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A very special offer for Quiz Trails plus buy “The Dig Street Festival” with free P&P.

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10,000 printed copies and online (click the covers)

Read all about Quiz Trails – a great outdoor activity for all the family – and see the shop for an extra special offer. Win a copy Strood author Chris Walsh's debut novel The Dig Street Festival or buy it here. Entries are now open for The Rochester Photography Awards, celebrating the beauty of our local area. For the first time we include Parish information (St Peter with St Margaret) and there's news of a Community Day and Art Exhibition in July.

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Entries open for Photography Awards

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The Rochester Photography Awards are now open for entries


The awards celebrate the beautiful destination that is Rochester, through the medium of photography.

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Calling all artists!

Have you made something beautiful during lockdown?

Would you like to share it with the world?

Rochester Parish would love to show your work at an exhibition in St
Margaret's Church on Sunday 25 July. We welcome submissions by children and adults, in any medium.

Please submit a photo of your artwork to Revd Joel Love at

Works chosen for the exhibition may be displayed electronically or
physically. Artists will be responsible for delivering and collecting
their artworks. Please contact Joel if you have any questions..


What’s On

Current and forthcoming events – galleries, exhibitions, festivals.

Find out about Jane Furst’s exhibition at INTRA, Estuary 2021, The Medway Print Festival, Electric Medway and more.

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Contact us to list your event

Cathedral Cycle Race

Cyclists from Rochester Cathedral will be taking place in a relay race linking all 42 English Cathedrals. The relay race is celebrating the creation of a new cycling route linking all 42 English Cathedrals.

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Rochester High Street Flowers

See behind the scenes as Rochester’s summer plant containers are revealed!

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Keep getting tested for coronavirus

The Leader of Medway Council and Medway’s Director of Public Health are encouraging everyone who lives or works in Medway to book symptom-free coronavirus tests twice a week.

With more people anticipated to be out in the community over the coming months as part of the government’s roadmap to recovery plans, it remains just as important that people continue to regularly take a symptom-free coronavirus test to protect themselves, their families and people around them. One in three people with coronavirus have no symptoms, meaning that someone could be highly infectious without being aware of it.

Home testing kits can be ordered online, or they can be picked up from collection centres across Medway, including selected pharmacies. Residents must record all home test results online, on the government’s website. Residents can also get tested at pop-up testing sites. For more information, see

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Medway Council have commissioned ten local creatives to create a range of pioneering contemporary artwork to support essential coronavirus (COVID-19) messages. The artwork will also thank all of Medway’s key workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to help keep residents safe. 


From large murals on the side of public buildings, important safety messages with superheroes, to music in public toilets, the council has commissioned innovative projects to help keep residents safe.


The artworks are a reminder of how the creative sector can help raise awareness of vital public health messages in different ways for a variety of audiences. 

The commissions also support Medway’s bid for UK City of Culture 2025, as well as the area’s newly adopted cultural strategy.

If you’re out on your daily exercise or food shopping and you spot any of the artwork, tag Enjoy Medway on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.