Community news: Yard sales, Montefiore concert, photo exhibition, Armed Forces parade, Wilder Wellbeing, Dreamland Heritage Trust and Looping the Loop

St George's Church yard sale

St George’s Church yard sales

Save the date for more Summer Yard Sales at St George’s Church!

15th June, 13th July, 10th August and 14th September

After the success of last year’s Summer Yard Sales in St George’s Church yard, the sales will be taking place again on the second Saturdays of each month through the summer from June to September, 11am til 4pm. There will be stalls with bric-a-brac and vintage clothes, as well as refreshments, fun family activities and tours of the tower and crypt. Social Enterprise Kitchen’s shop will be open as usual from 9am to 12.30pm in St George’s Hall next door to the church, with GB Carnival’s weekly Carnival Club also in the hall from 2pm til 5pm.

Jemima Brown, Regeneration Officer for St George’s Church said: “We have a beautiful Church in the centre of the town and a great community space in the Hall, putting St George’s at the heart of the community in Ramsgate. Last year’s Yard Sale & Open Days were really fun events, which included tours of our unique octagonal lantern tower. The tower has 141 steps, but the climb is certainly worth making as the views over Ramsgate and on a clear day across the Channel are spectacular.”

Project 200 in the run up to the 200th Anniversary of St George’s Church has been made possible with support from Canterbury Diocese.

To book a stall at the Yard Sale please contact Jo Mapp on 07724 804905

For details about the church open days and tours please contact Jemima Brown, Regeneration Officer, at [email protected]

Call 07971 782477

St George’s Church Ramsgate, Broad Street, Ramsgate.

Montefiore Day Concert

This year’s Montefiore Day Concert, entitled “Shir l’Dodi” (Songs to my Beloved), explores the theme of love and marriage. It includes Judaeo-Spanish ballads, songs from Yiddish opera plus wedding music from the Spanish and Portuguese, Ashkenazi and modern Orthodox traditions as well as music inspired by the biblical Song of Songs. There will be compositions by the Renaissance composer Salamone Rossi and by composers and songwriters of the twentieth century.

The music for the concert will be performed by regular guests, Benjamin Wolf and Eliot Alderman. They will be joined by Yoav Oved, who was a hit with last year’s audience, and by harpist Jean Kelly.

The concert is held in the grade 2* listed heritage synagogue off Dumpton Park Drive, Ramsgate, on June 16 from 3pm.

Tickets cost £20 (£15 to RMH members – you may join on the day to take advantage of the lower price) and can be obtained from York Street Gallery, 22 York Street, Ramsgate.


Or by post with cheques payable to “Ramsgate Montefiore Heritage” and sent to

Ramsgate Montefiore Heritage, The Custom House, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8LP


Isle of Thanet Photographic Society

Exhibition at York Street Gallery Ramsgate from June 12-19

Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.

Armed Forces Day parade

To commemorate Armed Forces Day this year, arrangements have been made for the representation of ex-Service Organisations and other bodies to attend a parade around Ramsgate Royal Harbour and a Drumhead Service on Saturday 29 June.  The Mayor of Ramsgate, Councillor Pat Moore, Ramsgate Town Councillors and other guests will also attend.

Harbour Street Parade will be closed from the entrance/exit of the Pier Car Park along to the turning circle (by Wetherspoons) from 8am until 12pm on that day. All parking bays along this area will be suspended during this time.

The actual parade will march along Harbour Parade to the turning circle between 10.40am and 11.00am when a Drumhead Service will take place in the turning circle.  On conclusion of the service the parade will march along Harbour Parade and dismiss at the end of the road at approximately 12pm.

At the conclusion of the Drumhead Service, the Parade will be reformed and return along Harbour Parade and dismiss at the end of the road.

Kent Wildlife Trust

Over 65? Kent Wildlife Trust has a FREE 6-week ‘Wilder Wellbeing’ programme running at Pegwell Bay in June.

