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Penny Day


10am Detling Watercolour Group contact Dorothy Andrews at dorothymandrews@live.com

7.30pm - Detling Short Mat Bowls contact Olive Monk 01622 736903

Tues 9am - Toddler Sensory Development Class contact

Sarah Bright at medway@babysensory.co.uk or on 07813 632 552

6pm - Yoga contact Julie Dodd at julie@doddhome.com or on 01795559777

10am Detling Mother and Baby Toddler Group contact Michelle Archer 07921851681

8pm (1st Wednesday of month) - Ringcraft contact Malcolm Pucknell on 01622758835 email detlingcs@gmail.com

7pm (3rd Wednesday of month)- WI contact Ann Spain on 01622 676 773
7.30pm (second Wednesday of the month) Marmite Ukulele Club: contact Anna at 


2pm (2nd Thursday of the month)- U3A - contact Trevor Smith email trevor.smith77@talktalk.net                                                                                                                                 7pm - Invicta Photographic Club contact Glyn Bareham at glynbareham@blueyonder.co.uk
7.15pm - Whist contact Pauline Baldwin on 01795 872046


8pm - Ringcraft contact Malcolm Pucknell on 01622758835 email: detlingcs@gmail.com


9am - Spangles Spanish contact Jimena Shafto on 01622 735292

2pm Smiley Drama Club contact Debbie Feast on 07956 598348 or email  smileydramaclub@aol.com or Janet Cowie   01634 323749

Sun 2.30pm ( 1st Sunday of the month) Boxer Dog Club contact Sandra Galloway on 01843 867100 email: CASBAHSANDI@aol.com

Smiley Drama Club

Saturdays from 2-3.30pm, starting 27th September at Detling Village Hall.

 Classes for children aged 6-11 years; focusing on acting,

singing, physical theatre and movement. Opportunities for performance available.                                                    For further details and to book a place, please contact Debbie: 07956 598348 or Janet Cowie   01634 323749

Baby Sensory:

Baby Sensory is a baby development programme developed by Dr Lin Day that provides a myriad of colourful sensory experiences and new sensations. Imagine taking your baby on a jungle, water or space adventure, to a winter wonderland or to a world of light and magic?  Mums and Dads also find out how to settle and soothe their baby, how to get them on their tummies, how to perform simple massage techniques and a whole lot more. There are also some wonderful games and activities which are fun to do together. Music therapy is another sensory delight that cannot be missed.  Each activity is supported by useful learning and developmental information, so that parents know how to lead their baby’s learning forwards, and every week is different. Parents are provided with hundreds of simple ideas for activities that they can do with their babies at home.

Babies learn more in the first year of life than at any other time. Never again will there be such an extraordinary pace of development. They are totally attentive and absolutely fascinated by everything that they can see, hear, touch, taste and smell. Baby Sensory doesn’t waste a moment of this valuable time!  Classes run in Detling Village Hall on Tuesdays.  Booking is essential. 



Toddler Sense:

The Toddler Sense programme has been designed by Baby Sensory founder Dr. Lin Day to create a safe and enjoyable environment in which your toddler can learn through play.   The programme builds on skills that your baby has acquired during their first year.   

The Toddler Sense session starts in an exploratory play area which is set out differently each week.  Each session is unique and the equipment for the session has been specifically selected to match the theme. This is your chance to share an adventure with your toddler!

What may look like a balance beam to you will be transformed into a bridge that crosses a crocodile swamp or a plank for your young pirate to walk across the following week. The Toddler Sense Class Leader, Sarah Bright,  starts each session by introducing the theme and then by suggesting ways in which you can bring this part of the session to life for your toddler.  Adventure play is followed by structured, themed activities, which provide a wealth of ideas that can be continued at home.  Classes start in Detling Village Hall on Tuesdays September 2014.  Booking is essential. 










BEARSTED & DISTRICT U3A are an organisation where retired or semi-retired people from all walks of life and all ages meet like-minded men and women to expand their knowledge, share interests and acquire skills and experiences.  Visitors and new members are assured of a warm welcome at their monthly meetings.  Joining them is probably the best way to make new friends. They have over 25 interest groups, monthly meetings with a speaker, leisure and educational visits, regular social events and benefits from the Third Age Trust that they are part of.  ALL THIS FOR JUST £20 A YEAR.  

