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Think Talk Act: Pilgrims Communication Ambassador Project

Posted on behalf of Lucy Woodward

Are you interested in volunteering in the community, in a role that can support your personal development whilst also using your existing skills for a good cause? 

Pilgrims Hospices have just launched Think Talk Act, an innovative new scheme to make a difference to the experience of people in east Kent as they enter into their final phase of life.  We want to empower them with information and insight to enable them to participate in planning their own care. We want people to feel safe and in control in their final year.

Pilgrims Communication Ambassadors play a pivotal role in this scheme, by supporting individuals to express their wishes to their families and friends, and health care professionals.  Ambassadors will engage with families out in the community across east Kent, hosting group information sessions to signpost what resources are available and how they can be accessed.

Come along to this FREE event to find out more about how to get involved. 

Full training and support will be provided to volunteers. 

06 Feb 2019 at 6:00pm
until 06 Feb 2019 at 7:30pm
Canterbury Christ Church University
Augustine House (AH1.21)

EU citizens' rights & Brexit: info session with immigration lawyer

Posted on behalf of EU embassies in the UK - European Commission Representation UK

The EU embassies in London and the Representation of the European Commission invite EU citizens to an information session on EU citizens' rights and Brexit.

The info session is for EU citizens living in the UK and will take place at the Clagett Auditorium of Canterbury Cathedral Lodge (Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2EH) on Thursday, 31 January 2019 at 18.00-20.00.

We will provide up-to-date legal information about the citizens' rights part of the draft Withdrawal Agreement and will answer questions asked most frequently by EU nationals. The event will consist of a short presentation followed by an interactive Q&A session delivered by an independent immigration lawyer.

The initiative comes as EU citizens living, working and studying in the United Kingdom are looking for answers to their questions about how Brexit will impact their rights in the UK.


18:00   Arrivals

18.15   Opening remarks (European Commission)

18:30   Presentation (Seraphus Solicitors)

19:00   Q&A

20:00   End of event

31 Jan 2019 at 6:00pm
until 31 Jan 2019 at 8:00pm

Tired of being tired?

Posted on behalf of Helen Fitzwater

Tired of being tired all day?

Fed up with the dips and the ups?

Exhausted despite the coffee and the chocolate?

Ashamed that you screamed at the kids, you know it's not their fault?

You might be missing essential nutrients, crucial to optimal health.

Interested in knowing why?

Want to find out how to address fatigue?

How to return to life, love and laughter?

Come along and meet a bunch of people who have and who want to help you.

22 Jan 2019 at 7:15pm
until 22 Jan 2019 at 9:00pm
The Manor Barn
Cockering Road, Thannington,

Lucia Zedner - Conditional citizenship and civil order in the modern city

Posted on behalf of Kent Law School

Prof. Lucia Zedner (Oxford University) - Conditional Citizenship and Civil Order in the Modern City

Chaired by Prof. Dermot Walsh (KLS)

Abstract: to follow

Biography: Lucia Zedner is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, Professor of Criminal Justice in the Faculty of Law, and member of the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford. From 1994 to 2016 she was a Law Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. She was formerly a doctoral student and then Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College Oxford (1984-89) and a lecturer at the London School of Economics (1989-94). She returned to Oxford in 1994, becoming a Reader in 1999 and Professor in 2005. She was elected as a Fellow of The British Academy in 2012 and as an Overseas Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2015.

She has served on the editorial boards of many journals: currently these include the Criminal Law Forum, Criminal Law Review, Punishment and Society, International Journal of Criminal Law Education, and the Oxford Comparative Law Forum. She has been a member of the editorial board of the Oxford University Press monograph series Clarendon Series in Criminology since 1994 and served as General Editor of the series from 2010-12. She has also served on the Research College of the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC - 2005-08); the Advisory Panel of The Leverhulme Trust (2013- 2016); The British Academy Projects Committee (2013- 2015) and Law Section Committee (2014-2017).  She has held visiting fellowships at universities in Germany, Israel, America, and Australia. Since 2007 she has also held the position of Conjoint Professor in the Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales, Sydney where she is a regular visitor. From 2014-2019, she is a member of the Fachbeirat (Advisory Board) of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg.

06 Mar 2019 at 1:00pm
until 06 Mar 2019 at 2:30pm

Spoonie Sessions | February | Bath Bombs and Flare Up Management

Posted on behalf of Vicki Oliver

Welcome to the Spoonie Sessions. I'm Vicki, a Spoonie, who loves to craft and meet people hence the fact I set up these sessions. I have learnt to thrive with a chronic illness through determination, slow loving and creativity and want to share some of this with other spoonies in my local area. I believe strongly that sharing our stories is a powerful way of improving our lives and bringing more visibility to our often invisible conditions.

