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

21
OCT
FREE taster session at the Rainham/Gillingham Rock
St Matthew's Church

Your friendly local Gillingham choir is run by singing teacher Katie Hockley. 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 Katie. Rock…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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21
OCT
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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21
OCT
Hurried Steps: Autumn Tour 2014 early afternoon
The Angel Centre

The compelling hour‐long play examines violence against women by using testimonies from real women. Hurried Steps creator and Italy's foremost playwright Dacia Maraini was inspired by testimonies reported by Amnesty International and newspaper cuttings.The play raises awareness of violence against women and…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01732 359966
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21
OCT
Hurries Steps: Autumn Tour 2014
The Angel Centre

The compelling hour‐long play is based on testimonies from real women. The stories are inspired by testimonies reported by Amnesty International and newspaper cuttings. Dacia Maraini is Italy's foremost playwright nominated for the 21012 Nobel Prize for Literature. The play raises awareness…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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22
OCT
FREE taster session at the Kings Hill Rock Choir
Kings Hill School

Your friendly local Kings Hill choir is run by singing teacher Katie Hockley. We are the local community choir with the national reputation ‐ join the Kings Hill Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as Fantastic. Whilst…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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22
OCT
Dave Gorman
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

English author presenter and stand‐up comedian Dave Gorman takes his stories of extreme adventures and experiences to theatres across the length of the country. Born in Staffordshire Dave first performed live at the 1998 Edinburgh…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
OCT
FREE taster session at the Gravesend Rock Choir
Cobham Hall

The Gravesend Rock Choir is led by singerpianist Katie Hockley. Youve probably heard of our mysterious choir flash mobs around the country for Comic Relief our sell‐out performances at venues like the O2 or our hit ITV documentary but at Rock Choir…

Location: 5.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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23
OCT
FREE taster session at the Tonbridge Rock Choir
The River Centre

The Tonbridge Rock Choir is led by local musician Nik Haley. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members ‐ from performing at top music and arts venues like Wembley Arena and Eurodisney to raising money for some…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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23
OCT
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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23
OCT
Paul Potts
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Paul Potts is a Bristol‐born singer who won Britains Got Talent show on TV going on to find fame internationally.…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
OCT
A tribute to the who and the jam
Sittingbourne Greyhounds

A TRIBUTE TO THE WHO AND THE JAM WITH TOTAL JAM AND QUADROPONIA 2 TOP BANDS TOGETHER ‐ MAIN FUNCTION ROOM …

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 339466
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24
OCT
Level 42
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Level 42 could have called it a day in 2010 following their successful 30th anniversary tour but true to form Mark Kings thumping bass refuses to quit as the legendary British band announce a tour…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
OCT
Level 42 The Sirens Tour
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Level 42 The Sirens Tour appears live in Southend‐On‐Sea Essex at Southend Cliffs Pavilion on Friday 24 October 2014. For ticket prices to watch Level 42 The Sirens Tour at Southend Cliffs Pavilion see the list of tickets available for Level…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
OCT
ROCKABILLY NIGHT WITH THE ATOMIC HOTSHOTS
dancing dog saloon

A LIVE ROCKABILLY NIGHT WITH THE ATOMIC HOTSHOTS PLUS ROCKABILLY HOP IN A WESTERN STYLE SALOON .…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 339466
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25
OCT
Zane Lowe - Shades Presents
Shades

The Master of the Turntables A Cross Genre Genius. If you havent seen one of his sets hes gunna blow you away if you have hes gunna blow you away again Were buzzing to bring MR ZANE LOWE to Southend Limited Early…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01702 390403
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25
OCT
Alan Davies
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

After more than a decade since his last stand‐up show and following a hugely successful tour of Australia in 2011 Alan Davies the much‐loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

25
OCT
Alan Davies Little Victories
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Following the sell out success of his long‐awaited return to stand up Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show Little Victories.Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

26
OCT
Natalie Clein (cello)
Palace Theatre

Having come to prominence after winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition 20 years ago Natalie Clein is one of Britains leading young cellists.Her Palace Theatre recital begins and ends with the Bach Cello Suites No. 1 and 5 some…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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28
OCT
Steve Hackett
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Make no mistake Phil Collins or not without the immense talent and creative ability of guitar guru Steve Hackett it's more than likely one of the greatest groups of all time Genesis would never have…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
OCT
Paloma Faith
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

British singersong writer and actress Paloma Faith released her successful debut single in 2009 Stone Cold Sober and her album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful Was certified platinum with a spot in…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
Tha Addams Family - a new Musical Comedy
Brook Theatre

Halloween weekend what are your plansDo they include a trip to see a frighteningly funny new show The Addams Family The Musical at The Brook Theatre ChathamThe plot centres around a grown up Wednesday Addams who has invited her new love Lucas…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01634 338338
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31
OCT
The Shining at Shades Halloween
Shades

Join us at Shades where we welcome the beasts and beauty queens the witches and werewolves...But as we know it would not be complete without some beats to move those gruesome feet.provided by our fiendish friends The Audiowhores defectedIf you dont want…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01702 390403
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31
OCT
The Zombie Prom
Cliffs Pavilion

Dont miss the Halloween madness here at the Cliffs. The Zombie Prom is a must on your Halloween party list Due to extremely popular demand the dead have risen and they are ready to party Dress to kill and…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 390472
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31
OCT
Jools Holland
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Julian Miles Holland OBE DL was founder member of the band Squeeze but began his solo career as a pianist singer composer and band leader in the late 70s. In 1978 he co‐hosted The Tube…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
NOV
Streetscapes
Unit A (Former Comet Store),

All the images in this exhibition have been taken within cities and towns. They are contemporary records of urban life but they are also testament to mankinds ingenuity in adapting to new and challenging environments. These photographs capture the challenges…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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01
NOV
Takeoff - Dance With The Devil
Shades

The first in a series of special Takeoff Club events prior to the main Takeoff festival scheduled for July 2015Saturday 1St November 2014The South Easts Biggest Halloween PartyTakeoff ‐ Dance With The Devil1500 People3 Rooms of the finest headline djscovering the whole…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01702 390403
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01
NOV
Truck Racing and Fireworks
Brands Hatch circuit

Expect fireworks on and off the track this November as the popular racing Trucks blast into Brands Hatch for their spark‐tacular season finale while on Sunday night the darkening skies will be lit up by our now customary dazzling fireworks display.Truck Racing…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08434 539000
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01
NOV
Bond Beyond
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Bond Beyond appears live in Southend‐On‐Sea Essex at Southend Cliffs Pavilion on Saturday 01 November 2014. For ticket prices to watch Bond Beyond at Southend Cliffs Pavilion see the list of tickets available for Bond Beyond.…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
NOV
Psychic Gold's Halloween Psychic Fair
The Orchard Spot

Psychic Gold are fast becoming the UKs leading psychic event organisers they bring together at their events the very highest quality psychics mediums card readers and healers all of which are at the very highest level of their gift. Psychic Gold Events…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07724 364333
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02
NOV
Example
Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Boundless energy an onslaught of monster rave anthems and backed by an full on band the Example live experience is a force to be reckoned with energy levels are cranked up to the max…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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