Medway Culture Club

Medway Culture Club


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Medway Culture Club is a community-led charity with the objective of addressing social isolation and promoting racial harmony in ❤️

Using a combination of structured lessons, practical activities and mentorship, they hope to inspire and motivate the next generation.

You can read more about them below⬇️


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Booking now open for the next session on 5th March, 10:30am-1pm!

In this interactive session Medway Culture Club will welcome local trailblazers who will inspire us with stories of how they have blazed a trail. Together we will look at some pioneers of the past and create our very own time capsules and video logs (vlogs) of our aspirations for the future. To finish, we will serve a hot lunch from local Caribbean restaurant Jerk cafe Strood

Some interactive workshops scheduled for February half term to learn about multicultural Roman Britain. These workshops are hosted by Medway Culture Club - an independent educational initiative for children aged 5 to 16 years old to support and celebrate Medway’s rich cultural diversity. Medway Culture Club
Christmas: Treats and Traditions

The next Medway Culture Club session is on Saturday 4th December, 10:30am - 1pm.

In this fun and festive session Medway Culture Club will spread a little Christmas cheer as we prepare to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas crafting and cookie baking will be some of the treats in store for the girls and boys who join us to share cultural traditions and storytelling from a special guest!

Older children have the chance to debate, bake and create a Christmas ornament to bring home while taking in some lesser-known Christmas tunes along with some festive favourites.
We had a fun-filled afternoon at the Medway Culture Club Carnival today! 🎉

With steel pan drumming, live music, Caribbean food and so much more, it was great to see the community come together for this exciting event. ✨

Available to read online at or to pick up from Legends Café, Sue Ryder shop, Rochester Library, Wisdom Hospice shop, Rochester Coffee Co, Rochester Station and The Space. Copies also being delivered through letterboxes.

We’ve got a new Quiz Trail offer, articles on Asquith Xavier, Electric Medway, the Historic Dockyard, lockdown walking plus lots more!

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The May issue of It’s the Biz is out now for delivery and available to pick up at Rochester Station, Sue Ryder Rochester, Halpern POP Galler and Rochester Coffee Co.

Available to view online at

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Bringing people together to learn from each other

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Happy New Year! We'd like to thank everyone who has supported us at Medway Culture Club over the last 2 years. We have achieved a lot in that time and are proud to say that as a team we have accomplished so many of our goals. We will strive towards an even better 2023! We wish you all the happiness and more blessings in the new year!
We also have some exciting plans lined up for this year. Thank you all again! 🙏🎉🫶


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! From all us volunteers at Medway Culture Club 🎄🎄🎄

Photos from Amherst Court's post 20/12/2022

We are so pleased that the residents of Amherst Court all liked their personalised Christmas cards, handmade by the Medway Culture Club kids to help spread some Christmas cheer! Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄🥰🎉


We would love to thank everyone for their support this year! We look forward to seeing you all again on 4th February 2023 for our next amazing session…

Got ideas on what we could include in our curriculum next year? Please send us DM!

1 week countdown to Christmas! We hope you’re feeling prepared for some fun/ chilled time with your nearest and dearest making new memories!


Well Done to Tola on what sounds like a wonderful project offering opportunities to inspire children! Let’s get behind her!!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1….

We’re getting ready to BLAST OFF on an intergalactic adventure for our next immersive exhibition - and we’re excited that the award winning artist Dapo Adeola and writer Tọlá Okogwu will be creating it with us!

Our space-themed, immersive exhibition will be called The Box Rocket and will open in time for the Easter holidays.

🚀 Opening 1 April 2023

🪐 Tickets on sale from 20 January

👩🏾‍🚀 Sign up at to make sure you’re in the know

✍️ by Dapo Adeola

Thanks to Macmillan Children's Books Bloomsbury Publishing UK Penguin Books

Photos from Medway Culture Club's post 04/12/2022

Huge thanks to The Star 🌟 Hungry Horse uk in Gillingham for bring the food! 3 course Christmas lunch for 60!!! Safe to say everyone was satisfied and stuffed when we finished today’s festive feast 🤤🥰🤗


We are so excited to have Monika Wentowska, founder of The Little Science Society join forces with Medway Culture Club for our 1st session of 2023 on Saturday 4th February- that’s an EXCLUSIVE! ⚠️ SAVE THE DATE ⚠️


It’s amazing how creative kids can be!

