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2B Heard Voice School Tuesday 7.00pm to 8.30 pm


This session runs weekly on a Tuesday evening and is open for anyone who wants to explore singing, improve their vocal ability, sing with others, learn technique and dynamics of singing, exploring songs and music from a variety of styles.
Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced singer, come along and try a session and see if it is for you. Warming up the voice and breathing exercises and scales will be covered in each ongoing session.

Make progress and gain confidence in your vocal ability. Learn new styles and sing songs from any genre. Have the opportunity to perform in front of the group and try out a song you are working on. There are no limits! Come and sing!!

£7.50 per session Venue: St Andrews Art Centre 19 Royal Pier Road. Kent. DA12 2BD.
For more information and to book a place contact Gary on 07981457667 or email:gstc66@msn.com
Facebook:@Gary2BH

Jack Messam’s “Marine Art Exhibition”


Jack Messam’s “Marine Art Exhibition” on the 21st. July, 2018 at St. Andrew Art Centre, devoted entirely to maritime art with emphasis on Thames Barges.

The Marlowe Singers


The Marlowe Singers – Singing is good for you so why not join a choir!!
We meet on Thursday evenings during term times from 7.45 to 9:45pm at St Andrews Arts Centre in Gravesend.
The Marlowe Singers were founded over 30 years ago by Peter Marlowe, a Gravesend based singer. Originally a mixed voice choir, we are now an all female choir of seventeen singers but we are always on the look out for new members. We sing a wide range of music including sacred, folk songs, popular songs and more classical pieces. The choir gives regular concerts mainly for charity and have also been invited to perform at private events.
We are currently planning an Easter Concert in March and our Summer concert in early July.
For more information or to book the choir, please contact chair Catherine Gurney (catherine@gurneyweb.com or 07900 892551) or Jenny Weston, Choir Secretary, 01474 822 440,
You can follow us on Facebook at The Marlowe Singers, Gravesend, Kent or Twitter at twitter.com/marlowesingers or www.themarlowesingers.co.uk

335 Riverside Guitar Club


At The 335 Riverside Guitar Club (in association with Gravesham Arts)
We welcome ALL who are keen to play guitar. If you are an improver/intermediate or a returning guitar player, then our club is for you.
We will help you develop in a relaxed supportive environment. Our club can also support those who may wish to pursue guitar music grades.
The mission of the club is to encourage players of varying ability to learn, develop and build confidence in a group scenario with the objective, for those
who wish, of working towards performances (e.g. friends & family and events like the recent Gravesham Arts’ festival “Something For The Weekend”).
Both tutored and ‘jam style’ sessions are held at St Andrew’s Arts Centre, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2BE on a regular set of Saturday
mornings throughout the year.
Find us and make contact via FaceBook = The 335 Riverside Guitar Club.
Or contact Mark at markjohnson186@hotmail.com

Gravesend Borough Band


Gravesend Borough Band are a concert band composed of around 30 friendly amateur players, with a wide range of ages. The band has existed for over 135 years, and we feel proud to have this history behind us. We also have a training band, primarily aimed at encouraging young musicians to become more proficient, and to continue to become members of the full band as their experience grows.
During a year we play concerts and at events both locally, and on bandstands in and around Kent. We vary our programme from one concert to the next and our repertoire includes selections and themes from shows and films, popular light music, and marches. Our future engagements include:
26/01/2018 Gravesend’s annual memorial service for General Charles Gordon C.B.
17/06/2018 Henry Wellcome Bandstand, Central Park, Dartford.
25/06/2018 Armed Forces’ Day Flag-Raising, Gravesend
26/08/2018 Folkestone Leas Bandstand
02/09/2018 Broadstairs Bandstand
11/11/2018 Gravesend Remembrance Service
We also play several concerts at St George’s Church throughout the year.
The Band and Training Band rehearse each Thursday evening at St. George’s Church Hall in Gravesend. New musicians are always welcome. Anyone who is interested in joining the band, or who wants to book us for a concert can contact us by emailing GravesendBand@Hotmail.Com or visiting our web site www.GravesendBand.co.uk .

Gravesend Art Group

The Gravesend Art Group has been in existence for around 50 years and is comprised entirely of amateurs who together enjoy the practice of painting and drawing and the visual arts generally. We meet weekly on a Friday evening in a hall in Clarence Place. The group runs an annual summer exhibition which will be held from Saturday 25 August to Sunday 2 September in 2018 at the St Andrew’s Centre. The group participates in other exhibitions from time to time and has demonstrations, social events and outings. For further information and an application form please visit our website www.gravesendartgroup.co.uk or email lowehouse@blueyonder.co.uk