10.15am for 11am to 11.20am - Service and Official Opening of Garden of Remembrance. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend a Service and Coffee Morning organised by the Sheerness Branch of the Royal British Legion, to open and dedicate the Garden of Remembrance at Holy Trinity Church, Sheerness.
Contact: Steve Louch, Lt (SCC) RNR MIfL, Parade Marshall, Royal British Legion, Sheerness - 01795 877488 - mobile 0753 565 8610.
OOB Civic: Self-drive: 12 noon for 12.45pm - Annual Poppy Appeal Luncheon. The Mayor, accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend the Kent County Royal British Legion Annual Poppy Luncheon at the Royal School of Military Engineering, Officers Mess, at Brompton Barracks in Chatham. The event will be hosted by the President of the Kent County Royal British Legion, Councillor Leyland Ridings MBE, JP, and the Legion’s National Chairman, Mr John Crisford, will be in attendance.
Contact: Mr Richard Cast, Kent County Vice Chairman and County Training Officer, Royal British Legion - 01795 474179.
7.15pm for 7.30pm - Choral Society Autumn Concert. The Faversham Choral Society will hold their Autumn Concert at St Mary of Charity Parish Church in Faversham and the Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will attend. The programme will feature Rejoice in the Lamb (Benjamin Britten), Blest Pair of Sirens (Parry) and Five English Folk Songs (Vaughan Williams). The Society will also perform BirdSong, a series of songs written by Richard Sissons and Richard, formerly of Kit and the Widow Cabaret Duo, will be playing the piano on the night.
Contact: Malcolm Phelps, Secretary, Faversham Choral Society - 07968 227856.
6.05pm for 6.15pm to 8pm - Formal Opening of New Anglo-Saxon Discoveries. At the invitation of Sittingbourne Heritage Museum and CSI: Sittingbourne, the Mayor will cut a ribbon to formally open a new travelling exhibition of Anglo-Saxon discoveries which has arrived at the Forum Shopping Centre in Sittingbourne. The exhibition, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is about Reading University’s excavations at Lyminge and has been hosted at museums across Kent over the past year. It will remain at CSI: Sittingbourne for the next six months. After the formal opening the Mayor, accompanied by Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will view the exhibition before attending an evening Lecture at Trenchers in the Forum Shopping Centre. The Lecture is part of the Halloween ‘Hands on the Past’ activities organised for the half-term school holidays and will relate the “Adventures of a trainee conservator in an archaeological dig in Egypt”.
Contact: Dana Goodburn-Brown, CSI: Sittingbourne - 01795 429442.
7pm - Charity Fundraising Brewery Tour and Supper. The Mayor, and Mayoress Mrs Brenda Bobbin, will host a Charity Brewery Tour and Supper evening at the Shepherd Neame Brewery Visitor Centre, 11 Court Street in Faversham. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Mayor’s Charity Appeal for the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
Contact: The Mayor direct, Councillor George Bobbin - 01227 751388.