September 2018
Quick links to events in September
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 Monday 3 - Sunday 9 Monday 10 - Sunday 16
Monday 17 - Sunday 23 Monday 24 - Sunday 30  
VISITOR ATTRACTIONS
Local visitor attractions More information
Deal Castle open to the public, every day in September, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £7.20; child £4.30; concession £6.50; family £18.70. see website. 0370 333 1181
Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Walmer - open to the public every day in September, 10am-6pm. Admission: adult £10.90; child £6.50; concession £9.80; family £28.30. see website. 0370 333 1181

Deal Timeball Tower, Deal Seafront. Open every day in September (except Mondays and Tuesdays): 11.30am-4.30pm. see website

01304 360897
(only during opening hours)
Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal. Open: Tuesdays-Fridays 2pm-4.30pm; Saturdays 11am-4.30pm; Sundays 12noon-4pm; closed Mondays. see website 01304 372098
Deal Pier. Summer opening times: 1 April - 30 November: Sundays-Thursdays: 8am-10pm; Fridays and Saturdays: 8am-12midnight.
Fishing: times as above. Also all-night group bookings available: Sundays-Thursdays 10pm-6am; and on Saturday 9 September, 12midnight-8am Sunday.
Restaurant: awaiting details.
Dover District Council website
 
EXTERNAL LISTINGS OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Events details More information
 Astor Community Theatre events Astor Theatre
Deal Town Council's meetings Deal TC website
Walmer Parish Council's meetings Walmer PC website
Kent Police neighbourhood meetings Kent Police
Golf Road Community Centre activities Golf Road Centre
Betteshanger Country Park events Betteshanger events
 
DAY-BY-DAY EVENTS IN WALMER AND DEAL
Quick links to events in September
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 Monday 3 - Sunday 9 Monday 10 - Sunday 16
Monday 17 - Sunday 23 Monday 24 - Sunday 30  
Events details More information
September: special events and amenities
Talk It Out Well-being Centre, Spires Cafe, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. Support facility for people experiencing depression and related problems. Open: 9am-11am Mondays-Fridays; and also 2pm-4pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout September. Tracy Carr
07923 096273
New Art Group: Nature Into Art, Golf Road Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal. Every Monday, starting 10 September, 10am-12noon. A new art group focusing on the natural world: land and seascape, plants, birds, butterflies etc. Seasonal topics in coloured pencil, ink, mixed media and a variety of techniques. Beginners and more experienced welcome. See website. Helen Hanson
01304 370250
 
Events details More information
Saturday 1 September
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
East Kent 102 Vintage Bus Show, Walmer Green, The Strand, Walmer, 10am-4pm. https://friendsoftheeastkent.weebly.com
Static display of over 25 vintage buses along with bus memorabilia sales stands, refreshment stalls and a few buses giving free bus rides in the Deal/Walmer area. See website.
 
Annual Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale, St Martin's Church, Great Mongeham CT14 0HL, 10am-5pm. Display of adult and children's art together with local crafts. Cream teas and homemade cakes - all in the beautiful setting of the parish church. Free admission. Exhibition continues on Sunday 2 September. Wendy Madgwick
01304 239143
Floyd in the Flesh, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £18/£23. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 2 September
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Annual Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale, St Martin's Church, Great Mongeham CT14 0HL, 11am-4pm. See Saturday 1 September for details. Wendy Madgwick
01304 239143

Free Band Concert with the BAE Systems Brass Band, The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org.

wet weather info:
07790 434256
Kent Local Schools' Holiday Break
Wednesday 25 July - Sunday 2 September 2018.
Details: KCC website.
 
