Calendar

Jun
2
Sat
Smeeth War Memorial Renovation Fund – A Grand Evening Entertainment @ Brabourne and Smeeth Village Hall
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm

Music,  Magician and Fish and Chips

£10.00 for adults

£5.00 for children under 16

The  number of tickets is limited so if you would like to come please email George Taylor on joyandgeorge@talktalk.net (or ring 01303 812165) and book your place.

 

Jun
5
Tue
Royal British Legion @ Brabourne Baptist Church
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm

The May meeting provided us with the opportunity of hearing from Bryndley, a representative from Tesco’s of Crooksfoot,on how the firm supports local British suppliers whenever possible whilst outlining its food chain.  An entertaining and informative session.   This month on the 5th June at 7.30 pm at the Brabourne Baptist Church we will be having one of our regular Fish and Chip Suppers.   Any member  who has not yet booked in should contact George Taylor as soon as possible.

Should any potential  new member wish to give us a try they should ring either George Taylor  on 01303 812165 or Ron Cooper on 01303 813330

 

Jun
8
Fri
Knit and natter @ The Oak Room
Jun 8 @ 2:30 pm

Continues on the 2nd Friday of each month from 2.30. Knitting, nattering – either or both. This is a quietly sociable afternoon and all are welcome.

Come along with your craftwork or come and sew squares into blankets ready for the Autumn opening of the Night Shelters for the Homeless – or just come for a chat.

Jun
9
Sat
Newspaper Collection
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am

To help ensure we do take away your papers, please consider;

  • Placing them in a prominent place so that they are visible. (Some of our helpers do not live in the village and so may not know all of our local roads).
  • Placing the papers at the roadside so that we definitely can’t miss them, even better to place them with someone else’s papers to make a bigger pile to see.
  • If the pavements are icy or you have difficulty getting the papers out please let me know (01303 812251) and I can ensure we look closely at your house or even knock on the door.
  • Please ensure the papers are out by 09:00 hrs on collection days (always the second Saturday of every month)

 

Coffee Concerts @ St Mary's Church Smeeth
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Why not come and enjoy a short Saturday morning concert (11.00) followed by coffee (or tea / cold drink) and cake on June 9th, June 16th and June 23rd?

The concerts, lasting about 30 minutes, will be in the church followed by refreshments and tickets will be available on the door with a season ticket for all 3 concerts on sale at the first concert on June 9th.  Children are very welcome and there will be no charge for them – we encourage you to bring your young ones to start to introduce them to the joys of music.

The performers: Gabriel Webb accompanied by Jonathan Webb

Programme:  Music for cello and piano

Gabriel is a very talented young musician from Mersham who is a student at the Norton Knatchbull School.   He started playing the cello aged four and it wasn’t long before he was ready to join his brother and father in forming the Webb Family Trio who have played many concerts together, notably two late night appearances at the Stour Festival and on many occasions raising funds for charities such as Save the Children and War Child.  Gabriel played in the Canterbury Festival Bursary concert in October 2017 and participated in the Cadenza International Summer School at the Purcell School in July 2016.  Gabriel is continuing his cello studies with Tim Lowe in London and his Coffee Concert programme will include music by Bloch and Martinu.

Smeeth War Memorial Renovation Fund – Coffee Morning @ Brabourne Baptist Church
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am

Coffee Morning on June 9th at the Brabourne Baptist Church from 11.00am.

There will be an opportunity to learn the present situation and development of the site and also to hear a short presentation from Dr. Emma Hanna of the University of Kent, Department of History on War Memorials.

There will be a Bring and Buy Stall and sealed bids will be available in a Silent Auction for an original framed painting by Graham Lilley

There will be no charge but donations would be gratefully received.

 

Jun
11
Mon
Smeeth WI @ Brabourne Village Hall
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Resolution Meeting was followed by an interesting and informative talk and demonstration by Officer Brother Ray Ashman of the St.John Ambulance Brigade who enlightened us on the process of CPR and using a Defibrillator should it be needed.

Several members had the opportunity to try doing CPR on model ‘Annie’!

We are looking forward to an Open Meeting on 11th June at 7.30pm at Brabourne and Smeeth Village Hall, when male and female guests are most welcome to join us.  Historian Len Howell will make a presentation on the subject and story of Dover Castle, a fascinating and interesting tale.  A warm welcome awaits all visitors and guests.

Any lady visitor is most welcome to join us and for further information please do contact Joy Taylor on 01303 812165 or Margaret Garrett on 01303 813932.

 

Jun
12
Tue
RAFA @ Wye (small village hall)
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm

We will enjoy a very interesting presentation on the Avro Vulcan Bomber.  Anyone interested in the subject will be made most welcome.  For further information contact Ron Cooper 01303 813330 .

Jun
16
Sat
Coffee Concerts @ St Mary's Church Smeeth
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Why not come and enjoy a short Saturday morning concert (11.00) followed by coffee (or tea / cold drink) and cake on June 9th, June 16th and June 23rd?

The concerts, lasting about 30 minutes, will be in the church followed by refreshments and tickets will be available on the door with a season ticket for all 3 concerts on sale at the first concert on June 9th.  Children are very welcome and there will be no charge for them – we encourage you to bring your young ones to start to introduce them to the joys of music.

Programme: Music for Wind Quintet

The performers: Sue Lowen (bassoon), Paul White (flute), Paul Ripley (oboe), Don Gillett (clarinet), and Helen Newing (horn)

The quintet will be choosing their programme from their wide repertoire and will include music by Haydn and Ibert.  The group has been playing together for quite a while and comprises retired doctors, a retired vet, a sustainable forestry researcher and a theatre costumier – all of whom play in local orchestras.

Jun
23
Sat
Coffee Concerts @ St Mary's Church Smeeth
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Why not come and enjoy a short Saturday morning concert (11.00) followed by coffee (or tea / cold drink) and cake on June 9th, June 16th and June 23rd?

The concerts, lasting about 30 minutes, will be in the church followed by refreshments and tickets will be available on the door with a season ticket for all 3 concerts on sale at the first concert on June 9th.  Children are very welcome and there will be no charge for them – we encourage you to bring your young ones to start to introduce them to the joys of music.

The performers: Sian and John Hall

Sian and John will be taking you from the early days of the keyboard with some 15th century organ music, through seventeenth and eighteenth-century compositions for organ and harpsichord to nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century pieces for organ and piano.  All the composers featured will be British and will show what a fantastic musical heritage the UK has.