WHAT’S ON

The What’s On page covers all sorts of events across the Romney Marsh area. Click an event for more information and details of how to book. Where shown click the partner organisation link for the most up to date information.

Heritage Workshops

Look out for Heritage workshops happening this year – more details to follow. Contact us if you have an idea for a heritage skills workshop that you would like to be delivered on the marsh.

 

Nov
17
Sun
Sound Mirrors Guided Tour – RSPB
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Price: £60 per person. RSPB members receive a 20% discount, please ensure you bring a valid membership card with you on the day of the event.

Booking essential

Immerse yourself in war time history as we learn about the fascinating structures known as the Sound Mirrors (or Listening Ears) situated in the heart of our nature reserve. These magnificent concrete discs provided Britain with an early warning system for aircraft and led to the development of RADAR.

The day will start at our Visitor Centre with a presentation on the beginnings of the Sound Mirrors and the lead-up to their development, with photographs of the construction of the Denge Sound Mirrors back in the 1920s and 30s. We will then take you on a minibus from our presentation room to the site itself and let you get close up to the Sound Mirrors where a guide will talk about the more recent history of the Sound Mirrors and the site they are situated on, now known as Lade Pits.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please bring lunch for a picnic under the iconic 200ft Mirror wall (weather permitting). These exclusive tours will be limited to a maximum of 10 people.

Please meet at the RSPB Dungeness Visitor Centre, TN29 9PN. Places can be booked either by calling the reserve and paying in advance on 01797 699047 or by booking online through Eventbrite (online booking fees apply).

FAQs 

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

Please park outside our Visitor Centre (free parking) which is situated a mile down the track from the entrance to the reserve. There is no bus stop but the 11A bus from Ashford and the 102 from Folkestone and Rye will stop outside the entrance if you make a request to stop at RSPB Dungeness nature reserve.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring your ticket (if booked through Eventbrite), your membership card (if applicable), a packed lunch and clothing suitable for the weather. We will be spending half the tour outdoors. The area in which the Sound Mirrors are situated is very exposed and there is little shelter.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? 

Please contact the reserve on 01797 320588 and ask to speak to Louise, or email louise.kelly@rspb.org.uk

Directions

RSPB Dungeness Boulderwall Farm Dungeness Road Lydd Kent TN29 9PN

 

Nov
19
Tue
Fifth Continent Community Policing Meeting
Nov 19 @ 5:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for a meeting with the “Rural Police”, “Border Engagement Team”, “Country Eye App” and “Romney Marsh Neighbourhood Watch”, to discuss local crime issues. Focus will be held on how you can help local rural policing and crime issues through reporting anti-social behaviour and crimes you see. Aiming to strengthen local community policing links with an aim to increase intelligence gathering leading to reduced crime rates.

Get to know your local points of contact and how you can get involved.

A snack buffet is provided for all attendees during the meeting, presentations begin at 6pm. Opportunity for a Q and A after the presentations have taken place at 7.30pm.

Please let us know if you have any accessibility or dietary needs prior to the meeting.

Location: Assembly Rooms, Church Approach, New Romney, TN28 8AS

Booking: Click here or the Registration button

For Project Information: See the New Lookers

Nov
20
Wed
Finds Processing Drop-In Sessions – Fifth Continent scheme
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

We will be processing finds from our Brenzett excavation and understanding a little more about their context. Finds Processing involves cleaning, preparing, numbering and photographing each find so that they can be studied and further understanding comes from their context.

Teas, coffees and biscuits provided along with a chatty atmosphere and the chance to learn more about your local history.

Location: Fifth Continent Office, Romney Marsh Visitor Centre

More information: Please contact Lucie for more info.

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More project details: Visit the Heritage,Geomorphology & Land Use project page

Nov
22
Fri
Fungus Foray with Martin Allison
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Fungi expert Martin Allison will give you a brief talk on fungi and how to identify them, and then you will be taken around the local nature park on a fungus foray. This event is prefect for those looking to learn a little about the beautiful family of fungus, as well as those looking to explore the Marsh in a different way.

Please let us know about any accessibility issues you may have with walking so that we can discuss access.

You will require your own transport to get to the nature reserve location. Please contact us if you will need assistance with this. The walking location will be Ham Street Ancient Woodland.

Two spots will be available within the project truck. Please contact for details of other transport options.

Suitable for: Adults of age 16+

Location: Newchurch Village Hall, Newchurch, Romney Marsh TN29 0DP

Booking: Click here or the Registration button

For Project Information: See the interpretation project 

Nov
26
Tue
Finds Processing Drop-In Sessions – Fifth Continent scheme
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

We will be processing finds from our Brenzett excavation and understanding a little more about their context. Finds Processing involves cleaning, preparing, numbering and photographing each find so that they can be studied and further understanding comes from their context.

Teas, coffees and biscuits provided along with a chatty atmosphere and the chance to learn more about your local history.

Location: Fifth Continent Office, Romney Marsh Visitor Centre

More information: Please contact Lucie for more info.