Events details More information
Monday 3 September
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal forthose who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. See website

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. See website. 01304 364216
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Fitness Yoga Taster Session, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer 6.30pm. An opportunity to try Fitness Yoga and see if it's for you. Session includes a warm up, standing postures, testing balance and relaxation. For details and booking, see Facebook page. Facebook page
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. See website. Anne O'Donnell
 
Tuesday 4 September
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. website. Chitra
HealthWalk, North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
Knitting for the Needy charity knitting circle, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
The Landmark Jazz Club, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 8pm. Featuring: Native Oysters Band with Ivan Thompson (sax/clarinet/vocals), Dave Migden (trumpet/vocals), Katy Windsor (alto sax/vocals), Steven Higgs (guitar) and Tom Pascoe (sousaphone). Entrance £10 (booking recommended). Facebook page
 
Wednesday 5 September
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 9.30am-12.30pm. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book. See website. 0300 123 1220
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, entrance in Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). See website. Janet Saunders
01304 373853
or Pat Collyer
01304 364326

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal Philatelic Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Public and new members welcome. Alan Buckman
01304 367711
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. See website. Mary Venables
01304 366087
 
Thursday 6 September
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
The Squeeze, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £35/£40. SOLD OUT Astor Theatre
 
Friday 7 September
Friday Market - sale of local goods and produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
The Deal Food and Drink Festival, Deal Castle and seafront, 11am-8pm. Showcasing a wide range of quality food and drink products including groceries and fresh produce, hot food, ice creams, craft beers and ciders - plus live music. Free entry. Continues tomorrow and Sunday 9 September. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. New members and beginners welcome. See website. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Deal and District Strokes Meeting, Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 2pm-4pm. Support and social group for stroke survivors, their families and carers. See website. 07584 044122
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
Some Kind of Wonderful 2018, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). The Noel McCalla and Derek Nash Band celebrate the genius of Stevie Wonder and his entire career. Tickets: £18. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 

Saturday 8 September

Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
The Deal Food and Drink Festival, on public Seafront area alongside Deal Castle, 9am-7pm. For details, see Friday 7 September. Facebook page
South Coast Rowing Championship Regatta, off Deal Seafront, starting at 10am. An annual event, this year hosted by Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown Amateur Rowing Club. 01304 373409
e-mail:
The Kingsdown Art Show 2018, St John's Church, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 10am-5pm. Display and sale of work by local artists. Refreshments available. Free admission. John England
07817 730360
National Heritage Open Day - public access to local historic buildings and special events. More details:
heritage website

Today's events:

  • Walmer Lifeboat Station, The Strand, Walmer, 10am-3pm. See website.
  • Walmer Court Medieval Manor House, Church Street, Walmer, 10.30am-3.30pm. See website.
  • St John’s Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 10am-4pm. See website.
Historic local churches in Deal and Walmer: open 10am-4pm (unless otherwise stated):
  • Blessed Mary of Walmer, Church Street, Walmer. See website.
  • Chapel of the Sacred Heart, 318 Dover Road, Walmer. See website.
  • St. Mary's, St. Mary's Road, Walmer. See website.
  • St Saviour's, The Strand, Walmer. See website.
  • Catholic Church of St. John the Evangelist, 149 St Richard's Road, Deal See website.
  • St Andrew’s, West Street, Deal. See website.
  • St George's, High Street, Deal See website.
  • St Leonard's, Rectory Road, Deal. See website.
  • St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church, Blenheim Road, Deal See website.
  • St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Ripple See website.
  • St Nicholas, London Road, Sholden. See website.
  • St Nicholas, Church Lane, Ringwould, 9am-4pm. See website.
  • St John the Evangelist, Upper Street, Kingsdown. See website.
  • St. Martin's, Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham, 9am-1pm. See website.
NB: No booking is required for most of the venues and activities. Just turn up.
Friends of Kent Churches Ride and Stride, 10am-6pm. A sponsored challenge to visit as many churches as possible on the day by bike or on foot. Open to all, with 50% of money raised going to the church or chapel of your choice and the other 50% going to help the most needy churches and chapels in Kent.
Local participating churches:
DEAL

