Things To Do

The Fifth Continent scheme organises a wide range of things you can get involved with including free What’s On activities, training and volunteer tasks, which bring opportunities to meet new people and explore Romney Marsh.

Getting involved

We have a variety of projects where volunteers can get involved and we actively encourage participation through our website and social media pages. Our ongoing projects enable local people to get involved with exciting programmes of community engagement activities and archaeology, together with making short films. You could get involved with conservation or heritage – a short explanation of the activities and projects you could get involved with is given below, please click on the green bars to reveal more details:

Are you interested in taking action to help stop the decline of wildlife on the Romney Marsh?

We are keen to get local people involved with collecting information on the wildlife of the marsh – citizen science in action! All abilities and skill levels are very welcome – enthusiasm for nature and a desire to make a difference is all that’s needed! This is a flexible opportunity that can fit around your existing commitments.

Throughout this year we will put on short courses in the evenings, during the day and at weekends so that anyone & everyone can learn how to identify various species and use simple methods for recording them. We will decide together where you want to start observing – maybe in your garden, where you walk your dog or a longer fixed route – all wildlife records will usefully contribute to a better understanding of how the abundance and distribution of different species is changing over time. Interested! then give, Tobias Jackson the Fifth Continent Biodiversity Officer a call on 07568 428365 or e-mail tobias.jackson@kentwildlife.org.uk.

We have plenty of volunteering opportunities in our heritage and archaeology projects. From desk-based research in the comfort of your own home to excavating at one of our sites, we have something for everyone.

Over the coming months we will be carrying out a historic building survey on an old barn near Lydd, a geophysical survey near New Romney and we will be continuing to search for the old vicarage in Brenzett. Once we have carried out the excavation we will be starting up our finds processing sessions once more. This involves washing, identifying, cataloguing, photographing and marking each individual find. If you’d like more information or would like to get involved, please call Lucie Bolton, Heritage Officer on 07747 474362 or email lucie.bolton@kentwildlife.org.uk

 

If you decide to volunteer with us, we will follow the guidance and procedures put in place for volunteers by the lead partner, the Kent Wildlife Trust. Please go to the Kent Wildlife Trust volunteering page for more information.

If you are interested in finding out about any of the projects you can be involved with please contact us via email at fifth.continent@kentwildlife.org.uk

In accordance with Government plans, some Fifth Continent Events and Activities are able to resume. Please be assured the activity will follow ‘Covid Safe’ guidelines.

Our activity calendar below will provide further information on our events and some of our partner events including booking details. We also invite you to subscribe to receive our newsletter which will notify you when our future events become live to book.

For all other events and activities, please check with the event organiser. Where shown, click the link to the partner organisation for their most up to date information.

 

What’s on calendar

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Free singing workshop – “Vocal Painting” – Fifth Continent Scheme @ St Nicholas' Church, New Romney
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Explore Romney Marsh through singing! Suitable for all abilities, this fun, free workshop will introduce “Vocal Painting”.
Whether you’re a choir singer, a shower singer, a car singer or even a professional, this fun free workshop is suitable for all!
Choir leader Leanne Sedin (from London Contemporary Voices & Sing Tower Hamlets) will introduce “Vocal Painting” – a way of singing together in a group, to co-create a live piece of music. Activities during the workshop will explore different themes related to the landscape and wildlife of Romney Marsh. Together we’ll create a new short piece of music called “Plight Of The Bumblebee (and other wildlife)”.
There will be a second workshop on 21st August for those that would like to attend, followed by an optional opportunity… to sing the new music live in front of a small audience, alongside professional singers from London Contemporary Voices!
The activity is suitable for adults and older teenagers aged 14+. Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult. The workshop is suitable for all abilities and confidence levels – a good opportunity to try singing in a group!
The workshop will take place in the beautiful surroundings of St Nicholas’ Church in New Romney, which is over 800 years old.

The workshop has been organised by The Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme. With thanks to our funders, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.

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