SATURDAY 14th JULY: CAMRA BEER TENT AT HAMBROOK MARSHES HAYMAKING FESTIVAL
Please see details at the end of this news sheet.
SATURDAY 4th AUGUST: STAGECOACH EXPLORER PUB CRAWL IN THE FOLKESTONE, HYTHE AND ELHAM VALLEY AREA
Two options with pubs and times are under consideration and will be reviewed at the June branch meeting. Full details to follow.
WEDNESDAY 8th to SUNDAY 12th AUGUST: CAMRA BRANCH BEER TENT (IN AID OF CHARITY) AT CANTERBURY CRICKET WEEK
Drink beer and watch cricket. Charities are: Age UK, Arthritis Research, and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
For further information or if you would like to volunteer to help her, please contact Gill Keay by telephone 01227 463478 or email: email@example.com
See www.camra-canterbury.org.uk for more details about fixtures etc.
MID WEEK IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER (PROVISIONAL): BAR BILLIARDS EVENING
We have issued a challenge to the Dover, Deal and Sandwich branch to a match in The Unicorn in Canterbury. Good bar billiard players are sought for this evening of high competitive entertainment. Information to follow.
SATURDAY IN NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER (PROVISIONAL AND DATE TO BE DECIDED): DAY TRIP TO EITHER BRUGES OR GHENT
A day trip to Belgium is being considered using the 16 seater luxury mini coach and dependent on travel times. For review at June branch meeting.
The updated list of all known local activities is below. Please keep me informed of any other local beer festivals and beer related activities and I will add them.
Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July: Berry Cider Festival at The Berry, Walmer
Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th July: Summer Beer Festival at The Frog & Orange at Shatterling
Saturday July 14th: CAMRA Beer Tent at Hambrook Marsh Haymaking Festival just outside Canterbury between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July: SIBA Beer Festival at Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club in the centre of Tonbridge; free entry and free souvenir glass for all card carrying CAMRA members. There are trains between Canterbury West and Tonbridge
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July: Sandwich Folk ‘n’ Ale Festival
Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st July: Kent Beer Festival 2012 at Merton Farm off Nackington Lane, Canterbury
Wednesday 25th July: Branch meeting at The Four Horseshoes, Borstal Hill, Whitstable
Saturday 4th August: Stagecoach Explorer day out in Folkestone, Sandgate, Hythe and the Elham Valley
Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th August: Cricket beer Tent at Canterbury (Kent v. Essex 8th to 11th & Kent v. Derbyshire 12th)
Wednesday 15th August: Branch meeting at The Parrot, 3 Church Lane, Canterbury
Friday 17th to Saturday 18th August: 2nd Astor Theatre Beer Festival, Stanhope Road, Deal
Saturday 25th to Monday 27th August: East Kent Railway Beer Festival at Eyethorne.
Saturday 1st/ Sunday 2nd September: Faversham International Hop Festival (and CAMRA Beer Stall).
Wednesday 19th September: Branch meeting at The Two Sawyer’s at Woolage Green
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September: Late Summer Beer Festival at The Haywain at Bramling.
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October: 4th Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival, River near Dover
Please get in touch if you require any further information on any of the above events. You can contact me by phone on 01227 711019 or by email: John.Hedington@btinternet.com
John Hedington Social Organiser
CAMRA Canterbury Herne Bay and Whitstable Branch
Details of branch events are also on our Facebook Page
We are also on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CAMRACanterbury
Haymaking Festival at Hambrook Marshes
Saturday 14th July will see the fourth Haymaking Festival at Hambrook Marshes, a peaceful wildlife meadow close to the heart of Canterbury. This year’s festival is bigger than ever and features a special celebrity guest appearance by Kaddy Lee-Preston, live music, beer tents, local foods, exhibitions, performances, shows and much much more. As always the festival will show-case a range of activities for all ages to watch or join in with including heavy horses cutting the hay, drama performances from Applause Outdoors and Accidental Collective, children’s activities, Raptor displays, learning survival skills, trying first aid skills, scything & woodcrafts, art groups, workshops and plenty more. Stalls include CAMRA real ale, cider and wine, tea and coffee tents, Godmersham game bbq and a variety of local Kent food stalls. No need for tickets! The Haymaking Festival is a FREE day out for the whole family! Any proceeds will help pay for Kent Enterprise Trust to support people into training and employment that are unemployed or have learning difficulties, and to help keep Hambrook Marshes the fantastic public amenity and wildlife site that it has become over the last 3 years. Free parking at Wincheap park