St George The Martyr, St George’s Road;
St Thomas, Blenheim Road;
St Andrew, St Andrews Road;
St John the Evangelist, St Richard’s Road;
Community Church, Victoria Road;
St Leonard, Rectory Road;
St Richard, Mill Hill; and
Trinity Church, Union Rd.
WALMER
Blessed Mary of Walmer, Church Street;
St Mary the Virgin, St Clare Road;
St Saviour, The Strand; and
Baptist Church, Dover Road.
GREAT MONGEHAM
St Martin, Church Hill.
KINGSDOWN
St John Evangelist, Upper Street.
RINGWOULD
St Nicholas, Church Lane.
RIPPLE
St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane.
SHOLDEN
St Nicholas, London Road.
More details/sponsorship forms: www.friendsofkentchurches.co.uk
Co-ordinator:
Mrs Carolyn Millen
01622 843383
The Alter Eagles, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). An experienced, authentic Eagles tribute band, formed in 2003. Tickets: £18. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 9 September
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
The Deal Food and Drink Festival, on public Seafront area alongside Deal Castle, 10am-5pm. For details, see Friday 7 September. Facebook page
National Heritage Open Day - public access to local historic buildings and special events. More details:
heritage website
Today's events:
  • St John’s Village Hall, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 10am-4pm. See website.
  • Walmer Lifeboat Station, The Strand, Walmer, 10.30am-3pm. See website.
  • St John the Evangelist Church, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 11am-4pm. See website.
NB: No booking is required for most of the venues and activities. Just turn up.
Walk/Cycle/Run Charity Event, starts Deal Pier at 11am. A sponsored event in aid of the British Heart Foundation with participants invited to complete a five-mile circular route by walking, running or cycling from Deal Pier, along Deal and Walmer promenade to the Zetland Arms at Kingsdown and back to the Pier. Gillian Castle
01304 365402
Creative Writing Workshop, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, all day. A joint project by the Deal Maritime and Local History Museum and the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, this workshop will encourage participants to use Deal's history to create an original piece of fiction (poetry, script or short story).  Sessions include: • freewriting exercises, • history as stimulus, • creating characters, • monologue writing and • dramatic structure. Participation is free (but limited to 12 places). Details: see the museum website. Book a place:
The Kingsdown Art Show 2018, St John's Church, Upper Street, Kingsdown, 11am-4pm. Display and sale of work by local artists. Refreshments available. Free admission. John England
07817 730360
Classic Motorcycle Display, The Pier, Deal Seafront, 12noon. See website.  
Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshop, St George's Church, High Street, Deal, 2pm-5pm. Expert advice on feeding a child from birth and beyond. Free - but please pre-book places. Thea Anderson
07967 673084
Free Band Concert with Suffolk Concert Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: ww.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
Live Music: "The Strydes", Performance Area, Beach Street, Deal, 3pm. NB: may be affected by wet weather. Facebook page
 
Events details More information
Monday 10 September
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Nature Into Art, Golf Road Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. Launch of a new weekly art group focusing on the natural world. Beginners and more experienced welcome. See website. Helen Hanson
01304 370250
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums. see website

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. See website. 01304 364216
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. See website. Anne O'Donnell
 
Tuesday 11 September
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. website. Chitra
HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
Deal and District Branch of the Kent Family History Society Meeting, The Landmark Centre, (Cleary Hall), 129 High Street. Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm. Guest speaker: Celia Heritage on"How far did our Ancestors Travel?". Admission: Society members free; non members £2. See website.
 
Wednesday 12 September
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book. See website. 0300 123 1220
Botanical Coloured Pencil Art Group, Golf Road Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. Start of a new season for this weekly art group for experienced artists and complete beginners, led by professional printmaker and botanical artist Helen Hanson. New members welcome. See website. Helen Hanson
01304 370250
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. See website. 01304 373853
01304 364326

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Walmer Parish Council Meeting, Parish Council Office, 8 The Strand, Walmer, 7pm. Monthly meeting of the full council. Open to the public with an opportunity for residents to raise matters of concern. See website. Parish Clerk
01304 362363
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. See website. Mary Venables
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 13 September
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Oceans (Kander Care) Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. A fortnightly disco for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities. Refreshments available; full wheelchair access. Entry: £3 (includes a raffle). 07854 739375
Facebook page
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month 01304 825943
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Goodwins Evening Women's Institute Meeting, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. Social and fun activities and interesting speakers. New members welcome. Meet on the second Thursday of each month. Secretary
Anne Grant
01304 361704
St Martin's Women's Institute Monthly Meeting, The Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7.30pm. For women of all ages the group enjoys a variety of speakers, events and other activities. Visitors are welcome. Wendy Marshall
01304 365687
Deal Community Fundraiser Group Monthly Meeting, Royal British Legion, Market Street, Deal (above Barnardos), 7.30pm. New social and fundraising group to support local charities. New supporters most welcome. Dot Hardy
01304 367887
e-mail:
 
