Art in Bridge The Art in Bridge committee is pleased to invite all photographers to exhibit in the Art in Bridge Photographic Exhibition to be held in Bridge Village Hall, High Street, Bridge on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March. Anyone living, working or studying within five miles of Bridge, in a rural parish, is invited to submit up to three framed photographs. Children and young persons are especially encouraged to exhibit. Entry forms are available from the website artinbridge.org.uk and from our sponsors: The Bourne Gallery, Bekesbourne, preferential rates for exhibitors and from Colebrooke Sturrock & Co, Estate Agents, High Street, Bridge. Full entry requirements are set out on the website. For further information contact John Corfield 01227 830976.
Bridge & District History Society The first meeting of 2019 will be on Thursday January 17, 7.30pm, Bridge Village Hall. Dick Bolton’s talk is entitled “Windows, Walls and Weather Vanes”, showing how our buildings have evolved over nine hundred years under a variety of influences. Members £4, nonmembers £5.
Cancer Care Club The Annual Christmas Lunch was our final social event of 2018 which took place at The Abbott Barton Hotel in Canterbury. As is usual it was a well-attended occasion and 74 members were present. A three-course lunch was served with a choice of dishes available for each course and mince pies were served with the coffee. Our Chairman, Mr Nic Goodger, was unable to attend due to pressure of work but his presentation was very ably given by Malcolm Hodgson the Club Secretary. Once lunch was finished and legs stretched a giant raffle took place and completed in just under an hour. Thank you so much to all the donors who provided prizes. The club is a local support group for anyone affected by cancer. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month (excluding December) 12-2pm at the Abbots Barton Hotel, New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3DU. Contact Peter Cross 01227 793393 for information.
Canterbury Film Makers Club The Club meets in the morning of the 2nd Friday each month, so a longer note will appear here monthly. Our website is at www. canterburyfilmmakers.club and includes our contact address [email protected] canterburyfilmmakers.club All the usual stuff is there, and we add Club and members’ films often. If you go to the “Programme” page of our website you can read an account of each meeting. If you like what you see, come along and meet us, a warm welcome awaits new members in a friendly atmosphere. The first two visits are free. Hope you had a great Christmas and a happy New Year. We are looking forward to the next meeting, January 11 at our new city center venue at All Saints Church Military Road, Canterbury CT1 1PA. See “Find us” on our website. All Saints is an active Church, but when Services allow it makes space available to other groups. We hope the new location will make it easier, for all, to get to us.
Canterbury Historical & Archaeological Society Meetings are held in the Newton Lecture theatre Ng03, Canterbury Christ Church University, starting at 7pm, except where indicated differently.
Canterbury Senior Citizens’ Club Members enjoyed a very nice Christmas lunch provided by the club at The Victoria Hotel, a lovely start to our festivities. The club re-opened on Monday, January 7 with a bingo afternoon. We warmly welcome new members, there is no need to sit at home alone, please drop in for a cuppa and make some new friends. We welcome members from all parts of the city. There is free parking on the forecourt in front of the hall. We wish all the seniors of Canterbury a happy and healthy 2019.
Dyslexia Drop-in, East Kent December’s Dyslexia Drop-in at the Canterbury Dyslexia Centre was well attended. Visitors were able to talk to Specialist Dyslexia Teachers about any concerns they may have had and browse through the resources. Members can also borrow books and games from the specialist library of over 1,000 books. Dyslexia East Kent Support is a local group set up to provide information and support to people of all ages with dyslexia. Information and resources are available to enable them to reach their full potential. DEKS’ team of specialist advisors can guide people to find the information they need and support them to access further resources. Further details can be found on the DEKS website, www.dyslexia-east-kent. org.uk The website also has a page for young people, ‘DEKS KIDS’, with links to some great websites designed for young people, such as www.funbrain.com and www. homeworkelephant.co.uk For more information, or if you are concerned about other family members who may have dyslexia, call 0845 0038 979 or email: dyslexiaeast[email protected]
Elham Area Church News Sunday January 13: 8am Holy Communion BCP, Elham; 9.30am Holy Communion BCP, Acrise; 9.30am Cafe Church, Elham; 11.15am New Day, Denton.
Faversham Horticultural Society The Society’s next social meeting will be held, 7.30pm, Wednesday January 16 at Age UK Centre, Middle Row, Faversham (access to car park via Crescent Road) when the speaker will be Miss M Morris on “House Plants and Air Plants”. Members are reminded that annual subscriptions are due and will be collected at this meeting. New members welcome. The Annual Lunch will be held on Saturday January 26, Boughton Golf Club, 12.30 for 1pm.
Gardeners’ Club We enjoyed a fun packed evening at the club Christmas Party held on Monday December 3 in Lorenden School hall including a quiz and entertainment provided by the committee and wonderful food thanks to the Alma public house. Cups and trophies were awarded to members following successes at the Spring, Summer and Dahlia shows held throughout 2018. Results as follows: Spring Show: The Spring Show Cup overall points - Frances Moskovits; The Bell (Culinary) Jenny Fagg; Best Bloom in Show - Val Anderson; Runner-up Best Bloom - Lyn Powell; The David Green Photographic Trophy - Roger Clements. Summer Show: The Den Reynolds Fuchsia Cup - Alan Warrener; The Ros Williams Cup for Best Bloom - Frances Moskovits; Best Vegetable in Show Cup - Keith Dennett; The Ospringe Parish Council Cup, overall points - Frances Moskovits; The Roy Frier Challenge Trophy, vegetables - Roger Clements; Statuette for Flowers and Foliage - Frances Moskovits; Statuette for Fruit - Paula Hammond; Floral Art Vase - Roger Clements; Hanging Basket Cup - Clare Annand. Dahlia Show: The Colin Mitchell Dahlia Cup overall points - Val Anderson; Best Bloom in Show - Andrew Bruce. The next club meeting is the AGM on Monday February 11, 7.30pm which will be followed by a short quiz. Subscriptions, £5 are due at the AGM and the club booklet and show schedules will also be available on the night. The club website has been updated with the coming year’s programme of events and recent photographs of the Christmas Party so please have a look www. paintersforstalgardenersclub.org. uk. New members are always very welcome. Kent and Canterbury Hospital’s League of Friends Being in hospital over Christmas is not fun but volunteers have been busy ensuring patients who have to be there will have a little festive joy. Members of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital’s league of friends gathered at the hospital’s education centre on Monday December 10, where league trustee Enid Gould was on hand to instruct them how to pack nearly 700 bags of presents. The gifts will be presented to day hospital and in-patients in every ward, to renal patients attending the hospital for dialysis and to oncology patients having chemotherapy. Youngsters attending the Children’s Assessment entre during the run-up to Christmas Day will also receive gifts. Julie Gellatly, the league’s hospital Shops’ manager, who organised the event, said: “This year we have packed a total of 668 gift bags”.
Royal Artillery Association, Canterbury Branch Meets 2nd Wednesday each month, January-november, 1.30pm at St Stephens Community Club, Tenterden Drive, Canterbury CT2 7BN. Membership is open to all serving and ex-artillery personnel and their partners also personnel from attached units, there are joint social and military events. For further information contact Peter Hughes [email protected]hoo.com
St. Stephen’s Over 60s’ Club The Club will re-open with a games afternoon on Tuesday January 15, 2pm, in St. Stephen’s Church Hall, Hales Drive, Canterbury, normally on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. We are a small group off jovial seniors trying our best to keep the little grey cells working and warmly welcome like minded people to join us.