Focus On festival entertainers
  • Date: 1st September 2018 - 22nd September 2018
  • Every week
  • Location: Across Medway
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Cost: Free

The five towns of Medway are at the heart of four new community celebrations this summer.

Focus On Hook Meadow: Saturday 1 September 2018

As part of Medway's 20th anniversary celebrations, these brand new Focus On events will highlight all that's great about each area.

Our next Focus On event will be Focus on Hook Meadow on Saturday 1 September 2018 at Hook Meadow Recreation Ground, Kings George Road (opposite Poachers Pocket).

Hood Meadow will be welcoming a mini farm with small animals for you to see including lambs, kid goats, rabbits and guinea pigs.

The Jukeboxes will also be attending the festival and were a big hit at many of our previous events.

Come along with your family where there will also be:

  • yoga taster sessions
  • live music including performances from The Juke Boxes
  • dancing schools
  • Team Extreme - demonstrations of inline skates, scooters, skateboards and BMX

Mini Farm at Focus on Hook Meadow

There will also be free dog chipping at the festival.

Library event schedule

  • 10am: Hook Meadow Library opens
  • 10am to 12pm: Walking group - Medway Health Walks
  • 10am to 1pm: Community Crafters at the main library
  • 10.30am to 11am: Chatterbooks at the main library
  • 10:30am to 11am: Baby Bounce and Rhyme at the junior library
  • 12noon to 1.45pm: Storytime and Craft in the main library
  • 1.45pm to 2.30pm: Baby Bounce and Rhyme at the junior library
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm: Lego Club at the junior library
  • 4pm: Hook Meadow Library closes

Getting to Hook Meadow

The 169 and 179 will stop at the bus stop directly outside Hook Meadow on Walderslade Road - opposite the Poacher's Pocket pub.

Chatham train station is the closest station but is a 15 minute drive to reach the event site.

Taxis will be able to pick up and drop off from the event site.

The on-site parking is for blue badge holders only and is limited. There is also on-street parking along Walderslade Road by Greenacre School for members of the public.

We strongly recommend travelling by bus as there will be limited parking.

Focus On Strood: Saturday 15 September 2018

Focus on Strood is an outdoor celebration being held at Northcote Recreation Ground.

Come along with your family and enjoy:

  • camel racing
  • Team Extreme demonstrations on inline skates, scooters, skateboards and BMXs
  • live music
  • refreshment stalls

Focus On High Halstow: Saturday 22 September 2018

Focus On High Halstow will be held at High Halstow Recreation Ground between 12noon and 6pm – event details coming soon.

Past events

Our first Focus On event was held in Rainham, Cozenton Park on Saturday 19 May 2018.

There was a whole range of events to enjoy including:

  • pig racing
  • live music and dancing including Medway Lindy Hoppers, The Big Sing and More Than Echoes
  • Team Extreme featuring BMX, skateboard and inline skating demos stunts and competitions
  • a horticultural fair with lots of flowers, plants and garden ornament
  • a climbing wall
  • face painting
  • food stalls