Friday 14 September
"Songs To The Sea". A weekend of shanties, busking, folk concert, dance, pub sessions and sing-arounds in Deal and Walmer. Raising funds for RNLI Walmer Lifeboat. 01304 239765
Facebook page
Friday Market - sale of local produce and goods in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. See Friday 7 September listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Walmer Women's Institute Meeting, Walmer Parish Hall, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm. Seasalter Cross WI visit and birthday tea party. New members welcome. Margaret Musson
Secretary
01304 374010
Cheese and Wine Evening, St Andrew's Church Hall, West Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Featuring a performance by the Kellet Gut Shantymen - singers and musicians from a number of groups in Deal. Tickets £10 each; available at Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, by post or on the museum website.  
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. A small friendly club that welcomes new members and visitors. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
The Pretend Beatles, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Musicians who have performed professionally all over the world and play the Beatles’ music live without backing tracks using authentic instruments to capture the Beatles sound. Tickets: £17 and £20. Astor Theatre
Songs to the Sea event: Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. Guest artist: Derek Gifford. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 15 September
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999

"Songs To The Sea" Folk Weekend. A weekend of shanties, busking, folk concert, dance, pub sessions and sing-arounds in Deal and Walmer. Raising funds for RNLI Walmer Lifeboat.

  • Folk by the Sea Busk, High Street, Deal, 10.30am-12noon. All welcome.
  • Offcumduns Day of Dance, High Street and Seafront, Deal, 10am-4pm.
  • Seafront Shanties, Deal Pier, Beach Street, 10.30am-12.30pm.
  • Songs to the Sea Concert, The Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 1.45pm (doors open 1.30pm). Featuring With Impressed, Hook Line and Sinker, Kellet Gut Shantymen and Chris Roche. Admission £5.
  • Barden in the Garden Memorial Session, Landmark Garden and Bar, High Street, Deal, 1pm-3.30pm.
  • Sing Around, The Royal Marines Association, The Strand, Walmer, 4.30pm-6.30pm.
  • Songs of a Nautical Nature, The Saracens Head, Alfred Square, Deal, 8pm. With Shanty Buoy-band, Kellet Gut and Impressed.
  • Old Lone Gin Band Barn Dance, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 7pm. Admission £6.
01304 239765
Facebook page
Heritage Open Day in Deal and Walmer - free public access to local historic buildings and special events. More details:
heritage website
Today's events:
  • Sandown Castle, North end of Sandown Road, Deal, 10am-1pm. See website.
  • Deal Angling Club HQ, 13 The Marina, Deal, 10am-1pm. See website.
  • Deal Walmer and Kingsdown Amateur Rowing Club, 16-18 The Marina, Deal, 10am-1pm. See website.
  • Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. See website;
  • Deal Masonic Hall, Sondes Road, Deal, open 10am-4pm. See website.
  • Hidden Deal Walk, Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal, starts 11am.Guided walk around the Nelson Street Conservation Area (less than a mile, lasting approx 90 minutes). See website.
  • Nelson Hall, Nelson Street, Deal, 11am-4pm. See website.
  • Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal, 11am-4.30pm. See website.
  • Convent of our Lady of the Missions Exhibition, Beech Court, 86 Rectory Road, Deal, 1pm-4pm. See website.
  • Kent Museum of the Moving Image, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal, 1pm-7pm. See website.
NB: No booking is required for most of the venues and activities. Just turn up.
Organ Recital, St Andrew's Church, West Street, Deal, 3pm. Dr David McIntosh performs pieces by Flor, Pachelbel, Telemann, JS Bach, Seger and Vivaldi on the St Andrew's Church organ. Followed at approx 4pm by tea and cakes in the Church Hall. Free admission (with retiring collection for church funds).  
Cosi Fan Tutti, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets: £20. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 16 September
Deal Braderie, Deal High Street (from outside St George's Church to the junction of Water Street), 8.30am-4pm. The town's annual street fair selling antiques, bric-a-brac, vintage clothing and jewellery, plants, books, memorabilia and crafts. Deal Town Council
01304 361999

"Songs To The Sea" Folk Weekend. A weekend of shanties, busking, folk concert, dance, pub sessions and sing-arounds in Deal and Walmer. Raising funds for RNLI Walmer Lifeboat.

