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Programme of Events 2024

Friday 23rd August 2024

7:00pm Marsh Choir – Close to City of London Dymchurch Pub.
8:00pm till late Live band (Turmoil) Inside City of London Dymchurch Pub.
9:00pm Lighting of the Sea Wall Beacon by Ocean Inn, accompanied by a few large “bangs”.
9:10pm till late Pirates of the Caribbean party – live YMS Steel Band at Ocean Inn.

Saturday 24th August 2024

9:00am to 4:00pm Dymchurch Village Hall: Syn Art Exhibition featuring Kent & local Artists.
Also in Village Hall: Craft & local markets stalls, a Café, live music & other acts throughout the day
9:10am to 10:15am Childrens entertainer Paul Norris in Dymchurch Village Hall.
10:00am to 11:00am Living History Workshop – get smuggler ready for the parade!!
10:15am Wolf’s Head & Vixen Morris Dancers by Dymchurch British Legion Club.
10:30am Syn parade gathers at beach slipway for a prompt 11:00am departure.
11:00am Syn parade leaves beach Slip Way to Dymchurch Recreation ground via High Street.
11:15am Opening of Syn Fete at Dymchurch Recreation Ground – Craft, Food & Charity stalls.
11:15am to 4pm Olas Boss DJ – Musical Mashup for all the family.
11:30am Wolf’s Head & Vixen Morris Dancers in Recreation ground.
11:50am Childrens Fancy Dress competition participants assemble at arena.
12:00pm Fancy Dress competition judging & prize giving.
12:15pm Ashley the Pirate children’s entertainer.
1:00pm Battle – Smugglers versus Red Coats in the arena.
1:30pm Ammunition demo.
1:50pm Ryebellion Drummers.
2:30pm River Rogues sword play – children’s activity.
2:50pm Emma Lou Dance Troupe – smugglers theme.
3:20pm Drumskullz Drummers.
3:50pm Ashley the Pirate children’s entertainer.
4:00pm till late Live band (Lime Pickle) at the Ship Inn, Dymchurch.
4:30pm Recreation ground event closes.
8:00pm till late Live Band (Tinned Lizards) at the Dymchurch British Legion.
9:00pm till late Live Band (Road House Blues) at the Ocean Inn Dymchurch.

Sunday 25th August 2024

9:00am to 4pm Dymchurch Village Hall: Syn Art Exhibition featuring Kent & local Artists.
Also in Village Hall: Craft & local markets stalls, a Café, live music & other acts throughout the day.
10:00am Introduction of characters – church of St Peter & St Paul Dymchurch.
11:00am Romney Marsh Morris Dancers by New Hall (opposite Church).
11:30am Sea Shanti Sing Along – Outside British Legion Club, Dymchurch.
12:00pm Living History Childrens Workshop – sponsored by Dymchurch Village Council.
12:15pm Romney Marsh Morris Dancers on the Beach Slipway.
1:00pm Battle on the beach.
2:00pm British Legion Street Party afternoon.
3:00pm Service at Church of St Peter & St Paul.
3:30pm Northern Nick in church – Dr Syn inspired poetry.
8:00pm till late Poco Loco Karaoke at the Ocean Inn Dymchurch.

Monday 26th August 2024

10:30am Flogging Dead Horse & the Broom Dashers Morris Dancers at the British Legion Club.
11:30am Battle on the beach.
12:25am Magic Al’s Juggleitall Giant Balloon & Fire Show.
12:30pm Village Historical Tour – Meeting point at the Dymchurch Village Hall.
1:45pm Smugglers fate – escape or die? Ocean Inn Car Park.
2:00pm to 5pm Live Band (JollyRogers) in the Ocean Inn Car Park.
7:00pm to 9pm Driss – Musician/ singer at the Neptune Pub & Carvery Dymchurch (Nr New Beach).

Look out for other exciting activities over the weekend –
Face Painting, Balloon Shaping & Street Entertainment to add to the fun!
Event timings & events are for guidance only & subject to change if necessary

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The organisers take no responsibility for the non-appearance of displays or performers.
Times may vary dependent on weather conditions and availability.

Our sincere appreciation must go to our sponsors, supporters, donators, volunteers, fund raisers and participators who without, the Day of Syn would not take place.

“You are the champions my friends, and we thank you all”.

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