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Chislehurst Food and Drink Festival 2019

Friday 28 June – 12:00 /7:00pm, Saturday 29 June – 10:00am/8:00pm, Sunday 30 June 11:00am/6:00pm at Chislehurst Recreation Ground, Empress Drive, Chislehurst BR7 5DF

New for 2019 the Chislehurst Food & Drink Festival delivers a strong line up of live music alongside a great selection of local, national and international stalls.
The event will feature delicious street food, bars of distinction and an alfresco dining area. The quality of the shopping experience is complimented by a range of entertainments for the whole family.

125 Anniversary of Tower Bridge – Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June

Tower Bridge was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by the Prince and Princess of Wales (the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra). On 30 June 2019, Tower Bridge marks its 125th anniversary with celebrations taking place inside and outside of the Bridge throughout the entire weekend. To mark the occasion, entry to Tower Bridge will be specially priced at £1.25 on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June for all. Visitors will also receive a one-off specially designed souvenir bookmark to keep, which gives the holder £5 off when purchasing the official Tower Bridge book in the Gift Shop. Please note, tickets cannot be booked in advance so make sure you arrive early. Costumed performers will populate the Bridge during the anniversary weekend, re-enacting scenes which (might have) happened during the construction and in the run-up to the Bridge’s opening. Victors will meet historic figures including the Bridge’s first (and only) Indian engineer, the divers who dug the foundations beneath the Thames and the Bridge’s first female employees. Discover a new photographic exhibition in Tower Bridge’s high-level Walkways showcasing rare archival images and new photography taken from the official 125th anniversary book, illustrating this best-loved landmark.

Armed Forces Day – Saturday 29 June

It’s Armed Forces Day, which means events are going on all over the country to show support for our Armed Forces. London happenings include performances by the Band of the Royal Yeomanry at National Army Museum and an event in Woolwich town centre. Use the website to find an event near you.

Mudchure Agricultural Show – Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June

Livestock shows, baking competitions, rural craft demonstrations, a Shetland pony photo booth, local art and craft stalls, and plenty of food and drink are all part of the Mudchute Agricultural Show — all in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers. Mudchute City Farm, free entry, just turn up.

London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Royal Docks – Sunday 30 June – 8:30am to 6:00pm

Dozens of traditional dragon boats go head to head at the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Entries to race this year have closed, but you can still go along and watch, and enjoy entertainment including food stalls, live bands, a raffle and a carnival. Royal Docks – free to watch, just turn up.

Soho Village Fete – Sunday 30 June – 12 noon to 6:00pm

See 40 waiters race around the streets balancing a bottle of champagne, a glass and an ashtray on their trays. It’s the legendary Soho waiter’s race, which is part of Soho village fete along with snail racing, and a spaghetti eating competition. St Anne’s Gardens (Wardour Street) – free.

Arena Group 2019 Photographic Exhibition – Tuesday 2 to Sunday 14 July – 09.30 to 17.30 at Denbies Art Gallery, Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA – free.

The highly regarded group Arena Photographers from the South aims to promote the highest standards in photography and to encourage printmaking. Exhibiting together is a key part of the philosophy of the group and this exhibition comprises a selection of diverse portfolios from ten of its members.

Kent County Show – Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July – 8:00am to 6:00pm – Detling

The Kent County Show is the region’s showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life. The three day show brings together the very best of Kent with animals, food, fun and excitement giving a true feel of what ’The Garden of England’ has to offer. Experience the Flower Show, Food Tent, Creative Crafts Show, Canine area, show jumping, vintage vehicles and hundreds of cattle, sheep and goats.

Cameraworld Camera Show – Friday 12 July at Brands Hatch

Will Harold (will@cameraworld.co.uk) has contacted us from Cameraworld in Stevenage regarding a fun day out for our club members. On Friday the 12th July, they are holding Kent’s biggest camera show at Brands Hatch. On the day, there will be photo walks, amazing show offers and expert advice from representatives of brand such as Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fujifilm. Enter the code “CWLCLUB” that you can enter at the checkout to claim a free ticket which can be ordered here: http://bit.ly/2WA1l6N  

Food and Craft Fair – Sunday 14 July 10:00 – 17:00 – Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY.

The event will have some interactive workshops like brownie and cup cake decorations. There will be nutritionalist and practitioners giving advice and tips about food, and there will be local growers and producers available to offer healthy food choices. There will also be an array of exciting street food providers and premium alcohol distillers.

Safari Holiday

“My partner and I (Tim Miller <tmiller1913@hotmail.com) are local photography enthusiasts, looking for like minded people to join us on a photography orientated safari. We are looking for 4 individuals to make up a party of six. From experience this would be the ideal number, giving good access and space in the vehicle and allowing us as a group to decide how much time we spend in a particular area. This is an open top vehicle and we will have our own personal guide and tracker. We are proposing a 7 night South African Safari with two daily game drives, morning and evening. Each game drive is approximately 3 hours. (0600-0900 and 1600-1900). We will be staying in a privately owned game reserve close to Kruger National Park. The reserve has extensive game animals, Elephants, Lions etc giving good photo opportunities. Full board in luxury accommodation, including local wines, beers, and spirits, etc. Drinks and snacks provided whilst on game drives. Also included is a full day in Kruger National Park, breakfast and lunch included (early morning start) arriving back in time for evening meal. We would like to travel in September / October 2019 subject to availability. We would welcome any enquires and would be happy to visit your camera club to discuss further.”