  • Bacon Butty Breakfast Session, Sea Cafe, Walmer green, The Strand, Walmer, 9.15am-10.45am.
  • Deal Hoodeners and Friends, RNLI Lifeboat Station, Walmer Green, 11am-12noon.
  • The Final Bawl, The Green Berry, Canada Road, Walmer, 1pm.
01304 239765
Facebook page
Great British Beach Clean, meet Deal Pier entrance, Beach Street, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Regular and new volunteers welcome. Collection equipment and bags provided. See website.  
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Heritage Open Day in Deal and Walmer - free public access to local historic buildings and special events. More details:
heritage website
Today's events:
  • Local History Exhibition, The Astor Community Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, 10am-4pm. An exhibition of local history by the Addelam History Research Group. Topics will include: Notable Women of Deal, The Post Office and Street Furniture. Free admission. See website.
  • Royal Marines Heritage Walk, starts from Deal Castle, Victoria Road, Deal, 11am. Guided walk (approx 2.5 miles, taking 2 hours). See website.
  • Deal Walmer and Kingsdown Amateur Rowing Club, 16-18 The Marina, Deal, 11am-3pm. See website.
  • Timeball Tower, Victoria Parade, Deal, 11.30am-4.30pm. See website.
  • Deal Maritime and Local History Museum, 22 St George's Road, Deal, 12noon-4pm. See website.
  • The Captain’s Garden, opposite Deal Castle entrance, Victoria Road, Deal, 1pm-3pm. Special opening of the historic garden, currently being restored by local volunteers. See website.
  • Kent Museum of the Moving Image, 41 Stanhope Road, Deal, 1pm-7pm. See website.
NB: No booking is required for most of the venues and activities. Just turn up.
Free Band Concert with Whitstable Brass at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Events details More information
Monday 17 September
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Nature Into Art, Golf Road Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. Weekly art group focusing on the natural world. Beginners and more experienced welcome. See website. Helen Hanson
01304 370250
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums. see website

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. See website. 01304 364216
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. See website. Anne O'Donnell
 
Tuesday 18 September
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. website. Chitra
HealthWalk, North Deal Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, Deal: 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free, short, volunteer-led local walk. See website. Bernie
07977 491084
Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 19 September
Loose Fibres Craft Group Meeting, Ripple Village Hall, corner of Sutton Road and Pommeus Lane, Ripple CT14 8JA, 9.30am-12.30pm. Rita Rhodes
01304 365778
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book. See website. 0300 123 1220
Botanical Coloured Pencil Art Group, Golf Road Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. Weekly botanical art session for experienced artists and complete beginners. New members welcome. See website. Helen Hanson
01304 370250
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. See website. 01304 373853
01304 364326
Mongeham and Ripple Women's Institute Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 2.15pm. Visitors welcome. Meets on third Wednesday of each month - except August. P M Scott-Bradford
07967 307440

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. See website. Mary Venables
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 20 September
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603

The Astor Palm Court Orchestra, The Astor Community Theatre, 2pm (doors open at 1pm). Popular light music with an ensemble directed from the violin by Julius Bannister. Tickets £9 (includes tea and cake).

Astor Theatre
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Community History Night, The Astor Community Theatre, 7.30pm. Talks and presentations on local history. Free entry. See website. Astor Theatre
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
 
Friday 21 September
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. See Friday 7 September listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. New members and visitors welcome. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
RSPCA Quiz Night, Deal Welfare Club, Cowdray Square, Deal, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of up to eight people. Licensed bar; bring own nibbles. Please pre-book by phone or Facebook. 01304 366833
Facebook page
The Karen Carpenter Story, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Rebecca Robinson and Mark Heller recount the story of Karen’s musical achievements and her long and unsuccessful battle with anorexia. Tickets: £17. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 22 September
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
KPA Fair, St George's Hall, High Street, Deal, 10am-4pm. Vintage, retro and pre-loved, handcrafted items for sale; also art and some antiques. All at affordable prices. Refreshments by supporters of the local Leaps and Bounds charity for adults and young people with learning difficulties. Admission free. Kathleen Knott
01304 375260
e-mail:
Heritage Event, The Astor Community Theatre, 2.30pm. For details, see Astor website. Astor Theatre
Private Widdle Social Club, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Comedy cabaret evening with music, entertainment and variety. Tickets: £21. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 23 September
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Free Band Concert with Crystal Palace Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
 
