Events programme

JUNE
3rd 60s Nite
The Badger
Dig out your very best 60s retro clothing (or get them washed if you are still wearing them) for a fun night with a DJ and food.
Time: 8pm  Price: £10  More information: The Badger
4th Rude Mechanical Theatre
An outdoor show in the Primary School grounds
“The Commercial Traveller” – come back with us to 1924 to see this funny, romantic and moving tale of love. From 6pm the grounds are open to picnickers.
Time: 7.30pm  More information: therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk or 01323 501260  Price: Adults £16, Children £9, Family £40
21st New Ash Green Walk – Health Group
Outside the library
Feeling in need of some reinvigoration? Join the Woodlands Group on one hour evening walk around the Village using local foot paths and rights of way and avoiding styles!
This is a special walk to supplement the usual weekly Wednesday walks that leave from the library at 10.30am. Please register in advance at the library.
Time: 7pm  Price: Free  More information: New Ash Green Library
24th Ash Fete
25th The Enchanted Orchard
The Orchard
The NAG Woodlands Group are hosting an afternoon of family activities. Face painting, storytelling, fairy trails music and arts & crafts. Bring a packed lunch and something to drink.
Time: 1pm  Price: Free  More information: 01474 879897 or medwayvalley@kent.gov.uk
JULY
1st Village Day
Everyone’s favourite Fete. This year even more spectacular.
7th Wine Club Event
VA Meeting Room
“Value for money”
A tasting of a wide selection of less expensive wines matched with their more expensive counterparts to see if you really do get value for money.
Time 8pm  Price: £10 (incl snacks)  More information: f.carter2@btinternet.comTickets: Please buy your tickets in advance from the library
8th Open Cycling Event
Meet at North Square Car Park
Join us on our all ages, all abilities group cycle event to the Green Man, Hodsoll Street.
Time: 11am  Price: Free  More information: knsmi522@aol.com or shaunfishenden@outlook.com
13th, 14th & 15th Act One Review (3 Performances)
New Ash Green Village Hall
Act One, New Ash Green very own theatrical group, celebrate 50 years with songs & sketches on special events that happened through that past half century.
Time: 7.30pm  Price: £8  More information: actonedrama.infoTickets: Pets Pantry or phone 07795 363807
15th Caribbean Night
The Badger
Come to the Village pub and enjoy the sounds, smells and tastes of a tropical paradise. With a steel band.
More information: The Badger
21st Wine Club Event
VA Meeting Room
“Not the usual suspects”
A tasting of white, rose & lighter red wines for summer drinking. Not your well known grapes but some interesting alternatives.
Time 8pm  Price: £10 (incl snacks)  More information: f.carter2@btinternet.comTickets: Please buy your tickets in advance from the library
22nd & 23rd Tennis Event at the Pavilion
The Pavilion Punch Croft
22nd: 1 pm to 4 pm – tennis taster afternoon, equipment provided.
23rd: 1 pm to 3 pm – fun tennis games. Test your ball sense and skill and abilities. 3 pm to 4 pm fast serve contest – get a certificate showing the speed of your best serve. Trophies for the fastest serves. All welcome, just wear appropriate footwear.
Price: Free  More information: newashgreentennis@gmail.com or 01474 834300
22nd Festival in a day
White Swan
22nd Bike & Trike Show
Sports field
Come down to the sports field to see the vast array of machines on display. With live music and stalls. Proceeds will go to SERV.
Time: 1pm  Price: £5  More information: beckyrouse@btinternet.com
27th Senior Citizens Lunch
Youth Centre
For specially invited guests, an anniversary lunch.
28th Wine Club Event
VA Meeting Room
“Jokers Wild”
Do you think you know your red wines? Come & taste reds from around the world and see how good your taste bud detectives are!
Time 8pm  Price: £10 (incl snacks)  More information: f.carter2@btinternet.comTickets: Please buy your tickets in advance from the library
29th & 30th Football Event
The Pavilion Punch Croft
29th: Junior 6-a-side football tournament 10.30am. Ages 7-9yrs, 10-12yrs, 13-15yrs, 16-18yrs
30th: Senior 6-a-side football tournament 10.00am. Ages 19 yrs and above – £30 per team entrance fee
More information: David.hall.1@talktalk.net or roberthamshare@aol.com
29th & 30th The shape of NAG
Art & Photography Exhibition
Youth Centre
Paper artist Sam Hickman and photographer Sass Harding present work celebrating the village.
Time: 29th: Preview 5pm to 10 pm, 30th 10am to 4 pm  Price: Free  More information: samwatts99@hotmail.com
AUGUST
