Day 6 – Thursday 21 July

Flights of Fancy – Readings in a Country Church – St Thomas, Harty by the Sheppey Writers Group start 2pm – FREE – DONATIONS TO CHURCH

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Readings in a country church now in its sixth year, regulars will know what to expect – newcomers are in for a treat. A fantastically atmospheric Saxon church – the perfect setting for stories and poems to make you think.

Exhibition: History of Flight on Sheppey – starts 10am until 3pm
Aviation Room, Eastchurch – DONATIONS

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The Aviation Centre tells the story of the early aviators at Shellbeach (Muswell Manor), at Eastchurch and at Leysdown.
– 1910 – The Aero Club of Great Britain
– 1914 – Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying Corps airfield
– 1918 – RAF Eastchurch and RAF Leysdown
– 1950 – HMPS Eastchurch then HMP Standford Hill

FREE entry, FREE car parking.

Cafe will be open on each day, except Sunday

Photographic Exhibition – Sir Stanley Hooker – open cafe times
Healthy Living Centre, Sheerness – FREE ENTRANCE


This exhibition reveals the outstanding achievements of one of Britain’s greatest aviation engineers, who few realise was born on Sheppey. It features the life and work of Sir Stanley Hooker, who made an incredibly significant contribution in developing the engines of our most iconic aircraft, from the Spitfire, through to the Vulcan and ultimately Concorde.

Flight on Sheppey – poems and art work – see Castle Connections website for opening times – Castle Connections, Queenborough – FREE EVENT

Linda Brinklow
This exhibition will feature places visited by members of the Aspirations group over the years;  like the Aviation Museum at Eastchurch, Muswell Manor (home of the first aircraft factory in Britain), the Eco Centre at Brambledown , Elmley Reserve, Barton’s Point, Halfway Cemetery and Queenborough. This is a quirky look at some of the best bits about Sheppey
The history behind the visits
– The Research- From local news- papers courtesy of Minster Gatehouse Museum  and the Eastchurch Aviation Museum (annex  to the  Blue Town Heritage Centre)

Tributes to
– The artist Julie Bradshaw
– The author David Hughes
– and historians Peter West and Rosemary and Martin Hawkins (Eastchurch Aviation Museum)

The glue that binds this exhibition together will be the poetry.

For more details please ring Linda on 01795 664718 or email

starts 2.30  TICKETS £22.50

Victorian Summer Seaside Show

THE CRITERION MUSIC HALL – VICTORIAN SUMMER SEASIDE SHOW Written, Produced, Directed by and Starring ‘Your Worthy Chairman’ seasoned funnyman Mr. PAUL HARRIS.
Paul is supported by various artists from his talented ensemble of professional entertainers in a VICTORIAN SUMMER SEASIDE SHOW. Expect Eastender-On-Sea Humour, Laughter, Songs, Sketches, Gags and Fun in this Victorian Seaside Summer Holiday themed, ‘The Good Olde Days’ style, Music Hall variety show.

Plus Musical Director Carol Anne Wells (GRSM)
Tickets include an Interval Cream Tea served at your seat!
Tues 19th, Wed 20th, Thurs 21st July – 2.30pm – £22.50 (Doors Open 30mins prior to performance) Box Office 01795 662981 69 HIGH STREET, BLUE TOWN, SHEERNESS, ME12 2AW