Events details More information
Monday 24 September
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Nature Into Art, Golf Road Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. Weekly art group focusing on the natural world. Beginners and more experienced welcome. See website. Helen Hanson
01304 370250
HealthWalk, Betteshanger Country Park, 10.30am (for 10.45am start) duration 90mins. Free local walks - ideal for those who wish to be more active. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Bernie
07977 491084

Deal Breastfeeding Support Group, St George's Church, St George's Road, Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Social group for breastfeeding mums. see website

Badminton, Walmer Baptist Church Hall, Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 2pm–4pm. £1.50 per session. See website. 01304 364216
Deal Badminton Club, Tides Leisure Centre, Park Avenue, Deal, 2pm-4pm. Weekly meeting. Fee £3 (plus 50p towards shuttlecocks). Ron or Lesley
01304 364726
Sholden Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall, corner of Sholden New Road and The Street, Sholden, 6.30pm. All residents welcome. Parish Clerk
01304 366077
Deal and Walmer Handelian Choral Society Weekly Rehearsal, Deal Community Church (former Victoria Baptist Church), Stanley Road, Deal, 7.30pm-9pm. New members welcome. See website. Anne O'Donnell

The Last Picture Club presents "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm). A mother seeks justice for her murdered daughter using three roadside signs to goad the local police chief into action. Directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. Tickets £8; concessions £7; Astor Friends £6.

Astor Theatre
 
Tuesday 25 September
Weekly Coffee Morning, Betteshanger Sports and Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 10am-12noon. Profits to the Club and local charities.  
Computer Club, Elizabeth House, 32 St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 10am-12noon. Help for newcomers to computing and for experienced users seeking advice on specific problems. £2 per session. website. Chitra

HealthWalk, Sandown Castle, North Deal, 10.15am (for 10.30am) duration 60mins. Free local walk - for those who wish to be more active. See website.

Bernie
07977 491084

Knitting for the Needy meeting. A knitting circle making items for babies/children in South Africa and the Ukraine, Walmer Baptist Church, Dover Road, Walmer, 2pm-4pm. See website. 01304 364216
 
Wednesday 26 September
Wednesday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
HealthWalk, Kingsdown Road Car Park (near the bottle banks), Walmer, 9.45am (for 10am) duration 60-90mins. Free local walk - ideal those who wish to be more active. See website. 0300 123 1220
Botanical Coloured Pencil Art Group, Golf Road Community Centre, Golf Road, Deal, 10am-12noon. Weekly botanical art session. New members welcome. See website. Helen Hanson
01304 370250
Kids Kingdom pre-school parent and toddler group (0-4years), Walmer Baptist Church Hall, entrance in Kelvedon Road, Walmer, 1.30pm-3pm. Fee: £1 per family (includes a drink and snack). See website. 01304 373853
01304 364326
Recycled Teenagers Tea Party - monthly social event for the over-50s, The Community Centre, Golf Road, North Deal, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Entry: £2.50. Guest speakers, a quiz, tea, coffee and a buffet. Chrissi Dunn
01304 373677

Landmark Show Choir Meeting, The Community Centre, 28 Golf Road, North Deal, 6.30pm-8pm. For adults (16years +); newcomers welcome.

Maddie Cordes
01304 239055
Deal and District Camera Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. See website. Mary Venables
01304 366087
Great Mongeham Badminton Club Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 8pm-10pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
 
