Thanks to Luke Miles for more example pictures which have been added to the HOD event web page.
Please remember that these are samples only, not exhibition entries. Exhibition entries must be physical prints, mounted if you wish, accompanied by a completed entry form and delivered to Gillingham Pier on Friday 8th September.
Click on the button below for more samples, more details and a downloadable entry form.
Our first Fun, Food & Craft Day on 17th June was a roaring success. Over 100 people came to the visitor centre keeping Roy and June busy with shop and ticket sales for the hourly guided tours of the Medway Queen with Brian and Woody.
In the workshop we had stalls selling crochet items & plants, cakes & bakes, Forever Living aloe products, fantastic paper woven baskets & keepsakes, handmade cards & frames, Neal’s Yard products, photographic prints, framed pictures, handbags & jewellery, Jamberry nail wraps, Indian head massage, angel card readings, crystal healing and energy healing.
In the car park we had Hook-a-duck, Hoop-la, a raffle and donated knitted and sewn items were also for sale. Martin did a fantastic job managing these and the music and being our man-on-the-mic. Angela and Mildred were marvellous cooking and selling food & drinks from the kitchen. Graham was brilliant ensuring car parking was well coordinated and vehicle movements did not adversely affect pedestrians. I must at this point also thank Kent and Sussex Healthcare for giving us a First Responder free for the day significantly increasing our First Aid capabilities, had they been needed, especially as it was such a hot day.
We had fantastic immediate feedback from both visitors and stallholders sharing stories about trips on the Medway Queen as youngsters, how they enjoyed the tours and event day as a whole. All of the stallholders and many of the visitors asked when our next Fun, Food & Craft Day will be. Now, that is praise indeed. So if you missed the last one come along to our next Fun, Food & Craft Day on Saturday 19th August there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy.
Report: Judith Swinney
Photos: Martin Goodhew and Judith Swinney
Every year we join in with the national “Heritage Open Days” weekend in September and this year we are collaborating with MidKent College to mount a maritime themed Art and Photographic exhibition on board the ship.
Entry is open to all. There will be no charge for exhibiting your work but if it is sold a percentage of the sale price will go to the Medway Queen Preservation Society for restoration of the ship.
Details and entry forms are now available. Link from our website HOME page.
Don't Forget -- DON'T MISS IT!
Stalls include Sheryl's book art & gifts, Petra's Tatana's Baskets, Sharon's A Card For You, Vanessa's Neal's Yard products, Sandra's photography & fine hand crafted jewellery, Sandra's crochet children's gifts and so much more.
Plus tours of the ship and stories from past crew members; ship tours charged as usual. If you or your company would like to be part of this fantastic project we would love to have you aboard. For information please come and speak to our recruitment team.
Bringing you up to date information on the refit of the PS Medway Queen