In these session we will be chatting over a cup of tea and coffee to identify problems we may be facing or asking each other for advice on common tasks such as applying for benefits, how to battle fatigue and explaining our illness to others.

In addition to this I am also offering a gentle and rewarding craft. I have found that whilst my hands are busy it's easier to talk and share with others. I also love the feeling of accomplishment that happens when we make something for ourselves no matter how tired or worn down we are feeling.

The sessions take place on the last Wednesday of every month at Lily's Bisro, 15 Palace St, Canterbury CT1 2DZ

This session is open to anyone who considers themselves a spoonie (Chronic illness, mental health, disability etc). Places are available and I ask for recommended donation of between £5 to £10 to cover materials etc. These places are limited to 8 per event and subsidised by my main workshops (if you would like to book one of these workshops head over to). I will ask confidentially why you consider yourself a Spoonie and what needs you may have to make the workshop more accessible I am myself a Spoonie with limited mobility (Behcets Syndrome, Ehlers Danlos and Bipolar) and currently not able to provide one to one support of the role of a carer.

FEBRUARY Our first meet up in which we'll get to meet each other! We will be talking flare ups and will create ideas for building a 'flare up survival kit' at home. To start your kit off we will making our own bath bombs to help soothe away aches and pains in a luxurious bath. We will learn which essential oils work for us and why natural oils are better than manufactured scents.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Workshops are for people over the age of 16 

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a limited number of parking bays on Palace Street with double yellow lines and you can park here with a blue badge for up to three hours. There is also a disabled carpark on Orange Street with 24 hour parking but it is a 2 minute walk away. Sainsburys carpark has limited free parking and Northgate Carpark provides pay and display.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact me through the facebook page or by email 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

All tickets are transferable to a future event with 24 hours notice. 

27 Feb 2019 at 6:30pm
until 27 Feb 2019 at 8:30pm
Lily's Bistro
15 Palace Street

Equipping Women in Ministry

Posted on behalf of Laura Moncaster

This conference will include teaching from Kate Coleman.

(Rev Dr Kate Coleman is founding director of Next Leadership.  She has over 30 years of leadership experience in the church, charity and voluntary sectors and is a mentor and coach to leaders. Kate recently completed a term as Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council (2012-2014), is a former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (2006-2007), and a Baptist Minister. A popular speaker and lecturer, Kate has gained a reputation as a visionary and an inspiration to many. She is a strategic advisor who mentors, coaches and supports leaders and organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Recognised as one of the 20 most influential black Christian women leaders in the UK)

There will also been time for worship, discussion, questions and reflection. A buffet lunch is included.

02 Mar 2019 at 10:00am
until 02 Mar 2019 at 4:30pm
Canterbury Baptist Church
Saint George's Place

Tides Of Ire

Posted on behalf of M.U.T.O

Join M.U.T.O for an intense slice of rock and metal pie, and while you’re at it, raise some much needed dollar for Meningitis Research Foundation. Nice.

£3 Entry

Also playing

01 Feb 2019 at 7:30pm
until 01 Feb 2019 at 11:30pm
Dover Road

M.U.T.O @ Vinylstore Jr

Posted on behalf of M.U.T.O

Join the magnificent, marvelous, mighty M.U.T.O at the vibrant, vital, virtuous Vinylstore Jr for this intimate record shop gig. No fee, just quirky disco-funk-rock from an upcoming beast of the Kent live scene.

26 Jan 2019 at 5:00pm
until 26 Jan 2019 at 6:00pm
Vinylstore Jr
20 Castle Street

Supper Club - Pay As You Feel

Posted on behalf of Lilys Social Kitchen CIC

Our Monthy Pay As You  Feel Supper clubs are launching for 2019 and are on the last Saturday of every month. 

These will be a five course taster menu based on food donations,  purchased food surplus from Fareshare Kent and topped up with local producers. 

These evenings allow us to spread our culinary wings will provide our trainees with valuable cooking, front of house and service experience. 

You get to decide how much you feel the meal is worth, a blank envelope will be provided on the table in which you put your payment at the end of the evening.  

Drinks are provided at our bar and payment for these is taken seperately 

A £5 deposit is required when booking and this will be taken off your drinks bill 

We hope you will join us at our unique and fun event, all providing great experience to our project 

Book Now for the date of your choice :) 

23 Feb 2019 at 7:00pm
until 23 Feb 2019 at 10:00pm
Lily's Bistro
15 Palace Street

OUT Dreamland LGBTQ+ Film night

Posted on behalf of Joshua Turner
An LGBTQ+ Movie night and discussion. Looking at experiences of being in the LGBTQ+ community working towards a film for Margate Pride 2019
16 Jan 2019 at 5:00pm
until 16 Jan 2019 at 7:00pm
Canterbury College Common Room
New Dover Road