Queen
Cliffs Pavilion

One Night of Queen is the impressively accurate touring stage show tribute to Queen. Brian Mullen and the Works are behind the talent and since winning Stars In Their Eyes in 2000 Mullen has been…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

11
SEP
Hammers Heroes
Cliffs Pavilion

So who would you pick to be in your West Ham Dream Team over the past 50 yearsCome along and see if you agree with our expert panel ; Billy Bonds Sir Trevor Brooking Alan Devonshire Julian Dicks Tony Cottee Phil Parkes…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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13
SEP
Ken Dodd
Cliffs Pavilion

Kenneth Arthur Dodd OBE is famed for his Liverpool roots in Knotty Ash his frizzy hair buck teeth and tickle stick. He rivalled The Beatles as a household name in the 1960 and became a…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
SEP
Chas and Dave
Cliffs Pavilion

Dave has decided to come out of retirement for one final tour. Their show will be the whole history of CHAS & DAVE featuring their pub set at the start of their success and…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Leigh on Sea Rock Choir
West Leigh Junior School

Your local Leigh‐on‐Sea choir is run by singerpianist Andrew Small. We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join our choir and take part in the local Leigh‐on‐Sea and wider Essex community. We are the…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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15
SEP
FREE taster session at the Maidstone Rock Choir
The Gallery (Arts Centre)

Your local Maidstone choir is run by vocal teacher Nik Haley. The choir will be performing locally again soon so its a chance for you to join in sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Nik. Rock Choir…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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Tourist Attractions


Coalhouse Fort

The Thameside Aviation Museum has been based at Coalhouse Fort since 1984 but started life many years earlier in 1974 under the name of The Essex Historical Aircraft Society with our first excavation being carried out in August 11th of that year, on Hawker Hurricane P3518 of 257…

Dickens World

May 2007 will see the opening of an innovative and exciting new £62m indoor visitor complex in Kent in the UK, themed around the life, work and times of one of Britain's best loved authors, Charles Dickens.Dickens World will take visitors on a journey of Dickens lifetime as…

Historic Dockyard Chatham

Naval heritage site covering 80 acres. Stunning architecture and displays including WWII destroyer, submarine, recreation of the 18th century dockyard, RNLI lifeboat collection, ropery and museum.‐ Wheelchair access limited‐ Groups accepted‐ Picnic area‐ Coach parking‐ Refreshments‐ Parking on‐site‐ Free site transportOpening times: Closed January and until…

Charles Dickens Centre

Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. In 1817 his father, who worked as a clerk for the Royal Navy, moved the whole family to Chatham where he took up a post in the Royal Dockyard. The Dickens household was based first in Ordnance Terrace and later…

Chatham Historic Dockyard Railway

Situated within the Historic Dockyard of Chatham, the CHDR has just under 1 mile of line to operate demonstration trains on predetermined weekends throughout the summer season, as well as dockyard events.The Dockyard Railway is operated on behalf of The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, by members of the North…

Crown Quay

Dolphin Yard is the name given to Burley's Barge‐yard which was once also the location of their Dolphin Brand Cement Works. The site includes the original sail loft and forge which have been converted into a museum devoted to the history of the Thames Sailing Barge and the…

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