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More project details: Visit the Heritage,Geomorphology & Land Use project page

Nov
27
Wed
Stone Faces of Romney Marsh – Beginners Writing Workshop with Emma Batten
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ever wondered about the stone faces on churches and their stories?

Local author Emma Batten will take you through the steps to producing a historically accurate creative writing piece based on the stone faces of Romney Marsh churches. Learn about the history of the medieval marsh and then use this info to create your story.

Will you be the stone mason, the face or a visitor? Get creative and have a lot of fun.

Lunch and drinks provided for the day, biscuits also provided as snacks.

Suitable for: Adults of age 16+

Location: New Romney Old School, Church Ln, New Romney TN28 8ER

Booking: Click here or the Registration button

For Project Information: See the interpretation project 

Nov
28
Thu
Nature Tots – RSPB
Nov 28 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Price: £5 per child per session, pre-walkers free with paying child, 20% discount for RSPB members. Book all 6 sessions in advance and get one free!

Booking essential

Come and join us this autumn for outdoor fun and early learning at RSPB Dungeness. A fortnightly session offering activities themed around wildlife and the natural world. We are offering a programme of six guided sessions for 2-5 year olds and their parents/carers encouraging exploration, imagination and creation in the great outdoors.

3rd October – Pond dipping. Grab a net and bucket and delve into our pond to learn about the creatures living underneath the water. How many different bugs can you find? Are you quick enough to catch a frog? Bring your wellies!

17th October – Owl babies. Have a hoot and learn all about owls! Collect leaves to create your own owl babies to take home.

31st October – Halloween little monsters. Come dressed in your spookiest costumes! We will be walking some of our trail to collect natural materials which we will then turn into monsters for you to take home.

14th November – Seeds and bird feed. Learn about the importance of seeds! What seeds do our birds eat? Help feed the birds and get messy making fat-balls for you to take home.

28th November – Treasure hunt! Explore our reserve using treasure maps. What can you find?

12th December – Christmas robins Can we find a robin on our walk? Whilst we are out, we will collect some natural materials to make our own Christmas robin decorations.

All sessions include a snack, drink and a story.

Please book in advance for these sessions. Book all 6 and get one free! Please wear sensible clothing and come dressed for the weather – we will try to go outside whatever the weather!

Directions

RSPB Dungeness Boulderwall Farm Dungeness Road Lydd Kent

Read more at https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/events-dates-and-inspiration/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-466981#fd71AoLhBVRZHdgw.99

Dec
12
Thu
Nature Tots – RSPB
Dec 12 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Price: £5 per child per session, pre-walkers free with paying child, 20% discount for RSPB members. Book all 6 sessions in advance and get one free!

Booking essential

Come and join us this autumn for outdoor fun and early learning at RSPB Dungeness. A fortnightly session offering activities themed around wildlife and the natural world. We are offering a programme of six guided sessions for 2-5 year olds and their parents/carers encouraging exploration, imagination and creation in the great outdoors.

3rd October – Pond dipping. Grab a net and bucket and delve into our pond to learn about the creatures living underneath the water. How many different bugs can you find? Are you quick enough to catch a frog? Bring your wellies!

17th October – Owl babies. Have a hoot and learn all about owls! Collect leaves to create your own owl babies to take home.

31st October – Halloween little monsters. Come dressed in your spookiest costumes! We will be walking some of our trail to collect natural materials which we will then turn into monsters for you to take home.

14th November – Seeds and bird feed. Learn about the importance of seeds! What seeds do our birds eat? Help feed the birds and get messy making fat-balls for you to take home.

28th November – Treasure hunt! Explore our reserve using treasure maps. What can you find?

12th December – Christmas robins Can we find a robin on our walk? Whilst we are out, we will collect some natural materials to make our own Christmas robin decorations.

All sessions include a snack, drink and a story.

Please book in advance for these sessions. Book all 6 and get one free! Please wear sensible clothing and come dressed for the weather – we will try to go outside whatever the weather!

Directions

RSPB Dungeness Boulderwall Farm Dungeness Road Lydd Kent

Read more at https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/events-dates-and-inspiration/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-466981#fd71AoLhBVRZHdgw.99

Mar
14
Sat
The Stone Faces of Romney Marsh – Writing Workshop with Author Emma Batten
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ever wondered about the stone faces on churches and their stories?

Local author Emma Batten will take you through the steps to producing a historically accurate creative writing piece based on the stone faces of Romney Marsh churches. Learn about the history of the medieval marsh and then use this info to create your story.

Will you be the stone mason, the face or a visitor? Get creative and have a lot of fun.

Lunch and drinks provided for the day, biscuits also provided as snacks.

Suitable for: Adults of age 16+

Location: Ivychurch Village Hall, Brenzett Road, Ivychurch, Romney Marsh, TN29 0AN

Booking: Click here or the Registration button

For Project Information: See the interpretation project 

 

 

Programme of more events in 2019

There will be a number of other free events taking place during 2019, so please check back regularly.