Thursday 27 September
Drop In Social, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 10am-11am. Weekly meeting; all welcome.  
HealthWalk, Deal Pier Walk - Meet in front of Deal Pier, 10.45am for 11am start - lasts approx 30mins. Ideal for people with walking difficulties or recovering from illness. No need to book, just turn up. See website. Rob Moore
01304 374603
Deal Scrabble Club Meeting, Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, 2pm. All abilities welcome. Myriam
01304 363525
Oceans (Kander Care) Disco, The Ocean Rooms, 32-36 Queen Street, Deal, 6.30pm-8.30pm. A fortnightly disco for anyone with learning difficulties or disabilities. Refreshments available; full wheelchair access. Entry: £3 (includes a raffle). 07854 739375
Facebook page
Deal Camcorder Club Meeting, 43 Victoria Road, Deal, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Meets on second and fourth Thursdays in the month 01304 825943
Deal and District Motorcycle Club Meeting, The Magnet Pub, London Road, Deal, 7.30pm. All enthusiasts welcome. See website. Graham Prior
07749 480104
Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). The popular comic returns with a fresh crop of quick-fire observational gags. Tickets: £17. Astor Theatre
UYC Exposed Radio Show- live!, The Landmark Centre (Spires Bar), High Street, Deal, 8pm-10pm. Deal Radio is taking its weekly award winning programme out of the broadcast studio and into the bar with everyone invited to see the show go out live on www.dealradio.co.uk. Line-up includes Hot Potatoes, Richie Triangle and Mr Wus Pigs. Free admission. Lisa Lauder
078139 726896
 
Friday 28 September
Friday Market - sale of local produce in The Undercroft, Deal Town Hall, High Street, Deal, 9.30am - 1.30pm. 01304 361999
Mill Hill Community Cafe, St Richard's Church Hall, Mill Hill, Deal, 10am-12noon. Social meeting place; open to all every Monday and Friday. Coffee, tea and bacon rolls on sale. Facebook page
Kingsdown Crafters Weekly Meeting, St John's Church, Kingsdown, 1pm-3pm. Support for all types of crafts. Fee: £1.50 (includes tea and biscuits). 01304 360850
01304 379307
Deal Chess Club Meeting, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 1.30pm. See Friday 7 September listing for details. Michael Burney
01304 852686
Upper Deal Bridge Club Meeting, The Landmark Centre, 129 High Street, Deal, 6.45pm (for 7pm start). Weekly Duplicate Contract Bridge session. New members and visitors welcome. Michael Burney
07796 237783
e-mail:
Great Mongeham Table Tennis Club Weekly Meeting, Parish Hall, 170 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, 7pm-9pm. All abilities welcome. Val Rees
01304 373307
La Voix 2018, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £27/£30. Astor Theatre
Deal Friday Folk Club, RMA Club, 37 The Strand, Walmer, 8pm. See website. Sue Watson
01304 360877
 
Saturday 29 September
Deal General Market, Union Road/Duke Street carpark, Deal, 8.30am-3pm. 01304 361999
Deal Film Festival, The Landmark Centre, High Street, Deal. Times and details to be confirmed. Facebook page

Back to the 90’s and 00’s Disco, Betteshanger Welfare Social Club, Cavell Square, Deal, 7.30pm-late. Bring own food. Adults £5; children £2. In support of Betteshanger Welfare Youth Football Club which enables local children to play football whatever their ability.

Tickets:
Debbie Revell
07966 754210
Martin Turner - Ex Wishbone Ash, The Astor Community Theatre, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm). Tickets: £22. Astor Theatre
 
Sunday 30 September
Deal All Stars FC Meeting, St Mary's RC Primary School, St Richard's Road, Deal, 9.30am-11.30am. Football training and social group for youngsters and adults with disabilities or special needs. New members welcome. 01304 369699
Cinque Ports Scooter Club Weekly "Ride-out", meet Deal Pier entrance 9.30am, set off 10am. New members welcome. Facebook page
Vintage and Classic Cars Display, The Plough Inn, Church Lane, Ripple, 12noon-2.30pm. All welcome. 01304 360209
Free Band Concert with Betteshanger Welfare Brass Band at The Memorial Bandstand, Walmer Green, 2.30pm. website: www.dealbandstand.org. wet weather info:
07790 434256
Concert: "Seascape", St Mary’s Church, St Mary's Road, Upper Walmer, 3pm. A programme of sea-themed choral music performed by Caritas Chamber Choir. Plus an exhibition and sale of local sea-themed art to raise money for Walmer, Deal and District Lifeboat Station. Admission: free. See choir website. Alison Stone
01304 362274
Fish and Chips Evening, East Kent Railway, Shepherdswell, CT15 7PD. Special event at the historic railway. See website.  
 
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