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 We're still in the process of booking this year's events, but to give you an idea of what went on at last year's Turn The Tide please scroll down


Saturday 21st October 2017

Dymchurch Village Hall

9.00 Tai Chi – the perfect start to your day, this ancient technique helps maintain health and improves fitness. 

Join the Phoenix Feather School for your morning workout!

10.00 – 11.30 Living History Workshops – Have you turned a quern or woven wool recently? 

A variety of interesting hands-on activities will be provided, bring the family…..

12.00 Romney Marsh Morris – probably the UK’s newest Morris side, dancing in the Cotswold style. Come and support this traditional crowd pleaser.

13.00 Anaconda Belly dance – this award winning troupe boast a “unique brand of classical and theatrical belly dance” 

and will have you wobbling wonderfully!

15.00 4 X 4 Bhangra - a spectacle not to be missed. These are one of the most established bhangra dance groups in Europe and have performed in North America, Middle East, Europe and across the UK. If you have never seen a Bhangra performance this should go straight into your diary.


Peter Sloper Room - Dychurch Village Hall

09.00 – 17.00 Fake News Art Display – artists young and older, have entered their interpretations on ‘Fake News’.

 Come and vote!


Dymchurch Methodist Chapel Hall

15.00 – 18.00 University of Life

Talks, Workshops & Demonstrations - please be aware that all times are flexible and may be changed at short notice!

3pm:  Fiona Godfrey - Caring All Together On Romney Marsh   - 'Loneliness & CARM's services'   CARM 

3.50pm Dawn Champion - English Heritage   'Mortella & Martello: a tale of two towers'

4.20pm Kerry Barnes - Dymchurch's very own  best-selling author https://www.authorkerrybarnes.co.uk/

 5.00pm:  Clark Watling, Dyslexic 3D Genius - stories about an incredible journey...

5.30pm:  Phillipa Dutton - a workshop with an interesting take on floristry -  'Crepe's not Crap'

David Jones - poetic moments to inspire... times to be confirmed


Refreshments will be provided by volunteers from CARM - please bring your spare change, eat cake and support them!

Times tbc. - check chalkboards/facebook for updates


Dymchurch Fun Fair

During opening times – Willet’s Amazing Portable Camera Obscura is a handmade traditional wonder.


St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Dymchurch

16.00 Magpie Story teller – ever popular at events up and down the country, this accomplished 

spinner of incredible yarns will take young and old to places you’ve never been.

17.00 Michael J. Parker – Poet, performer, Host of Brighton’s Hammer and Tongue Poetry Slam, spearhead of the poets attack at the iconic Poets v MCs battles, leader of performance projects for young and old, energetic stage performer and inspired campfire storyteller.


Around the village, in the shops & cafes....

Poet For Hire – look out for Tim Siddall and his typewriter. He has delighted crowds from Hay on Wye to the 

Southbank with personalised poems, now he’ll do it for you.

Magpie Storyteller – be prepared to have your imagination captured.




Sylvia & Terry, Fine Kentish Chocolates

Cake Decorating Competition 10 - 5pm.

One contest for adults and one for children.

£50 shop voucher as a prize for each.

Free to enter , cupcakes and all decorations provided . Just turn up and take part.


City of London 

21.00 Kate Tym – a poet who cares, is in tune with us all and will make you laugh.

22.00 The Funkateers – ever popular local DJ spinning an eclectic mix of funk soul vibes. 


The Ocean Inn

20.00 Sir St.John-Scarpia

Punk, Poet and Next Leader of the Conservative Party


22.30 Buffo’s Wake

They've toured America, appeared regularly at Glastonbury, and now Buffo’s Wake come to Dymchurch! 

Armed with accordions, violins and a bucket full of gusto this bands will waltz, tango, mosh and kolo their way through various influences from 

Eastern European, Balkan and Russian folk, to punk rock and cabaret – and they dare you to stand still!


Martello Tower Number 24

The only Martello Tower to be restored to its original state, this unusual piece of our history will be 

open from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd.

Courtesy of Friends of Martello 24

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Dymchurch Village Hall

09.00 Pilates

10.00 – 12.00 Andrew Ashton – workshop led by local sculptor and potter.

12.00 – 14.00 African Drumming – come and join these drop in sessions to learn the rhythms of the djembe and 

find your inner percussionist. Families welcome!

14.00 – 16.00 Archery – yes, indoors! Come and learn this ancient skill from two true masters of the recurve and long bow


Dymchurch Village Hall - Peter Sloper Room

9.00 – 17.00 Fake News Art Display – artists young and older, skilled and developing, have entered their interpretations on ‘Fake News’. 

Come along, view the exhibits & vote for your favourites.


14.00  Visitors to the exhibition will have voted for their favourites and the votes will be counted at 2pm.  

Winners will be announced and the results will be on display.


Dymchurch Fun Fair

During opening times – Willet’s Amazing Portable Camera Obscura is a handmade traditional wonder.


St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, Dymchurch

14.30 Porch Swing Blues 

Dave Ferra “excellent delta bluesman” (Blues in Britain) and Chris Berry “old style finger pickin’ guitar with awesome vocals thrown in” 

(Times Picayunne, New Orleans) will produce sensational good time music from New Orleans and beyond.


16.30 

 Storme Watson

Mystical, Earthsong, beautiful...


19.00 London Bulgarian Choir

 - BBC Radio 3 Open Choir of the Year for 2006-7, this extraordinary choir will take you on a journey around Bulgaria, exploring the landscapes 

of the voice and creative traditions. They invite you to join them in finding that ancient resonance in the depth of the human heart.

Traditional Bulgarian snacks will be served before this event to get everyone in the mood... 

handmade by local Bulgarian/Dymchurchian girl, Bilyana.  Thank you xx


Around the village, in the shops & cafes....

Michael J Parker - performance poet extraordinaire..

Magpie Storyteller – be prepared to have your imagination captured.

Manor Manouche - Gypsy Jazz Trio

Vince The Busker

more acts tbc...