SERIAC (SOUTH EAST REGION OF THE IAC)
Sittingbourne is a town in the Swale district of Kent in South East England, 17 miles from Canterbury. The town sits beside the Roman Watling Street, an ancient British track-way used by the Romans and Anglo-Saxons. The Swale is a strip of sea separating mainland Kent from the Isle of Sheppey.
The weekend starts on 19th October and continues until Sunday 21st October.
Arriving on Thursday you will have time to relax, enjoy dinner and a screening of the best of the films from the SERIAC region.
Friday 20th you will have the opportunity to visit Allington Castle one of Kent’s best kept secrets. Nestled in 42 acres next to the river Medway, the Castle dates back to medieval times and is surrounded by a moat. The Castle interior is fully furnished and in character with its medieval origins, and you will see the Great Hall in which Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn dined with Sir Thomas Wyatt around 1530.
Not only will you be able to visit the castle and enjoy afternoon tea but also visit the beautiful gardens.
This is an outing not to be missed.
Come and join in the evening dance entertainment after dinner.
Saturday 21st Our trip on The Kentish Lady lasts for one hour starting from Maidstone Town up to Allington Lock. The informative commentary tells you all about the sights including Corpus Christi Hall and Maidstone's oldest pub dating back to 1636.
A bar is available.
We will then take the coach to Faversham for lunch before making our way to the Shepherd Neame Brewery for our guided tour around the Faversham Brewery site and a chance to visit the Brewery Shop and pick up a souvenir, gift or some of their favourite beer.
We will be back in plenty of time to allow you to relax and to get ready for the Gala Dinner in the evening. 7pm Reception for 7.30pm dinner.
Sunday 22nd During the morning are the Mermaid and Mini Mermaid Competitions followed by the IAC AGM and Members’ Voices.
In the afternoon we will enjoy a film presentation given by Tim Jones. Tim is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, Art and Design who teaches on the Film, Radio and Television programme. He is an active documentary filmmaker with research interests currently focused on amateur cine in the Canterbury area. Tim’s presentation is entitled ' Amateur filmmaking in Canterbury - History on Film'
There will be a refreshment break during the afternoon for tea and coffee
This is better than using guns!