100 Miles for 100 Years – Upcoming Events
Come along to our free-to-attend public sharing showcases and training workshops being held around Kent in September and October.
Public Sharing Showcases
Tonbridge: September 22, 2016, Tonbridge Library, 15.00-18.00
Maidstone: September 23, 2016, Capel Morris Centre, 10.00 – 12.30.
Sevenoaks: September 23, 2016, Sevenoaks Library, 14.45-17.15
Canterbury: September 27, 2016, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, 13.30-16.00
Ashford: September 28, 2016, County Square Shopping Centre, 10.30-13.30
Dover: November 12, 2016, Dover Library, 10.00-14.00
Margate: November 19, 2016, The Ballroom, 10.30-15.00
It’s a great chance to attend our free interactive training workshops if you would like to develop skills around heritage research, walk planning, event planning, practical training in the use of Google Maps, digital images and other general areas. Please book, as places are limited.
Southborough and High Brooms: October 21, 2016, TN2 Community Centre, 10.00-13.00
Tonbridge: October 27, 2016, Tonbridge Library, 14.30-17.30
Sevenoaks: October 28, 2016, Otford Library, 9.15 – 12.00
Maidstone: October 28, 2016, Capel Morris Centre, 14.30 – 17.30
Canterbury: October 31, 2016, Westgate Hall, 9.30-12.30
Ashford: November 3, 2016, Ashford Volunteer Centre, 10.00-13.00
Dover: November 30, 2016, Dover Town Council Chamber, Maison Dieu House, 10.00-13.00
In addition, you have a wonderful opportunity to attend a free information event in Canterbury with Professor Chris Kempshall who will be giving an in-depth presentation on heritage research. Booking is necessary.
Canterbury Information Event: November 9, 2016, Westgate Hall, 16.30 – 18.30
Kent in WW1 commissioned this short film from award-winning director Nichola Bruce, to illustrate the world of hidden stories and connections that mark Kent and its people out as particularly important in the impact and legacy of the First World War.
Nichola Bruce, with long-term collaborator Sam Sharples, bring a taste of the stories from Coastal Kent in the First World War alive. Working closely with the Screen South Kent in WW1 research team, led by Darrienne Price, the film is supported by local people and their families who have allowed us to reflect on some very personal stories echoing down the century.
Local heritage groups and organisations have been very generous in opening up their archive and giving us their time to discuss the unique contribution played by Kent communities. We are also grateful to the Imperial War Museum for their support on archive moving image research and inclusion.
The film evokes an impression of the war years in Coastal Kent and aims to set the viewer on a journey of exploration into the multi-faceted contribution made by Kent at that time and its ripple effect on future generations.
Kent in WW1 Trails
Discover the WW1 heritage of Kent towns with our WW1 pathway trails. Explore coastal Kent, and discover the stories of Kent in WW1 in the locations where they actually took place. Click here to see our Trails.