Month: June 2017

West End Performers Raise Funds for Greenhithe Church

Singers who perform on the West End and Cruise Ships helped raise funds for a Greenhithe church roof at an outdoor concert. The musical extravaganza took place in the St Mary Greenhithe Rectory Garden and featured songs from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The event included a sumptuous afternoon tea and more than £900 was raised for the Raising the Roof appeal at St Mary church in Mounts Road, Greenhithe on Sunday (June 25). The performers all contributed their time for free. Many had previously taken part in another charity concert in aid of the roof fund in...

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Artists from along the Thames Estuary come together to learn Silk Painting in Purfleet!

20 artists and community groups from Southend to Kew came together this month to discover and celebrate their local identity and connections with India, through painting giant 6m long silk scrolls for the Silk River project. Attendees from – Kew, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich and Woolwich, Barking & Dagenham, Purfleet, Dartford, Gravesend, Tilbury, East Tilbury and Southend, have previously attended intense design sessions with Kinetika to discover their local history and created designs that will be used on the scrolls. Fascinating connections have been made between these areas and the areas they have been partnered with in West Bengal. The...

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July Is Set to Continue to Be a Hot Month for The Orchard Theatre!

This July, The Orchard Theatre Dartford has a wide variety of shows and hospitality events on offer to capture audience imaginations of all ages including Jongleurs, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Ladies Night and many more! Jongleurs are the largest and most recognisable Comedy Brand in the UK. We have over 25 years of experience in the industry and in that time we have produced hundreds of Live Comedy Shows, Theatre Tours, Corporate Events and Television Shows and will be hitting The Orchard Theatre on Saturday 1 July. Every comedian who has become a household name will have started...

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Wentworth Primary School wins award for young carer support

Dartford school, Wentworth Primary School has been given a Bronze award for their work to make sure students don’t miss out on an education because they are young carers. The Young Carers in Schools programme helps primary and secondary schools improve outcomes for young carers and celebrates good practice through the Young Carers in Schools Award. Quote from Paul Langridge, Headteacher “We are extremely pleased to have achieved this award as it celebrates the hard work carried out in our school to support some of our most vulnerable pupils. Young carers are responsible for emotional, practical or physical care for...

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Bluewater brews up a storm with Shepherd Neame Experiential Store

Landsec has announced that Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewer, has launched a seasonal pop-up brewery store at Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail and leisure destination. The 1,800 sq ft brewing boutique, open until July 5 2017, is located in the Upper Guildhall adjacent to Zara, and is designed to showcase the Shepherd Neame brand.  The store includes a bar featuring their first ever cider, Orchard View, and new Cinque Five Grain premium lager.  Guests can also immerse themselves in the world of brewing and purchase merchandise and Shepherd Neame bespoke products, including bottled beers, from the brew shop.  In addition,...

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