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Benenden celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in June 2012

Details of events will be shown here as they become available

Information also available on Facebook Benendens Queen's Jubilee 2012

June

1st to 4th

Flower festival in the parish church

Opening Friday 1st June at 1pm

Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 9am 6pm

Entry by donation. Light refreshments available


June

1st to 4th

Jubilee Pub Walk & Treasure Hunts

Organised by Benenden Amenity and Countryside Society (BACS)

Throughout the weekend you can pick up walk notes and maps for BACS Jubilee Pub Walk and entry forms for BACS Jubilee Treasure Hunts from the Village Shop, The Bull, The Woodcock, The William and the BACS stall at the Village Exhibition.

The Pub Walk, planned by Philip Message, will be a circular walk taking in all three of the village's pubs where you can stop for lunch, coffee or a drink.

There will be also be Treasure Hunts: a Car Treasure Hunt for adults encompassing the whole parish, and one for children centred on the Village, both starting in the Village Hall car park. There will be a prize in each category for the most correct answers & best tie breaker


June

Friday

1st

Party on the Green

Friday 1st June, after school on the Green

Benenden Primary School School children, parents and guests

 


June

Friday

1st

Benenden Jazz play Popular Standards & ‘Smokin Mojos’ Play The Blues

Iden Green Pavilion - Friday 1st June, 8-11pm (gates from 7pm)

Entry £5 on the night

Bar. Bring your own picnic and blanket

In case of bad weather this will be held in Benenden Village Hall


June

Saturday

2nd

Kwik Kricket Competition

Saturday 2nd June, 1pm on the village green

Enter a family team of two; it will be great fun & provide lifelong 'bragging rights' to the winners!

For boys & girls from 7 to 70 - previous experience not essential! All matches will be played with Kwik Cricket equipment (i.e. soft ball) & are expected to last no more than two hours, with plenty of opportunities for breaks between innings. Each team will bat for the same amount of time (you just incur run penalties if you're out!) & everyone gets the opportunity to bowl.

This event will be run by Benenden Cricket Club with a number of supporting 'side shows' to challenge your cricket skills (throwing, bowling etc) running alongside. Changing facilities & refreshments available in the Memorial Hall.

Complete your entry form today (to avoid disappointment) and come along for a great family fun day on the Village Green!

Call Barry, 07966 531182 or email bb@vmi.tv or see www.benendencc.play-cricket.com


June

2nd and 3rd

Village Exhibition / Primary School Art Exhibition

Open Saturday 2-4.30pm and Sunday 12 – 4pm in the Village Hall

The village exhibition is a chance to meet some of the groups that are active in the village, see what they do and join if you wish.

Includes information about village history and some memorabilia.

Benenden Amenity and Conservation Society • Benenden Bell Ringers • Benenden Bowls Club • Benenden Cricket Club •Benenden Hospital, past & present • Benenden Parish Council • Benenden Players • Benenden Scouts • Benenden Women’s Club • Cinque Port Morris Men • Iden Green and Benenden Women’s Institute • St George's Choir • St George's Church Coffee Shop

If you are not listed but would like to be involved please contact Peter Ellis 240540


June

Saturday

2nd

Bowls League Match

Saturday 2nd June, 3pm behind the village hall


June

Saturday

2nd

Kings and Queens Open Air Picnic Concert

Saturday 2nd June 7-11pm (gates from 4.30) at Benenden Hospital

With the UK’s top tribute acts: Elvis - The King of Rock • Michael Jackson – The King of Pop • The Bohemians - Queen Tribute • Rod Stewart and Tina Turner - The Queen of Soul

Red White and Blue Firework display at 11pm Huge screen showing historical archive footage

Children Under 3 are Free!

Early Bird: Adult: £25.00 Child: £15.00 (under 11)

Gate Price: Adult: £28.00 Child: £18.00 (under 11)

Booking: 01580 242545 benendenhospital.org.uk


June

Sunday

3rd

Diamond Jubilee Church Service

Sunday 3rd June, 11am in St George's Church

Join us for this family oriented service to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen

Be sure of a warm welcome at St George’s and on to the Village Hall for the planting of the Jubilee Tree and unveiling of the commemorative plaque at midday


June

Sunday

3rd

Plaque unveiling & tree planting

Sunday 3rd June, 12pm

In the village hall

 


June

Sunday

3rd

Try out bowling ....

Sunday 3rd June, 12pm - 4pm, behind the village hall

Benenden Bowls Club will be open for a taster session

 


June

Sunday

3rd

League Cricket

Sunday 3rd June, 2.30pm

On the village green

 


June

Sunday

3rd

Folk Music and music quiz

Sunday 3rd June, 4.30pm onwards

The Bull

See www.thebullatbenenden.co.uk for details


June

Sunday

3rd

Choral evensong

Sunday 3rd June, 5pm

St George's Church

See www.benendenchurch.org for details


June

Monday

4th

Jubilee Peel of Bells

Monday June 4th, 11am

St George's Church

 


June

Monday

4th

Jubilee Lunch and Dinner

Monday June 4th, 12pm - 9pm

The Bull Inn will be offering a special Jubilee inspired lunch and dinner menu

Join us for a Pre-Royal Variety Show Dinner or enjoy a Jubilee Platter whilst celebrating the lighting of the Beacon

See www.thebullatbenenden.co.uk for details


June

Monday

4th

Benenden’s own ‘Royal Variety Show’ ***SOLD OUT***

Monday June 4th, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Jubilee Variety ShowThis is fun and light-hearted event being organised by the Benenden Players for the Jubilee Committee.

We are looking for a variety of acts: songs, comedy, music, dancing etc to showcase Benenden’s talent. The Benenden Players’ creative team will help with music, costumes, props and ideas if you like. We will also give you time to rehearse over 3 May Sunday afternoons in the Village Hall

Please call or email Ruth Clark, Benenden Players, to get involved on: 07767 261883 ruth@splashpr.co.uk.

Tickets £3. Bar ***SOLD OUT***

Book through the Village Shop or online via www.benendenplayers.co.uk 07767 261883


June

Monday

4th

Hog Roast

Monday June 4th, 7pm

At the King William

Come along & enjoy the Hog Roast before joining the celebrations around the lighting of the beacon and be entertained by the Cinque Port Morris Men

www.kingwilliamivbenenden.co.uk


June

Monday

4th

Cinque Port Morris Men

Monday June 4th, evening

At the village pubs

www.cinqueportmorrismen.org


June

Monday

4th

Lighting of the beacon

Monday 4th June, 10.15pm on the ridge field ('Tom Scott's Field') at the site of the proposed new school


View Benenden Jubilee Celebrations 2012 in a larger map

A network of over 4000 beacons will be lit by communities and others throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, along with the Commonwealth and UK Overseas Territories to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Join us in lighting Benenden’s Jubilee Beacon. This will mark the climax of Benenden’s jubilee celebrations.

 


June

Tuesday

5th

Jubilee Lunch and Dinner

Tuesday June 5th, lunch 12pm - 3pm, dinner 6.30pm - 9pm

The Bull Inn will be offering a special Jubilee inspired lunch and dinner menu

See www.thebullatbenenden.co.uk for details


 

Copyright Tim Dwyer 2012 - timdwyer@benenden.org.uk