Archive for the ‘Leisure’ category

Beauty and the Beast comes to The Marlowe Theatre

Choreographed by the company’s Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, the production premiered last year to widespread critical acclaim and recently featured in a Sky Arts documentary. Beauty and the Beast rediscovers the enchanting and magical aspects of the story, exploring the values that lie at its heart: the battle between forces of good and evil […]

Bridge Trust Helps Restore Historic Medway Bus

Philip Gates, Richard Bourne and Bob Ratcliffe, of the Friends of Chatham Traction, have been inspecting the restoration of the Gardner engine which will power a restored 1939 Bristol K5G double-deck busregistered GKE 68. Work on the historic engine, being undertaken at Tivoli Manufacturing, Chartham, has been supported by a £4,500 community grant from Rochester […]

A Year of Success for the Marlowe Theatre

The Marlowe Theatre is celebrating its first anniversary – and record audience numbers. Since opening a year ago today, more than 325,000 people have attended an event at the theatre. In the main auditorium, more than 318,000 watched a performance, which is 11 per cent more than was predicted. Average attendance per performance has increased […]

Dover’s New Bluebird Market

A new street market for Dover is being welcomed with the launch of the Bluebird Market in the town from 9am on Tuesday 6 November. The market will be held every Tuesday from 9am onwards, and organisers are inviting everyone to come along to enjoy and support the new venture in Dover’s Market Square. The […]

Community Safety Partnership Funds Free Sports Sessions

Children and young people inspired by the London 2012 Games are invited to take part in free sports sessions running throughout the school holidays. The Dover District Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has teamed up with PACE Training to provide the free sporting sessions. The sessions will give children and young people in the local area […]

Medway Mile will keep on running

Medway Council has announced that the Medway Mile will be held again next year, following this year’s record number of people taking part.  The fun run first took place in 2007 to mark the five-year countdown to the games, but has proved so popular that it has now become a highlight of Medway’s sporting calendar. This year’s event, […]

Super Saturday in Dover

On Saturday 4 August, everyone is invited to watch all the latest action from the London 2012 Games on Dover’s Big Screen as athletes compete for twenty-five Olympic Golds – the most glittering and exciting day of the Games. Olympic themed games, activities and performances will bring the Market Square  to life from 11am to […]

White Cliffs star in GREAT International Marketing Campaign

Dover’s iconic White Cliffs feature in the latest image to be posted around the world ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the Government’s GREAT campaign. LOCOG (The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games), the Government Office for England, and Kent County Council (KCC) working in partnership with Visit […]

Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebration in Dover

As excitement continues to build, Dover District is ready to welcome the Olympic Torch next week, including an amazing evening celebration on Dover Seafront on Wednesday 18 July, set against the stunning backdrop of our world famous white cliffs. The Torch will make a spectacular entrance into Dover Harbour on 18 July aboard the Tall […]

Cyclopark opens in Kent

Cyclopark, Kent’s new activity place has opened. Click above to watch our film. The aim is to bring first class cycling, running and extreme sports facilities to north Kent and be one of the leading multi sport centres in the south of England. Cyclopark will offer an exciting range of activities for everyone from the […]