Sessions will include gentle walks along the accessible coastline, where there will be opportunities to rest on one of the benches and enjoy watching wildlife. It’s a chance to meet others and forge connections while appreciating nature. Participants can take part in relaxation techniques and nature-based crafts

Carers are welcome to attend to support individuals if needed. Toilets and parking are available on site.

We may also be able to assist with travel cost to attend the sessions.

Booking is essential and a registration forms can be requested by emailing [email protected] or completed on this link Wilder Wellbeing (

Dreamland Heritage Trust

Join us for the Dreamland Heritage Trust Gala Dinner and Charity Art Auction on Wednesday 3 July as we celebrate 15 years of the Dreamland Heritage Trust and 104 years of the Dreamland park.

Our gala dinner features a sumptuous three-course sit-down meal, set within the stunning ambience of the historic St Augustine’s Chapel, Westgate and doors will be open from 6pm for a drinks reception to kick off the festivities. Prepare to be captivated by an unforgettable evening of entertainment! Including a breathtaking art auction featuring works by both local and internationally renowned artists, all in support of our mission to preserve and celebrate the heritage of Dreamland.

Our distinguished guest speakers for the evening will be Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway in conversation with radio host Bernie Morgan, offering exclusive insights into Dreamland’s remarkable reopening journey back in 2015. Experience the grace and skill of dance performances by Jo Jos school of dance & Performing Arts, accompanied by the melodic prowess of the One Love band.

We are also joined by the legendary guest Mick Tee who will transport you back in time to the vibrant Dreamland Rendezvous club era with an electrifying mix of music. Tickets for the event are priced at £45 per person, inclusive of a 3 course sit down meal, reception drink on arrival and teas/coffees. Optional donations gratefully welcomed. Every contribution, large or small, will make a meaningful impact on the success of our community initiatives. Please note tickets are limited in availability.

To purchase tickets click the link below or reserve your space by contacting [email protected]

Special Thanks to our event sponsors Bright Start Nursery & RSP Manston Airport

Looping the Loop

Building on the successful launch of its Social Singing Sessions, Looping the Loop is excited to announce a new series of these vibrant gatherings, now available both online and in-person. Starting on Wednesday, the 12th of June, these sessions will be held from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at Ramsgate Library, in a separate, specially designated room. The sessions will also be accessible online, providing flexibility to attend based on participants’ circumstances and energy levels each week.

“We are thrilled to work with Ramsgate Library to host our hybrid Social Singing Sessions—an accessible space that embodies our commitment to inclusivity and community engagement,” Estelle Rosenfeld, producer at Looping the Loop, stated.

Meg Bird, an emerging Jazz singer-songwriter from Margate, will be facilitating the sessions.”Singing can have such an amazing impact on wellbeing. The physical and social effects of singing in a group, especially, can leave you feeling on top of the world. In these sessions, no matter your level of experience, I hope to work with participants to build a little singing community and to send you off singing throughout the rest of the week,” she shares.

Fiona Wonford – GOLD Delivery Manager at East Kent Mencap, shared her observations: “We have only had the group for two weeks and the marked difference in the participants from week 1 to week 2 is already noticeable. Along with that, they have been talking to peers and staff about how great it is and how they feel much more confident about joining in.”

Looping the Loop’s new Social Singing Sessions are designed for everyone, celebrating the joy of singing together in a relaxed, welcoming setting. Participants can expect a series of fun and informal sessions that are open to all, regardless of singing experience. These gatherings foster a supportive community where each voice is celebrated, emphasising the uniqueness of each participant’s natural voice without the pressure to perform.

The sessions are an uplifting experience that will leave participants smiling and energised. They offer a fantastic way to meet new people and connect with others by singing together. Additionally, with the hybrid flexibility of these sessions, participants have the opportunity to join online or in person, catering to convenience and ensuring everyone can take part in the way that suits them best.

Whether you prefer to join from the comfort of your home or in the stimulating environment of the library, these sessions are open to all. No previous singing experience is necessary—just a willingness to participate and enjoy the camaraderie of group singing.

To find out more details and to sign up for the Social Singing Sessions, please visit:


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