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

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Extreme Stunt Show
Cowstead Corner

Awesome Monster Trucks High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as our boys hit the air flying Youll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08444 771000
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Healing Hearts Spiritual Centre
Bulphan Village Hall

Every Tuesday an evening of Clairvoyance Private one to one Readings Psychic Surgery Healing withHealing Hearts Psychic Surgeons limited slots 6.30‐8pm stalls and much more. Doors open at 6.30pm for Private Readings and Spiritual Healing all on a first come first served…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07956 171822
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HEALING HEARTS PSYCHIC SURGEONS
Bulphan Village Hall

Healing Hearts Psychic Surgeons provide psychic surgery to anyone for a £5 minimum donation from1st of August 2015.We open from 7‐10pm on the 1st and 4th Thursday every month. People wanting healing should arrive by 8.30pm to allow time for treatment.Everyone…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07455 227100
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07
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Bootleg Boss
Cliffs Pavilion

The Bootleg Boss is the real deal. A Springsteen fan for 25 years he has lived and breathed the spirit of the New Jersey landscape and developed an amazing way of delivering the classic hits of the Boss. From the early days…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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08
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Beacon Court Tavern presents - JOHNNY2BAD (UB40
The Beacon Court Tavern

Beacon Court Tavern presents ‐ JOHNNY2BAD UB40 tributelive in concert onSat 8th Aug 2015Beacon Court Tavern1 Copenhagen RoadGillingham KentME7 4RYTel: 01634‐853186Contact: SimonDoors: 8:00pm ‐ 2:00amEntry: £8 adv £10 on doorhttp:www.beaconcourttavern.co.ukhttp:www.wegottickets.comevent325862Get your Tickets in advance now as they are going fastMusic…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01634-853186( Simon)
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08
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Fremlin Festival: Free Food Sampling
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

Fremlin Walk is home to a great variety of restaurants and cafes ‐ heres your chance to sample their summer goodies ‐ for freeAmongst those taking part: Bills Restaurant Hotel Chocolat Pret a Manger Costa Patisserie ValerieFind the team in the garden…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01622 356584
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08
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Fremlin Festival: The Body Shop
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

This summer visit Fremlin Walk for a truly British bash Each week celebrates a selection of Brits favourite things about this wonderful country.On Saturday 8th August The Body Shop will be doing wonderful free hand and feet massages. Theyll be using baking…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01622 356584
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08
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Fremlin Festival: Traditional Summer Fete
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

This summer visit Fremlin Walk for a truly British bash Each week celebrates a selection of the Brits favourite things about this wonderful country.Fremlin Walk continues its Summer Festival on Saturday 8th August by bringing a traditional Summer Fete to Fremlin Walk.…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01622 356584
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08
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Hadleigh 10k
Hadleigh Country Park

Hadleigh Castle overlooks the Thames estuary from a ridge to the south of the town of Hadleigh. Built in 1215 during the reign of Henry III the castle is now preserved by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building and scheduled…

Location: 13.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07740 554190
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09
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The Bootleg Sixties
Cliffs Pavilion

Join the unforgettable journey throughout pop musics greatest decadeThe appeal of the sixties remains as strong today as it has throughout the preceding decades. Dynamic and innovative the sixties heralded a shift in society that changed our world forever and Britain was…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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Room on the Broom
Palace Theatre

Tall Stories magical musical stage adaptation of Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler flies into town direct from a smashing WEST END season How the cat purred and how the witch grinned As they sat on their broomstick…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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12
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Buddy Holly and The Cricketers
Cliffs Pavilion

This breathtaking show has rock n rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along to the music and dancing in the aisles.It stars some of the…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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12
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The Chicago Blues Brothers
Cliffs Pavilion

Celebrating over 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon this non‐stop revue is packed with over 2 hours of the very best Blues Motown and Soul music from both of The Blues Brothers movies ‐ and plenty of laughs tooWith an elaborate…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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Fremlin Festival: Taking Shape Live Fashion Show
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

This summer visit Fremlin Walk for a truly British bash Each week celebrates a selection of Brits favourite things about this wonderful country.Taking Shape are holding a live fashion show in the WalkLive fashion showGoody bagsA glass of bubblySpecial offersPlus thats not…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01622 356584
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14
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FremFest: Fat Face Summer Style
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

