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  • Bus Rally at Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Poster
    Article: Sep 1, 2014
    By Monthly Events Update from www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk
    • until November 2nd - Folkestone Triennial, various locations
    • until May 8th 2015 - Your Country Calls exhibition, Folkestone Town Hall, Guildhall Street
    • Wednesday 3rd - Triennial walking-tour, Quarterhouse, Tontine Street
    • Saturday 6th - Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, Leas Cliff Hall
    • Sunday 7th - Bus Rally Day, Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
    • Wednesday 10th - Triennial walking-tour, Quarterhouse, Tontine Street
    • Wednesday 10th-Saturday 13th - Sailor Beware! Tower Theatre, North Road
    • Thursday 11th - Jazz night with The Andy Mclean Band, The Grand, The Leas
    • Friday 12th - The Great Misto Victorian Magic Show, The Grand, The Leas
    • Saturday 13th - The Big Sleep Out, St Mary's Primary School
    • Monday 15th - Battle of Britain Day, Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne
    • Wednesday 17th - Triennial walking-tour, Quarterhouse, Tontine Street
    • Thursday 18th - WW1 Battle Bus on display, Folkestone Town Hall, Guildhall Street
    • Wednesday 24th - Triennial walking-tour, Quarterhouse, Tontine Street
    • Friday 26th - ARTMART, Sandgate Road Precinct
    • Saturday 27th - Comedy night, Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel
    • Saturday 27th - Military Wives Showtime Spectacular, Leas Cliff Hall
    • Sunday 28th - Wedding Show, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Hythe
    • Sunday 28th - Folkestone Rotary Half-Marathon, The Grand, The Leas
  • Clean Up Folkestone
    Article: Sep 1, 2014

    Do you think Shepway District Council are keeping Folkestone clean?

    No? We agree.

    Join the Clean-Up Folkestone campaign today at http://shep.lib.dm/cleanupfolkestone

  • Article: Aug 19, 2014

    To help with the plans for the local history museum at the Town Hall Folkestone Town Council need your memories and stories of the Town Hall and the Folkestone Museum collections.

    Do you remember when the Town Hall had court rooms and prison cells? Did you ever perform on stage where the cinema now is? Do you have any special stories or memories of visiting the old Folkestone museum and the collections? Do you remember the Anglo Saxon skeleton, stuffed birds or the Victorian dress?

  • WW1 motor buses
    Article: Aug 18, 2014

    The London Transport Museum will be bringing a genuine WW1 battle bus to Folkestone Town Hall, 1-2 Guildhall Street, Folkestone on 18th September. The bus will be parked outside the Town Hall for the morning.

    General public will be able to get on board between 10.00-10.30 and 12.40-14.00 and speak to museum staff. No bookings needed. No charge.

  • Unemployment falls once again
    Article: Aug 15, 2014
    By Tim Prater

    I've brought together "claimant count" statistics for Folkestone & Hythe and Dover constituencies for 2014, 2013 & 2012 in the chart below.

    [Update 15 August 2014] To the end of 2013, I'd used the BBC website economy tracker at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10604117 but that source now seems to have disappeared. I have therefore changed to using the raw statistics from the ONS website monthly "Regional Labour Market: JSA01 - Claimant Count for Local and Unitary Authorities" releases. There were some marginal differences in figures (mainly percentage claimant counts rather than the number) between that and the BBC figures. For consistency I have updated the chart below to show the ONS figures for both Shepway and Dover back to the start of 2012.

  • War of the Words HG Wells exhibion logo
    Article: Jul 30, 2014
    By Amanda Oates, Sandgate Parish Clerk in Email update

    Sandgate Parish Council and Sandgate Community Trust that the H G Wells' exhibition at 82 Sandgate High Street will open on Friday 1st August. Funding for this has kindly been granted by Shepway District Council via its High Street Innovation Fund.

    We are looking for volunteers to work in the exhibition. Training will be given although a knowledge of computer usage would be desirable. The most important thing is to be welcoming and prepared to take an active interest in HG Wells. We will be selling books, postcards, notelets and prints etc.

  • Sandgate Sea Festival 2014 poster
    Article: Jul 28, 2014
    By Monthly Events Update from www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk

    August 2014 Events

    • Friday 1st - Last Night of the Proms, St Mary the Virgin, St. Mary in the Marsh
    • Until Sunday 3rd - Billy Smart's Circus, Radnor Park, Folkestone
    • Sunday 3rd - Sittingbourne Paper Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - unveiling of Step Short Arch by HRH Prince Henry & Parade, The Leas, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - Keep the Home Fires Burning concert, Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - Folkestone Town Council Torch-lit procession, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Monday 4th - Light in the Darkest Hour, commemoration, Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Sandgate
    • Saturday 9th - Wine tasting & quiz, The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone
    • Sunday 10th - Kent Invicta Concert Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Sat 16th/ Sun 17th - Harbour Festival & Powerboat racing, Folkestone Harbour
    • Sunday 17th - Aveley & Newham Brass Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Sunday 17th - Deaf Havana in concert, Quarterhouse, Folkestone
    • Thursday 14th - WW1 family walk, Library, Grace Hill, Folkestone
    • Saturday 16th - Talent Show, Bouverie Place Shopping Centre, Folkestone
    • Sat 23rd/Sun 24th - Sandgate Sea & Food Festival, Granville Parade, Sandgate
    • Sunday 24th - Northfleet Brass Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Saturday 30th - Folkestone Triennial 2014 commences, until 2nd November
    • Sunday 31st - Summer Fayre, Sports Club, Swan Lane, Sellindge
    • Sunday 31st - Kent Police Band, The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone
    • Events are subject to change without notice.
  • Sandgate Family Fun Day Poster
    Article: Jul 18, 2014

    Military Road Recreation Ground, Sunday 27th July, 11.00 to 5.00.

    Bring a picmic and relax. Boules competition. Children's fun fair. Local bands. Sandgate's Got Talent showcase. Refreshments. Falcons Flying demo. Fun Dog competition. Face Painting. Mickey Mouse and friends. Circus Skills. Dancy Demos. Inflatables. Fancy Dress Competition and more.

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