It's here again!!!

To participate, please send a DM or an email.



As one of the good causes recognised by The Medway Lottery, Medway Culture Club get a percentage of each ticket bought for the Medway Lottery. This Christmas you could win £25000 and a £1000 John Lewis voucher to help make it a magical one!
It’s just £1 a line, you’ve got to be in it to win it ⚠️ 👇 so click the link below to be in for a chance!



We have received this touching testimonial from one of our parents who enrols her children in each of our 3 age-group classes each month!

Thank you so much for the encouragement and vote of confidence, Nicola, it helps us to know we are doing a great job and achieving our objectives which we set out when we started brainstorming over two years ago.

Big shout out to for helping us deliver an amazing Afro Haircare workshop which supported the grown ups of the MCC kids.

Photos from Sew in Kent's post 19/11/2022

Great activity and lifelong skills, not just for Christmas 😊


Here at Medway Culture Club we are feeling festive and getting in to the holiday spirit as we prepare for the Christmas Treats from the East end of year special!! 🎉🎄🎁

We are pleased to say that our Christmas session on Saturday 3rd December (11-1:30) at Woodlands Youth Centre is now fully booked! You can send us a message via the website to join the wait list of you would like your child to attend in the event of a cancellation.

Sorry to those who will miss out on this occasion but we look forward to seeing for our 1st session of the New Year 🎊

on Saturday 4th February - SAVE THE DATE ⚠️


Art and Culture at Chatham library

Join us for the launch of Medway Libraries’ first international art exhibition!

Artists from different countries and continents have explored the concept of ‘art’ and shared their responses.

The artworks present the ongoing, environmental and societal impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and the side-effects of the ‘new normal’ we are living in.

The launch will take place at:
Chatham Library, Chatham Community Hub
Thursday, 24 November, 2.30pm

The artwork here is 'Support Bubbles' by Judith Carr


Medway Culture Club is an independent, community-lead as initiative, which offers supplementary education to support the cultural diversity within Medway.

Born in the Summer of 2020 (amid the global pandemic) Medway Culture Club was formed with the objective of addressing social isolation and promoting racial harmony within Medway. Medway Culture Club was founded by a collective of home-grown local educators and industry professionals who volunteer their time and expertise. They each recognise the need to support diversity and inclusion through community cohesion.

This monthly Saturday club launched with free online events between December 2020 and June 2021 and has delivered monthly in-person sessions since.

It is will great pride that Medway Culture Club is pleased to announce that for the 2nd consecutive year, they have been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.

The Club say, this funding will help provide key resources to strengthen their interactive educational service and enable them to team up with individuals and businesses who can offer an added edge to workshops, including a hot lunch.

Medway Culture Club is keen to promote cultural exchange in as many ways as possible and say this support will enable them to offer local children a diverse curriculum and varied learning opportunities and activities at a subsidised cost.

We cannot thank you enough 🙏

Sankofa Black  achievers awards 2022 17/11/2022

Sankofa Black achievers awards 2022

Sankofa Black  achievers awards 2022 17/11/2022

Sankofa Black achievers awards 2022

Sankofa Black  achievers awards 2022 17/11/2022

Sankofa Black achievers awards 2022

Sankofa Black  achievers awards 2022 17/11/2022

Sankofa Black achievers awards 2022


So inspired by collecting this award on behalf of club from … Inspired to continue to champion diversity within the community, to create change, create inclusive policies and create opportunities


What a momentous occasion for Medway Culture Club last night at the 16th annual Sankofa Diversity Awards by
It was so nice to be together to celebrate the recognition of the impact we are having in Medway!
Huge thanks to all of our amazing volunteers and MACA & .ypu for our award!

Photos from Medway Culture Club's post 11/11/2022

Thank you so much for your support, the staff were fantastic and kept the kids engaged and entertained 🎊🎊🎊

Photos from Medway Culture Club's post 11/11/2022

Flashback Friday to Saturday’s Medway Culture Club session hosted by Maidstone.

