28 July 2021
All the entertainers have now been confirmed and the timing of the event is firming up nicely. I have now formerly asked the Medway Mayor to attend and I am hopeful of success. We have also made arrangements for some light refreshments to be available at St Mark’s Church.
We now need to focus on publicising the event and with that in mind, we have produced the the poster below:
14 July 2021
Good news! We have now agreed the entertainers who will perform at St Mark’s Church.
There will be a Bulgarian Folk Dancing Group Kitka, which is a Bulgarian-inspired band of folk dancers who have performed at the event before.
The Music Man Band which is the UK’s first full-time music education service for people with learning disabilities.
Two dancers from Dancenbeats who are Bollywood/Bhangra Dancers in traditional outfits to provide some exotic energy.
Covenant Voice who are a group of Gospel singers and will provide a rousing closure for the event.
Keep watching for more news on the event.
24 June 2021
Work progresses in planning the Walk and various contacts have been made to finalise the launch at the Naval Memorial, and guest speakers and entertainers have been contacted to finish the walk at St Mark’s Church with style and fun.
It is likely that we will meet at the Naval Memorial at around 10:15 and arrive at the Church about 17:00 and finish up at 19:00. However, these times are tentative at the moment and subject to change as planning progresses.
17 June 2021
We are finally preparing a Walk for Peace event this year on 4 September 2021. Later than previous events, and walking a different route in Gillingham.
We shall be meeting at the Chatham Naval Memorial in the Great Lines, then walking to the Hospital to thank the staff there for their hard work during this dreadful pandemic. We will then walk to the local Sikh Gurdwara in Byron Road before finishing at St Mark’s Church in Gillingham. Here we plan to have several music and dancing acts together with some light refreshments and some words of support from local councillors.
Keep watching this space as more details are finalised!