They meet here on the second Thursday of each month at 2.00 pm.  Please go along and see for yourself.  If you would like further information please telephone John Gregory on 01622 730478 or visit U3A's website at



Detling WI

Detling W.I. is a friendly and active institute with around 35 members and meets at 7.45pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (not August) in Detling Village Hall. Each meeting has a Trading Stall, Teas, Raffle and Competition Table. During the course of the year we go on a variety of outings. New members and guests are always welcome to join us.

Detling Players

A friendly and energetic community theatre group based in the village of Detling, Near Maidstone, Kent, England. Our regular programme includes an outdoor Shakespeare production every two years and a "family" show in Detling Village Hall around Christmas time each year. In addition, we present a wide range of plays - comedies, murder mysteries and serious dramas.
Website: http://www.detlingplayers.co.uk/


Detling Ringcraft Club

We are a small friendly club that welcomes all breeds to our training sessions. 
Each week we have a different trainer to help you to get the best from your dog in the show ring.  It is also a good environment to socialise your puppy. 
We hold monthly matches on the last Friday of each month ( a list of match nights is published on the Match Results Menu) and the winner of each class qualifies for our Dog of the Year contest.
So please come along for a friendly relaxing evening, and with some luck your efforts will be rewarded in the show ring.
Our classes start at 8 pm every Friday, with training for puppies  under six months of age, followed at 8.45 with normal training for all dogs.
We now hold and additional training evening on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month.
Website: http://www.detlingcs.co.uk/

The ReSessions

The ReSessions are an established five-piece band, playing good, solid sounds from the sixties to the present day. We cover a wide range of genres such as pop, rock and blues. Our repertoire includes numbers by Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, 10cc, Snow Patrol and Tina Turner.

We tailor our set to the occasion and are equally at home in your local pub, at a charity event, wedding, birthday, or anniversary party.

Previous bookings include the Maidstone River Festival, The Chequers at Laddingford , The Walnut Tree at Loose, The Bell & Jorrocks at Frittenden, The Bull, Sissinghurst, The Viewpoint Club, Gravesend and The Chequers in Loose.


So who does what?.............Well, Michael plays guitar and sings, Des plays guitar as well, Pete’s our bassist - sings a bit too. Oh and then there’s Eddy, he sings into a ‘Britney’ microphone while he plays sparkly drums!!

You can hear a selection of our numbers on our MySpace and web pages. Just log on to: http://www.myspace.com/theresessions

For more information and booking enquiries:


Web: www.theresessions.co.uk

e-mail: theresessions@btinternet.com

Phone: 01622 743687 (Eddy)


Spangles Spanish

The Spangles Spanish courses for kids are all about making learning fun. Set in a colourful and lively environment, children will sing, dance, talk and play all in Spanish. Children will learn Spanish through games, movement, colourful visual aids, music and practical real-life subjects. With classes available for under 5s, 5-8 years, 9 to 11 years and now introducing new courses for the over 12s. Each child is awarded a vocabulary picture-sheet at the end of each lesson and parents can access the interactive members-only website to enable them to work with their children outside the classes.

For adults , the Spanish courses are focused on conversation and culture. Well structured courses are reinforced by an exclusive CD which you can take home to aid pronunciation. Beginner, intermediate, advanced, or one to one courses.

Spangles Spanish Website ; http://www.spangles.cc/kidshome.htm

Contact: Jimena Shafto on 01622 735292
Marmite Ukulele Club

We’re a small, sociable group of uke enthusiasts who meet up once a month for a friendly laid-back jam session.  We have a good mix of more experienced musicians to absolute novices who have learnt their very first chords with us.  Even if you don’t have your own uke, come along and we’ll lend you one to have a go.  We always welcome new members, so feel free to join us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm.


Have a look at our website www.myspace.com/marmiteukuleleclub or email us on marmiteukuleleclub (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk to find out more

London and Home Counties Boxer Dog club

The coastal division of the London & Home Counties Boxer Club caters for boxer owners in and around Kent. We hold monthly meets in Detling on the first Sunday of each month, starting with training at 2.30pm. Our rallies are friendly and fun, and new members are always welcome!

For more information, please email Sandra Galloway : CASBAHSANDI@aol.com