The kids had an amazing time trying different ingredients and learning a bit of Japanese culture including mastering the art of Origami 💌

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⚠️Quick! Tickets are Selling Fast!! 🎄🎉💥

The last MCC session of the year is here! Saturday 3rd December at Woodlands Youth Centre, 11am - 1:30pm.

In this fun and festive session Medway Culture Club will spread a little Christmas cheer as we prepare to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas crafting and cookie baking will be some of the treats in store for the girls and boys who join us to share cultural traditions and storytelling from a special guest!

Medway Culture Club is pleased to welcome Petra, founder of Inspired by Christmas treats popular in Eastern Europe, Petra will share some traditional Czech recipes for the children to bake and enjoy.

Activities will be topped off with a traditional British Christmas lunch delivered from The Star in Gillingham.

11 am - 11:15 am - Arrival & Ice-breaker Activities.
11:15 am - 12:30 pm - Christmas Crafts, Baking and Festive Fun
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Christmas Lunch
1:30 pm - Collection.

Click here to book >>>


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Medway Culture Club Award Winning Service! 06/11/2022

Medway Culture Club Award Winning Service!

Medway Culture Club are so proud to be awarded the Sankofa Diversity Award for our contribution to celebrating culture and diversity within Medway. Join us at the MACA ceremony this Saturday 12th November, for tickets click this link

Medway Culture Club Award Winning Service! Medway Culture Club is pleased to have been selected to receive the Sankofa Diversity Award 2022. This is courtesy of Medway African and Caribbean Association in recognition of our work celebrating culture and diversity within the local community. Our volunteers will receive the award at the upcomin...


Today’s Medway Culture Club session was hosted my Wagamama, Maidstone.

The kids had an amazing time mastering Origami 💌

Thank you so much for your support, the staff were fantastic and kept the kids engaged and entertained 🎊🎊🎊


Today’s Medway Culture Club session was hosted my Wagamama, Maidstone.

The kids had a fantastic time making Koi Carp Japanese flags 🎏🎏🎏


Today’s Medway Culture Club session was hosted my Wagamama, Maidstone.

The kids had a fantastic time tasting different ingredients which made up their noodle lunch bowls! 🍜🍜🍜


Please click on this link to see the fabulous November issue!


NEW Drop-in basketball sessions

We are delighted to introduce a new FREE basketball session sponsored by and supported by coaches from

Come along and practise your slam-dunk every Monday from 7th November.
Medway Park
6.30pm to 7.30pm (under 13 years)
7.30pm to 8.30pm (Over 13 years)

Free to attend, no need to book.


⭐️ Entries now open!⭐️

We are now taking nominations for the Pride in Medway 2023 Awards and we cannot wait to see all of this year’s entries. 🏆Last year we had over 180 nominations, let's see if we can top it this year!

Do you know a selfless local hero, business or organisation that you feel deserves some recognition? Click here to make your nomination:


Photos from Medway Culture Club's post 03/11/2022

Throwback Thursday

On 20th October, Medway Culture Club were honoured to receive this beautiful award for our work in the community to celebrate and educate on diversity. We were in great company and had the pleasure of meeting some truly inspiring and talented role models from around Kent.

We would like to send huge thanks to CohesionPlus and North Kent Caribbean Network for the recognition and reward which we dedicate to the amazing work of our dedicated group of volunteers, thanks to Mikey for repping and collecting this award for us💥💥💥

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Huge thanks to Rachel @iprintedthat for today’s session on screen printing.These bespoke Tees can be work to the @medway...
Yesterday we heard the aspirations and dreams of some of our Medway Culture Club students, here are just a few! We are s...
"There are innumerable languages in our world. But the only one that can connect people with each other is the language ...
Flash Back Friday to our session earlier this month where accomplish children’s author @tolaokogwu captivated our classe...
Annabelle joined us a couple of weeks ago for our Diversity: The Mother of Invention session and says she “really recomm...
#FlashBackFriday to our session last Saturday on Inventors and Innovation, here’s what Elisha thought! 👍The next session...
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