Author: Stephen Oliver

Dartford Lions Peace Poster Competition

Dartford Lions have created a Peace Poster Competition. This will be run independently of the national competition to allow five groups of young people with special needs to participate on a level playing field, as no special needs section yet exists at national level. Using the theme of world peace, three young people from each of the five groups will enter their posters into the competition, which will be judged at club level. A presentation to the winners will take place on 6 October at Stephen Oliver: Studio & Gallery in the Orchards Shopping Centre, Dartford. Each entry will...

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Further star casting announced for Cinderella at the Orchard Theatre

Further star casting announced for Cinderella at the Orchard Theatre – the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes The Orchard Theatre has announced that much-loved actress Michelle Collins will star as the Wicked Stepmother in this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Cinderella, alongside the previously announced Louie Spence from Saturday 9 December. Michelle made her television debut alongside Gary Oldman in Morgan’s Boy before going on to appear in numerous primetime programmes including Real Women, Sunburn, The Sleeper, Two Thousand Acres of Skye, the Emmy and BAFTA award-winning The Illustrated Mum and Doctor Who. Michelle also appeared in the feature films...

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Local ex-serviceman releases song for armed forces charity

Alex Askew, 34, served three years with the RAF Regiment but after leaving the Forces in 2008 following a diagnosis of PTSD he struggled to find steady employment and housing. Alex and wife Lisa, who met online while he was serving in Afghanistan, spent three years staying with friends and family and were classified as homeless before they were finally allocated housing. The couple have since had to move twice but are now happily settled with their 20-month-old daughter. Now musician Alex is releasing a song – Just Another Week – performed by himself and his Shadey Scandals band...

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Only three weeks until our Spring Arts Fayre

Spring is here! Only three weeks until our Spring Arts Fayre with family fun, music and entertainment in Central Park. Join us for a street art paint-jam, folk music, nature sculpting, face painting, Bhangra and Morris dancing, local food stalls and craft beers. An arty, crafty, folky, fun-filled day of celebrating Spring and all its joys! 11am ’til 4pm on 20th May in Central Park, Dartford Contact hello@dartfordartsnetwork.com for information on getting involved, helping out on the day or becoming a member of our amazing arts organisation. Spread the word and tweet about it @dartfordarts #springartsfayre or see what...

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The Summer Exhibition – Open call for local artists

Calling local artists! Local artists are invited to submit entries for the Sir Peter Blake Gallery Summer Exhibition. The Sir Peter Blake Gallery is an exciting exhibition space located in the same building as Dartford Library. The Summer Exhibition aims to showcase and celebrate the work of the Borough’s vast range of talented and diverse local artists. Professional and amateur artists alike, this is an open exhibition where everyone is welcome to submit an entry. If you’d like a chance to see your work displayed, come along to one of the following submission days at the Mansion House, Acacia...

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