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Medway festivals expected to draw crowds

by James Wood Fri 16 May 2014, 11:16 am

Organisers of festivals in Medway are hoping to boost the local economy by drawing large crowds at upcoming events in the region.

The Chatham Maritime food and drink festival, which is run by Medway Sunlight Rotary in partnership with Countryside Maritime, will feature food and drink stalls, vintage stalls and music, taking place over the bank holiday weekend (24-26 May). 

It will coincide with the visit of the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships to Chatham,  which were used in the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940, when 338,000 British and French troops were saved from the beaches of France.

Tony Travers, director of Countryside Maritime said: “We enjoy getting involved with community events that bring people together, and what better way than over locally produced foods and drinks right by the side of the River Medway.”

In June, the annual Fuse Medway Festival will take place on the streets and public spaces of Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham, and will feature art exhibtions, talking shows, dance and circus shows.

The event will take place from 13 to 15 June and is supported by the Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts Scheme and Medway Council.

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