This summer visit Fremlin Walk for a truly British bash Each week celebrates a selection of Brits favourite things about this wonderful country.On Friday 14th August Fat Face will be in the garden opposite H&M with their latest Summer Style for Men…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01622 356584
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Fremlin Festival: Fraser Hart Competition
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

This summer visit Fremlin Walk for a truly British bash Each week celebrates a selection of Brits favourite things about this wonderful country. On Friday 14th Fraser Hart are giving you the chance to win a Michael Kors watch worth over £200…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01622 356584
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14
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Judy-The Songbook of Judy Garland
Cliffs Pavilion

The life and music of a Hollywood Legend. The UK premiere of a song and dance spectacular celebrating the classic songs of Miss Judy Garland.Join our incredible cast of performers as they take you through Judys stage and screen career including never…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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14
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Tropicana Nights
Cliffs Pavilion

Tropicana Nights specialises in good old fashioned party nights. We provide a fantastic unique 80s themed venue friendly party atmosphere and we guarantee you and your friends will have an incredible night.Whether you go all out in your favourite 80s outfit or…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01702 390472
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Fremlin Festival: Beauty in The Walk
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

This summer visit Fremlin Walk for a truly British bash Each week celebrates a selection of Brits favourite things about this wonderful country. On Saturday 15th August Fremlin Festival is putting on a Pampering Day All the top brands such as Benefit…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01622 356584
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Fremlin Festival: English Summer Party
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre

This summer visit Fremlin Walk for a truly British bash Each week celebrates a selection of Brits favourite things about this wonderful country.Fremlin Walk is rounding off its Summer Festival with an English Summer Garden Party ‐ with fun for adults…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01622 356584
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16
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That'll be the day 30th Anniversary Special!
Cliffs Pavilion

Prepare for a nostalgia party extravaganza as the legendary Thatll Be The Day appears with its Brand New 30th Anniversary Special The nations favourite rock n roll variety spectacular features a fantastic line up of knock‐out hits from the 50s 60s &…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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Jimmy Carr
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Southend Cliffs Pavilion in Westcliff on Sea on Tuesday 18 August 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
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BASILDON Over 30s 40s 50s & 60s PARTY
Ye Olde Plough House

NEW & UNMISSABLE Over 30s 40s 50s & 60s party nights for singles and couples with top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from 80s to date. From 8.30pm till 1am at Ye Olde Plough House in The Monks Barn…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08003 134441
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21
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Detention Club!
Cliffs Pavilion

Southends new School Disco night The Detention Club will take you back to a happier time don that old school uniform ‐ live that teacher dream ‐ nerds cool kids class clowns Goths jocks and the brainiacsyoure all welcome at Detention Club.8.30PM…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01702 390472
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English Youth Ballet - Coppelia
Cliffs Pavilion

AN ENCHANTING FULL LENGTH BALLET FEATURING IMPRESSIVE PRINCIPALS BACKED UP BY 100 YOUNG LOCAL DANCERS.Janet Lewis production of Copplia is a delight. The ballet combines the romance between Swanilda and Franz and Swanildas jealousy of the doll Coppelia. Enjoy the story of…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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Jimmy Jones (The Guvnor)
Towngate Theatre

Jimmy Jones Comedy Evening.For over 40 years Jimmy has been a major star in theatres and clubs across the UK. An inspiration to many Comedians who have followed in his footsteps Jimmy is still recognized as The Guvnor with his live concert…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07968 851261
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22
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Maximum 1D (One Direction Tribute)
Towngate Theatre

Prepare yourselves for the Maximum 1D experience Simply one of the best Tribute Acts to the biggest group on the planet right now. Liam Henry Connor Daniel and Vince are not only great individual lookalikes to the real One Direction boys but…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07968 851261
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The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Jiving Lindy
Cliffs Pavilion

Now in its 26th incredible year under the baton of legendary musical entertainer Ray McVay The Glenn Miller Orchestra continues to live up to its reputation as the worlds greatest big bandIn a show the whole family can enjoy you will experience…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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Puttin' On The Ritz Featuring Pixie Lott
Cliffs Pavilion

The most famous songs of the Golden Age of Hollywood are recreated live on stage with our award winning singers and featuring dancers from BBCs Strictly Come Dancing who will wow the audience with their glamorous costumes and ballroom skills. Puttin On…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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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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