5th Children’s Pantomime Two performances of a special adaptation of the classic story of Robin Hood. Bring the little ones to hear about the Merry Men of New Ash Green.
Time: 1pm & 5pm  Price: £2.50  More information: knsmi522@aol.com or shaunfishenden@outlook.com
6th Art Community Outdoor Art Event
Youth Centre
Time: 2pm  Price Free  More information nagartcomm@gmail.com
8th Family Fun Day No 1
The Minnis
Learn African drumming. Plus face painting and games
Time 10.30am  Price: Free  More information: info@acrpc.org.uk
12th Bowls Club Open Day
New Ash Green Village Hall
Ever thought about taking up Bowls? Well now is your chance. If you are under 16 please have an adult with you. All those wishing to play need to wear flat bottomed shoes or trainers, ie no heels. The rest of the equipment will already be there.
Time: 10am-4pm  Price: Free  More information: Phil Capon – 01474 711147 or Eric Jones – 01474 394919
12th Inter Neighbourhood Darts
The Royal Oak
Come along to the all day tournament at the Royal Oak to see if your neighbourhood can win that trophy.
More information: knsmi522@aol.com or shaunfishenden@outlook.com
12th & 13th New Ash Green Walk
50 Trees of Green
Minnis entrance to Village Hall
Two walks of 2 miles (3 hours) each. Visiting all neighbourhoods to see the rare, noble, notable, ancient or just interesting trees that have matured in the Village.
Time: 10:30 on 12th, 15:00 on 13th  Price: Free  More information: nagwoodlands@gmail.com
15th Children’s Lego Party
Village Hall
Enjoy a few hours with the world’s greatest toy.
Time: 10am  Price: Free  More information: hartleygobuild.weebly.com
19th Afternoon Tea
Village Hall
By invitation only. Music and refreshment for those of mature years, supplied by the Roger Lurton band with local vocals.
More information: anstransport@googlemail.com
22nd Family Fun Day No 2
The Minnis
Learn some circus skills. Plus face painting and games
Time: 10.30am  Price: Free  More information: info@acrpc.org.uk
26th Inter Neighbourhood Quiz
Village Hall
Does your neighbourhood have the best brains? Come along to the Village Hall at 8pm and test out your knowledge.
The team at the Badger will be running a small bar.
Time: 8pm  Price: Free  More information: Speak to your residents society
27th End of Summer BBQ
The Badger
Come along to the Badger to enjoy a late summer BBQ.
More information: The Badger
29th Family Fun Day No 3
The Minnis
Learn how to be a magician. Plus face painting and games.
Time: 10.30am  Price: Free  More information: info@acrpc.org.uk
SEPTEMBER
1st Informal 1970s Quiz Night
Youth Centre
Retro 1970s buffet included in price. Return to NAG in the 1970s with this fun filled quiz. Savour a 1970s style buffet and enjoy. The sights and sounds of the decade that style forget. Max 8 per team.
Time: 7:30pm  Price: £5 – buy 3 tickets and get 1 free  More information: info@nagyc.co.ukTickets: Library and VA Office
2nd Village on the Hill – remake Have you seen the Village on the Hill video made many years ago? Well the time seems right for a remake.
2nd Town Team Event
The Shopping Centre
Looking to the next 50 years with Food, Fitness & Fun for the Fiftieth. A festival including a farmers’ market, health stalls & security advice, plus of course some music.
Time: from 10am
9th Family Thanksgiving Celebration
The Minnis (or the Village Hall if wet)
At 2pm Ash Church are holding a special celebration to recognise the last 50 years of the Village and look forward to another 50 years.
Time: 2pm  Price: Free
23rd The History of New Ash Green
Village Hall
An audio-visual history presented by Patrick Ellard, a SPAN expert and local historian. See how the Village featured in the wider context of sport, politics, film, television and fashion.
Time: 3pm  Price: Free  More information: knsmi522@aol.com or shaunfishenden@outlook.com
23rd Original Residents Dinner Following on from the presentation there will be a dinner for a specially invited group of current & previous residents.
30th 50th Anniversary Dance
Sports field
To round off the summer of festivities there will be a dance under a marquee on the sports field. Tickets will be on sale shortly via the VA Office and the Library.

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Also in the pipeline

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A Village wide Treasure Hunt, NAG’s Got Talent, 1967 Themed Film Night, a Special Edition of the Argus, a new mural for the Village. Plus “The Story of New Ash Green” our very own history book.

And of course there will be the usual Firework Display come November – specially themed for our 50th Year.