Update on Christmas events in Medway
We've taken the difficult decision not to hold the Rochester Christmas Market, Dickensian Christmas Festival or Christmas light switch-on events this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
New digital arts festival, Electric Medway, set to launch this autumn
SparkedEcho will present Electric Medway, a brand-new digital arts festival which will take place from Friday, 28 August to Sunday, 6 September 2020.
Update on bonfire night event
We have taken the difficult decision to not hold a fireworks display in November this year, in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Medway Rapture – Gaming and Creative Festival
Medway is set to host the most unique gaming festival the UK has ever seen, in March 2021.
Coronavirus service update – Focus On Will Adams festival and Focus on Strood
Focus On Will Adams festival and Focus on Strood will not take place this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Armed Forces Day message from the Council Leader
Cllr Alan Jarrett pays tribute to our armed forces
Medway to mark 150th anniversary of Dickens’ death virtually
Medway will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens virtually.
Theatre company commissioned to create spectacular Will Adams performance
Medway Council is delighted to announce that Play on Words Theatre has been commissioned to create a spectacular performance to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Will Adams.
Castle Concerts update
We are pleased to confirm that AGMP Ltd has taken over the full running of Castle Concerts, which will be held in Rochester Castle Gardens, in July 2020.
Medway to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day
Medway’s communities will come together to commemorate the millions of people who lost their lives during the Holocaust on Monday, 27 January 2020.
Chief Executive of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust to retire
Chief Executive of Medway Council thanks Bill Ferris for his exceptional work at the Historic Dockyard Chatham
Help shape Medway’s cultural future
Residents, businesses and organisations are invited to attend a public session to have their say on a new cultural strategy for Medway.
Sponsors announced for national cycling event in Rochester
The nation’s top male and female road cyclists will be taking to the streets of Rochester this weekend as they compete in the HSBC UK | National Circuit Championships.
Medway20 celebrations continue throughout September
Residents are invited to celebrate how their local area has changed over the years at three free family festivals in September as part of Medway Council’s Medway20 celebrations.