Today is Christmas Eve Eve and as we look forward to Christmas Day in Medway I’ve been looking back at the year that was 2011. What a year it’s been! Looking back at some of my columns from the year back in the summer we were cheering on Sinatra sound-alike Robbie Firmin in Britain’s Got Talent, Medway hosts made an appearance on Come Dine With Me, we had a weird week of weather in the last week of July with strong thunderstorms and the Castle Concerts and Medway Milewere amazing in Rochester.
More recently we’ve had Vanilla Ice in Panto in Chatham and giveaways on kmfm to send schools off to pantos in Gravesend, Dartford and Chatham.
I’ve already had the chance to read today’s festive edition of the Medway Messenger and there are some great stories inside.
You’ll see stories of courageous youngsters, the national mistletoe shortage, free parking in Medway over Christmas and news that around a quater of a million attended the Dickens Christmas Market in Rochester raising £7.5 million for the local economy.
Thanks for reading (and listening) this year and here’s to 2012!
It’s not long until the Peter Pan pantomime kicks off at the Central Theatre Chatham. Yesterday I was at Kent Reliance on the High Street in Chatham for a VIP meet and greet with one of the Chatham panto stars Vanilla Ice!
The Chatham pantomime kicks off on 9th December 2011 and you can get your tickets for the show now. Vanilla Ice will play the part of Captain Hook.
It’s just over 2 weeks until the festivities in Rochester swing into action. It looks like a great line up as Medway’s biggest Christmas light switch on will take place at 3:45pm on Wednesday 30th November 2011.
Dickens Christmas Market
Warm hearty food, mulled wine, local produce and Christmas gifts will be on offer at the Christmas market in Rochester.
There will be a lantern procession along Rochester High Street, starting at Blue Boar Lane, ahead of the Rochester Christmas lights switch on and this year it will be American rapper Vanilla Ice doing the honours at Rochester Castle Gardens.