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10.30am

The Irsha Walk – David Carter

The Irsha Walk

Friday 29th September
10.30am
- 12.00pm

| £6.00

St Mary’s Hall

A history walk focused on West Appledore or ‘Irsha’ as it is known locally. It will delve into the history of this ancient street and David’s detailed knowledge of Appledore will make a fascinating tour through these old courts, opes and drangs.


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12.00pm

Friends Lunch – Indian Festival Feasts with Vivek Singh

Sponsored by:

The Seagate

Friday 29th September
12.00pm
- 2.00pm

| £22

The Seagate

Join Vivek Singh, one of Britain’s best-known and respected Indian chefs for an Indian festival feast and sample a selection of his delicious recipes from his new book. Vivek launched The Cinnamon Club in 2001 and pioneered the Indian food movement in London. He regularly appears on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen. Thank you to Jan and Phil for hosting our Friends lunch and to the Seagate chefs for preparing Vivek’s recipes. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us at the time of booking.


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1.00pm

The People’s Gardener – Jim Buttress

Jim Buttress

Sponsored by:

St Johns

Friday 29th September
1.00pm
- 2.00pm

| £8.00

St Mary’s Hall

Jim Buttress’ memoir takes us from his boyhood obsession with Percy Thrower to his ten-year stint as Superintendent of the Central Royal Parks. As head judge at the RHS he presides over shows like Chelsea and Hampton Court and was watched by millions on the BBC’s The Big Allotment Challenge.


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3.00pm

Riddle of The Waves – Steven Price Brown

Friday 29th September
3.00pm
- 4.00pm

| £8.00

St Mary’s Hall

Steven Price Brown served in Afghanistan, as advance team medic he dealt with the most horrific incidents. After leaving the forces his health deteriorated, he ended up homeless and was eventually diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. In 2015, he was introduced to the military sailing charity Turn to Starboard and discovered a new purpose in life.


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3.30pm

Indian Festival Feasts – Vivek Singh

Vivek Singh

Sponsored by:

The Seagate

Friday 29th September
3.30pm
- 4.30pm

| £10.00

Baptist Chapel

It is said that in India a festival is celebrated every day of the year. Join Vivek Singh, Executive Chef of London’s acclaimed ‘The Cinnamon Club’ for a gastronomic celebration of India’s festival cuisine. Vivek will share his unique insights into the significance of food from a country with a history of many diverse religions and cultures.


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Beer History and Tasting with Clearwater Brewery

Beer History

Sponsored by:

Clearwater Brewery

Friday 29th September
3.30pm
- 5.00pm

| £6.00

The Champ

Join Barry Raynes as he talks you through the social history of beer and the brewing process whilst giving you some interesting tasting samples along the way! This event is sponsored by Clearwater Brewery who brew cask-conditioned beers using local water and natural ingredients. You’ll also be able to sample a couple of their most popular ales, including Devon Dympsy and Real Smiler.


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5.00pm

The Age of Genius – A. C. Grayling

AC Grayling

Friday 29th September
5.00pm
- 6.00pm

| £10.00

St Mary’s Hall

In the turbulent period between 1605 and 1649, science moved from the alchemy and astrology of John Dee to the painstaking observation and astronomy of Galileo, from the classicism of Aristotle to the evidence-based, collegiate investigation of Francis Bacon. By the end of that tumultuous century ‘the greatest ever change in the mental outlook of humanity’ had irrevocably taken place. Join A.C. Grayling on a journey through the 17th century and the birth of the modern mind.


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5.30pm

Poison, Pottage and Plague – Karen Maitland

Karen Maitland

Sponsored by:

Market Street Kitchen

Friday 29th September
5.30pm
- 6.30pm

| £8.00

Market Street Kitchen

Step back into the dark world of the Middle Ages with thriller writer Karen Maitland as she discusses the historical background to her latest novel The Plague Charmer, featuring pustules and fake dwarfs, ghost ships and a hidden village in Somerset to which the witches and heretics were banished. Karen will explore the medieval belief in the supernatural which influences all her novels, and how we still continue their superstitions today. Includes tea and cake provided by Market Street Kitchen


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6.30pm

Centaur – Declan Murphy and Ami Rao

Declan and Ami

Friday 29th September
6.30pm
- 7.30pm

| £10.00

St Mary’s Hall

Declan Murphy was one of the most brilliant jockeys of his generation before his world came crashing down at the final hurdle of Haydock Park. He shattered his skull in twelve places, he was believed to be dead, the last rites were read and the Racing Post published his obituary.


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8.00pm

The Adventures of Andy Kershaw

Andy Kershaw

Friday 29th September
8.00pm
- 10.00pm

| £12.00

Appledore Community Hall

The veteran radio broadcaster, journalist and foreign correspondent Andy Kershaw has accumulated a wealth of experience and stories during his colourful life — witnessing and reporting the Rwandan genocide, working for the Rolling Stones, sharing a cramped office with John Peel and taking his holidays in North Korea.


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